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The Truth about the R-22 Phaseout

November 8, 2019

I’m sure you have heard by now that the “old” refrigerant used in air conditioners is being “phased-out”. What does this mean for you? Well, first you need to determine if it is going to impact you. You can tell if your system is an R-22 system by calling your local heating and air conditioning…

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Help! My AC is leaking all over my ceiling!

July 15, 2019

So, its summer and your air conditioner has been running just fine in this hot Amarillo, TX heat. And then you notice water damage on your ceiling. Your AC is leaking water all over and it’s causing a fair amount of damage. What happened? When your air conditioner is running it is creating condensation. All…

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Why is My Air Conditioner Freezing Up?

June 12, 2019

As the temperatures begin to rise in Amarillo, TX, your air conditioner will be running more often. If your system seems to be running continuously then you might have an issue. If you do a visual check and see that there is ice on the outdoor unit or inside on your coil then there is…

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Caring for Your Packaged HVAC System

January 25, 2018

Interested in taking better care of your packaged HVAC system? Routine maintenance of these units is key to maximizing their life expectancy, lowering energy costs, and keeping your air quality as clean as possible. Though there’s plenty of in-depth work that you must leave to the experts, you can do a few things to maintain…

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How to Improve Furnace Efficiency

December 28, 2017
Improve Heating Efficiency

Even though it’s warm for nine months out of the year in Canyon, Texas, you can’t suffer through the winter without turning on your furnace. It’s an absolute necessity to keep your home warm and comfortable for your family. However, you don’t often think about how efficiency impacts your comfort level and energy usage. Reap…

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Make Your Home Asthma-Friendly With Good Ventilation

November 21, 2017
Get Better Ventilation

A well-insulated, airtight home is good for heating and cooling efficiency but negatively impacts the indoor air quality. Proper ventilation in your Panhandle, Texas, home removes indoor pollutants and induces fresh air from outside, reducing the instances of asthma attacks. What Are Air Ventilators? Ventilation refers to the process of introducing outdoor air into the…

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3 Fall Energy Saving Tips

October 24, 2017
Energy Saving Tips

When it comes to saving money on energy costs this fall in your Amarillo, Texas, home, you might not always think that it’s the little stuff that counts. However, small changes in your behavior can translate to huge savings in your energy bill each month. By following a few fall energy savings tips, you can…

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Pros and Cons of Geothermal Heat Pumps

September 27, 2017
Geothermal Heat Pumps

Geothermal heat pumps offer powerful heating and cooling of your Dawn, Texas, home in an environmentally friendly manner. These quiet, durable, and energy-efficient systems can save you money in energy costs and maintenance but can be a little costly to install. How Do Geothermal Heat Pumps Work? Underground temperatures remain mostly stable throughout the year,…

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3 Tips for Getting a New AC System

August 24, 2017
Common AC Problems

If the cooling system in your Hereford, Texas, home isn’t keeping up with the warm temperatures and high humidity levels, it may be time to think about upgrading to a new, more efficient unit. These tips can help you determine the next steps for replacing your central air conditioner, and save money in the process.…

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How a 2 Stage Compressor and Variable Speed Motor Improves Your Indoor Comfort

July 28, 2017

Modern HVAC systems provide a variety of useful features, but homeowners looking for the ultimate in indoor comfort often choose a central air conditioner with a two-stage compressor and variable speed motor. How Adjusting AC System Speed Improves Comfort Single-stage air conditioners run at 100 percent capacity until the temperature setting is reached. Near constant…

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Do You Need An Air Purifier In Your Texas Home?

June 19, 2017
You Need An Air Purifier

Considering how much time your family spends in your Canyon, Texas, home, you want to make sure the air inside is clean. Although air purifiers are big investments, they are usually worth it if you’re at risk for poor indoor air quality. Whole-Home Air Purifiers Whole home purifiers are part of your HVAC system. They…

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How Does a Heat Pump Work?

May 24, 2017
Heat Pump

Heat pumps are very popular in homes across the country. While you may think of them as a heat source such as a furnace, a heat pump is much more versatile. By moving heat from one area to another, they can both heat and cool your Canyon, Texas, home. If you’ve never heard of a…

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Which Bryant Ventilation System Is Right for You?

