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2023 Department of Energy New HVAC Efficiency Standards

Beginning January 1, 2023, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is increasing the minimum efficiencies for central air conditioners and heat pumps. The testing procedures for determining those efficiencies are also going to be more stringent. New Testing Procedures All products will need to be rated using the new M1 testing procedure, which will be […]

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Local Austin Ownership in a Market of Acquisition

Efficient continues to be locally owned as many other Austin service companies are acquired by investors. Learn more about local ownership vs. acquisition from owner George Drazic.

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Meet Johnny Jones, VP & Senior Mechanical Estimator

Where are you from originally? Born in Cleveland, Texas and grew up in Zwolle, Louisiana. Tell us a little about your family. Married 48 years on September 30, 2020. I have 2 daughters, 2 granddaughters and 4 grandsons. What did you do before you got into the construction industry? US Air Force 1970-1974 What motivated […]

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How to Clean AC Coils

This is a frequently asked question, so we want to address it. The real answer is that only a properly trained service technician should ever clean air conditioner coils, as high voltage is present, and there is significant risk for injury (even death) if this service is not done properly. That being said, here are […]

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VRF/VRV Systems: Pros & Cons

These terms relate to the variable refrigerant flow (VRF) or variable refrigerant volume (VRV) of systems. These systems offer alternatives to conventional residential and light commercial systems and have advantages and disadvantages over conventional systems (also known as 5 ton and under and often made by Carrier and other brands). These makers are now offering […]

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10 Tips to Prevent Clogged Sinks & Toilets

Clogs are inconvenient and bad for your plumbing system. The good news is that most are preventable — and prevention is free. Here are our recommendations for things you can do to help keep your plumbing system clog-free and running and efficiently as possible so you don’t have to call a plumber. Kitchen Sinks Do […]

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