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29
Jan

Energy Scams Everywhere!

With all this talk on global warming, energy scams are a great way for some people to trick the general public. In the name of energy savings, there are people just like you getting ripped off in an ever growing number of ways. Be on alert when dealing with door-to-door salespeople or unsolicited letters or …

12
Jan

How AC Maintenance Saves You Money Even in The Winter Months

Air conditioners in Texas run longer and harder than almost anywhere else in the country. It’s likely that you have your AC or Heater running right now. Most home owners turn the cooling on and hope for the best. Without a maintenance visit from a trained technician, they are likely to receive a lot less than the …

9
Dec

Installing My Own Thermostat – Good Idea?

Lots of online DIY blogs will give you tips for installing a new thermostat in your home by yourself. Aspects of installing a new thermostat, like attaching the new base to the drywall, are simple for most homeowners with a bit of experience with a drill and drywall anchors. Other parts of thermostat installation, though, …

26
Nov

Heat Pump vs. Furnace : Which Should I Choose?

Whether you’re looking to upgrade or building a new home, furnaces and heat pumps have just what you need to keep your family cozy throughout the winter. Both have their pros and cons, so deciding which unit is right for your home may take some careful consideration. What’s the Difference Between a Furnace and a …

8
Nov

DIY Maintenance

Cost: $50.00 to $100.00 Time Needed: Less than half a day Tools and Materials: Screwdriver or wrench Wet/dry vacuum ($50.00) Garden hose Butter knife or fin tool ($10.00) Rake and/or pruning shears Level Shims if necessary Foil tape ($17.00) Soft bristle paint brush ($1.00) Coil cleaner ($5.50) Hot, soapy water Bleach Before You Begin Turn …

23
Oct

Energy Guides for HVAC Systems

Efficiency standards for all heating and cooling units manufactured in the U.S. are governed by the Department of Energy. Since as much as half of the energy used in your home goes to heating and cooling,* it helps to consider products with high efficiency ratings. Cooling efficiency ratings for air conditioners and heat pumps The …

9
Sep

What is a Capacitor and Why Do They Break on Air Conditioners?

Living in the warmer climates presents many challenges, but none are so difficult to overcome as the intense, furnace-like heat of the summer. Fortunately, modern air conditioners are constructed with just a few parts, which makes them incredibly reliable. You can count on your unit to keep on trucking for years and years with very ...
5
Aug

3 Tips To Avoid The Need for AC Repair

No one enjoys the need for AC repair, especially when it’s the hottest part of the year. But, many homeowners accidentally  do the very things that will make it more of a chance that they’ll need AC repair more often than usual. The following three things are avoidable, and you can start taking steps to …