5 Reasons for AC Airflow Problems

July 20, 2019

Airflow issues are a common AC problem for residents in the Dallas/Fort Worth region. They are usually present if you notice pressure imbalances, uneven hot and cold spots in your home, or weak air output. Taking care of these issues in a timely manner is a good way to avoid compressor failure and help your home stay cool throughout the summer. 1. Debris on the Condenser Unit The condenser unit of your AC system is exposed to the elements because it sits outside of the unit. You should check to make sure that there is not any yard debris blocking...

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Why It’s Important to Maintain Good Air Quality During the Summer

July 10, 2019

Having clean air in your home throughout the year is important. The different kinds of pollutants that can build up in your living space from outside or from indoor factors can wreak havoc on the human respiratory, nervous and cardiovascular systems. However, there are added factors that make indoor air quality particularly important. Pollutants From Outdoors Allergens such as pollen from plants, dirt, and dust can accumulate in your home. Every time a door or a window opens, particulates can enter your house and settle on surfaces such as carpeting. Pollutants Produced Indoors From cigarette smoke to carbon monoxide, burning...

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3 Ways to Stop Static Electricity at Home

June 25, 2019

Colder, dryer weather often goes hand-in-hand with a noticeable increase in static electricity. If you’ve received small shocks or sparks when you flip a light switch or shuffle your socked feet on the carpet, then you’ve got definitely got static electricity in your home. Luckily, you can cut down on this nuisance in a few simple ways. 1. Add Moisture to the Air One of the most effective ways to counteract static electricity is to increase the humidity level in your home. Our experts recommend using a humidifier, which is a device that heats up water and releases vapor to...

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What Parts of Your Home Need More Ventilation?

June 10, 2019

Ventilation is a crucial element of cooling and heating your home. Too much natural ventilation can mean that you’re spending more on energy than you should. On the other hand, too little ventilation can lead to a wide range of problems — pollutants, mold, allergies and so on. With that in mind, let us consider the areas in your home where exhausts and an intake of fresh air are most important. Kitchens has been providing heating and cooling services throughout the Greater Dallas-Fort Worth area since 2004. When it comes to ventilation, kitchens are a point of emphasis for us....

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Ways to Reduce Your Exposure to Indoor Air Pollutants

June 1, 2019

Indoor air pollutants are often invisible, but that doesn’t mean the damage they cause isn’t real. Indoor air pollutants can cause or exacerbate respiratory problems like asthma and allergies. In some cases, pollutants can even be carcinogenic. Here are some strategies our technicians offer to reduce your exposure to indoor air pollutants. 1. Prevent Pollutants From Getting Inside The best way to reduce air pollutants is to prevent them from getting inside in the first place. Things like smoking and applying nail polish should be done either outside or in a very well-ventilated area. You can also try to reduce...

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How HVAC Is More Than Air Conditioning

May 22, 2019

We make many service calls at during the hot Dallas/Fort Worth cooling season. If there is a problem with your air conditioning system, you know that it needs to be fixed quickly. Homes and businesses can get very uncomfortable when the AC breaks down. The technicians that come out can do more than work with air conditioners. They have been trained in the broad scope of climate control technology known as HVAC. What’s the difference between the two? Air Conditioning Systems: Keeping Things Cool An air conditioning system has one primary purpose: to keep things cooler in the warmer months...

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How to Save Money on Your Home’s Energy Bill

May 12, 2019

With each day getting hotter and summer just around the corner, many savvy homeowners are on the lookout for ways to lower their energy bills and keep some more money in their pockets. If this sounds like you, check out these three simple ways to cut down on your monthly energy expenses. Modify Your Day-to-Day Habits Many people think that you have to go out and buy new equipment in order to be more energy-efficient. While doing so can definitely help, energy efficiency actually starts with our daily habits. Getting used to turning off your lights when you leave a...

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3 Reasons You Need to Choose a Professional AC Company

May 2, 2019

If your air conditioning unit is not working, it may be tempting to try and repair it by yourself, but you should really leave those repairs to a professional AC company. Here are three reasons you need to hire a professional company for all your AC repairs and projects. 1. Professionals Are Properly Trained If you go to the website of a trustworthy air conditioning company, you can see their certifications. A company should have NATE-certified technicians. This qualification guarantees that your technician is knowledgeable about cooling industry standards. A cooling system is complex, and someone without training should not...

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Checking Your Home for Air Leaks

April 27, 2019

Whether you’re heating or cooling a home, it’s important to contain all of that air. There are some places, though, in which air can leak. It’s best to address this before you start wasting any more energy. First Steps By walking around your home with a watchful eye, you can find areas where air can escape. You’ll know there’s an issue when you can see daylight through a gap in the window frame. On a cold day, putting a hand up to the corners and edges where the drywall meets things like electrical outlets can immediately indicate if there’s a...

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Your Home Doesn’t Have to Shock You With Static Electricity

April 17, 2019

Your home should be a cozy, comfortable place to live. When the air is full of static electricity, however, your interior could actually be a bit painful. If your hair is constantly on end and you keep getting shocked when you touch things, it’s time to do something about static electricity in your house. What Causes Static Electricity in Your Home? Static electricity occurs in your house if the air is dry. This may be especially prominent when you’re running the heat in your home, which takes moisture out of the air. Dry air can be frustrating, leading to dry...

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