Closing HVAC Vents Can Save You Money, Right?

May 19, 2022

As anyone with central air conditioning can tell you, it’s a summertime necessity. But central HVAC systems aren’t inexpensive to operate, and that leads some homeowners to go looking for ways to save money when the mercury rises. One of the ways they may try to do it is by closing the vents in rooms they’re not using. At first, that may seem like a logical thing to do. After all, if you aren’t in a room, why pay to keep it cool? But closing vents in unused rooms isn’t the cost-saving hack that many

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How Ductless Air Conditioners Work— What You Should Know

April 15, 2022

How Ductless Air Conditioners Work— What You Should Know A ductless AC (mini-split) system resembles and works the same way as a ductless or central air conditioner. Both absorb hot air and moisture from your house and dump it outside. However, a ductless air conditioner cools one room, while a ductless air conditioner consists of a network of ducts that ensures that every room in your home is comfy. Let’s dig deeper into the workings of a ductless air conditioner and its main components. Hardware Components of a Ductless Mini-Split A ductless air conditioner system

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Can You Save Money and Be Safe When Buying a Used Furnace?

March 14, 2022

Buying a new furnace for your Houston home is a big investment, and you want to make sure you aren’t wasting your hard-earned dollars. This can make a used furnace seem quite appealing. You might see one offered online, find one locally, or know someone who is getting rid of a working heating unit. Chances are, the price is very attractive, but there are many things you need to consider before making that purchase. You could end up spending more money in the long run. Contractors Don’t Like Used Furnaces If you are in the process

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How to Make Your Furnace Last

February 16, 2022

If you’ve recently invested in a new furnace for your home, you know that furnaces can be quite expensive. Most manufacturers estimate that their furnaces will last anywhere between 15 and 20 years. If you want your furnace to last even longer, then consider undertaking the practices below. Professional Maintenance Each Year One of the biggest determining factors when it comes to making a furnace last beyond its estimated lifespan is how often it was serviced by a professional. You should be calling in a professional during the fall to service your furnace to ensure that

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7 Questions to Ask After a Home Heating Repair

January 10, 2022

The cooler air of winter has arrived in Houston, TX, and your heating system provides relief from the chilly outdoor air. Most of the time, heating systems operate efficiently and effectively, especially if you keep up with annual heater tune-ups and monthly air filter changes. However, your heating system may need an occasional repair. After a certified technician performs a repair on your home’s heating system, be sure to ask these seven key questions. 1. Where Did This Problem Originate? Knowing where your heating system’s problem originated helps you learn about your heating system. If you

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How to Tell If Your Heating System Is Energy Efficient

December 20, 2021

Nothing beats the comfort of hosting a party in a home with a perfectly conditioned temperature. However, warming up your home and making it comfortable during winter can be costly. If you fail to control your heating needs, you may end up spending a lot of money on energy bills. Due to the unpredictable weather in Houston, homeowners install both heaters and air conditioners in their homes. However, they often don’t check whether their heating unit is energy efficient. As a result, many of them end up spending vast sums of money on the energy bill. Today,

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Preparation Tips for a Furnace Replacement Service

November 20, 2021

The first preparation tip that you’ll need to follow is to contact a heating specialist. You don’t just want to rely on internet research to find the ideal furnace for your home. Instead, you should consult a heating specialist in your area. They’ll be able to come out to your home and assess its layout, size, and the specific features that you’re looking for in a new furnace. A furnace is a very costly investment for most homeowners. For this reason, it’s vital that you consult a professional and ensure that the unit you choose will fit

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6 Steps for Getting the Most Out of Your New Furnace

October 19, 2021

To truly maximize the value of your brand-new furnace, you have to be willing to take the time to give it proper, consistent care. If you stay on top of your furnace upkeep, you will be rewarded with a heating system that conserves energy, effectively warms your household, and runs for a long time. These steps for taking care of your new heater are not overly difficult. Rather, they simply require a bit of dedication and commitment. 1. Seal Up Leaks If you are trying to give your furnace a long, healthy lifespan, one of your

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Usual Furnace Problems That Homeowners Face

September 15, 2021

Owning a home comes along with a lot of positives, including freedom and independence. However, it also comes with lots of responsibilities and dealing with unexpected issues. When it comes to your home heating system, you’ll likely face some of the common problems below. Cracked Heat Exchanger Inside of your heating system, there’s a component known as a heat exchanger. This works to separate the flame of your furnace from the rest of the air inside of your home. Whenever the heat exchanger cracks, usually from overheating, it can allow the fumes from the flame to

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7 Steps for End-of-Summer AC Maintenance

August 18, 2021

You’ve enjoyed your summer and the comfort of your air conditioner. Now it’s time to maintain your equipment before winter weather arrives. There are some simple steps you can take to keep your AC in good condition. If you’re uncomfortable with attempting some of these tasks, a local professional technician can handle them for you. 1. Check the AC Filter Regular filter inspections are required if you want the unit to run reliably. Depending upon the equipment you own, you’ll either need to clean or replace the filter. Check the filter every three months. If you

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