Benefits of Using a Humidifier During the Winter

January 20, 2023

Humidifiers supplement the moisture content indoors during the cold winter. Cold air has less moisture-holding power, and the more cold air that is inside your home, the drier it feels. The most common type of humidifier is the evaporative model. Evaporative humidifiers are available as standalone portable units and whole-home units that work directly alongside your HVAC system to add moisture throughout your home. Regardless of the type of humidifier you use, there are several benefits you can look forward to when using one of these devices during the winter season. Boosts Overall Sleep Quality

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Reasons Your Heat Pump Might Be Using Auxiliary Heating

November 20, 2022

Have you ever glanced at your thermostat and noticed that your heat pump is set to auxiliary heating? This secondary heating system isn’t meant to run all the time, but it will switch on in a few specific situations. Understanding why your auxiliary system has switched on can help you troubleshoot your heat pump and find ways to save on energy bills. Depending on your situation, auxiliary heat can switch on for one or more of these reasons. Your Heat Pump Is Rushing to Heat Up Your Home Quickly The main purpose of your auxiliary

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4 Common Issues Heat Pumps Have During Winter

October 20, 2022

With the cold months quickly approaching, it’s time to prepare your heating unit to keep you warm. Heat pumps are one of the appliances that have become popular in many homes because they can efficiently heat and cool. However, low temperatures can take a toll on your heat-pump system. When it’s snowy and the temperature begins to plummet, your system may struggle to keep your home’s interior warm. Below are some common issues you may experience. 1. Insufficient Heat Heat pumps work by transferring heat from outside your home to the interior.

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Enjoying Your New Ductless Mini-Split AC

September 20, 2022

Even though central HVAC systems are still quite popular in the Houston area, many people are now taking a closer look at mini-split air conditioning systems. One of those systems could provide you and your family with a wide array of benefits, and you might notice an immediate drop in your home’s energy consumption. Whether you are exploring your AC options on a new home build or are tired of high energy bills because of your central air system, our team at Texas Pride AC & Heating would love to help. Your new ductless air conditioning system could be installed and

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Can You Wash Your AC Unit With a Power Washer?

August 16, 2022

As a responsible homeowner, you’re likely concerned with the longevity and health of your air conditioning system. As you go to do your regular maintenance on the outdoor compressor, you may be thinking that the easiest route to clean it is to use a power washer. It’s important to think again. A Power Washer Will Lead to Unintentional Damage A power or pressure washer provides an immense amount of pressure to the area that you’re washing. Your air conditioning system is composed of some soft metals like copper and aluminum. These types of metals will easily

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Why Your Home Feels Humid When Your AC Is Running

July 15, 2022

If your air conditioner is in good condition, it should be able to both cool your living environment and extract excess humidity. If you’ve got condensation on the windows of your home or if the indoor air feels oppressive and muggy, something is amiss. In some instances, excess humidity is the direct result of lifestyles and everyday life habits. At other times, it’s an indication of problems within the air conditioning system. You May Have a Frozen Evaporator Coil Freezing at the evaporator coil is a common cause of excess indoor humidity. This can be the

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Static Pressure in HVAC: Causes, Effects, and What to Do

June 14, 2022

Curling up under a blanket with the heat on during a chilly day and relaxing on the couch with the air conditioning blasting in the summer are two activities that you may very much enjoy. In fact, what makes these experiences so pleasant is that they require little thought and effort. You can simply set the temperature in the house to your desired level and relax. However, a problem with the static pressure in your home’s HVAC system could interfere with this comfortable atmosphere. Causes of Static Pressure Problems To understand what causes static pressure, you

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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

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 utilizes the latest air conditioning technology for maximum efficiency and

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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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