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Spring AC Maintenance And AC Service Contracts

What to Look for When Evaluating Air Conditioning Service Agreements Did you know that when it comes to air conditioning service contracts, there are no regulations imposed by the federal government? In other words, not all air conditioning service contracts are created equal. When comparing service contracts from different providers, never make the mistake of assuming that you are comparing apples to apples. This is especially critical for air conditioning repair . The lack of regulation means that trust is a monster component of your relationship with your Houston HVAC provider. Although this is indeed a negative development, it does mean that reputable air conditioning service companies can tailor a contract to your specific needs, taking into consideration the age and condition of your equipment, the cooling requirements of your space and its occupants, and your budget. All you have to do now is double-check your contract to make sure everything is covered and that you’re getting

How Dry Indoor Air Can Affect Your Overall Health

Our natural tendency is to think of high humidity as a problem that has an impact on both our health and our ability to enjoy our surroundings. In Houston, that is the case more often than not as our summers are rarely ever dry, and it’s not often that folks need air conditioner repair because it’s drying the air “too much”. However, dry air in the winter(caused by low indoor humidity) can be just as uncomfortable as humid air in terms of discomfort. In fact, according to recent research, prolonged exposure to excessively dry air can even lead to elevated stress levels for you and your family! It is possible that dry air will exacerbate the effects of other indoor air quality issues. According to some research, dry air exacerbates the negative effects of high levels of particulate matter and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Given the fact that most buildings are not monitored or controlled for excessively low relative humidity levels, it is worthwhile to pay attention to the relat

Air Conditioning Systems And Efficiency Ratings

In the event that you’re considering the installation of a new air conditioning system , you’ve most likely come across a slew of rating acronyms on sales literature. Those abbreviations are all about the energy efficiency of the air conditioner, and they can be used to compare the efficiency of different air conditioner models. These ratings are extremely important because your HVAC system can account for as much as 50% of the total energy consumed in your home or commercial space. It’s just that the equipment manufacturers don’t make it all that easy to figure out how to interpret those numbers, which is frustrating. To help you understand the various air conditioning energy efficiency ratings, what they mean, and what numbers to look for, here’s a primer on the subject. You should be aware of the energy efficiency ratings for air conditioning. SEER is an abbreviation for Seer (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) Energy efficiency rating (SEER) is a measure of the energy efficiency

10 Ways To Increase Your HVAC System Efficiency

10 Ways to Make Your HVAC System More Energy Efficient and Save Money on Your Energy Bills Did you know that your HVAC system can account for as much as 50% of the total energy consumed by your building? It will not be long before the temperatures begin to soar into the 80s and 90s here in Houston, and your electricity bills will rise in tandem with the rising temperatures. How can you save money on cooling your building when you need to keep it cool? The good news is that there are practical ways to reduce the amount of energy your air conditioning system consumes. 1. Replace older, inefficient air conditioning and heating systems with newer, higher-efficiency systems. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), every dollar invested in energy efficiency can yield a return on investment of two to three times the amount invested. In the case of equipment that is more than ten years old, upgrading to more energy-efficient equipment can pay for itself in a s