April 25, 2017
Think About Ventilation

In an effort to boost HVAC efficiency, many homeowners in Amarillo, Texas, are taking steps to improve insulation, seal air leaks, and weatherize windows and doors. However, while a tight thermal envelope does save energy, it can create another problem: stale air. Fortunately, you can bring fresh air into your home without cracking open a…

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Is Your HVAC System Underperforming?

March 22, 2017
considering new ac

You probably haven’t given a lot of thought to how your Panhandle, TX HVAC system stacks up to other models. Heating and cooling are things we take for granted; as long as our homes stay a comfortable temperature and our electric bill doesn’t climb too high, we’re happy. That complacency could be a mistake, though.…

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4 Smart Thermostat Features You Didn’t Know About

February 22, 2017

Having a smart thermostat can help you save money on heating and cooling in your Wildorado, Texas home. The more you know about your thermostat, the more you can save. Maximize your thermostat’s energy-efficient potential by taking advantage of these three features you didn’t know about. Local Weather Forecast If you stick with the same…

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My Old Air Conditioner Uses R-22, Will I Be Able to Switch to R-410A?

January 24, 2017
tune up

Until 2010, R-22 was the most frequently used refrigerant in air conditioners and heat pumps. Because R-22 causes ozone depletion, the Environmental Protection Agency required manufacturers to phase out its use. In 2015, R-410A became the standard refrigerant used. If you’re like many Amarillo homeowners, you’re wondering whether you can switch from R-22 to R-410A…

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Save Energy and Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

December 12, 2016
Girl With Humidifier

Poor indoor air quality in your Canyon, Texas, home can cause headaches, nosebleeds, fatigue, nausea, trouble concentrating, asthma attacks, allergies, and more. It can also shorten your HVAC system’s life. You can save energy and improve your indoor air quality by controlling your home’s humidity, finding leaks, and maintaining your HVAC system. Controlling Your Home’s…

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What Is Sick Building Syndrome?

November 15, 2016
Watch Your Ventilation

If you own or operate in a commercial property in Bushland, Texas, the term “sick building syndrome” may already be on your radar. However, a lot of business professionals have never heard the term or aren’t sure what it means. Employers and building managers alike need to know what sick building syndrome is, how to…

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3 Things That Use More Energy Than You Think

October 10, 2016
Save on Electricity

Many homeowners in Dawn, Texas, already know one or two energy-savings tricks, such as bumping the thermostat down a few degrees in the winter and up a few in the summer. However, because your home is full of things that use electricity, there are several other money-saving measures you can take. Start by addressing these…

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3 Ways to Prep Your Furnace for Fall

September 14, 2016
Prepping Your Furnace

As summer winds down and your cooling expenses drop, you may be tempted to forget about your HVAC system entirely for a few months. Instead, take advantage of the mild weather in Panhandle, Texas, and prepare your furnace for fall and winter. Start with these three ways to get your home ready for the chillier…

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Save with a Programmable Thermostat

August 9, 2016
program thermostat

With a programmable thermostat, you can make your Amarillo, Texas, home comfortable both when your house is occupied or unoccupied. You can set your thermostat to return the temperature to its original setting before you wake up or come home. Some popular programmable thermostats that can save you money and energy by helping you manage…

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Best HVAC Options for Your Investment Property

July 8, 2016
happy family

Some homeowners in Canyon, Texas, own rental property. One of the major benefits of owning rental property is the tax benefits and deductions that may be available to you. Every time you fix or upgrade a major appliance in your investment property, this may qualify you for tax deductions. Consider upgrading or replacing your HVAC…

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Protecting Your HVAC Unit During the Summer

June 22, 2016

Summer brings all sorts of concerns for your Canyon, Texas, home and your HVAC system. Thanks to strong thunderstorms and other outdoor elements, your unit needs some extra TLC in the summer to make sure that it stays safe outside. With such a big investment, you can’t take any chances when it comes to protecting…

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4 Reasons to Consider Installing a Heat Pump

May 17, 2016
heat pump

Contrary to popular belief, heat pumps do more than provide warmth in the winter. They’re actually a highly efficient way to cool your home in the summer. Plus, they have heaps of other advantages. If you’re looking to upgrade the HVAC system in your Canyon, Texas, home, here are a few reasons to consider switching…

