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Nov 26, 2019

What to do When Turning on Your Heater for the Winter

During the hot Houston summers, your air conditioner does all the work to keep your home comfortable for your family, but what happens when the first blast of Arctic air blows through to kick off the winter season? It’s time to turn on your heater for the first time in months. Here are some things to consider when you turn on your heater for the first time this season: Inspect Your HVAC System Before turning on your heater, it’s important to inspect the system to prevent fire hazards, dangerous gas leaks and costly repairs.To make sure your system in good […]

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Apr 16, 2019

Signs It's Time To Replace Your AC System

As summer is quickly approaching, the last thing you want is to be stuck with an unreliable or non-functioning air conditioning system. If your AC isn’t properly cooling your home, you have a decision to make. Should you pay to repair your existing system or replace it? It’s a tough choice to make, but if you have an older system that isn’t properly cooling your home, it may make more sense to replace it. Here are six signs that it’s time to replace your AC system. Your System is More Than 10-15 Years Old If your system is more than […]

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Feb 28, 2019

Annual Preventative Maintenance for Your Central Air Conditioner

Spring is inching closer and most Houstonians will soon be turning on their air conditioning systems for the first time in 2019.  We expect our ACs to keep us cool and comfortable in the hot, humid Spring and Summer months.  But many homeowners are setting themselves up for disaster by not having preventative maintenance done on their AC unit each year. When you start your unit for the first time, you should have a professional HVAC technician inspect the system and perform AC maintenance. Benefits of Annual Air Conditioner Maintenance Having your air conditioner inspected annually has several benefits for […]

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Jan 08, 2016

Indoor Air Quality 101 Part 1

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is a term used to describe how the air inside your home affects the people that live in it. EPA studies have recently shone a light on the growing issue of indoor air pollution, ranking it as one of the top 5 health concerns in the United States. These studies show that the air in an average home has between 2 – 10 times more pollution than the air outside. Pollutants are broken up into 5 categories: Particles Bioaerosols Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) Gasses Humidity We are going to break these categories down to show what […]

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Nov 12, 2014

It's Time – Furnace Maintenance

Fall has finally rolled in to Houston and Winter is on its way.  Temperatures are forecasted to reach the 30s this week and its never been a better time to get your furnace or heater inspected and maintained. Before turning on your furnace each year (and after if you forgot) you should have a professional HVAC technician inspect the furnace for safety and performance. The most important reason for a furnace inspection is safety.  Furnaces that are damaged or malfunctioning can leak a dangerous, deadly, gas called carbon monoxide. But in addition to avoiding toxic gas, your furnace maintenance technician […]