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Love is in the air, but so is a bunch of other stuff. Why the air inside your home may be more polluted than the air outside

We hear about indoor air quality (IAQ) from many sources, but what does it really mean, and why should we be concerned about it? Indoor air quality is, simply put, the quality (good or bad) of the indoor air we are exposed to on a daily basis. Indoor air includes ALL indoor air: our homes, […]

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Suffering from cedar fever? So is your HVAC system

For those of us who suffer from cedar allergies, living in Central Texas can be a nightmare this time of year. What many of us don’t consider is that our HVAC systems can suffer from cedar (and other pollens) as well. Taking steps to minimize cedar pollen in the home will not only help allergy […]

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Want to save money? Don’t rely on a home inspector to catch HVAC issues

There are reportedly 110 new Austin residents every day, which has been a boon to the real estate market for sellers. Homes for sale in Austin are averaging just 10 days on the market – making it the fastest-moving housing market in the country, according to a report published by ZipRealty. The report also showed […]

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Are Your Air Conditioner’s Best Days Behind It?

Replacing an air conditioner is like replacing a car: It’s expensive, and some people wait until they have no other choice. You can continue throwing your money at AC repair parts, but you’ll find yourself spending hundreds of dollars repairing the same faulty parts every summer. If you’re tired of fixing your HVAC system, consider […]

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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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