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from the McCullough Man and His Dog Scottie

What is the Importance of Air Filters?

Why should I consider a new high-efficiency air filter?

Filtration is an important – and often overlooked – aspect of a home comfort system. We spend an increasing amount of time in our homes.

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bigger isn't better

I Want a BIG System… Bigger is not Better

Why is “just right” Important to AC sizing? An “oversized” air conditioner will cool your house quicker, but it will use more electricity and will not remove humidity adequately.

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Won’t my carbon monoxide detector tell me when I need a new furnace?

Every home should have a carbon monoxide detector, but the fact that it is not going off doesn’t mean everything is safe.

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new programmable thermostat

Should I have a new programmable thermostat installed with my new system?

Programmable thermostats allow you to have the temperature raise and lower automatically at specific times each day.

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how long do units last

How long should my old furnace and air conditioner last?

The answer to this question often depends on the equipment you have, how well it was installed, and how well it has been maintained.

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I want a new unit

I have a floor furnace now and want to add central air & heat. What will this cost?

This will depend on how involved it is to run ductwork, install the equipment, connect the flue (or install a new flue), connect the gas & electric, etc.

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should I do a full replacement at one time

Should I replace my furnace and air conditioner at the same time?

It depends. If you plan to replace them within a few years of one another, special warranties, rebates, and financing (available with approved credit) that are often available with a complete system may make changing the complete system the best option.

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Is a heat pump better than AC

What is a heat pump? Is it better than an air conditioner?

In the summer, a heat pump works in exactly the same way as an air conditioner, i.e., cooling your home or office by moving heat from the inside to the outside.

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repair or replace AC

If Your AC Still Requires R-22, Save Money and Replace Your System

Repair or replace… that is the question. R-22 refrigerant (aka “Freon”), used as a refrigerant in the AC systems of most homes, businesses, restaurants and stores built before 2010, is being gradually phased out by the EPA under the Montreal Protocol.

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Why does SEER matter to me

What is SEER?

This stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating. The “size” of an air conditioner is rated in BTUs (British Thermal Units) or tons; however the “efficiency” of a system is rated in SEER.

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Ductless AC

Air Conditioning without air ducts?

Many people looking to install air conditioning in an older home or a specialized space like a sunroom or garage run into a big issue – there is no place to put the ductwork.

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tips to beat the heat

Best Ways to Beat the Heat of Summer

Austin is going through a bout of extremely high temperatures, and you want to make sure that you are doing everything you can to make cooling your house as efficient as possible.

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do you have enough insulation?

Adding Insulation Pays Off

Insulation: Long-Term Savings Tips. One of the most cost-effective ways to make your home more comfortable year-round is to add insulation to your attic, including the attic trap or access door, which is relatively easy.

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What is a “cracked” furnace? How serious is this?

The part that transfers heat from the gas flame to the air in the house is called a “heat exchanger”. If the heat exchanger has a crack or rust hole in it, the fumes (including carbon monoxide) enter the air that comes out of the supply registers into your home or office.

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why get regular ac maintenance

AC Check-ups Save Money

A study by Gulf States Power and the Louisiana Engineering Extension Center found that an air conditioning tune-up saved an average of $32.76/month on air conditioning costs.

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