Tips & Tricks

Is It Bad to Leave the Windows Open When the AC is On?

Running the AC and having the windows open at the same time generally isn’t a good idea. In short, it’s a waste of the air conditioning and can impact the air quality inside a home. Opening windows defeats how an air conditioning or HVAC system functions. When windows are open, the airflow of the system…

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How Does an Air Cleaner Work?

Dust, dander, allergens, mold, and other harmful airborne particles have no place in your home. Unfortunately, it’s likely that your standard, low-grade filter isn’t doing much to capture these unwanted visitors. This isn’t good for anyone, but especially not for people living with allergies or asthma. Electronic air cleaners fight to contain these particles and…

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Installing a Thermostat

So, you bought a new thermostat and are wondering if you can install it yourself? For some, thermostat wiring is a DIY job, but we won’t blame you if you opt for a local pro to handle the work. We’ll give you all the information you need to successfully install your new thermostat! Before you…

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Fall HVAC Maintenance Checklist

  Fall is the time when plants and trees become dormant, leaves start to fall from trees, and the weather starts to get a bit colder. If you want your family members to be comfortable and the heating and cooling system in good shape, fall is the right time to go through your HVAC maintenance…

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How Often Should I Clean My Air Ducts?

    If you are wondering how often to clean air ducts, you probably suspect your home’s air is not in ideal shape; you may even be concerned about your family’s health. Fortunately, you don’t need to do it all that often to ensure the safe and proper running of your home’s heating and cooling…

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It May Be Time to Replace Those Ceiling Fans

    As we enter into August, the extreme heat continues to place a strain on the Dallas-Fort Worth area air conditioners and many homeowners remain concerned with finding ways to cut their energy costs. There is one great way to do just that while still remaining comfortable in your home: use your ceiling fan!…

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Signs Your AC is Low on Freon

  One of the most important parts of your air conditioning unit is its refrigerant lines. The refrigerant lines connect the outdoor unit to the evaporator coil, which pumps refrigerant past a blower fan and through your home’s vents. This process produces the wonderfully cooled air that alleviates the discomfort of stuffy summer days, but…

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Why Do I Need a Trane Air Purifier?

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the best way to improve indoor air quality is to get rid of the source of pollutants and ventilate your interior spaces with clean outdoor air. While air purifiers can reduce airborne pollutants, they cannot eliminate them. They also can’t clear the dust, dander and other particles that have…

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What is the Difference Between a Brownout and a Blackout?

A brownout, often called a voltage slump, is a voltage drop in your electrical system. The name brownout comes from the color of the bulbs, which typically turn brown due to dimming when the voltage drops. In some cases, brownouts may deliberately be brought on by electrical companies to prevent complete voltage drop (blackouts). Brownouts…

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When to Call a Professional Electrician

Problems with electricity mean your office or household comes to a standstill. To save on money, you may seek the services of an unlicensed electrician or do the electrical repair yourself to get a sense of accomplishment from a successful repair. Unfortunately, electrical repairs do not count as one of the easy and safe home…

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Reasons to Switch to a Programmable Thermostat

A programmable thermostat or a smart thermostat could be one way to save on your heating and cooling expenses. You could save money in the short term and over the long term. New thermostats give owners precise and easy control over their home climate. Programmable thermostats are easier to install and learn to use than…

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