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Wi-Fi Thermostats Help Control Home Energy Costs

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Over the past few years, a large number of homeowners have installed wirelessly controlled thermostats a.k.a. Wi-Fi thermostats to help control their energy costs. The convenience alone is a major appeal. With a wireless thermostat, you can control your home temperature on your iPhone right from the sofa, or even from work! But, what you might be asking [...]

Which HVAC Fan Setting Should You Choose?

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Most traditional heating and AC thermostats have separate settings for heating, air conditioning, and the fan. The heating and AC settings are straightforward. During the cold months, when you want to warm the house, you set the system to heat. In the summer when you want to cool, you set it to cool. During periods of the year when you need neither, you [...]

Keep Your Home Cool this Summer

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Triple-digit heat will return to the Dallas / Fort Worth area before you know it, so now is the time to start thinking of ways to keep your home cool this summer. In this article, you learn a few simple hacks that can help you do so without breaking a sweat or busting your budget. But before we list the tips, we must mention that if you’ve not prepped [...]

Give Your Home a DIY Energy Audit

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There’s nothing quite like springtime in the DFW area.  Birds are singing, flowers are blooming and you can open the windows and give your heating and cooling system a break.  It’s also a great time for to do a DIY energy audit! What is a DIY Energy Audit? A DIY energy audit is a great way to identify ways to reduce your energy costs – [...]

How to Prevent Condensation on Your Home’s HVAC Ductwork

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Have you noticed an increase in the humidity level of your conditioned air, or foul odors coming from your vents?  Have you noticed small stains appearing on your ceilings or walls?  The problem could be condensation on your HVAC ductwork. Condensation on air ducts can be a serious problem.  Over time, condensation dripping from your ductwork onto [...]

Replacing Your AC System – Things to Consider

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Is it time to replace your home’s AC system?  It’s a big decision, and choosing the wrong unit or the wrong AC contractor to do the job can have costly consequences. Here are some things to consider when shopping for a new unit. Get more than one estimate One of the biggest mistakes homeowners make when shopping for a new heating and AC system is not [...]

Home Heating & Carbon Monoxide Poisoning – What You Need to Know

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If you're like a lot of people, you've probably heard of  carbon monoxide poisoning, but you may not know that it can be caused by a faulty home heating system. What is Carbon Monoxide (CO)? Carbon monoxide (CO) is an invisible, odorless gas that is produced when fuel, including natural gas, wood and charcoal is burned. At low levels, carbon monoxide gas [...]

Foul Odors Coming from Your Heating and AC System?

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In addition to its core function of regulating the temperature of your home, your heating and AC system regulates the circulation of indoor air. Without proper, regular maintenance to ensure proper circulation, you may begin to notice foul odors coming from your heating and AC system. Although some odors are no cause for concern, others indicate the [...]

How a Heating Tune Up can Improve Indoor Air Quality

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In addition to helping reduce energy costs and ensure your system is free problems that could lead to expensive repairs, an annual heating tune up can also improve your indoor air quality. The Relationship Between Your HVAC System & Indoor Air Quality When most people think about the purpose of their home’s HVAC system, they think about heating and [...]

How to Keep Your Home Warmer this Winter

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Concerned about how to keep your home warmer when the mercury drops? The U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates that 40 percent of all energy consumption is due to home heating. And renewable energy including solar and wind-generated power account for less than 5 percent of the energy used by homeowners to heat their homes. Unfortunately, a [...]

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