Keep Your Energy Costs Down This Summer

When the mercury creeps higher it's natural to want to ratchet up the air conditioner. But that's not always the most economic or eco-sensitive solution. Believe it or not, making a few simple changes can pay off with a cool house and a lower bill. Thermostat Settings An air conditioner set at [...]

2021-08-10T08:44:46+00:00May 30th, 2021|AC Facts, Money Saving Tips|

Fixing Up A Home You Just Purchased? AC Do’s and Don’ts

Got yourself a fixer upper? Here’s what you need to know when it comes to heating and cooling… Renovating an older home can present many challenges, especially when it comes to heating and cooling. Whether you’re creating your dream home or hoping to sell, the furnace and air conditioning unit need to [...]

2021-08-10T08:42:42+00:00April 6th, 2021|AC Facts, Money Saving Tips|

Tricks to Cut Down on Heat and AC Loss in your home.

Winter Tips for Making Your Home More Energy Efficient Gear up for the coldest time of the year by giving your home a winter makeover. Instead of jacking up your thermostat and adding hundreds of dollars to your heating bill over the next several months, you can keep the cold at bay [...]

2021-08-10T08:39:04+00:00February 1st, 2021|Money Saving Tips|

Maintaining Your Heater in the Winter

Winter often sneaks up on us – and our homes! It’s important to prepare and maintain certain aspects of your house before and during the winter, perhaps most importantly, your heater! Regular maintenance will prevent you from finding your heater broken one cold day. Clean or replace the filter. A dirty or old [...]

2021-08-10T08:38:33+00:00January 17th, 2021|Heating, Money Saving Tips|

Stealing Copper from Air Conditioning, How to Protect Your Property

June 11, 2017 Why all the interest in copper wire from air conditioning units?  Thieves have certainly found it interesting since it has gone up from $1 a pound to up to $4 a pound with $3 being the average amount one can receive from recycling copper!   Thieves are stealing from individuals [...]

2021-08-10T08:35:42+00:00December 1st, 2020|Money Saving Tips|

Troubleshooting Your Furnace

Most of us have already turned the heat on in our home. We will rely on our furnaces to keep our families warm comfortable. To get the most out your heating system, you’ll need professional tune-ups as well as some general homeowner upkeep. Like all other equipment, even with proper maintenance, your [...]

2021-08-10T08:34:46+00:00November 26th, 2020|Money Saving Tips|

Automatic versus the On Setting: Which Thermostat Setting Uses More Energy Dollars$$$?

  Most of us have lived in a home or two that had thermostats.   Most of us have no clear idea what the difference between the Auto setting and the ON setting, and why have the choice? All we know is Auto is the place to be. Why? “On” will cost you [...]

2021-08-10T08:33:24+00:00October 21st, 2020|Money Saving Tips|

Why a Homes Temperatures May be Inconsistent

If you’re living in Texas during the summer,  functioning air conditioner and HVAC system is an absolute necessity. Not only could you be sweating in your own home all summer, but you could be paying for it, too! Temperature inconsistencies can increase energy costs by as much as 40%. If this has been an [...]

2020-09-25T18:29:03+00:00September 24th, 2020|AC Facts, Money Saving Tips|

Installing My Own Thermostat – Good Idea?

Lots of online DIY blogs will give you tips for installing a new thermostat in your home by yourself. Aspects of installing a new thermostat, like attaching the new base to the drywall, are simple for most homeowners with a bit of experience with a drill and drywall anchors. Other parts of [...]

2020-10-13T11:20:57+00:00September 12th, 2020|AC Facts, DIY Ideas, Money Saving Tips|

Do I Need a New Thermostat?

When it comes to a malfunctioning thermostat, there are basically only three different scenarios at play: The thermostat’s not working at all. It’s working intermittently (sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t). The thermostat isn’t functioning properly (it’s either over or under-cooling your home). What can cause these scenarios to occur? What can you [...]

2020-08-27T15:27:01+00:00August 24th, 2020|Heating, Money Saving Tips|
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