Cowboys Air Conditioning & Heating Blog: Archive for December, 2014

5 Facts about Santa Claus

Thursday, December 25th, 2014

Many holiday traditions involve the story of Santa Claus, the lovable old man who spends most of his time at the North Pole taking a single evening to deliver presents and candy to children everywhere. But since Santa Claus is so elusive (unless he happens to be visiting your local shopping mall), how do we know so much about him? Where exactly does his journey begin? Our holiday guide details 5 of the most common traditions associated with Jolly Old Saint Nick.

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Do I Need a Gas Powered or an Electric Furnace?

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

A long time ago, furnaces were extremely inefficient ways to heat up a home. But these days, modern innovations in technology as well as government standards for required energy savings make manufacturers responsible for how much energy your unit uses for heating. All modern furnaces must have an AFUE of at least 80%, a vast improvement over those built a few decades ago, which often had a much lower annual fuel utilization efficiency rating closer to 50-60%.

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How to Tell that You Need Professional Air Sealing

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Your home air conditioning and heating system may be the most efficient system available on the market today, but it can still fail to do its job without proper conditions in the home. Your heater or AC works at its best when the home is sealed tightly and properly insulated. Insulation provides a barrier through which heat cannot easily move, so that extra heat does not enter your home in the summer or leave your home in the winter. But a majority of homeowners have poorly-installed insulation, no insulation, or air leaks throughout the house, meaning their air conditioning or heating system works much harder than it has to. In this case, it’s best to call in experts for professional air sealing, to help protect your bills and keep your HVAC system running as it should for years to come.

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