Heat Pump Refrigerants Changing: Why Homeowners Should Care

Heat Pump Refrigerants Changing Again: Why Homeowners Should Care We have reported on past phaseouts of refrigerants used in residential air conditioners and heat pumps previously, and another transition is on the way. Refrigerants are used in both air conditioners and heat pumps. Heat pumps have a nifty reversing valve that uses refrigerant to transfer [...]

Heat Pump Refrigerants Changing: Why Homeowners Should Care2023-11-06T15:02:28-06:00

When a Bigger Heat Pump Is Not What You Need to Stay Cool

When a Bigger Heat Pump Is Not What You Need to Stay Cool When the summer heat arrives in Texas, do not be tempted to buy a heat pump system that is too big. Bigger is not always better when you’re purchasing a replacement HVAC system to keep your home or business cool. The most [...]

When a Bigger Heat Pump Is Not What You Need to Stay Cool2023-07-10T03:01:32-06:00

Why Replace Your Air Conditioner with an Efficient Air-source Heat Pump?

Why Replace Your Air Conditioner with an Efficient Air-source Heat Pump? Can a heat pump system keep me cool? West Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast are known for their scorching hot and humid summers. The cooling season lasts much of the year, and homeowners are relying on their heating and cooling systems to keep [...]

Why Replace Your Air Conditioner with an Efficient Air-source Heat Pump?2023-07-10T03:01:33-06:00

Homeowner Tips: Benefits of HVAC Matched Systems

Homeowner Tips: Benefits of HVAC Matched Systems Owning a home requires a lot of learning as you go, including understanding why HVAC matched systems are a good idea.  A home’s heating and cooling system is probably one of the most hard-working appliances. Your HVAC system, which stands for heating, ventilation and air conditioning system, never [...]

Homeowner Tips: Benefits of HVAC Matched Systems2023-07-10T03:01:35-06:00

Residential AC and Heat Pump Refrigerants Under Increased Regulation

Residential AC and Heat Pump Refrigerants Under Increased Regulation Refrigerants today are highly regulated hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) that are used in more than just air conditioners and heat pumps. They are used in refrigerators, freezers, automobile AC systems, heat pump water heaters, fire suppressant systems, foams, solvents aerosols, and more. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  requires [...]

Residential AC and Heat Pump Refrigerants Under Increased Regulation2024-01-29T10:48:06-06:00

Why Are Refrigerant Prices Going Up?

Your AC: Why Are Refrigerant Prices Going Up? Refrigerant prices are going up again, which isn’t good news for your AC unit.  Fortunately, most newer air conditioning units and heat pumps today should not need a repair involving refrigerant for some time.  Regular AC Maintenance Prevents Refrigerant Problems & Breakdowns An air conditioning unit or [...]

Why Are Refrigerant Prices Going Up?2023-07-10T03:01:38-06:00

How SEER2 HVAC Standards Affect Texas Homeowners

How SEER2 HVAC Standards Affect Texas Homeowners See the interactive map from the Texas State Climatologist. Whether we like it or not, how we heat and cool our homes here on the Texas Gulf Coast is changing with new SEER2 HVAC standards. The Texas State Climatologist located at Texas A&M's College of [...]

How SEER2 HVAC Standards Affect Texas Homeowners2024-01-29T10:10:57-06:00

HVAC Replacement and Installation: What to Know

HVAC Replacement and Installation: What to Know Is your residential property in desperate need of an HVAC replacement and installation? Do you feel as if there are looming air conditioner repairs or other AC maintenance needs that have to occur? If so, then you need to learn all that you can to make the most [...]

HVAC Replacement and Installation: What to Know2023-07-10T03:02:10-06:00

HVAC Service: Lessons Learned from a Winter Storm

HVAC Service: Lessons Learned from a Winter Storm Last week’s winter storm disrupted all of our lives here in Richmond, Texas and made HVAC service hard to get. The snow and ice from the Arctic blast made roads hazardous, and to top it off, many of us dealt with power outages. The HVAC systems – [...]

HVAC Service: Lessons Learned from a Winter Storm2024-01-29T10:39:28-06:00

Why Is HVAC Maintenance Important?

Why Is HVAC Maintenance Important? HVAC systems can be costly and necessary investments for many homeowners. Just like how you wouldn't drive a car without ever changing its oil, you also shouldn't operate your HVAC system without ever practicing proper HVAC maintenance. When you practice proper HVAC maintenance, you'll extend the life of your HVAC [...]

Why Is HVAC Maintenance Important?2023-07-10T03:02:22-06:00
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