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Is It Time for a New Air Conditioner?

June 17th, 2024


Texas is a beautiful state to live in. But it’s not so enjoyable when a heat wave hits in the summer if you haven’t got a nice, cool, air-conditioned home to retreat to. Is your AC ready for another summer of long hours and hard work? Or is it struggling, inefficient, or in need of repair? Is it time for a new air conditioner

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How Prompt Repairs Protect Your Air Conditioner

June 3rd, 2024


We understand: life is busy, and there are always a million things that need to be done. Whenever something can be postponed until a later date, it makes it possible to do the things that are most urgent. But when it comes to air conditioner repair, you don’t want to put it off. Having repairs done promptly will protect your AC system. Here’s how.

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Understanding VRV and VRF Air Conditioning Systems

May 20th, 2024


It often takes some time to get through the process of deciding you need to replace your air conditioner, researching your options, determining what system you want to get, and having it installed. That’s why we recommend that you plan to replace your air conditioner before it completely fails during a heat wave, leaving you to rush through this process and potentially end up less than thrilled with your choice.

While you’re doing your research about what your AC replacement options are, you’re probably running into a lot of terms and having to learn about the differences between them—ducted or ductless, AC or heat pump, etc. A couple of acronyms you might have spotted are VRV and VRF. What’s unique about these types of air conditioners? Here’s what you should know.

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Air Filter or Air Purifier: What’s the Difference?

May 6th, 2024


Your indoor air quality might be affecting you more than you realize. According to the EPA, Americans spend more than 90% of their time indoors, on average. And indoor air is far more contaminated than the fresh air you might breathe if you were outdoors. Everything from chemicals off-gassed by your carpets and furniture to pet dander and mold spores lingers in your home’s air.

With better indoor air quality, you could experience some major health benefits, like fewer asthma attacks and allergy symptoms, better sleep, more energy, fewer headaches, and more. And your home will be cleaner from dust and mold, and even smell fresher.

To improve that indoor air quality, you should consider getting an air filter or air purifier. What’s the difference? We’ll explain.

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Solar, Submersible, Booster, Oh My! Types of Water Well Pumps

April 22nd, 2024


Many people prefer well water because they have total control over it. Things like how often the water is tested for contaminants, what type of treatment it goes through, and whether it contains chemicals like chlorine are entirely up to the homeowner. Some people choose a well because that’s what they grew up with, and it tastes better to them. For others, who live off the grid, a well is the only option.

Whatever your reasons for having a water well, that water doesn’t start where you need it. The aquifers our clean drinking water comes from are underground, and it requires some technology to get it out where we can use it. There are different types of pumps that can be used for well water, and various ways those pumps can be powered. Want to know more? 

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Do You Need Windmill Repair?

April 8th, 2024


Whether you’re supplying an irrigation system, providing for livestock, or simply filling a storage tank, a windmill is the ideal way to draw water up from an underground aquifer. Windmills are the original “green” technology, using the wind—which we have in abundance—to get all manner of jobs done.

If you have a windmill to provide pumping power for your water well, you’re free from reliance on the power grid, and you aren’t paying outrageous electric bills no matter how much water you pump. But as simple as a windmill is, it is still a piece of technology. Like anything mechanical, a windmill accumulates wear and tear over time. Sudden problems or damage can occur. How can you tell if you need windmill repair?

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It’s Spring—Time for AC Maintenance

March 25th, 2024


We’ve made it through another winter! The earth is thawing out and warming up, the flowers are starting to bloom, and everything is sunshine and rainbows. But wait! As tempting as it might be to frolic all spring, you need to make sure you’re prepared for when the summer heat hits.

The last thing you want is to have that first really hot day arrive and find that your air conditioner isn’t working so well, or isn’t working at all. Put “Get AC Maintenance Done” at the top of your to-do list for spring and when you need your air conditioner, it’ll be in tip-top shape. Here’s how it works.

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Reasons Your Heat Pump Might Be Stuck in One Mode

March 11th, 2024


The true benefit of a heat pump is that it provides both heating and cooling: all the work of two major appliances in a single system. Of course, there are other benefits, notably the extreme efficiency with which a heat pump heats. But you’re really not getting what you signed up for, and what you deserve, if the heat pump doesn’t both heat and cool.

So what is going on if your heat pump gets stuck in one mode? There’s really one mechanism responsible for switching the heat pump from one mode to another, and three parts of it which could be causing your problem right now. Here’s what you need to know about the reasons a heat pump might be stuck in one mode and how to address it.

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Do You Need a New Water Well Drilled?

February 26th, 2024


Water is one of those things you might not think much about until you suddenly don’t have it, or the water you have is compromised in quality. If your well is giving you trouble, you need to figure it out right away. Does that mean you need to have a new water well drilled? Maybe not.

There are a variety of things that can go wrong with your well, and some of them do indicate that it’s necessary to stop using the well and drill another. But some of them can be repaired or remedied with no need for new drilling. So let us help you figure it out. What’s going wrong with your well?

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Warning Signs of Hard Water in Your House

February 12th, 2024


You’ve probably heard of hard water, and know that people sometimes complain that it causes problems in their homes. But how much do you actually know about it? Could it be causing problems for you? We’ll give you the details on what hard water is, how to spot the warning signs that your water is too hard, and what to do about it.

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