5 Ways to Test AC Efficiency

August 18, 2021

When the warm, muggy days in your East Texas home come, you want your AC unit to be in perfect condition. As such, it’s wise to check if your system is working well to determine whether it requires a tune-up. That way, you’ll ensure that the air conditioner is well-maintained and functioning properly, ready to keep you cool throughout the summertime. Here are some tips on testing the efficiency and effectiveness of your cooling system. 1. Check the Air Temperature Difference An AC unit in perfect condition will release about 15-20 degrees cooler air than the air entering the unit....

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Thermostat Settings Explained

July 27, 2021

Thermostat settings have an impact on your energy consumption and comfort. Therefore, it’s advisable to understand the different modes and configurations. Here is an outline of your thermostat’s ideal settings for heating and cooling. Heating and Cooling Modes Typically, a forced-air system thermostat will have one switch with “off”, heating, and cooling modes. When you switch to cool, the air conditioner will only run when interior temperatures are above the thermostat’s settings. Similarly, when you choose heat, the furnace will only run when temperatures fall below the desired level. The thermostat has connections that can signal the compressor and blower...

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How To Keep My Home Cool Without Air Conditioning?

June 7, 2021

Air conditioning provides comfort to your home on hot days, but it also causes a hike in your electricity bill and produces pollution. Unfortunately, it can be frustrating when other people in your home don’t share your commitment toward following the best AC usage practices. If you want to reduce how much you use your HVAC system in the summer or you don’t have a working air conditioner, you need to find other ways to beat the heat. Try these tips to keep your home cool without using your air conditioner. 7 Tips to Stay Cool Without AC Many of...

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Signs You Might Need a New HVAC System

May 11, 2021

Your home is supposed to be a haven of comfort, and having a well-functioning HVAC unit is essential. Most homeowners rarely think about their heating and air conditioning system until it fails and their house is either too hot or too cold. Although yearly AC tune-ups are essential, these units still won’t last forever. You’ll have to replace the equipment at some point, and here’s how you’ll know when it’s time. 1. Your HVAC Has Reached Double Digits If you have a decade-old unit, there’s a good possibility that you’re not operating an energy-efficient system. The Department of Energy recommends...

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How to Clean an Air Conditioner Filter

March 16, 2021

Air conditioners are essential in maintaining a comfortable home during summer by cooling indoor air and blowing it back inside the house. If its air filter is in perfect condition, the air blown into the house will be cleaner. However, if it isn’t, you will notice an increase in your utility bill because the air conditioner is forced to work harder than expected to push cool, clean back into the house. What Happens When You Don’t Clean Air Filters Clogged air filters strain the air conditioner and it can ultimately breakdown. Other consequences of clogged or dirty air filters may...

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What You Need to Know About Choosing an Air Filter

October 21, 2020

Most Americans spend at least 90% of their time indoors. You may be surprised to learn that the air in your Nacogdoches, TX, home is up to five times more polluted than the outdoor air. As cooler weather arrives, you may also be concerned about the spread of bacteria and viruses through the air of your home. Air filters play a big role in removing particles and biological materials from your home’s air, and not all air filters are created equal. Read on to learn about air filters and how to choose the right one to improve your home’s indoor...

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How Important is Having the Correct Size Cooling System?

August 7, 2020

There are so many types and models of cooling systems on the market today. Some feature state-of-the-art technology that cools your home extremely well. However, the wrong type of cooling system won’t be effective in your house. While things will definitely be cooler than before, you can do much better with a little bit of research. In particular, size is very important when it comes to finding a unit. There isn’t a single size that fits all real estate properties. Here’s an explanation of how important it is to have the correctly sized cooling system in your house. Oversized Systems...

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Five Air Conditioner Maintenance Tips

April 15, 2020

There’s nothing worse than an AC that’s failing when it’s hot outside. Fortunately, with a bit of care, you can keep yours running smoothly. Listed below, you’ll find five maintenance tips that are easy to perform, and they’ll save you loads of money on repairs or replacement. 1. Evaporator Coil Cleaning An evaporator coil will eventually suffer from a buildup of dirt and dust. When it does, your AC will be less efficient and require more energy to cool your home. This will also contribute to a decreased lifespan for your unit. To prevent these negative consequences, simply clean your...

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What is Balanced Ventilation?

October 1, 2019

Many factors can determine how to cool or heat your house. Balanced ventilation has the biggest influence over your home’s comfort levels. You want to ensure that the air is balanced throughout your ductwork. What Is Balanced Ventilation? Balanced ventilation can mean several different things. For the most part, air needs to be distributed evenly throughout your residence. If you have noticed that your upper-level rooms have a different temperature than the lower-level ones, you might have an airflow problem. With balanced ventilation, temperatures will stay consistent throughout the home. At , we can inspect your system and find the...

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New Home AC System: Your Checklist

September 14, 2019

When you buy a new home in Nacogdoches, TX, you get to start the fabled “honey-do” list of projects and improvements. Chances are that things such as painting the walls and planting a garden are at the top of the list. What you may not realize is that getting to know your new home’s air conditioner should be on the list, too. Here at , we recommend running through this new-home AC checklist: 1. Get Warranty Information No one wants to think about their air conditioner breaking down, but the fact is that it does happen from time to time....

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