How Portable ACs Work

May 17, 2022

A portable AC can be a good option if you only want to cool one room in your home. There are a few options to choose from, depending on your needs and how much you want to spend. Unlike central air conditioners or window units, you don’t permanently install a portable AC unit. What Is a Portable AC? A portable AC pulls hot air from the room it’s in and replaces it with cool air. It does so by using a refrigerant, a compressor and a fan. As heat is extracted from a room, it is

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Tips for Successfully Installing a Smart Thermostat

April 18, 2022

If you currently have an old dial thermostat, then it’s time to consider upgrading to a smart thermostat. These thermostats will automatically connect to your phone application via your home’s Wi-Fi. This makes controlling your HVAC system settings possible from anywhere that your phone has internet connectivity. Contrary to what you may believe, installing a smart thermostat is fairly simple to do with the right guidance. Turn Your Circuit Breaker Off Before you start the installation process, you’ll want to kill the power to your HVAC system. You want to do this at the circuit

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How You Can Easily Prepare Your HVAC Unit for Spring

March 15, 2022

Making sure your HVAC system is well-prepared for the upcoming months is key to maintenance. Following a few tips will allow your system to operate more efficiently, which helps to keep your home cool while also saving you money each month. Working with HVAC professionals is also a great way to take care of any issues before they lead to more expensive repairs. The following covers some tips on how to prepare your HVAC unit for the spring. Switch Out Filters An easy way to prepare for the spring months is to replace your filters. A

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Tips for Maximizing the Life Expectancy of Your Furnace

February 17, 2022

When you want your furnace to last for as long as possible, there are several steps you should take throughout its lifetime. Most furnaces will run properly for about 10 years but can start to develop an array of issues as they get older. Keeping your system properly maintained and clean throughout its lifespan can allow it to operate for a long time. Schedule Annual Maintenance for Your Furnace Professional maintenance is one of the best ways to extend the life expectancy of your furnace. A technician will be able to clean out the internal components

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3 Major Signs You Have Damaged Ductwork

January 11, 2022

After turning your heat on for the new season, you might have noticed an odd smell coming from the furnace or more dust around the home. Damaged ductwork can cause a host of problems that will ultimately lead to expensive repairs in the future. Check your home this season for signs of worn-out or damaged ducts. 1. Higher Heating Bills Damaged ducts can cause your heat to be leaked out around the home. You’ll likely have inconsistent airflow and heating that can lead to rooms never being warm enough. Your furnace will run longer as heat

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How to Tell How Energy Efficient Your Heater Is

December 20, 2021

Heating your home can be costly. If you have a highly energy-efficient heater, it can save you a lot of money. There are a few ways to determine how energy-efficient your heater is. AFUE Rating Heater efficiency is rated by its annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE). This is a percentage that is determined by how efficiently it converts fuel into heat. For example, a heater with a 95% AFUE rating converts 95% of its fuel into heat. Heaters must have an AFUE of at least 78%. Highly efficient heaters have an AFUE between 90% and 97%.

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3 Ways to Conserve Heat This Winter

November 19, 2021

With the cold weather approaching, odds are that you’ll be spending lots of time indoors over the next few months. Since you’re probably going to be using your furnace quite a bit, finding ways to conserve heat is particularly important. By taking certain steps, you can keep your monthly bills reasonable and avoid putting excessive wear and tear on your heating system. 1. Schedule Furnace Maintenance By scheduling a professional furnace tune-up, you can make sure that your heating system is running at peak efficiency all winter long. When your furnace receives its regular maintenance, it

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Should You Get a Humidifier or Dehumidifier This Winter?

October 19, 2021

If you are wondering about the humidity levels in your Richardson, TX, home this winter, then you may need to consider a humidifier or dehumidifier to make sure the air quality stays high. Our company has a few tips to ensure that you get the right level of humidity all winter. Reasons to Get a Humidifier A humidifier helps raise the humidity levels in your home. If you have dry skin or irritated sinuses, a humidifier can help you stay comfortable. Dry winters can also make you dehydrated, and your skin might start to itch

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How to Make Sure Your Home Has Great Indoor Air Quality for Fall

September 20, 2021

If you are worried about fall allergies or find your home a little stuffier during the fall months, then you may want to adjust the indoor air quality in the fall so your house is more comfortable. There are a few things you can do so that it is easier to breathe in your home during the colder months. Get an Air Purifier You can decide on many different kinds of air purifiers that are either portable or whole-home models. An air purifier will significantly increase your home’s indoor air quality by eliminating particles from the

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3 Summer Cooling Myths to Avoid

August 16, 2021

If you thought that it would be easy keeping your house cool this summer without breaking the bank, you should be aware of some of these cooling myths sooner rather than later so that they don’t break your budget. There are a lot of misnomers flying around about summer maintenance, and you should be aware of all of the potential pitfalls to efficient summer cooling are out there. Bigger Isn’t Better Some people think that a larger air conditioner will cool off their house faster, which is actually true. But what makes this a myth is

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