Houseplants and the Benefit to Your Central Texas Home

Houseplants and the Benefit to Your Central Texas HomeWhen the EPA releases information to let people know their indoor air quality may be as much as five times worse than the air outside their front doors, it’s cause for concern. If you’re worried about pollutants inside your Central Texas home, there are several changes you can make, but perhaps one of the easiest is adding the right houseplants to your environment. Read More »

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5 Tips on Improving the Air Quality in Your Texas Home

5 Tips on Improving the Air Quality in Your Texas HomeAfter a long work day, coming home to clean indoor air is important to you. If you suffer from allergies or asthma, clean air is one key to a good night’s sleep. To make clean indoor air a reality, use these five tips on improving the air quality in your Texas home. Read More »

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Maintain Your Ducts and Keep Your System Running

Maintain Your Ducts and Keep Your System RunningThe ductwork in your forced-air HVAC system is crucial to its operation. Without it, none of the air that’s heated, cooled or filtered can be distributed to the rest of your home. While ducts are fairly simple components of an HVAC system, maintaining your ducts is important if you want to keep them in working order. Read More »

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Remove Mold from Your Ducts

Remove Mold from Your DuctsThe mold spores that reside on most surfaces in your home will only cause trouble when moisture, warmth and organic material are present. Mold growth in your home’s ductwork, in particular, is relatively rare and usually caused by a colony elsewhere in your home. In order to find and remove mold, it’s important to understand how and why mold grows indoors. Read More »

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Weatherstripping Basics and How to Protect Your Home

Weatherstripping Basics and How to Protect Your HomeProper weatherstripping can help a home stay comfortable all year round, while potentially lowering energy bills by 10 to 15 percent. Follow the weatherstripping basics below to achieve energy savings and improved comfort in your Central Texas home. Read More »

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When Purchasing a Furnace, Avoid These Common Mistakes

When Purchasing a Furnace, Avoid These Common MistakesAny big purchase in your life should be well-researched and carefully considered to ensure you make the right decision. Unfortunately, many homeowners get overwhelmed when making big HVAC purchases, and make mistakes, for example, when purchasing a furnace that cost them for years to come. Here are some of the most common and serious mistakes you can make when shopping for a new heating system for your Central Texas home. Read More »

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Learn the Correct Way to Install a Furnace Air Filter

Learn the Correct Way to Install a Furnace Air FilterDo you have a hard time remembering to check your home’s furnace filter? If so, you may have forgotten how to correctly install a furnace air filter. Or maybe you’ve moved into a house and aren’t familiar with its furnace. Fortunately, this is one home repair that’s simple, easy and extremely effective. Here’s all you need to know to help improve the efficiency of your furnace.  Read More »

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A Near Zero Energy Home Is Possible With These Steps

A Near Zero Energy Home Is Possible With These StepsAs time goes on, more and more homeowners are realizing the benefits of moving toward being a zero energy home. On top of the contributions these homes make to the environment, using less energy also results in spending less money on energy usage each month. But is such a thing possible? Yes, you can become a zero energy home or, at the very least, move closer to that goal by following these simple steps: Read More »

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Heat Pump Problems? Try these Steps Before Contacting a Pro

Heat Pump Problems? Try these Steps Before Contacting a ProIf your heat pump does not turn on, freezes up, or cycles off and on too often, you may need to do a bit more than the usual heat pump maintenance to resolve the problem. The good news is this may not mean a call to a professional. Many issues can be avoided with proper heat pump maintenance, but if you run into problems, try these troubleshooting steps before you call a professional: Read More »

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The Benefits of a Chimney Liner

The Benefits of a Chimney LinerYour furnace chimney or flue may seem like a low maintenance part of your home, but can actually play a significant part in the efficiency and safety of your HVAC system. One way to save money and make your home safer is to install a chimney liner, which adds an inner protective layer to your chimney. Ideally, you should do this when you have a new furnace installed, but as long as you aren’t planning a furnace replacement any time soon, it likely makes good economic sense to add a chimney liner. Read More »

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