When to Schedule an Air Quality Inspection

October 20, 2020

Assessing the quality of your indoor air is an essential step toward keeping your family safe and healthy. Whereas air conditioning equipment performs the vital task of maintaining top quality air, inspections are necessary to ensure that the equipment performs just right. Many homeowners often ask the question of how regularly you should perform these inspections. Here are the various circumstances that should prompt you to conduct an air quality inspection in your house or office. As Regularly as Possible Inspection of indoor air quality should be conducted regularly, preferably at least twice a year. Conducting the assessment on such...

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4 Ways to Prevent HVAC Failure

September 22, 2020

Katy, TX, has hot summers and chilly winters, so you’ll rely on your heating and air conditioning system all year long. The last thing you want to deal with on a cold winter night or sweltering summer day is an HVAC failure. Follow these tips on four ways to prevent heating and air conditioning system failures. 1. Replace the Filter Air filters keep heating and cooling systems clean. A dirty filter allows dust and other particles to infiltrate the system and cause extra wear and tear. Dirty filters also reduce HVAC efficiency by 15% or more. Replacing the filter only...

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AC Won’t Cool? Here’s Why

August 17, 2020

During a long, hot summer, there’s nothing more refreshing than walking into your Richmond, TX, home and enjoying the blast of cool, comfortable air. If your air conditioner is malfunctioning, though, this much-anticipated moment could turn out to be quite disappointing. Here are a few causes of a malfunctioning air conditioner that we at see fairly frequently. Low Refrigerant The refrigerant in your air conditioner from works hard. Traveling between the compressor outside and the evaporator coil inside, the refrigerant changes back and forth between a gas and a liquid. This change in form accompanies a change in temperature that...

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How to Improve Seasonal Allergies with Better Indoor Air

July 16, 2020

In addition to being irritating, allergies can be downright hazardous to your health. Common allergy symptoms are sneezing, runny noses, and itchy eyes. Fortunately, there are some HVAC-related solutions to these allergies. Let us take a close look at how to improve seasonal allergies. Air Purifiers Air purifiers offer some fantastic ways of improving seasonal allergies. When the air inside your home is cleaner, there is a lower chance of your allergies flaring up. Air purifiers remove dust and dirt particles from the air. Although these particles are far too small to be seen by the naked eye, you can...

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Are Humidifiers Good For Your Health

June 18, 2020

Humidity describes the relative levels of moisture that exist in the air. The proper level for comfort and health should be between 30% and 60%. Levels that are higher or lower can cause discomfort and even health issues. Installing a portable or whole-house humidifier can correct the humidity levels in your home, and you and your family will benefit from the results. Respiratory Ailments A common health issue faced by people who reside in areas of low humidity is an increased prevalence of viruses. Viruses tend to survive longer in dry, cool air, thus explaining why the flu season tends...

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How to Reduce AC Power Consumption

May 14, 2020

In the hot climate of Richmond, TX, AC power consumption is a top concern of homeowners. Your energy bills shouldn’t be expensive if your AC is receiving annual maintenance. Other ways to reduce power consumption include changing the air filter monthly, using a smart thermostat and turning the thermostat up just one degree. 1. Turn the Thermostat Up One Degree You’re not likely to notice a difference in indoor comfort by turning up your thermostat’s set point by 1one degree. This one degree does make a difference in reducing your AC power consumption, though. 2. Install a Smart Thermostat An...

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Ways to Prevent Sickness With Indoor Air Quality Products

April 17, 2020

When you or someone in your house coughs or sneezes, tiny droplets become suspended in the air. Those droplets could contain millions of bacteria or viruses. The next person to walk past could breathe them in and become infected. Here are three ways to prevent sickness with indoor air quality products for your home in Richmond, Katy, or a surrounding area. 1. Use a Dehumidifier Laundry rooms, bathrooms, basements, and cellars can get quite humid. The high humidity levels allow mold to thrive. Mold spores are a common cause of poor indoor air quality. For high moisture in a small...

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5 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality & Reduce Allergens

March 8, 2020

There are many pollutants and allergens in your home’s air. An easy way to see this is to go into a dark room and shine a flashlight. Indoor air quality is often two to five times more polluted than outdoor air. Here are five things you can do to improve your home’s indoor air quality. 1. Keep Floors Clean Carpets and other floorings need to be cleaned at least twice a week. You should use a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter for the best results. This will get rid of pet dander, pollen, fire-retardant chemicals and dust mites. You...

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How Does a Heating System Work?

February 6, 2020

How your heater keeps your indoor air warm will vary depending on the style of the system installed. As we discuss the different home heating systems available, there’s one overriding principle that applies to all indoor heaters. Warm air rises, and cold air falls. Once you understand this, managing indoor air becomes a simple process. Forced Air Heating Forced air heating systems distribute warm air using a blower or fan. Heated air forces through the metal ductwork by the blower and delivers air into each room through a series of registers or grilles. The heated air arrives through the supply...

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Why You Should Invest in a Smart Thermostat

January 3, 2020

There’s a lot of buzz about smart thermostats — and for a good reason. They can save you a lot of money on your energy bill and are very easy to use, especially compared to programmable thermostats. Here are a few reasons one of these can fit into your home. They Lower Your Energy Bill Smart thermostats learn your routines, such as when you are home, away, and asleep. They don’t waste energy heating or cooling your house when you are asleep or away. These thermostats can also show you how to arrange your schedule to save even more money....

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