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4 Ways Landscaping Can Lower Your Cooling Costs

August 20, 2015

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

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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Energy-Saving Tips to Put to Use When Cooler Temps Hit the Amarillo Area

December 18, 2014

Nighttime winter temperatures in the Amarillo area often drop below freezing, so putting some of these energy-saving tips can help lower heating costs. The time and money it takes to execute them are well spent since they’ll work year-round to stop heat transfer. The cooler months lend themselves to making long-lasting home improvements that start…

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