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3 Reasons Spring Cleaning Should Include A/C

In Texas, spring is a few short weeks before summer. In preparation for the demand on your air conditioner, now is the time to clean.  You should also call a licensed HVAC professional.  Many companies run a special in April and are slammed with business by May.  Now is the best time to act.  Even …

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3 Things You Need To Know About Galvanized Plumbing

If galvanized pipes are such a problem, why was it made?  Galvanizing steel protects it from the elements and makes it more durable. To galvanize, the steel is dipped into zinc to protect it against corrosion.  However, problems come with age.  While galvanized water distribution pipes last approximately 50 years, once the zinc coating wears …

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2 Major Tips You Should Know For Winter Heating

2 Major Tips You Should Know For Winter Heating Heating your home uses more energy and costs more money than any other system in winter – about 29% of your utility bill.  The whole-house approach to heating is the most efficient as opposed to heating individual rooms.  Modern systems can achieve 98.5% efficiency.  There are …

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5 Things To Check Before You Light That Fireplace!

While most of us love the inviting atmosphere of a fireplace, there are 5 signs of trouble you should look for before lighting your fireplace this winter:  1. Firebox Cracks. The firebox is the area where all the magic happens in a fireplace.  It is the area with the most intense heat.  Firebox inserts must …

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HVAC – Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning

One of the most expensive components of a home is the HVAC system.  Not only is the system itself expensive, but the associated costs in energy and repairs can stress a budget.  Today we’ll help you glean some information and empower you to make informed decisions. Heating Gas Heaters:  These systems are the most economical …

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