The Best Systems to Save You Money on Heating

Monday, January 8th, 2018

heat-out-chimneyIn our part of the country, we tend to think about our AC bills more than our heating bills—at least for much of the year. So you may be surprised to find that your bills are so high in the winter as well.

Chances are that you’re paying more than you have to on heating, especially if your heating system is over 10-15 years old. If you’re in the market for a new system, or even a new accessory to make heating more efficient and save money over time, we have some suggestions.

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How to Tell You Need Home Furnace Repair

Monday, December 25th, 2017

cold-woman-in-blue-scarfIf you only make one New Year’s Resolution this year, there’s a good chance it will have something to do with money. Making money and saving it up are important goals for most people, which is why you wouldn’t want to call a technician for heating repairs if you did not know you needed them. Does a little problem with a heater really deserve professional attention? When does an issue actually merit repairs?

Well we’re here to tell you that waiting too long to schedule repair for your furnace can actually make the problem worse—and you’ll actually spend more in the long run. How do you know you need furnace repair? That’s simple: any time there’s a problem with your heater!

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Preparing Your Home for a Texas Winter

Monday, December 11th, 2017

cold-man-thermostatThis year, we’ve seen a lot of proof that you never quite know what to expect with Texas weather. Winter is almost here, which means you can expect chilly weather, sun, snow, sleet, rain, or almost anything…even our morning news programs don’t always know what to predict!

Prepare your home for a Texas winter. Make sure it’s ready for anything! Today, we offer tips and tricks for keeping your home safe and comfortable. Contact our team for more information about keeping your HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) equipment running smoothly.

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Hidden HVAC System Repairs You Should Make Today

Monday, November 27th, 2017

air-filter-in-ductsYour air conditioner got you through the summer, and you’ve tested your heater to be sure it will get you through the colder months. That’s all the reassurance you need, right?

Well, not all problems with an air conditioner or heater make themselves known as you run the system. When an air conditioner or heater breaks down, it’s usually because there was an issue with the system all along, and it worsened over time.

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Furnaces 101: The Dangers of a Cracked Heat Exchanger

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Most people don’t know too much about the exact components that make their furnaces run—and that’s understandable. Only a trained, experienced technician should be allowed to work on a heating system anyway, so there isn’t much that the average homeowner needs to know.

Still, knowing a bit more about the components of your heating system can help you protect your home and keep your heater running smoothly. Here, we’ve compiled some information about one of the most dangerous problems that can come up within a furnace, a cracked heat exchanger, so that you understand the importance of regular inspections and keeping your home safe.

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The Importance of Properly Maintaining Your Heating System

Monday, December 26th, 2016

We never get used to cold weather in this part of the country, which is why most of us need our heaters to work efficiently throughout the colder months. If the heating system were to breakdown in the middle of winter, we would feel lost!

That’s why we encourage all homeowners in our area (and throughout the country) to schedule heating maintenance. In fact, there are many important reasons to schedule this annual service.

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Furnace and Heating Safety for the Holidays

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Are you ready for the holiday season? You might have all the gifts wrapped and the menu all planned out, but we don’t think your preparation is finished until you know these heating safety tips.

Your holiday season is a lot jollier when you know that your home is safe. Take a look at our heating tips, and do what you can to keep everyone in your home happy and healthy all season long.

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What You Won’t Know Until You Get a Heating Inspection

Monday, December 5th, 2016

We need to ask you some important questions about your home’s heater, so that you can take control over your family’s health and comfort. Is your heating system operating safely? Are all of the components in good shape? How can you tell?

This year, when you first turn on your heating system, it may seem as though everything is working properly. But hidden dangers and malfunctions can hide within the system, and you must have these taken care of ASAP. Here’s what you cannot really know—unless you get a heating inspection from a professional technician.

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Insulate Your Home for Winter (and Year-Round Savings)

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Many people in our area are happy to report that the winter does not last for very long. Our homes are designed for long, hot summers, and many of us may not even have the proper warm clothing for a long winter.

Still, a lack of insulation can be a major problem in the winter, even if it’s not cold for too long. Without enough insulation, heat can easily move out of the home. And while our winter may be short, it is certainly chilly, and you want to retain as much heat as possible.

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6 Things You Can Do to Prepare Your Home for Cooler Weather

Monday, November 21st, 2016

In the upcoming weeks, the weather will be rather pleasant. Temperatures should remain in the 60s and 70s, and you can expect some showers through the month. That makes this the perfect time to take on some tasks around the house that will prepare your home for cooler weather in the winter and for the warmer weather’s return. Here are some things you can and should do!

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