The Latest on EPA Regulations Before Replacing an Air Conditioner

The Latest on EPA Regulations Before Replacing an Air Conditioner The latest EPA regulations affect home and business owners' decisions on the timing for replacing an air conditioner or heat pump these days. Whether you realize it or not, the U.S. government is working to honor global climate agreements (i.e., the Kigali Amendment) by reducing [...]

The Latest on EPA Regulations Before Replacing an Air Conditioner2024-01-26T13:00:21-06:00

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

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

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

What You Need to Know About Your HVAC System in a New Home

What You Need to Know About Your HVAC System in a New Home When you are building a new home, there are many decisions to make before construction begins including for your HVAC system. Your air conditioning and heating system is your home's largest consumer of energy such as electricity and natural gas or propane. [...]

What You Need to Know About Your HVAC System in a New Home2023-07-10T03:01:42-06:00

Is Your Heater Not Working? 8 Common Repairs

Is Your Heater Not Working? 8 Common Repairs When you wake up to a chilly house, it is a startling realization to discover a heater not working! There are a number of reasons that can cause a heater to malfunction. Sometimes the fix is simple – such as replacing batteries in your thermostat. Other times [...]

Is Your Heater Not Working? 8 Common Repairs2023-07-10T03:01:45-06:00

What to Know Before Replacing a Furnace or Heater

What to Know Before Replacing a Furnace or Heater On those rare days in Katy, Texas in Fort Bend County when temperatures dip below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, you may be wondering if the time is drawing near for replacing a furnace or heater. Gas furnaces and electric heaters are the primary appliance HVAC contractors recommend [...]

What to Know Before Replacing a Furnace or Heater2023-07-10T03:01:46-06:00

7 Furnace Safety Features to Stay Safe in the Winter

7 Furnace Safety Features to Stay Safe in the Winter When the cold fronts start rolling in on the Texas Gulf Coast, many of us begin to think about furnace safety and what maintenance might be needed. Turning on the furnace attached to your central air system is one way to keep everyone toasty warm. [...]

7 Furnace Safety Features to Stay Safe in the Winter2024-01-29T09:40:40-06:00

Everything A Homeowner Could Want To Know About HVAC Maintenance

Everything A Homeowner Could Want To Know About HVAC Maintenance As the temperatures rise, everyone is clicking on their air conditioner to stay cool during the warm afternoons. Most of us want to take good care of our home but may not know how to take the best care of a home’s biggest appliance—its HVAC [...]

Everything A Homeowner Could Want To Know About HVAC Maintenance2023-07-10T03:01:52-06:00
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