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Commercial Air Conditioning Services Keep Your Business Running

July 17th, 2017

commercial-hvac-systemsIf you own a business or manage an office space, you know how important it is to keep your space comfortable. That means not only having a quality commercial air conditioning system installed, but choosing the right team to keep it maintained and perform repairs when the need arises. That’s trickier than it sounds, and certainly more complex than handling a residential air conditioning system. The team you choose to take care of your system can play a huge role in the day-to-day functions of your business.

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Why Should You Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance?

July 3rd, 2017

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Air conditioning maintenance is a bit like a tune-up on your car. It doesn’t require a specific problem to address and it can usually be conducted in a comparatively short amount of time. The technician arrives and gives your system a close look, correcting any little problems along the way.

That can include things like clogged filters, dust on the components and loose bolts that cause their components to rattle in their housings. It also entails a close look for any signs of more serious problems that may cause a breakdown in the future. If such an issue is spotted, it lets the homeowner schedule a formal repair session, and often repairs can take place immediately provided the technician has the right equipment for the job.

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Can Your Home Benefit from a Zone Control System?

June 19th, 2017

zone-control-systemWith summer on its way and temperatures already high, now is the time to take a good look at your air conditioning. That can extend to more than just the need for repairs or a maintenance session. Our Texas heat means your system is going to be put to the test, which means higher monthly energy bills almost by default. Once you ensure that your system is able to handle the job, the next question becomes how to reduce those bills as much as you can.

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How Does Hydro Jetting Work?

June 5th, 2017

hydro-jetting-plumbing-clogsEvery plumbing system encounters clogs now and again. It’s an unfortunate reality of owning a home. While common, however, clogs should usually be dealt with by a professional plumber, who has the training and equipment to do the job far more effectively than any store-bought snake or cleanser.

Nowhere is that more evidence than with the use of hydro jetting: one of the safest and most efficient ways of cleaning your pipes and reason enough to call a trained professional with every clog, no matter how seemingly mild it is. How does hydro jetting work and why is it so efficient? Read on for the answers.

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Schedule Annual Maintenance for Your Water Heater

May 22nd, 2017

water-heater-maintenanceWater heaters are one of the unsung heroes of our households: quietly and reliably providing hot water for cooking, cleaning and bathing. But because they’re so reliable – as well as being tucked away in seldom-used parts of the house like the basement – it can often be hard to notice the signs of trouble. That, more than any other factor, contributes to high repair bills: the homeowner’s unawareness of the issue until it’s too late.

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3 Ways to Improve Air Conditioning Efficiency

May 8th, 2017

air-conditioning-efficiencyAir conditioners consume energy to provide cooling power for your home, which is what you pay for when those bills arrive every month. With summer on the way, those bills are going to go up almost by default, since you’ll be running your air conditioner more often to compensate for our high Texas heat. Just because you need to pay more, however, doesn’t mean you should pay more than is necessary. By taking steps now, you can improve your air conditioner’s efficiency, allowing it to use the energy you pay for better and lowering your monthly bills in the process. Here are 3 specific ways to accomplish that.

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Do You Need a New Air Conditioner?

April 24th, 2017

new-air-conditioningSpring is here, and summer will arrive before you know it: bringing with it high temperatures and stifling humidity. If you have an older air conditioner, you may be wondering whether you should replace it now, or let it run for another summer or two. There’s no correct choice to make, since each air conditioner is different, and your circumstances may not resemble anyone else’s.

Now is the right time to ponder the issue, however. If you decide you need a new air conditioner, you still have several weeks to sort out the specifics, and can plan the installation at your leisure. Contrast that with a sudden breakdown in the middle of summer, forcing you to scramble to get a new system installed as quickly as possible.

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3 Reasons to Schedule Water Heater Maintenance

April 10th, 2017

Water heaters are an essential part of modern life, providing clean hot water for cooking and cleaning at very little cost. They do their jobs quietly for the most part, and stay out of the way in spots like the basement or garage where you don’t have to think about them very often. But water heaters run into trouble from time to time like any other appliance in your home, and owing to their quiet nature, you may not spot the signs until it’s far too late to do anything about them.

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Consider a Ductless HVAC System

March 27th, 2017

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Spring is the time to take stock of one’s air conditioning options and plan for any replacement that may be needed. It’s also a good time to consider alternative options and look into solutions to your household air conditioning that you might not have considered before. Most of us are accustomed to traditional centralized air conditioners, which cool the air in a single location and distribute it via a series of ducts.

They’re an inexpensive and efficient system but they’re not right for every home. If you’re considering a new air conditioning system this summer – or if your home can’t support centralized air and you’re looking for another option, consider a ductless HVAC system.

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How Plumbers Use Video Pipe Inspection

March 13th, 2017

Plumbing_iStock_000007922687_Full-meOnce upon a time, plumbing was a matter of skill and hard work, and while plumbers had their trusty box of tools ready to go, the basics didn’t change much. But the 21 Century has seen huge advances in technology over a number of fields, and plumbers have taken advantage of that with new exciting equipment that makes it easier than ever to assist their customers. That’s one of the reasons why you should always count on a professional to deal with issues in your piping rather than trying to correct it yourself.

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