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Tips for Improving Heating Efficiency

Monday, December 17th, 2018

vent on wallYou may be wondering why we’re talking about heating systems. After all, we may have had a few cold mornings recently, but overall our heaters don’t get that much use in comparison to other parts of the country. But actually, that’s exactly why we want to talk about heating efficiency. Even if you do use your heater sparingly, don’t you want to do so as affordably as possible? This starts by doing everything you can to boost that system’s efficiency. Keep reading for some tips on how to do so!

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As the Heating Season Begins, Heed Any Furnace Repair Signs

Monday, November 19th, 2018

man looking cold by thermostatTraditionally, it doesn’t get as cold in our little corner of the state as it does in other communities around us, let alone the rest of the U.S. But temperatures do drop this time of year and when they do, you’ll be pretty grateful for a fully functional furnace system.

If there was a way for you to completely avoid furnace repair in Katy, TX, we’d like to know about it! But the fact of the matter is that eventually, you’ll encounter problems of some kind with your furnace. The best thing you can do to prevent the worst of them is schedule routine maintenance for your furnace—typically best scheduled in the fall before you’ll need it the most.

In addition to professional maintenance, the other way to fend off the worst of heating repairs is to know the signs of smaller repair needs so you can call the pros right away for service. But, what are these signs?

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Help! One of the Units of My Ductless System Isn’t Working

Monday, November 5th, 2018

Closeup view about using some appliance such as air condition.There are a number of great benefits to using a ductless mini split to both heat and cool your home—high efficiency, zone control heating and cooling, less dust and dirt blown out due to the lack of air ducts, and versatility in installation.

One benefit that doesn’t get brought up that much is the fact that ductless systems use multiple air handlers, with individualized temperature control. These are small wall units placed in different rooms and areas of the home, rather than you using a single air handler for the whole-home. So when one unit, or rather one air handler, stops working, you don’t have to lose ALL your heating or cooling—just that one area.

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Is It Too Early to Schedule Heating Maintenance?

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

Technician looking over a gas furnace with a flashlight before cleaning it.Temperatures have only just begun to give us some reprieve, and we’re already talking about heaters?

Okay, so it’s true that we don’t suffer from chilly temperatures in the fall and winter like other parts of the country do, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have a need for sufficient heating in Houston, TX. But the only way to ensure that your heater works as efficiently, effectively, and safely as it should throughout the years is by scheduling regular maintenance for the system. And no, it’s not too early to do so.

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Does Your Ductless System Need Maintenance?

Monday, November 6th, 2017

hands adjusting air handler of a ductless systemBecause of how they look, ductless air conditioning and heating systems often get mistaken for window or portable air conditioning units. They do have many of the same components, but the configuration of the two is much different. Ductless systems, for instance, have an indoor unit and separate outdoor condenser. Due to their complexity, they necessitate extra care.

Taking care of your investment includes scheduling Sugar Land, TX HVAC maintenance for your ductless system on a regular basis. Because this is a heating and a cooling system in one, you should have this maintenance done twice a year—ideally once in spring to precede the cooling season and once in fall, before you need the heat. Keep reading to learn why ductless system maintenance is so essential!

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Furnace Check Up: Yes, It’s That Time of Year

Monday, February 13th, 2017

furnace-check-upSure, we might not get as much use out of our furnace systems as other parts of the country—say, in the Midwest and East Coast. That doesn’t mean, however, that we can neglect caring for our heaters. If you haven’t scheduled your professional Richmond, TX furnace maintenance appointment yet, don’t worry—it’s not too late! We can perform your furnace check-up any time of the year—though we do highly recommend this service be done at least once per year.

There are many reasons to have your furnace professionally maintained on a yearly basis, and safety is a huge one, particularly if it is a gas-powered system. Today’s gas-powered systems are designed for maximum safety and efficiency, however, the combustion process involved with gas still means that there is a risk. Even minor damage to a furnace can cause gas leakage in your home, making you ill or worse. As vital as your safety is, however, this is not the only reason you should have your furnace checked.

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Heating System Maintenance: No, It’s Not Too Late

Monday, January 30th, 2017

heating-system-maintenance-not-too-lateWe talk about maintenance a lot. Typically, it’s in regards to your air conditioning system, considering we use our air conditioners for the majority of the year in this part of the country. However, as our temperatures finally begin to cool down, it’s time to think about the other half of your HVAC system—your Houston, TX heating unit. When is the last time you had it maintained? If that answer doesn’t fall within the past year, then the time to schedule a tune-up is now!

You can think of maintenance like a tune-up for your heater—our trained technicians will thoroughly examine the system, checking the burners for proper operation, cleaning any dust or build-up, and making any adjustments deemed necessary in the process. It’s also at this time that we’ll make any recommendations for repairs. Addressing these repair needs right away ensures your system will last as long as possible. Is now really the time, though?

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When Your Heat Pump Won’t Switch Modes: What to Do

Monday, January 16th, 2017

With temperatures still relatively mild here compared to other parts of the country, it may be hard to imagine how many people are using their heaters on a regular basis right now. Although, when temperatures are as high as they are during the majority of our summers, anything below 50 degrees at night could seem pretty chilly!

So perhaps you are one of those homeowners who has decided to switch their heat pump over to heating mode to begin using for warmth. But what if it won’t switch to heating mode? What should you do then?

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Here’s What You Can Expect With your First Heater Tune-Up

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

Have you had a central heater installed within the last year? If so, great! Our temperatures may not get as cold as some other parts of the country, but we know all too well that a 40 degree night is nothing to scoff at. So now that you’re equipped with a heater, it’s time to start thinking about maintenance. An annual heather tune-up is vital to its functionality and its safety.

It’s never too early, or too late, to start thinking about scheduling this important service, as long as you do so once a year—twice a year if you have a heat pump. Scheduling maintenance before you actually need to use your heating system on a daily basis is the best thing you can do for your system. But what can you actually expect during your first heating maintenance appointment?

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Schedule Your Furnace Tune-Up before It Gets Colder

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Temperatures are already dropping. No, they may not get to the below-freezing point that many other homeowners throughout the country have to contend with. However, once it gets cold enough to use your heater on a regular basis, you’ll want to make sure that yours is up to the task of effectively and efficiently warming your home.

Scheduling your furnace tune-up, if you haven’t already, is the first step to ensuring that this is the case. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of this service, and then give us a call to schedule your next maintenance appointment.

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Tips for Improving Heating Efficiency

December 17, 2018

By adequately maintaining your heating system, you’ll always get the best quality conditioned air from your system.

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“Why Won’t My Heat Pump Switch Modes?”

December 3, 2018

So you tried switching to heating mode on your heat pump, but nothing happened. Now what?

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