The Benefits of Geothermal Heating and Cooling

April 25th, 2016

Riverside, TX has its share of big properties, and with our hot summers and cool winters, everyone is looking at the bottom line as far as heating and cools bills go. You may not be aware of the fact that your property can actively help you save money on energy costs, with the benefits of geothermal heating and cooling. This innovative system makes use of the infinitely renewable energy from the earth itself, and as such can provide a number of advantages. Here’s how it all works. Continue Reading

How to Make the Best Use of Your Thermostat

April 18th, 2016

Trinity, TX gets its share of hot summers, and that means your air conditioner should be the focus of your attention in the next few months. But you shouldn’t overlook the role that a good thermostat plays in the process. Thermostats act as the control panel for your system: the point at which you exercise complete control over when the air conditioner is used and, as a consequence, how much its use will cost you. Everyone wants a cool, comfortable home in the summer months, but no one wants to pay any more than is necessary for it. The thermostat is one of the best ways to do that. Here’s a few tips that demonstrate how. Continue Reading

Foods You Should Never Throw Down Your Garbage Disposal Drain

April 11th, 2016

A garbage disposal is one of the most common items in your home, and you likely use it every day. Clogs or back-ups with your garbage disposal rank among the most common problems we need to solve, and while Riverside, TX has plumbers that can solve the issue, we’d prefer to help you avoid trouble in the first place. That means watching what you toss down the drain very carefully. Garbage disposals aren’t meant to grind up certain foods, and the wrong ones can result in clogs or even damage to the disposal itself. Take a look at the following list and find some other way of disposing of these foods. Continue Reading

Efficiency and Savings with Your Air Conditioner

April 4th, 2016

Spring is here, and with it comes the prospect of trading your old air conditioner up for a new one. Or perhaps you’re just looking for ways to improve your existing system’s efficiency and save some money when summer hits Madison County, TX like a brick. The key determining factor in an air conditioner’s efficiency is the SEER rating, which stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. The higher the rating, the more cooling output your air conditioner produces for the fuel it consumes. High SEER ratings are definitely preferred to low ones, but that’s not the same as automatically saving you money. Cutting down on that bill means understanding how efficiency works. Continue Reading

3 Causes of Heat Pump Failure This Spring

March 28th, 2016

When heat pumps encounter problems this spring, it usually stems from one major cause: a lack of cool air when you turn them on. Heat pumps have likely been in warming mode for more of the winter, but spring has arrived in Normangee, TX, and that means you ‘’ll be switching it over to cooling mode before long, if you haven’t done so already.  You may be in for a bit of a shock if you do so only to find that there’s no cool air coming out of your system. There’s a number of reasons why, and the issue may have lingered for weeks or even months since you spent the winter with your system in heating mode. Here are three potential causes to look out for. Continue Reading

3 Things to Look for in a Commercial HVAC Service

March 21st, 2016

A comfortable environment is one of the foundations of good office space. It means your employees can do their jobs without distraction and helps customers feel at ease when they arrive. Bedias, TX and other nearby towns host their share of businesses and retail spaces, all of which need commercial HVAC systems as part of their operations. A good service can be your best friend on this front: providing timely repairs, installation, maintenance and replacement on your system just when you need it the most. Selecting such a partner to keep your commercial HVAC system running is very important, not only for you but for your business as well. Here are 3 things to look for in a commercial HVAC service. Continue Reading

Consider Installing a Generator This Spring

March 14th, 2016

Everything comes bigger in Texas, and unfortunately, that can include the weather as well. Our civic electrical grid here in North Zulch, TX is very dependable, but nothing is guaranteed during a storm or tornado. Furthermore, if you live in a rural area away from the civic grid, you’ll need reliable electrical power regardless of what the weather is like. For all those reasons, a reliable generator for your home is a good investment this spring. If you’ve made that decision, fantastic! The next step is to discuss your options with a trained professional. Here’s a few tips to think about as you get started. Continue Reading

Fight Allergies this Spring with a UV Air Purifier

March 7th, 2016

Spring is on its way here in Madisonville, TX, and with it comes the inevitable onslaught of pollen and other biological contaminants to invade your home. If you suffer from allergies or someone in your family does, you know how distressing this time of year can be. Any steps you can take to make the air in your home cleaner and safer are steps well worth taking. A UV air purifier, which shines an ultraviolet light across the apex of your cooling ducts and forces air to pass through it when you run your heater or air conditioning, is an ideal way to fight allergies this spring. We’ve provided a quick breakdown on how it works. Continue Reading

Why Is My Furnace Making a Strange Noise?

February 29th, 2016

We can’t all be furnace experts, but it doesn’t take an expert to spot the signs that something’s wrong with yours. Furthermore, now is the time to keep an extra close eye on your furnace, since we’re reaching the end of heating season here in Madisonville, TX. That’s usually the time when trouble arises, since your heater has likely been running most days since winter began. The easiest way to spot signs that something’s wrong is to listen for a strange noise coming from your furnace: anything out of the ordinary suggests a problem that needs fixing. The minute you hear such a noise, shut off your heater and summon a repair service. Continue Reading

Late Winter Heating Repair Issues

February 22nd, 2016

We’re coming to the tail end of winter here in Huntsville, TX, with a few more weeks of cold weather followed by the beginnings of spring. Your heating system has likely seen regular use for several months. Now is usually the time when repair calls to our offices start to spike, as all that use leads to problems that can’t wait until spring. A timely maintenance session can help catch potential repair issues before they shut your furnace down, but you should also look for any late winter heating repair issues that may crop up. Here’s a list of a few of them for you to consider. Continue Reading