4 Signs Your Air Ducts Are Leaking

Your air conditioning system is responsible for controlling the airflow in your home. Air ducts inside these systems deliver the air throughout the house, and small leaks in them can evolve into huge problems if not fixed. Without much experience, it may be difficult to identify when a leak exists in your system, so here are four signs your air ducts are leaking and may need air duct repair. Higher energy consumption and utility bills This is possibly the most painful sign there’s a leak in your air ducts. If there’s a leak, your HVAC system works harder and longer … Continued

AC Maintenance Plans for the Summer

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There’s a good chance that you’re making a lot of plans as summer approaches rapidly. Plans to travel for vacation, plans to see family, plans to workout to get that “summer bod.”Just as necessary are these plans to ensure an enjoyable summer – you don’t want to neglect having an AC maintenance plan in place to keep you cool throughout. Summer is the prime time for HVAC issues at home. Extreme heat and temperatures are harsh on air conditioning units, since they tend to work harder and longer in the summers to keep homes cool and comfortable. After a while, … Continued

Summer Weather Forecast for San Antonio

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As we go into the summer, we do so knowing that it’s going to be hot. It’s no surprise, and it’s almost as if it’s clockwork: each summer seems warmer than the last. We all face the dread of yet another hotter, meaner summer each year as it approaches, especially in the grand state of Texas. The summer heat endured by Texas every year reaches a level of hot unmatched by most other states in the country, and central Texas cities like San Antonio feel it the most. Just glancing at the monthly weather report for San Antonio, this year … Continued

How to get Cigarette Smoke Smell Out of House

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\Whether you’re a smoker or a non-smoker, most people agree – cigarette odor is distinct and can linger for days. Often, the scent hits you as soon as you open the door of your vacation rental or relative’s home. This can be overwhelming – and you might be asking, how do you remove cigarette smell from an entire home? Your local AC company has the answer. First, you’ll need to invest in the Air Scrubber Plus. Next, gather your supplies. Vinegar will be your best friend for this project. You’ll need at least a gallon to remove the foul smell … Continued

How Aeroseal Can Improve Your Air Quality and Lower Your Energy Bills

The air conditioning and heating in your home goes way beyond just the units themselves. Air ducts play a significant role in the distribution of temperature and air to the rest of the house and require just as much attention and maintenance as the rest of the system. This part of your system is also prone to eventual wear and tear and can eventually encounter leaks that may need sealing. Aeroseal duct sealing is an effective and energy-efficient way to improve air quality and airflow throughout your home, all while lower your energy bills. How does this approach work? Simple. … Continued

3 Things to Check Before You Call Your AC Company

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While you should never hesitate calling on the pros when you’re experiencing HVAC system issues, service calls can be pricey. AC units seem to break at the worst times, but sometimes it’s just a matter of troubleshooting a small malfunction. There’s no need to break the bank for a simple AC repair that you forgot to check yourself. Before you request a technician visit your home for AC repair, save yourself time and money by looking at common and easily fixable failures: Check your breaker, which “trips” or turns off your power supply when overheating occurs. This happens when the … Continued

Why is Upstairs Warmer Than Downstairs?

We’ve all felt it before – the dread of going upstairs. Not because of the dark, creepy crawlies hiding in the attic or the just the fact of having to actually go up the stairs. No, it’s because once we get to the very top, we have to adjust from the cozy, comfortable temperature downstairs to a much hotter second floor.  We’re often left wondering why this happens – especially with the air conditioning on — and how we can fix it. Turns out, there are a couple different answers. In the simplest of terms, heat rises. It’s an age-old … Continued

Jobs You Want a Professional For

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We all would like to think that we can do any fix-it job around the house, but when should you hire a professional? Homeowners can keep up some aspects of heating and AC unit maintenance by replacing filters and checking for leaks, but other system issues require the help of a professional. Here are some things to consider before tackling an air conditioning and heating system repair yourself. Help Your Air Conditioner Do Its Job Efficiently When doing a repair job, you run the risk of creating a short-lived fix. This can put a strain on the unit, which can result in a … Continued

How to Combat Microbial Growth in Your Home

It’s one of a homeowner’s worst nightmares, and unfortunately, it is one of the most common problems everyone must face: microbial growths like mildew and mold infestations. These pesky bacteria can and will grow on anything, so long as there are moisture and low ventilation, and will show no mercy if the proper steps are not taken to eliminate it. These growths can wreak havoc on the home, from producing musty odors to discoloring fabrics and inducing rot in building materials. Beyond the unpleasant smell and visual appearance, having mold in your space can have a significant impact not only … Continued

Improve Your Air Quality in the Winter

Winter is here and so are all of the adjustments that come with it. Leaves have changed colors and fallen along with the temperatures, but did you know your home’s air quality can also be affected? Maintaining the air quality in your house can help with sneezing, coughs, colds, allergies and asthma, which all become a bigger concern during the winter and transitioning months. From simple changes in your regular routine or new innovative products, there are numerous ways to improve your air quality and use your home system to its true and full potential. One of the best ways … Continued