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Archive for November, 2014

Will Thanksgiving Turkey Really Make You Sleepy?

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

We’ve all heard it before: you feel so sleepy after a Thanksgiving meal because of the main event: the turkey. For years, people have credited extraordinary levels of tryptophan in turkey as the reason we all feel the need to nap after the annual feast. But contrary to this popular mythology, tryptophan is probably not he largest responsible party for your post-meal exhaustion.

Tryptophan is an essential amino acid, which means it’s something that our bodies need but do not produce naturally. Your body uses tryptophan to help make vitamin B3 and serotonin, which is a neurotransmitter that sends chemicals to the brain to aid in sleep. But in order to get this essential amino acid, we have to eat foods that contain it.

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How Proper Insulation Saves You Money

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Energy efficiency is a concern for homeowners all year, and one of the best ways to ensure that your home is energy efficient is to have the proper amount of insulation. Adding insulation to your home has never been easier, as new products and installation methods have made the process much less challenging. But adding insulation to your home involves more than installation: you need to know how much insulation your home needs and what type(s) of insulation will work best. Hiring a company that offers professional insulation services is the key to the proper insulation installation, so if your home needs more insulation, call the people with over 25 years of experience: Cowboys Air Conditioning & Heating.

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Hybrid Heating: An Efficient Way to Heat Your Home

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

As our weather turns cooler, thoughts turn to heating for the coming winter season. Heat pumps are great heating devices, but there can be some concern as to whether or not they are sufficient during very cold weather. If this is a concern of yours, there is a solution: a hybrid heating system in Boerne. A hybrid heating system combines two systems: a heat pump and a gas furnace back-up. This allows you to use a heat pump for heating and cooling, and a gas furnace for when the weather drops below freezing. The installation of a hybrid heating system is complicated, so call the experts you can trust: Cowboys Air Conditioning & Heating.

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