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Archive for April, 2016

Is an Investment in UV Germicidal Lights Worth It?

Monday, April 25th, 2016

When it comes to preserving and improving your indoor air quality, you have many options. Each type of air filtration system has its own way of removing pollutants, contaminants, and allergens from your air. However, improving indoor air quality is about more than just increasing your comfort. Your air’s quality makes an impact on your health and the health of your family. Passing biological pollutants through a filtering material may be beneficial, but it’s not completely effective in purifying yoru air. This is where UV germicidal lights come in.

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Don’t Skip This Monthly AC Maintenance Task

Monday, April 18th, 2016

It’s no mystery as to why Texas residents and homeowners need a properly functioning air conditioning system. But to make sure it continues to run effectively and efficiently throughout its lifespan, there are steps you must take. This includes hiring a professional HVAC technician to inspect, service, and repair your unit as needed. Routine maintenance is also essential. However, there is one monthly AC maintenance task you can handle on your own to help your air conditioner out. That is changing the air filter.

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Repair Issues for Geothermal Systems

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Geothermal heat pumps and similar systems make a lot of sense in our part of the world. The ambient heat beneath the ground doesn’t change once you get more than a few feet below the surface. Geothermal systems make cunning use of that, installing tubes below the surface the circulate a mixture of water and antifreeze. That lets them pull heat from the earth or deposit heat into the earth from your home: providing reliable heating and cooling for very little money. They usually require large stretches of property, but that’s not a problem here in Selma, TX, and installation options are available for properties with smaller square footage. Problems are rare for geothermal systems – it’s one of the benefits of this particular form of cooling – but they do happen, and when they do, you want the right service to come make it right. Here’s a quick list of a few to keep an eye out for.

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How does a SEER Rating Work?

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Here in Canyon Lake, TX, this is the season for buying new air conditioners, and if yours is on its last legs, you might be in the market for an upgrade before our Texas heat gets going in earnest. Among the factors you should be studying is the new unit’s SEER rating, which measures the air conditioner’s efficiency. The tern stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, and if at all possible, you want to find a system with a rating higher than the system it’s replacing. Most SEER ratings sit between 13 and 18 these days. The higher the rating, the more efficient the system. But what does that mean exactly? Let’s take a look.

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