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The Benefits of Preventive HVAC Maintenance

April 21, 2016
Benefits of Preventive HVAC Maintenance

Your HVAC system works hard to keep your Canyon, Texas, home comfortable throughout the year. Although you can take your system for granted, you don’t want to let it become an oversight. Heating and cooling systems need regular care and maintenance to stay in top condition. Find out how preventive maintenance on your HVAC system…

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How to Get Your HVAC System Ready for Spring

March 20, 2016
happy family excited getting HVAC system ready for Spring

The weather in Amarillo, Texas, is perfect for all sorts of fun outdoor activities in spring, but it also means you’ll need to use your air conditioning more. Here’s how to get your HVAC system ready for warm weather so it can run at peak efficiency and keep your home comfortable all spring and summer.…

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3 Benefits of a Geothermal HVAC System

February 13, 2016
woman enjoying benefits of a geothermal system

Below the ground, temperatures stay constant all year. A geothermal HVAC system with an indoor handling unit and a buried system of pipes called an Earth loop, takes advantage of these constant temperatures. The water in the pipes absorbs heat from the ground in winter and cools your Canyon, Texas, home in summer, similar to…

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Exploring the Different Types of Geothermal Systems

January 16, 2016
geothermal home

In the Canyon, Texas, area, geothermal heating systems provide comfort and warmth without excessive utility bills or energy consumption. Learn about the basics of geothermal heating and get to know the different types of systems available to you. Geothermal Heating Basics Like most heat pumps, geothermal heat pumps can both cool and heat your home.…

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HVAC Sizing: What You Need to Know

December 21, 2015
modern ac

Properly sizing HVAC equipment is a complex job that relies on careful calculations. A system that’s too large or too small will lead to problems both with home comfort and energy efficiency. If you’re considering a new heating or cooling system for your Canyon, Texas, home, make sure you consult with a professional before making…

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Sick of Stale Air? How to Check Your Attic Ventilation

November 20, 2015
attic ventilation

In the Amarillo area, just maintaining a comfortable temperature in your home isn’t enough. Find out how to check your attic ventilation and why keeping your home ventilated is so important for indoor air quality. Scrutinize the Attic Prior to the mid-20th century, ventilation was never an issue in homes because most didn’t have particularly…

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4 Ways to Keep Your HVAC System Free of Contaminants

October 23, 2015
keep your HVAC system free of contaminants

In Amarillo and throughout Texas, contaminants can creep into your HVAC system during the year. Keeping your HVAC system clean not only keeps indoor air quality at its highest level, but also cuts down on energy costs. With that in mind, here are a few ways to clear your HVAC system of contaminants. 1. Replace…

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Quick Fixes to Keep Your Home Cool

September 16, 2015
fixes to keep your home cool

In Canyon, Texas, the chill of fall takes its time settling in, and the back to school season still leaves us sweltering. If you’re feeling the heat, here are some tips to help you keep your home cool and comfortable without blasting the air conditioner and paying a high utility bill. Landscape for Comfort Plant…

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4 Ways Landscaping Can Lower Your Cooling Costs

August 20, 2015
family landscape

Savvy homeowners know plenty of tricks for keeping cooling costs low, but most focus on interior solutions. If you’re struggling with high cooling bills, consider changing up the landscaping of your Amarillo, Texas, yard with these four smart strategies. Plant a Shade Tree Several big trees are native to Amarillo, including oak and juniper, and…

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4 Reasons to Shop for Air Conditioners With the Energy Star Logo

July 26, 2015
energy star

Operating an air conditioner can prove to be a costly venture, especially during a typical Amarillo summer.  Air conditioners account for up to 5 percent of nationwide power usage by homeowners at an annual cost of over $11 billion. One way you can lower your own home’s energy costs involves looking for a new A/C…

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Make the Most of Your Attic Remodel With the Right Cooling Solution

June 23, 2015

Remodeling your home’s attic can add additional living space such as a bedroom, playroom or office. Cooling an attic remodel is a significant consideration for any renovation project. Here are some effective cooling solutions to incorporate into an attic remodeling project. Ensure Proper Insulation Before adding or upgrading any HVAC equipment in your attic, make…

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Ventilation Options to Keep Your Amarillo Home Comfortably Cool

May 23, 2015

When outdoor temperatures become milder, you can usually turn off the air conditioner and rely on ventilation to keep your Amarillo home cool. Using ventilation techniques can save energy and reduce your monthly cooling bills while at the same time helping to remove particulates and odors from your indoor air. Ventilation Options to Stay Cool…

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Could Excess Humidity Be the Cause of Window Condensation in Your Amarillo Home?

