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Energy Saving Tips for Winter

Energy Saving Tips for Winter

When the weather turns cold, millions of homeowners see an uptick in their energy usage, which obviously leads to higher utility bills. It doesn’t have to be that way, though. Here are some of our favorite techniques that will make energy savings a reality during these chilly months. Schedule an Annual HVAC Checkup You should…

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How Daylight Saving Time Affects Your Thermostat

How Daylight Saving Time Affects Your Thermostat

Fall is almost here, and with it comes the end of Daylight Saving Time. In early November, you’ll dutifully set all your clocks back one hour. But will you remember to reset your thermostat? There are a number of ways Daylight Saving Time impacts your HVAC system, without your even realizing it. First of all,…

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Resetting the Programmable Thermostat for Winter

Resetting the Programmable Thermostat for Winter

Resetting the programmable thermostat when the seasons change is a great way to save money on your energy bill with very little effort. If you have a programmable thermostat, the task is even easier; but even with a simple digital or analog thermostat, you can also reset for savings. Here’s how. Dialing Back on the…

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How to Boost Air Conditioner Efficiency

If you’ve invested in high-efficiency air conditioning for your home, you already know how effective and economical these systems can be. Over time, however, their efficiency can decrease, reducing performance and increasing cooling costs. Here are a few ways you can boost air conditioner efficiency to ensure you continue to get the most benefit out…

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Program Your Thermostat and Save Money this Season


When you have a programmable thermostat for your heating and cooling systems, you have the means to take better control of your HVAC equipment and reduce your monthly bills. Here are some techniques you can use to program your thermostat to save money this season. Use set points: Set points are preprogrammed temperature settings that…

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5 Things You’re Doing That Are Shortening the Life Span of Your A/C

There’s no doubt a cooling system is a necessity in San Antonio, but it’s also a major investment. If properly cared for, your air conditioner should perform reliably for at least 15 years. Its life span may be significantly shorter, however, if upkeep is neglected, and it may cost more than it’s worth in repairs.…

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Why Should You Consider a Zoning System for Your Home

Installing a zoning system can dramatically improve comfort and energy efficiency year-round. This is especially true if you live in a home where single-zone heating and cooling aren’t quite doing the job. How Zoning Systems Work To create independent heating and cooling zones in a home, an experienced HVAC pro installs motorized dampers to section…

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Use Your Programmable Thermostat to Increase Energy Savings

Most Americans spend too much every year on heating and cooling costs. Their HVAC systems run all day, even when they’re not at home or they’re tucked in bed. Using a programmable thermostat to manage your indoor temperature can save you money, but first, you have to know how to  use it correctly. These guidelines for…

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How to Maintain an Energy-Efficient Home

As energy prices continue to fluctuate and concerns about the environment grow, an increasing number of San Antonio homeowners are striving to achieve a more energy-efficient home. Spring is a great time to start a new routine that will help you maintain high efficiency all year-round. Seal Air Leaks The tighter your home is, the…

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