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Getting Your Thermostat Ready for Cooling Season

Getting Your Thermostat Ready for Cooling Season

With spring right around the corner, it won’t be long before the cooling season arrives. Before the heat and humidity settles in, it’s wise to get your home and thermostat prepared so you can enjoy greater comfort and energy savings. Here’s some advice on what to do: Replace Your Outdated Thermostat If you’re relying on…

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Heat Pumps Noises

Heat Pumps Noises

You expect to hear certain normal noises when your heat pump is starting up, running, or shutting down, such as low-key whooshing, clicking, humming or squeaking sounds. However, loud noises that develop may be warning signs of potentially-serious problems, so it’s wise to have your HVAC pro investigate if you hear any of these concerning…

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System Air Filters: Where Are They Located?

System Air Filters: Where Are They Located?

Replacing your air filters is one of the best chores you could do to boost your home’s air quality and enhance your HVAC system’s efficiency and lifetime. This essential maintenance task is inexpensive, easy to do, and will only take you a couple of minutes to complete. But first, you’ll need to learn where the…

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Your Post-Holiday HVAC Checklist

Your Post-Holiday HVAC Checklist

The holidays are a wonderful time to enjoy the company of friends and family. But, once the festivities are over, it’s time to get your household back in order. To help you out, we’ve compiled a few items to add to your HVAC checklist. Schedule a Maintenance Check If you wish to keep your HVAC…

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How Often Should You Have Your A/C’s Condensate Drain Line Cleaned?

Because your air conditioner produces more than just cool comfort, a functional condensate drain line is critical. On a humid summer day here in San Antonio, the A/C evaporator coil extracts gallons of water from the air. If everything’s functioning correctly, the drip pan underneath the indoor air handler collects the water and the condensate…

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HVAC System Estimate Questions to Ask

HVAC System Estimate Questions to Ask

Before you call for an HVAC system estimate, prepare relevant questions to ask ahead of time. HVAC systems are complicated, and these questions cover the most important issues associated with buying new equipment. Do you have an HVAC license? Before inviting someone into your home for an estimate, be certain their HVAC license is active…

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Check Your Insulation Levels 

Check Your Insulation Levels 

If you haven’t done so in the last few years, or you’ve just moved into the house, it’s a good idea to check your insulation now. Residential insulation specifications of the past were far below current acceptable minimums. The fact is, many existing homes today are under-insulated by the latest Department of Energy standards. Inadequate…

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Factors in Choosing a Good Heating Contractor 

Factors in Choosing a Good Heating Contractor 

If you have heating problems this winter or if you need to invest in a brand new furnace or heat pump, having a reliable heating contractor can ease your mind. Hiring a dependable contractor who will provide you with high-quality work means taking the time to do your research. The following tips can help you…

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Avoiding These Winter HVAC Concerns 

Avoiding These Winter HVAC Concerns 

Although the San Antonio area doesn’t typically get freezing temperatures, winter lows still get pretty cold. Since you can expect to have your furnace or heat pump running during the winter months, it’s important to ensure that you’re able to heat your home safely. Keep the following winter HVAC concerns in mind this season: Dirty…

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