3 Cooling System Myths

August 25, 2019

When a cooling system is working properly, it can keep a home at a comfortable temperature inside no matter what the temperature is outside. However, it is important to be able to separate fact from fiction when it comes to keeping the AC in good condition. Let’s go over a few common cooling system myths that you should feel free to disregard. 1. Maintenance Means Changing the Air Filter While changing an air conditioner’s air filter is an important part of keeping it in good shape, it is not the only task that needs to be completed. In addition, you...

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A Guide to Fixing Hot Spots in Your Home

August 15, 2019

A hot spot is an area in your home that remains warm even when your air conditioner is running. This annoying phenomenon may cause you to avoid using that part of your living space. Fortunately, you can determine the cause of the hot spot and remedy the situation so that your entire home has a uniform temperature. Let’s look at four potential fixes for your hot spot. Account for the Effect of The Sun If your home is exposed to the sun for any part of the day, certain areas could naturally get a few degrees warmer. If you turn...

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Your Guide to Keeping Your Older Home Cool

August 5, 2019

Older homes have a reputation for being less airtight and energy efficient than new houses. However, this does not mean it’s impossible to keep an old residence cool. Here are some tips for keeping temperatures down in your older home all summer long. Update and Service Your Equipment A big problem with older homes is that the HVAC unit and ductwork may be very old. Older equipment usually does not run as well, so you might be using a lot of power without actually getting any cooling. If your AC system is more than 10 to 15 years old, it...

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Careers in the HVAC Industry

July 30, 2019

The HVAC industry possesses a high level of immunity to the export of careers overseas. With HVAC careers, you’ll always find plenty of job opportunities. Good pay and the opportunity to advance define these positions. HVAC jobs range from an entry-level helper to a college-educated engineer. Types of HVAC Careers There are different kinds of HVAC careers you can pursue. Some are: HVAC Mechanic HVAC Installer System Engineer Team and Fleet Manager Sales Manager The Bureau of Labor Statistics has predicted a 15% growth rate for HVAC technicians and installers through 2016. With over 20,000 jobs in the HVAC industry,...

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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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