April 17, 2015

Despite the relatively dry climate here in the Amarillo area, excess humidity could be a problem inside your home. Too much moisture can encourage mold and mildew growth, degrade the quality of insulation, and cause structural damage to your home. High Humidity and Window Condensation One sign of high humidity inside your house is condensation…

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Prevent Indoor Air Pollution With These 6 Specific Steps

March 30, 2015

Many homeowners don’t consider indoor air pollution to be a major issue, but poor indoor air quality can be problematic, or even dangerous, if anyone in your home suffers from asthma or other respiratory illnesses. Fortunately, it’s fairly easy to prevent indoor air pollution. Here are six simple steps to help you prevent indoor air…

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5 Common Heat Pump Issues That You May Be Able to Troubleshoot

February 20, 2015

A heat pump is a low-maintenance, energy-efficient way to heat and cool your Amarillo home, but heat pump issues may occur if your unit is aging or has been poorly maintained. Annual preventive maintenance is essential for preventing these common – but often expensive – problems. Ice Buildup on Outdoor Coil In heating mode, the outdoor coil…

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How to Keep Indoor Air Pollution at Bay in Your Amarillo Home

January 14, 2015

Though you may feel safe from the hazards of air pollution when you’re inside your own home, the unfortunate truth is that the indoor air could be dirtier than the air outdoors. But rest easy, because we have tips to help prevent indoor air pollution in your home.

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3 Considerations When Deciding Between a Heat Pump and a Furnace

December 23, 2014

Choosing a heating system for your Amarillo area home usually means deciding between a heat pump or furnace. Both have advantages and disadvantages that could influence your decision. Here are three important considerations to apply when choosing a heat pump or furnace. Fuel Furnaces are available in models that use combustible fuel or electricity. The…

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With Utility Rates on the Rise in Amarillo, Now May Be the Time for an HVAC System Upgrade

November 11, 2014

Just recently, local energy provider Xcel Energy announced a 6.3-percent rate increase for residential customers. For the average Amarillo homeowner who uses an average of 1,000 kilowatt-hours of energy, that could add up to an additional $6.58 per month. That $6.58 doesn’t seem like a lot, but it can quickly add up over the course…

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5 Tasks to Take Care Of For Fall Home Maintenance

October 14, 2014

Preventative maintenance is never completely done. You should do it regularly to keep the HVAC system running at a high efficiency and to prevent major breakdowns. Many homeowners find it more convenient to schedule maintenance in the fall before the winter.

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Common AC Problems to Watch for at Home

August 12, 2014

Summers can get hot in the Amarillo area, even downright unbearable, especially if your air conditioner has broken down. Although air conditioners are pretty tough systems, there are a few common AC problems that can bring the system to a halt. With following guide, you may be able to identify the cause of the problem…

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Improve AC Efficiency and Watch Cooling Costs Melt Away

July 2, 2014

Every year, your air conditioner naturally loses some efficiency. Fortunately, you can fight this with certain routine efforts at home. Here’s how to work on improving A/C efficiency so you can watch those cooling costs melt away. Reduce Your Use Only use the air conditioner when the temperature outside exceeds the indoor temperature. Otherwise, open…

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Tips for Better Ventilation

June 20, 2014

You may wonder why ventilation is important, and it is helpful to understand that air movement into and out of your home can play a major role in both indoor air quality and comfort levels. You may think that your home is properly ventilated, but if you notice unusual odors, this may not be the…

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Cool Ways to Save on AC Costs

May 9, 2014

Nearly every home and business owner in Amarillo, TX, relies on air conditioning for cooling relief from the Lone Star State’s hot and humid weather, and that makes managing cooling bills a real concern. Keeping your air conditioner running at maximum efficiency is essential, and there are other cool ways to save on AC expenses…

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