How Not To Use Your Heating System This Winter

With chilly temperatures in the San Antonio during this time of year, it’s important to make sure you have dependable heat. Your heating system should be able to keep your home as warm as you want but using it certain ways could cause it to run less efficiently or even break down. Keep the following in mind, so you’ll know what not to do when you use your heating system this winter. Forget to Change Your Air FilterYour heating system’s air filter catches harmful particles, such as dust and pollutants, which prevents them from … [Read more...]

New Trends in the HVAC Industry

Those who haven’t upgraded their HVAC unit in a while might be shocked when they see what has changed in this field recently. New technology has completely elevated almost every sector of the HVAC industry, providing consumers with new options when it comes to powering, heating, and cooling their homes. There are several trends in the HVAC industry that have fundamentally changed how consumers look at products and services.Increased Energy EfficiencyOver the past few years, energy efficiency has come a long way. Numerous HVAC units … [Read more...]

How to Save Money on Utility Bills

With the hot summer weather starting to give way to the cooler autumn conditions, many people are turning off their fans and starting to think about the heat. Whether someone has a gas heater or an electric system, they are probably concerned about how their utility bills are going to be affected by this switch. As the temperatures continue to drop, the heater is going to run more. As a result, their utility bills are going to start to rise. Some people might not be able to handle this as part of their budget. Fortunately, there are a few ways … [Read more...]

Getting Your Home Ready for Fall

No matter where you live, it's never too early to put some thought into getting your house ready for fall. Your HVAC system works hard over the summer months. You want it to keep operating at its best no matter what the temperature is outside. Are you looking to improve the efficiency of your home’s temperature control and ventilation system? You can test how airtight your home is and make some easy changes.Check Your SealsAfter a long, hot summer, the seals around your doors and windows may have warped. Here's a simple test for this … [Read more...]

5 Reasons It’s Important to Keep Air Ducts Cleaned

Like nearly every other area of your home, air ducts accumulate dirt and debris. It may become obvious that your ducts need cleaning if puffs of dust come out of a duct each time you turn on your air conditioning or heating. Even if this doesn't occur, your air ducts likely need to be cleaned on a regular basis. There are five specific reasons it's important to keep air ducts cleaned.1. Reduce ContaminantsContaminants can include a variety of chemicals that may get circulated through your home. Everything from leaks in the AC … [Read more...]

Allergies And Your AC – What You Need to Know

If you're like most homeowner, you've been looking forward to the return of warm weather flowers, and blues skies. However, if you suffer from seasonal allergies, you may not be as welcoming as you'd like to be to blooming flower gardens, orchards, and other sources of pollen. Fortunately, those in your position can usually find respite from their allergies by keeping windows and doors closed during periods of heavy pollen activity and keeping cool by turning on the air conditioning system.Although this is a very effective approach to … [Read more...]

Tips for Testing and Tuning Your Thermostat

When your heating or air conditioning isn't working properly, the thermostat is often the last thing you may think to check. It's important, however, to keep your thermostat in the best condition possible. There are several steps you'll need to take when testing and tuning your thermostat. Accurately TestBegin by accurately testing your thermostat. You can do this by taping a thermometer near a wall. You should use a glass thermometer and gently place paper towels under the thermometer so it isn't directly … [Read more...]

The Benefits of a Smart Home Thermostat

It seems like every day there is a new smart home device coming out and recently there has been a lot of attention paid to smart home thermostats. Everyone is looking for a way to save money and some people might be surprised to know that heating and cooling contribute to about half of the home's overall energy costs. For those looking for ways to lower their utility bills, heating and cooling are good places to start. The next step in controlling the temperature of a home is the smart thermostat. There are several benefits of these smart … [Read more...]

How To Keep Pests Out of Your HVAC System This Summer

If you're like most modern homeowners, you probably already know that one of the essential keys to keeping your air conditioning system up and running throughout the summer is to have it serviced by a professional before the warm season begins in earnest. Although this is an excellent way to get the summer of to a great start, it's also important to consider other aspects of HVAC maintenance that may not be quite so obvious. For instance, homeowners should also think about the potential havoc that pests can introduce to their air conditioning … [Read more...]

What Are Some Reasons To Have Your HVAC Serviced?

The polar vortex sent a cold snap deep into Texas, but people living in the area know that triple-digit heat will be back during the summer months. Those types of highs and lows can play havoc on even the best HVAC. If you haven’t had your system serviced recently, it’s imperative that you call an experienced technician ASAP. Here are five reasons why regularly scheduled maintenance and repair are a priority.Extended LifespanAmong the primary reasons that regularly scheduled service is important is the fact that it will likely extend … [Read more...]