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How to Make Your A/C Colder All Summer Long

The Tarrant County cooling season is long and hot, and your air conditioner works hard to keep you comfortable. There are several things you can do to take a load off of your system and help it cool you more efficiently and effectively. These tips on how to make the A/C colder not only will improve you comfort level as the temperatures rise, but will also help lower your cooling costs this summer.... Read More »

The Energy Star Logo is Your Guiding Light for Efficient HVAC Upgrades

Should you need to replace your current air conditioning system, look for a new one that carries the Energy Star logo. Appliances earn this designation from the U.S. EPA by demonstrating that they have exceptional energy efficiency. In light of the fact that a cooling system draws considerable electricity and our cooling season is long, choosing one that carries the Energy Star designation helps t... Read More »

Find Out the Benefits of Home Insulation in All Seasons

When you want to increase your indoor comfort year-round without running up your cooling and heating bills, give some thought to home insulation. It’s part of your home’s overall energy efficiency because it slows thermal transfer into or from your home. The most common types of insulation used in homes include fiberglass batts or blown-in products made from recycled paper or fiberglas... Read More »

Want Cleaner Air? Consider Some of the Best Air Purifying Plants for Your Home

Most of us spend much of our time inside well-sealed homes and office buildings. While many of these buildings are sealed in order to keep the outside elements out, unfortunately they also excel at keeping harmful toxins trapped within. Recent studies have shown that pollutants like toluene, ethyl acetate, methylene, xylene, acetone and chloroform are more prevalent in indoor environments than out... Read More »

Tips to Improve Your Home’s Air Flow

Have you ever turned on your air conditioner only to find that you can’t feel any air blowing out of your registers? Spending one day in an uncomfortable, hot home will send your family running to the nearest pool. If your air conditioner is not distributing air properly, consider the tips we have included. Check Your Air Registers When you notice weak airflow, the first thing you should do ... Read More »

What Should the Humidity in My Home Be?

Local humidity levels can be frustrating, and when you see your walls begin to sweat during times of high moisture, you may begin to worry. It’s important to understand the impact indoor moisture levels can have on both health and decor. There are some helpful solutions for controlling these conditions. Recommended Indoor RH Levels The relative humidity is a measure of how much moisture is i... Read More »

Ceiling Fans: Your Secret Weapon for Better Cooling

No longer a relic from the past, ceiling fans have made a comeback in newly built homes and existing residences alike. Homeowners and interior designers have begun to recognize that ceiling fans are a cost efficient and effective solution to helping improve the indoor comfort level of a home. By understanding how ceiling fans help cool a home, homeowners can achieve a high level of energy savings ... Read More »

Blown Capacitor: Summer’s Most Common AC Breakdown

The capacitor is an essential component of a central air conditioning system. This electronic device acts as a conduit between the power source and the air conditioner’s fan. When the capacitor is no longer working, the air conditioner will not be able to cycle and the unit could overheat, resulting in a total air conditioning system breakdown. Understanding the functions of the capacitor, w... Read More »

When Do I Need Air Conditioner Compressor Replacement?

A well-built compressor can last up to 15 years or more when properly maintained, working hard to ensure that your Benbrook, TX, home or business stays cool through many hot-weather seasons. An integral part of your cooling system, the compressor also one of the most expensive components to replace when a breakdown occurs. Determining if you need a compressor replacement depends on properly diagno... Read More »

DIY: How to Clean Air Conditioner Evaporator Coils

To keep an air conditioning system properly functioning, its evaporator coils must be kept clean. While this is performed as a part of air conditioner maintenance tune-up visits, it is also something that should be done between HVAC service calls. Cleaning the evaporator coils yourself just takes about an hour of time and a little elbow grease. Steps for Cleaning the Evaporator Unit’s Coils ... Read More »

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