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Help Texans Affected by Harvey

Here are some of the many nonprofits seeking donations to help Texans who have been – and continue to be – affected by Harvey: Austin Disaster Relief Network – This local nonprofit organization is accepting donations of supplies, time and money for Harvey victims. Text AUSTINRELIEF to 444999 to give. Austin Pets Alive! – asking for […]

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Comparing and Choosing A Filter – Part Three

As a general rule, the filter is either determined by the manufacturer or by your service company when they install your system. This is an often overlooked, but very important, aspect of system design. First we will see how a filter should be sized and then see what the options are for the everyday homeowner […]

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Comparing and Choosing A Filter – Part Two

Using the information we learned in the previous article, Understanding Filters, we are now ready to apply that knowledge to choosing the correct filter. Filter Types: Filter size, and we are not talking about the frame size, but the thickness of the filter. Filters are available from One inch thickness to five inch thickness for […]

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Which Air Filters NOT to Use

Early in this series we talked about “filter ratings” which amount are equivalent to a bucket of hogwash. We will see some of these here and discuss some other “over hyped” types of filters. The Home Depot Air Filter Performance Rating (FPR) System From the Home Depot Website: The Home Depot Air Filter Performance Rating […]

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Two Stage Air Conditioners

Two stage air conditioners have gained significant popularity in recent years, and rightfully so. Once a property owner experiences the benefits of two stages, it’s hard to go back. In many cases, our customers tell us that they feel comfortable during summers at higher indoor temperatures, and that they feel the benefits of reduced humidity […]

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AC Replacement vs. Repair

It is often brought up when is a good time to replace your air conditioner and not repair it. When it begins to fail there are so many scenarios that run through your head. Here are things to consider. Utility Bills Most systems have a life expectancy of 10-13 years. At 10 years the cost […]

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