How Your Dog Might Impact Your AC

February 19th, 2024
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Air conditioning is wonderful. In our area, it can even have lifesaving impacts on your health and wellbeing during the hottest stretches of the summer. And dogs also have major benefits for your life and wellness. Simply being with your dog can lower your levels of cortisol, a stress hormone, and increase levels of oxytocin, a hormone of love and positive connection. 

Unfortunately, there are times when having both a dog and an air conditioner will lead to some surprising complications. What are the ways your dog might negatively impact your air conditioner? What can you do about it? We’ve got some info for you.

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The One Furnace Service Nobody Told You About

February 5th, 2024
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Some furnace services are pretty obvious. Installation is required, of course, since a heating system needs to be put in and connected. And then there’s maintenance, when a qualified technician gives a furnace a thorough cleaning and inspection to help it work better, be more efficient, stay in working condition for longer, and require fewer repairs.

And then there are repairs. Some of these make perfect sense as well: a problem with the gas line, burner or heating element, ignition system, blower fan motor, etc. These all have to do with the furnace’s operation. But sometimes, outside forces act on your furnace and can do a lot of damage, necessitating urgent repair services. In this case, we’re talking about water.

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These 2 Issues Could Be Caused by Your Thermostat, Not Your Furnace

January 22nd, 2024
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If you’re experiencing problems with your heating, the logical assumption is that something is wrong with your furnace. What else could it be? Well, the fact of the matter is that your furnace might be doing just fine. A problem with your thermostat might be causing your heating issues!

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3 Reasons Why Your Furnace Isn’t Firing Up

January 8th, 2024
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That whooshing sound of your furnace starting up, and the contented hum that follows as your house gets warmer… you might not realize just how comforting these sounds are until your furnace suddenly isn’t making them. What’s gone wrong? Why isn’t your furnace firing up? There are many possible reasons, but they all fall within three basic categories. Let us help you figure it out.

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What a Flame Sensor Does and Why It’s Preventing Your Furnace from Lighting

December 25th, 2023
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When your furnace simply won’t start up, or it starts but immediately stops, you’ve clearly got a big problem on your hands. Is your furnace just done? Do you need to replace it? Or will it require major repairs that take a lot of time and cost a lot of money? We’ve got good news for you. It may just be your flame sensor preventing your furnace from lighting, and that’s an easy fix. Here are the details.

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Does Duct Cleaning Improve Indoor Air Quality? Let’s Find Out

December 11th, 2023
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Central air conditioning became popular about fifty years ago, and with it came the need for that cooled air to be distributed throughout homes. The solution was ductwork. New houses started to be built with systems of ducts, and this became so common that it’s rare to find a home built in the last few decades that doesn’t have ductwork, which is now used for heating as well.

Having your cooled and heated air evenly distributed throughout your home is wonderful! But it does raise some questions. What’s going on inside those ducts, where you can’t see? And since many ducts are above ceilings or between walls, you might not even be able to see them at all. Can unpleasant things accumulate inside ductwork? Does that affect your indoor air quality? Will duct cleaning help? Here’s what to know.

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Yes, Your Furnace Can Short Cycle: Here’s Why

November 27th, 2023
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Short cycling is a phenomenon you may be familiar with when it happens to your air conditioner. What not everyone realizes is that furnaces can short cycle as well. Sometimes it’s even for the same reason! And just like with your air conditioner, allowing short cycling to continue can cause serious damage to the system as a whole.

We’ll give you some answers to the questions you may have about this. Why does short cycling happen? What should you do about it? What can happen to your furnace if you don’t get it fixed? Read on to find out.

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How Long Do Air Conditioners Last in Texas?

November 13th, 2023
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Fall is the perfect time of year to evaluate how your air conditioner handled the past summer. If things didn’t go as well as you would like, you’ve got plenty of time to address the situation before the weather heats up again next spring. 

Is your air conditioner struggling? Is it perhaps getting a little old? In Texas, air conditioners really have their work cut out for them. How long can you expect your AC unit to last? Here’s what you should know. 

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7 Silent Signs Your Furnace Needs Repair

October 16th, 2023
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You may have heard that when an appliance like a furnace or an air conditioner starts to experience a problem, the first sign is often a strange noise. While this can be true, you also shouldn’t rely entirely on your ears to tell you something is wrong with your furnace.

Some furnace issues are absolutely silent, and you’ll only notice them if you’re attentive to other signs. Here’s what you should know.

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Your Furnace Won’t Ignite? Here’s Why

October 2nd, 2023
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A gas furnace tends to be a reliable source of heat, and the reassuring whoosh of the burners igniting lets you know that heat is on its way, and you’ll soon be comfortably cozy. If you’re trying to get your heat to come on and you don’t hear that whoosh, you’ll immediately worry. What’s wrong? What can you do about it?

If your furnace won’t ignite, it will typically shut down completely for safety. You’ll get cold pretty quickly. So what went wrong?

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