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Prevent Uneven Temperaturs

Uneven Temperatures Throughout Your House?

Prevent Uneven Temperaturs

When you turn on the air conditioner or heater in your home, you expect that it will cool down or heat up all the rooms in your home. For various reasons, however, this does not always happen. Some rooms may freeze while other swelter. If you notice uneven temperatures from room to room, here are some common causes and how to fix them.

Air gaps and leakage can cause temperature variations.

Check for gaps around doors, windows, and even behind light switches and stair cases. Air leaks can occur in the duct system causing air meant for a specific destination to siphon off before it can arrive. Your central air system will have to work harder to compensate for missing air if there are leaks, holes, or tears in the ducts. These can lead to larger problems. If you are unsure or suspect that this is the case, contact our professionals to come and take a look.

Windows let in and let out a large amount of energy.

To help trap this and stop unwanted heat or cold air, use blinds and curtains. Fireplaces can work in the same way. Make sure the flue vent is closed when not in use.

Attic insulation serves two purposes-to keep cool air in and hot air out. If your attic is not properly insulated, your home may not be receiving the full benefits.

Many homes have dampers that can be used to manually control the airflow to each room. Temperature issues could be caused by air balancing issues. Zone damper systems work by splitting the HVAC system into two or three “zones”. These zones can then be independently controlled by Wi-Fi thermostats in those areas. If your home does not have manual dampers but needs them, contact us and we can add those for you.

Some homes have improperly sized HVAC units. If the unit is not large enough it will not be able to cool or heat the home adequately. Our trained HVAC technicians can help determine if this is a problem.

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Trane CleanEffects for Allergy Problems

Do You Suffer From Allergy Problems?

In Texas we may not have the coldest winters but wonky weather can lead to severe allergy issues. Some people always have them and other develop them over time. Changing air filters in your home can help alleviate symptoms but installing an electronic air cleaner can do more!

An electronic air cleaner is a device that attaches directly into the HVAC ductwork that delivers air

Trane CleanEffects for Allergy Problems

The Trane CleanEffects Air Purifier can help with your seasonal allergies.

throughout the whole house. It places a negative electrical charge on airborne particles and a positive electrical charge on the media and since opposites attract, it collects airborne particles like a magnet. Typical air filters remove particles that are about 750-1000 microns in size whereas an electric filter can remove particles that are less than 10 microns. This size is so small you would need a microscope to see them. Do not confuse electronic air cleaners with electrostatic air filters. The latter has poor efficiency and will degrade over time.

Benefits of An Air Cleaner

The benefits of installing an electronic air cleaner are more than just filtering the air. They are low maintenance. Electronic air cleaners can be easily removed, washed in the dishwasher or sink, and re-installed. Unlike regular air filters, they do not have to be changed out every three months. The runtime on electronic filters is based on the length of time the HVAC system runs. Most come with a 10-year warranty and can come with a fault light to remind you when the filter needs cleaning. They are also economical as they only use as much electricity as a 40-watt light bulb. Particles will never be able to get into the ducts so duct cleaning will be obsolete. This is one chore you will not have to worry about after installing an electronic air filter and having well sealed ducts.

The most effective whole-house air filtration system is the Trane CleanEffects. It uses patented technology that removes up to 99.98% of airborne allergens, including bacteria and viruses down to 0.1 micron. It has the lowest pressure drop with the highest efficiency possible.

Contact us today about installation! Call us at 817-488-6733!

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Residential Heating

Have You Scheduled Your Heating Tune Up Yet?

Heating Tune Up

Just like any piece of equipment, your HVAC system requires an occasional tune up. Most manufacturers recommend at least an annual check-up by a licensed professional technician. A heating tune up includes a full inspection, lubrication to prevent friction between operating parts, pilot and gas evaluation, filter replacement, and a written assessment. There are many reasons an annual tune-up is important for your heating system.

Save some money

The U.S. Department of Energy says that heating and cooling comprise 54% of the average energy costs for a household. An inefficient heater will leak dollars while a heater in excellent condition will save you money. Our HVAC technicians will identify any flaws and issues before they become more costly to repair.

Avoid breakdowns and major repairs

Annual check-ups will reduce the likelihood of major issues occurring when you use your heater the most. It will be better to schedule your tune up now then have to wait for a repairman when it is cold. The HVAC technician will check to ensure there is proper airflow. If airflow is restricted or limited it places a strain on the system that can lead to bigger repairs. Cleaning also reduces future issues and repairs and keeps your furnace running efficiently. If your heater is under a manufacturer’s warranty, an annual tune up will satisfy the maintenance requirement.

Keep your family and home safe

If your heater is in poor condition, it might also be unsafe. Carbon monoxide is a byproduct of all heating systems and emissions levels can be checked. A heating tune up will also ensure that no gas is leaking, keeping your family safe from poisoning.

Never worry about missing your heating tune up by signing up for our free Service Reminder program! No contract and no obligation! Call our office at 817-488-6733 or ask your technician for details!

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