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Brief History of the Air Conditioner

We take the lowly air conditioner for granted. When summer hits top gear, we all want to turn to this humble device to make our lives bearable. As you flip that switch and rotate that dial, be mindful that this simple device involves complex engineering that has taken more than a century to perfect.

How to Reduce Humidity this Summer

Humidity in your home can cause a great amount of discomfort during the harsh summer heat. Even worse, humidity in your house can cause serious health hazards. The increased moisture in the air can lead to mold and rot on surfaces that pose significant health risks.

Humidity levels in Texas homes can reach 60% on hot and steamy, summer days. Your air conditioning will work diligently to reduce your humidity to a more comfortable level, around 30% to 50%. By reducing humidity in your home through simple steps, you are saving money on your energy bill. You are also proving better circulation and cooling of your home.

Keep you and your family safe and comfortable this summer by following these tips.

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How to Clean an Air Conditioner

If you have an HVAC unit, you know how valuable each and every wisp of incoming air is. Your room temperature is a sanctuary and you come to sit down and rejoice in it. It’s a wonderful experience which you want to have without any detraction.

While an air conditioner is fantastic to have, it can also be a chore to maintain. You know the pain of having to clean an air conditioner, too. In order to get the most from it, regular maintenance must be kept on it. This requires keeping an ever vigilant eye on your machine.

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Tips for Conserving Heat in Winter

Although we don’t have to suffer through subzero temperatures during Texas winters, it still gets relatively chilly, which means the AC goes off and the heat goes on. Some homeowners dread the season because it means higher energy bills – but it doesn’t have to! If you want to lower utility expenses and get the most out of your heat, follow these tips below.

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Does Your Furnace Need a Winter Tune Up?

Things are cooling off outside in Austin. Although the temperatures don’t get incredibly frigid in Texas, you still might start thinking about clicking on the heat soon. Has your furnace had a tune-up this year? If not, this is the best time to do so! No one wants to find out they have a faulty heater once it’s already freezing outside!

A tune-up on your heater is well worth it. If you’re wondering what the advantages are, keep reading!