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Don’t Believe These HVAC Myths!

February 5th, 2018

white question mark on a blue backgroundThe internet can be a great place full of plenty of helpful information. This is a good thing, for the most part. However, sometimes too much information can cause serious problems, as not all of it is actually true. You can type in a question about any appliance within your home and receive pages and pages of helpful tips, “hacks,” and pointers from everyone and their brother. But unfortunately, this is how misconceptions are spread.

Fortunately, you have one San Antonio, TX HVAC company right here to bust up a few of the most common HVAC myths that exist. These myths can end up costing you money in the long run, as they cause your system to run inefficiently and thus ineffectively.

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Improve Your HVAC System Efficiency Year-Round

January 22nd, 2018

wooden ceiling fan on a grey ceilingWhen it comes to providing great Boerne, TX HVAC services, whether it be air conditioning maintenance, heating repair, or something else, we are certainly the team to call. But we aren’t just here to provide service. We want to be able to help you with tips and advice that can save you money throughout the year. One of these tips is—utilize your ceiling fans!

This comes as a surprise to many homeowners, who believe that running their ceiling fans is a waste of electricity and may refrain from doing so to save on their energy bills. But on the contrary, when used in conjunction with your HVAC systems, ceiling fans can save you considerably. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our team. In the meantime, keep reading to learn more about the hidden benefits of ceiling fans.

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Have You Scheduled Professional Heating Maintenance Yet?

January 8th, 2018

male technician servicing furnaceOur heating systems are not something we give a whole lot of thought too once summer and fall end and we finally start to cool off a bit. But with temperatures already reaching the high 30’s at night, it won’t be long before you’re using your heater on a routine basis, if you aren’t already. And without professional maintenance, you’re at a greater risk of needing heating repair in Boerne, TX.

While we do offer superior heating repairs, including emergency services, we’d like to help you avoid an emergency to begin with, by providing exceptional maintenance services. If you haven’t already scheduled a tune-up for your heating system, now is the ideal time to give us a call and get that on the schedule.

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One HVAC Maintenance Task You Can Do On Your Own

December 25th, 2017

air filterIn our previous post, we discussed how a clogged air filter can impact your heating system. But it’s not just your heater you should worry about, especially in our part of the country. Your air filter impacts both of your  New Braunfels, TX HVAC systems–your heater and your forced air cooling system. But changing your air filter is a maintenance task you can, and should, do on your own.

You’ve likely noticed that we encourage you to leave the overall maintenance to the professionals. Our staff is highly trained and experienced in thoroughly inspecting, cleaning, and adjusting your air conditioning and heat systems to ensure they work as efficiently and effectively as possible—for the years to come. But if you want to keep your heater and cooling system in the best working condition possible, then you can’t go 6 months to a year without changing your air filter!

With a dirty or clogged air filter, you will:

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How Does Your Air Filter Impact Your Heater?

December 11th, 2017

man carrying air filter to put in HVAC systemOne of the very important maintenance tasks you should be completing on your own will have a surprising impact on your heating system, and that’s changing your air filter on a monthly basis during heavy periods of use.

You may assume that the only threat posed by a dirty air filter is the ability for your indoor air to get contaminated with allergens and other pollutants. This actually isn’t the case, though. While a clogged enough filter will eventually threaten your indoor air quality, its intended job is to block particles from damaging the inside of your heater, by pummeling the components or jamming the fan. However, when your air filter is dirty enough, it can do just as much damage. Read on to learn just how your air filter impacts your heater.

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What Do Technicians Do During HVAC Maintenance?

November 27th, 2017

Repairman in uniform and clipboard greeting a housewife at the front door.If there’s anything we tout the benefits of, a lot, it’s going to be New Braunfels, TX HVAC maintenance. Just as you get your car tuned-up on a regular basis, you should also have your climate control systems checked out and serviced as well. You wouldn’t want to be stranded in the middle of nowhere with a broken down car, nor would you want to be in the dead of winter without a working heating system.

Temperatures don’t get as bitterly cold as other parts of the country experience, but it’s never a bad idea to have your heater maintained, no matter how briefly it may get used. And scheduling maintenance before you actually need to use your heater the most is the best way to ensure that you run into as little problems as possible. But what do HVAC technicians actually do during maintenance?

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Consider This before Shutting Your AC Down for the Season

November 13th, 2017

High efficiency modern AC-heater unit, energy save solutionTemperatures might not be cooling down as much as they do in other parts of the country, but soon enough we’ll be able to give our air conditioning systems a little bit of a break and turn our attention to our heaters. Scheduling heating maintenance should definitely be on your to-do list, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore your AC just yet. When you think about all the work it goes through during our hotter months, it’s safe to assume it has accumulated some wear and tear.

During this time of the year, your AC system can face issues with system malfunctions, or can perform inefficiently as you use it during the end of fall. We have some advice to share with you that can help your cooling system get through the warmer temperatures we have left. Read on to learn more about our San Antonio, TX air conditioning tips, and don’t hesitate to give us a call when you need reliable AC services!

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Choosing the Right HVAC Contractor for Your Home

October 30th, 2017

male technician looking over paperwork with female homeownerThere isn’t an HVAC company out there who isn’t going to tout their best qualities, but that doesn’t always mean they’ll deliver on those qualities. When you are seeking a company to install a heating system, repair a broken down air conditioner, or even give you advice on how to help your indoor air quality, you want a San Antonio, TX HVAC contractor who you can trust. But how do you find such a professional?

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Is Your AC Working as Efficiently as Possible?

October 16th, 2017

room vent in wallWhile other parts of the country begin gearing up for winter, by scheduling heating maintenance—an appointment you should get on your calendar soon too—among other tasks, most of us are still using our air conditioners on a daily basis. That being said, you’re likely sick of the warm weather and are probably tempted to set your thermostat as low as it will go to tolerate the heat.

Unfortunately, your air conditioner uses a lot of energy. In fact, it’s estimated that your HVAC systems account for half of all of your home’s energy use. Turning your thermostat down as low as it will go forces your AC to use even more undue energy, wearing down the system much faster. The good news is that there are methods in which you can keep yourself and your household occupants cool without using so much energy, and without sacrificing your comfort.

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How Can a Bad Thermostat Impact Your HVAC System?

October 2nd, 2017

hand setting a thermostat down to 62 degreesIt’s true, we don’t have to deal with the severely cold temperatures that other parts of the country do during winter. As such, you probably aren’t too worried about your heating system just yet. However, with how much we use our air conditioners around here, don’t you want to do everything you can to save energy—and subsequently, money?

How you use your thermostat plays a big role in this, not only during cooling season but in the winter as well. Fortunately, we are here for you when you with superior professional thermostat services in San Antonio, TX. But we would like to help you understand the HVAC-thermostat relationship so that you know when you need these services.

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