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Everything You Need to Know About Radiant Heating

December 3rd, 2018

Family warm up hands over electric heaterThere are a lot of heating systems out there, and choosing the right one for your home can be tricky. A qualified technician can help you select the right system for your home’s specific needs. If you are considering a radiant heating system for your household comfort, there are some things that we would like you to know.

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Common Winter Furnace Problems and How to Avoid Them

November 19th, 2018

Technician servicing the gas boiler for hot water and heatingThe last thing you want during this winter in Lake Jackson is a faulty furnace system. Furnace breakdowns are incredibly inconvenient especially now that we’re getting to the coldest part of the year. Furnace problems may seem inevitable—your heater incurs wear and tear over time, right? While time is a strain against your furnace, you don’t have to helplessly watch your system wither away. There are many things you can do to avoid furnace problems this winter. If you need furnace repair in Lake Jackson, TX then contact our team. If you’d like to know what furnace problems are common here in Texas and how you can avoid a repair charge, then keep reading below.

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Why is My Boiler Making Rumbling Noises?

November 5th, 2018

BoilerIs your boiler making a sound like an overgrown tea kettle boiling over? If so, you have a bit of a problem. That sound is called kettling, and it is a symptom of a serious issue afflicting a boiler system. We highly recommend that you call on a professional technician for a repair appointment as soon as you notice this sound coming from your boiler. But while you’re waiting for your technician to arrive and fix the problem, read on to find out why kettling is such a big threat to the health of your boiler system.

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Should I Replace My Furnace This Fall?

October 22nd, 2018

FurnaceBefore too long, you’re going to be relying on your furnace to keep your home warm from day to day. Most people prepare for the added strain that this will put on their system by scheduling preventive maintenance for it before heating season starts. For some systems, though, maintenance won’t be enough to get them through the winter. If your furnace is not up to the task of getting you through the next few months, it’s best that you replace it now rather than midway through the season. The best way to determine whether or not your furnace needs replacement is to contact a professional and have them examine it for you. Before that happens, you can also take a look at the symptoms below to help you determine whether or not it’s time to consider replacement.

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Preparations You Should Be Making For Heating Season Right Now!

October 8th, 2018

gas-burnerSure, it’s still pretty hot out most days. Summer is coming to an end sooner than you think, however, which means you should be thinking about the kind of preparations you should be making for the fall and winter seasons. If you take these steps now, you won’t have to scramble to get them done when the weather starts to cool off. Check out the following tips to help get your home ready for heating season.

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Is It Too Late for Air Conditioning Maintenance?

September 24th, 2018

air-conditioner-installationNo! It’s never too late for air conditioning maintenance! That doesn’t mean that you’re going to get the most out of your maintenance any time of year, of course, but there are always benefits to doing it. If you have waited most of the summer to schedule preventive maintenance, don’t despair! Read on to find out more about how why air conditioning maintenance matters, and why you should schedule it this season instead of waiting. We offer a full range of HVAC maintenance services in Lake Jackson, TX. We will make sure that your air conditioner is as healthy as possible.

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Pointers for Keeping Air Conditioning Efficiency High This Summer

September 10th, 2018

Air conditioner in need of service or repair.The official end of summer may be drawing near, but for Texas residents, we know there isn’t much relief from the heat. Therefore, you’re probably grateful if you have a fully functioning air conditioning system—life can be pretty unbearable without one! Hopefully, you had yours maintained at the beginning of the season so it’s less likely to experience problems.

Still though, even with maintenance, you may not be using your air conditioner as efficiently as possible, and therefore might be spending money you don’t need to. There’s good news, however! There is something you can do about it. And no, we aren’t going to say, “just replace your air conditioner” (although, if yours is more than a decade old, let’s start talking about an upgrade).

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Signs It May Be Time for a New Air Conditioner

August 27th, 2018

air-conditionerYou can get a lot of years of great service out of your air conditioner, if you take good care of it. That doesn’t mean you can rely on it indefinitely, though. Sooner or later, time and wear come for us all. If your air conditioner is on its last legs, it’s a good idea to be able to spot the warning signs before it fails completely. You don’t want to try and get an air conditioner replaced during peak demand season, while also having to suffer the interim in the heat without a functioning air conditioner. For those reasons, we recommend that you take a look down at the signs that you might need a new AC system.

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3 Great Ways to Kill Your Air Conditioner

August 13th, 2018

air-conditionerSummer is the best time of year to absolutely destroy your air conditioner, if that’s a thing you want to do. Most people don’t, and for good reason. It’s nice to have a way to stay cool when record high temperatures are happening outside. Still, if for some reason you’re really determined to shorten your air conditioner’s lifespan as much as possible (and you shouldn’t be) then you should take a look at the following ways to do that.

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Remember: Your Heat Pump Needs Maintenance Twice a Year to Stay Healthy!

July 30th, 2018

heat-pump-maintenance You’re probably tired of hearing us talk about this over and over again, but it’s pretty important so we’re going to just keep talking about it: maintenance is important. You don’t want do wait for a problem to show itself with obvious symptoms before addressing it. This is doubly important for heat pumps. If you haven’t already scheduled preventive maintenance for your heat pump, you should do it sooner rather than later. Yes, even if you had maintenance done on your heat pump less than a year ago. Read on to find out why bi-annual heat pump maintenance is so important.

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