Is a Heat Pump or a Furnace Better for Your Home?

January 3, 2022

As a homeowner, if you have ever walked into a warm home on a cold day or walked into a cool house on a warm day, you understand the importance of being able to control the temperature in your home. A question that homeowners have to answer is whether they will purchase a heat pump or furnace. Both heating solutions have pros and cons. One of the most significant determining factors is the climate where you live. This post will evaluate the differences between a heat pump and a furnace. We will discuss their cost, performance, installation, and more. In...

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Troubleshooting Burning or Unusual Furnace Odors

December 16, 2021

An unusual odor from your furnace is often a sign of malfunctions. Several factors may be responsible for the odors in your heating system. Here are some reasons for the unusual smell from your furnace. Dust and Debris Buildup Burning smells or unusual odors from your furnace could be dust and debris buildup on furnace components. When you first turn on your furnace, it heats the dust. The system then distributes the smoke to other parts of the building through the vents. If you have not switched on your furnace for a long time, the problem could be the debris...

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How to Ensure That Your Home Stays Safe This Winter

November 17, 2021

Out of all the seasons of the year, the winter season can be the hardest on your family and your home. While you’re probably thinking of stocking up on hats and coats for your family, you also need to consider preparing your house for the adverse weather. We’re going to share some great preparation tips with you below so that you can set your house up for having the best chance of success with the upcoming winter weather. Get Your HVAC System Serviced The wintertime means that your heating system is going to be running a lot more often. For...

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Deciding Between a Humidifier and a Dehumidifier This Winter

October 20, 2021

You may not be aware of just how much the humidity level of the air in your home is affecting your overall comfort. Humidity refers to the amount of water vapor present in the oxygen, and when that level is too high or too low, it can cause discomfort and even health issues. With the winter months approaching, home comfort is likely on your mind more than ever, and making sure your home’s humidity level stays where it needs to be can go a long way toward creating a pleasant environment. So, should you go with a humidifier or a...

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What to Expect During Furnace Maintenance

September 20, 2021

As the colder seasons approach in North Central Texas, you may wonder if it’s a good time for furnace maintenance. The answer is yes, especially if you haven’t had it since the spring. Now that the fall is here, you want to make sure your furnace is running efficiently and not hindered by the wear and tear of last winter. Why Furnace Maintenance Is Important As your furnace ages, it will begin to need more upkeep than a newer one. It would be unfortunate if your furnace stops working in the middle of the winter because of lack of attention....

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Common Misunderstandings People Have About Summer AC

August 18, 2021

Over the years, a lot of misunderstandings have developed about air conditioning. Many commonly repeated “facts” are not actually true at all. Understanding the truth behind these myths can help you cool your Greenville home more efficiently and comfortably. If You Shut Off Your AC, It Costs More Money When It Has to Cool Down the House This myth started because of a misunderstanding about how an AC unit works. Some people think that if the air conditioner has to cool a house by a drastic amount, it will run harder and suck up a bunch of extra electricity. However,...

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Your Guide to Simple Thermostat Settings

July 27, 2021

Your home thermostat is the brain of your entire home heating and air conditioning system. It tells your system when to turn on and when to turn off. As a homeowner, it pays to understand what the different thermostat settings are so that you can set your thermostat to be as energy-efficient as possible. Temperature Setting The most obvious setting on your thermostat is going to be the temperature setting. The adjustable temperature setting allows you to choose the desired temperature for the inside of your home. This specific temperature is utilized when you have your heating and cooling system...

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How To Clean Air Conditioning Unit

June 12, 2021

As you get ready for the summer season and the impending air conditioning needs, it is important to ensure that your unit is prepared to handle the cooling process efficiently. Dirt and debris that accumulate over the months and clog various parts of the unit can make it work harder to perform the cooling process. This will increase utility bills and waste energy. An inefficient air conditioner can recirculate contaminants in indoor air and fail to remove excess moisture, leading to microbial growth. If your air conditioner is in working order and has been undergoing periodic inspections and maintenance, all...

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Does Humidity Affect My Air Conditioner?

May 6, 2021

Your air conditioning might be working harder than you realize. Moisture, in the form of humidity, is found across the globe and changes with the local weather. You may also find humidity building up in your Northern Texas home. If you can’t control the overall humidity level in your home, though, you could experience issues. This moisture not only makes hot days feel hotter, but it can cause problems with your AC. Hotter Than Usual During the Summer Humidity naturally makes air warmer within your home. This results in an air quality that’s denser as the higher humidity levels rise....

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Why is My Air Conditioner Making Noises?

April 6, 2021

Many people turn a deaf ear to noises their air conditioners make. Part of this avoidance is fear of the hassle and cost of replacing the system. Fortunately, not all noises indicate a catastrophic system failure. However, if left unattended, strange noises could lead to that unfortunate fate. While you may never be an air conditioner whisperer, you can learn to tell what various noises mean. With that knowledge, you can then know when it is time to call in a professional. Constant or Repeated Clicking When you listen to your system, you may notice a series of normal clicks...

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