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The History of Duct Tape—And Why You Should Care

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Summer is almost upon us, although in our area summer can seem to be a year-round affair. That being said, it’s essential to make sure that our air conditioners and all of their components are functioning as effectively and efficiently as they can, in order to keep our households comfortable. Routine air conditioning maintenance is the leading way to ensure this is the case, but there’s more to improving and maintaining efficiency than that.

This brings us to our leading subject today: your ductwork. When damaged or leaking, your air ducts serve as one of the biggest “energy thieves” there is in your home. Proper Taylor, TX duct sealing services will stop your HVAC system from losing 20%–30% of the air that moves through the ductwork. Now, you may be thinking, “Great! I’ll just slap some duct tape up there.”

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Determining When to Replace Your Air Conditioner

Monday, April 10th, 2017

when-to-replace-your-air-conditionerYour central cooling system, no matter how well you take care of it, will not last forever. At some time or another, it will need repairs, and eventually it will age to the point that repairs turn into a replacement. But how do you know when that time has come? There are a number of factors to take into consideration, and it’s usually a combination of them that will solidify your decision.

There are a number of factors to take into consideration, and it’s usually a combination of them that will solidify your decision.

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Furnace Installation: Should You Go Gas or Electric?

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Winter may not hit us as hard as it does homeowners in the Midwest or on the East Coast, but our chilliest weather is still nothing to scoff at. Even with a mild winter, we want to make sure we’re well equipped with a properly functioning heating system—and for that reason many homeowners choose a furnace.

In addition to making sure you have your furnace professionally installed and services, you also want to ensure you choose the best one for your home. One choice you’ll need to make in this regard is whether you should go with a gas furnace model or an electric furnace. There are benefits to both, just as there are drawbacks to both.

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Factors to Consider When Buying a New Heater

Monday, December 12th, 2016

We may be known for our heat, but that doesn’t mean that winter doesn’t pack quite the punch when temperatures drop. If the last week is any indication, winter is definitely on its way. When it hits full force, you’ll want to ensure that you have a fully functioning heating system—particularly for those chilly nights we’re sure to experience.

So, if you were already thinking of shopping for a new heating system, now is the time to do so! But, we advise against just rushing out and selecting the first heater that you find. There are a couple factors to keep in mind when making this important purchase.

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Help Your Heater Out by Scheduling Maintenance Now

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Our summers may be long, but they aren’t endless. Eventually winter does come, and at least at night our temperatures will drop to a point where we’d be pretty uncomfortable without an effective heater in our homes.

Of course, with how much we spend on energy to run our air conditioners for the majority of the year, it’s only natural that you’d want to save money when using your heater. Fortunately, it is possible to do this by scheduling routine heating system maintenance.

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Do You Know Why Diesel Particulate Filters Need Cleaning?

Monday, September 19th, 2016

For years, diesel engines have effectively moved heavy loads that other engines simply can’t handle. Diesel engines are powerful, effective, and essential to the operation of many different vehicles and machines that make modern luxuries possible. However, they are also the cause of a considerable amount of pollution—more so than any type of combustion engine.

As a solution to this problem, the diesel particular filter was created. This filter is designed to capture the majority of the pollution that’s given off by diesel engines. Though efficient, it does come with requirements—namely the requirement to have the filter regularly cleaned. Keep reading to learn more about the function of this filter and why it’s so important that it be cleaned.

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How Do Professionals Determine the Right Air Conditioner Size?

Monday, August 8th, 2016

When it comes to having a new air conditioning system installed, your natural inclination is likely to purchase the most powerful system within your budget. Unfortunately, while this may make perfect sense for some types of appliances, this is the wrong thing to do with an AC system purchase. An air conditioner that is not appropriately installed—and appropriately sized by professionals—can run into many problems.

In fact, the majority of premature air conditioner failures are related to the way the unit was installed to begin with. It’s important when making this kind of purchase that you understand what our professionals do upon installation to meet proper building codes and to ensure that you have the space to accommodate the system of your choice.

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Don’t Ignore These AC Repair Warning Signs

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Here we are at the peak of summer, with temperatures continuing to soar. The last thing you likely want to encounter at this time is a broken down air conditioning system, or even one that is experiencing concerning symptoms.

Fortunately, it’s rare that an air conditioner completely fails without first showing some warning signs. It’s important to be aware of these warning signs so that you know when it’s time to call in the professionals. Remember, the sooner an AC problem is fixed, the better. Keep an eye—and ear—out for these following signs.

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Choosing the Right AC System for Your Home

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Summer may have only just officially begun, but we’ve been feeling the heat for quite a while already. With that in mind, we hope that you haven’t encountered any detrimental issues with your air conditioning system. If you have, however, and you are thinking that it might be time to replace your AC system, then you have some things to consider.

First and foremost, is your current system the best type of air conditioner for your home and your needs? Also, should you go with a different brand, or model? Don’t forget about the efficiency rating either; some types of systems are much more efficient than others. Below, we’ve shared 3 other “must-haves” when you are considering a new air conditioner for your home.

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Factors to Consider During a New Air Conditioner Installation

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

When it comes to having an air conditioner installed or replaced, it is certainly not a “one-size-fits-all” type of job. A quality air conditioner installation involves many steps, which should be completed by a professional rather than an unlicensed handyman or hopeful “do-it-yourself-er.”

Many homeowners believe that the most important part of selecting a new air conditioning system is the unit’s efficiency. While this is certainly a large part of the puzzle, it’s only a portion of what contributes to quality installation. There are many other factors to consider during a new air conditioner installation, some of which we’ve outlined below.

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