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Improve Your HVAC Efficiency with These Small Changes

Monday, March 12th, 2018

return vent on wall for hvac systemYour next heating bill is probably going to be higher than your last, considering the cold spell we went through just last month. This fluctuation is natural—but what you shouldn’t see is a sudden and dramatic increase in your bills this year despite comparable use to last year.

If you do notice this, it’s a sign that your Austin, TX heating system isn’t running as efficiently as it should be and you are literally paying for it. First, this could be a sign of an aging system or a system that is experiencing some issues that need repair. So if you haven’t had your heater checked in the last year, it’s a good idea to have it inspected, even if we are heading for warmer temperatures very soon.

The efficiency tips we’re about to share below apply to both heating and cooling systems, since we definitely get a lot of use out of the latter around our area!

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How Does Your Thermostat Affect HVAC Efficiency?

Monday, January 1st, 2018

Digital Thermostat with a male hand, set to 78 degrees Fahrenheit. Saved with clipping path for thermostat and hand combined.Would you believe that your heating and cooling efforts account for about half of your entire energy costs over the course of a year? Naturally, this means that you want to be able to use your Georgetown, TX HVAC systems as efficiently as possible, to save as much money as possible. But what is the easiest way to cut energy use?

No, it’s not by ceasing to use your heating and cooling systems altogether. Rather, it is by using your thermostat the way it is meant to be used, and not making mistakes that waste energy, such as we’ve outlined below.

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What Qualities Should Your HVAC Contractor Have?

Monday, October 9th, 2017

technicians working on outside unit of an air conditionerNo matter what type of work you’re having done on your home, it’s essential that you know the person coming to do the job is highly experienced and qualified to be there. When it comes to hiring an Austin, TX HVAC Contractor, there is no exception. Your HVAC systems take up about 50% of all your energy use in the home, so you want to make sure they’re working as efficiently as possible. The only way to make sure this is the case is by having a professional service it.

But it’s equally important to remember that just because an HVAC professional seems popular, or the company is cheap, doesn’t mean that they are the right contractor for the job you need done. It’s essential to do your homework and make sure that the HVAC contractor you choose is the right fit for you and your household. Keep reading to learn about the qualities you should look for in a professional HVAC contractor.

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HVAC Myths That Are Worth Forgetting

Monday, September 25th, 2017

white question mark on a blue background iconWhen it comes to finding information, the internet has made our lives much more convenient than they were even thirty years ago. However, with the abundance of information out there for us to consume, some of it can be wrong. You can type in a question about any appliance in your home and get bombarded with tips and tricks, and chances are, you’re going to click on one of the first results that come up. But unfortunately, just because information is easy to reach doesn’t mean it’s true—and this is how myths start.

There are a few myths about Austin, TX HVAC systems and services out there that you should be aware of. Believing these myths can hurt your HVAC systems, and subsequently hurt your wallet. Keep reading to learn more.

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