How to Test Indoor Air Quality?

March 19, 2020

An essential part of keeping your family safe in your home is being aware of potential risks. Before you can take action, though, you must collect information. One risk you might face in your home is poor air quality. In many cases, pollutants become suspended in the air in your home. This may lead to various short-term and chronic health conditions. Before you can take action to remove these contaminants, you have to understand which ones are there. To help you keep the air in your Lewisville home as healthy as possible, here are some tips for testing your indoor...

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How Does a Furnace Work?

February 20, 2020

Most people do not realize the simplicity of their heating system. It is important, though, to understand how it works so you know what to do when something acts up. Basic Troubleshooting First It’s quite likely that you’re reading this because you are experiencing a problem with your furnace. There are two simple fixes you should try right now. First, check your furnace filters. Clogged filters prevent air from flowing through the system, and this can put extraordinary strain on some components. Second, check the batteries in your thermostat. A poor electrical signal from the thermostat can cause the furnace...

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How Does Indoor Air Quality Affect Our Health?

February 10, 2020

If the air quality in your home is poor, it can lead to a variety of short- and long-term health issues. Indoor air pollution can get worse in homes that don’t get enough fresh air flushed through them. If your house is next to a busy street or in a polluted area, you might have to take extra precautions to keep the air in your home safe. Short-Term Health Effects When you’re in a highly polluted environment, you may experience several symptoms. Indoor air pollution can cause anything from dizziness to fatigue. It’s also associated with throat, nose, and eye...

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Why Does My Thermostat Click When It Comes On?

January 20, 2020

Are you ever relaxing at home when you get surprised by a loud click? A lot of thermostats make a clunking, clicking or ticking noise as they turn on, and some homeowners wonder if they need to be concerned. Keep reading to get the answer to all your questions about thermostat noises. Is Thermostat Clicking Normal? The first misconception to clear up is the idea that a clicking thermostat is bad. It is actually very common for thermostats to make noise. In fact, a thermostat that does not click when you adjust the settings can be a sign that your...

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Symptoms of a Dirty Coil

January 12, 2020

Cleanliness is key when it comes to heating and cooling your home affordably and efficiently. In addition to cleaning and routinely replacing your air filter, your HVAC system’s evaporator coil also needs attention. If you’ve never looked at your evaporator coil, the following symptoms indicate that it’s likely time for a cleaning. Reduced Effectiveness One of the first signs of a dirty coil you may notice is your air conditioner suddenly become less effective at cooling your home. Dust and grime diminish the evaporator coil’s ability to remove heat from the air. At , we’ve seen this problem all too...

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New Year’s Resolutions for Your HVAC System

December 25, 2019

Finding ways to save a little bit of extra money is a fairly common New Year’s resolution. You can put yourself on the path to significant cost savings in the new year by merely finding more efficient ways to heat and cool your home. When your home’s HVAC system is not running efficiently, it expends unneeded energy, which costs money. However, by working with qualified HVAC technicians, like those at in Lewisville, Texas, you can bring comfort and efficiency to your home. The following are some ways you can fatten your wallet in 2020. Invest in Maintenance Instead of ignoring...

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What Causes Heating Repairs?

December 20, 2019

When a furnace runs without problems, homeowners don’t pay much attention to it. When problems arise, however, the heater will suddenly become a top priority. Smart homeowners should learn a little bit about the reasons for heater-related repairs. Understanding why furnaces may require repair work helps with potentially preventing problems or addressing them without delays. The Pilot Light Went Out Once the pilot light goes out, there’s nothing to create the flames on the gas-powered burner. An extinguished pilot light is quite common. Reviewing the owner’s manual should tell the tale about how to light it. Often, merely pressing a...

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HVAC DuctWork – what is it and why is it important?

December 15, 2019

Ductwork or air ducts are the tubes that feed air from your home into the HVAC unit located in your attic or a closet where it is cooled or heated. Then exits the unit via the supply ducts to the grills located around your home. Having ductwork in good condition is key to your system efficiency, air quality, and your comfort. What are the sub-components? Return There is a return grill located in the ceiling near the location of the unit in a hallway. At a minimum, there is at least one in your home. If it’s not in the...

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How Do I Know If My Ducts Need To Be Cleaned?

December 10, 2019

What are ducts? In your attic, there are large silver tubes or air ducts which transfer air from inside your home to the HVAC in the attic to be cooled or heated then pushing it back through the tubes (ducts) to the grills around your home.

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What Are the Different Types of HVAC Systems?

December 5, 2019

A question a homeowner will be faced with when dealing with this question is difficult to answer. Especially when only having to deal with this every 10 plus years. It’s a big investment and locks a homeowner to the decision typically for the life of HVAC systems. What are the different parts of HVAC systems and what do they do? Furnace Evaporator coil Condenser Thermostat Heat pump Air Handler Mini-split VRF – Variable refrigerant flow Conventional Straight AC/ split system HVAC systems Connected Home/ Smart Home New system replacement Partial replacement Ductwork Furnace The furnace, which is typically located in...

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