When you think of keeping your home comfortable throughout the hottest time of the year, you probably immediately think of your air conditioning system. This makes sense, of course, but the fact remains that living in true comfort means more than just effectively cooling your home. You must also enjoy great indoor air quality therein, and that is g
When you live in a climate such as ours, keeping your home comfortable is a huge priority. Traditional insulation is effective in protecting your home from heat loss or heat gain, but when temperatures soar, you may need more. Radiant barriers add another layer of protection to your home, reducing summer heat gains and your cooling costs. These bar
Spring is here, although some may argue it already feels like summer here in Houston, TX. Hopefully you haven’t run into any large problems if you’ve already turned on your cooling system for the season. However, if you’ve noticed any strange symptoms, you may be concerned that there is something wrong with your air conditioner. M
While temperatures are hovering around the mid-70’s right now, it won’t be long before the true heat of the summer season is upon us. If you have not had your air conditioning system tuned-up since last spring, now is the time to schedule that vital service. One (of many) tasks that your technician will complete is checking the refriger
Spring is just a couple short weeks away, although warm weather is already upon us. You may have already turned on your AC once this season. Hopefully you haven’t had any big issues so far, but if you’ve noticed troubling symptoms, you may be wondering if you need a repair or if you need to replace your AC altogether. While simple repai
Though we still have a few cool nights left here in Houston, TX, winter is definitely on its way out. As we get ready to welcome spring, we also welcome warmer weather. The last thing you want to do on a really hot day is turn on your air conditioner to find that it doesn’t work. While routine maintenance can help fend off problems, it’
Spring is right around the corner. Though we still have a few cold days and even chillier nights left here in Houston, TX, most homeowners are getting ready to shut off their heating systems for the season. You may have noticed a troubling sign or two this winter indicating your heater needs repair. Just because you won’t be using your system
There are many different reasons as to why homeowners may choose to heat their homes with furnaces. The furnace, whether gas or electric, is capable of heating a home effectively, efficiently, and promptly, so long as it is of the right size, expertly installed, and well-maintained. As great as furnaces may be, though, there is no such thing as a c
When you own a home, you obviously want to ensure that you and everyone else living in or visiting that home is as comfortable as possible. What you may overlook, though, is the fact that this level of comfort demands more than just comfortable temperatures. If the indoor air quality in your home is not of a high level, then there is really no way
Using a heat pump in order to heat and cool your home can benefit you in a number of ways, not the least of which is the fact that you can use the very same system to both heat and cool your residence. It is important to keep in mind the fact, though, that your heat pump is essentially doing twice the work of a traditional heating or cooling system
Certain systems in your home are only used for part of the year. Your air conditioner, for instance, runs throughout the summer, while your heater keeps you warm during the winter season. What you may fail to realize, though, is the extent to which your insulation plays a role in your comfort throughout the entire year. Whether heating or cooling y
The winter weather in this area is not nearly as cold and uncomfortable as in many other parts of the country. If you think that this means that you don’t really have to worry about the performance quality of your home heating system, though, think again. Even if our winters are relatively mild, there is still plenty of weather cold enough to
Are you 100% satisfied with the overall operation of your HVAC system? If not, you should take any measures necessary to rectify that situation. Fortunately for you, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to replace your entire system with a new one. You can get a better, more satisfying performance from your HVAC system simply by upgrad
Unless you have a serious allergy to dust, dander, mold, mildew or any of the other particles that may be travelling throughout your home at any given moment, your indoor air is likely not particularly dangerous in the short-term. And yet, there’s a good chance that your indoor air is stagnant or stale, or that it smells bad, or that you have
Are you looking for a New Year’s resolution that’s easy to keep? Saving money on heating and cooling costs is easy to do, as long as you know what steps to take. We’ve got some tips to help homeowners cut back on their energy usage while staying more comfortable in 2016.
Forced air heating and cooling systems, such as heat pumps, furnaces, and traditional central air conditioners, use air ducts in order to distribute both heated and cooled air throughout one’s home. In order to do so in as effective and efficient a manner possible, it is necessary for those air ducts to be kept in great working order. The fac
You probably know that you can use a boiler in order to heat your home without air ducts, opting for radiant heating rather than forced air. What you may not realize, though, is that you can actually still enjoy the benefits of blowing warm air into your home without the use of air ducts. You just need to use a ductless mini split system in Houston
We may not have winter weather quite as extreme as that in other parts of the country here in Texas, but those thinking that Texas is always a warm place to be are in for a bit of a shock once the coldest weather of the year arrives. Our weather has already gotten very chilly, especially at night, and that is only going to get worse over the course
Many homeowners choose to heat and cool their homes using forced air HVAC systems that utilize ductwork in order to distribute both heated and cooled air throughout their homes, depending upon the season. This method of temperature maintenance is quite effective, but only when the ductwork being used is of the highest quality. If your air ducts are
We certainly haven’t hit the coldest time of the year around here just yet. However, you have likely turned your home heating system on already at some point this season, even if it was just to take the chill out of the air at night. Before long, though, you’ll be relying upon your heating system more and more to keep your home warm and