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Choosing the Best AC Filter For Your Home

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Changing your filter is integral to proper AC maintenance. To find the best AC filter, you should compare your needs with the abilities and price of the filter. Here are a few things to consider. How to Compare Filters with MERV Ratings Developed in 1987, minimum efficiency reporting value, or MERV, is a system for evaluating the quality of filters. […]

Avoid Emergency AC Repairs with Regular Maintenance

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Many people falsely believe they're saving money by paying only for AC repairs when the unit breaks down. They think they save money by not paying for air conditioning maintenance. Nothing could be further from the truth. There are hidden costs that any HVAC professional or experienced homeowner can explain . They show up as an emergency repair bill or […]

Air Conditioner Ices Up? How to Troubleshoot the Problem

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Air conditioners do a great job of helping Port Arthur TX families beat the summer heat, but even the best air conditioners are vulnerable to some maintenance issues. One of the most common such problems we at Thermacon Service Company see is ice formation on air conditioning coils. If your air conditioner ices up, look for a few common issues […]

Should You Repair or Replace Your Air Conditioning System?

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Your home's air conditioning system should provide a high level of comfort for everyone in your family. If you're having problems with your unit, you may wonder if you should repair or replace your air conditioner. Deciding which route best fits your needs will depend upon your current unit, your home comfort preferences and your budget. Remember to carefully evaluate […]

How to Leverage Energy Savings with Ceiling Fans All Year

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Making the most of your ceiling fans requires conscious planning — planning that's based on a solid understanding of which practices actually lead to energy savings with ceiling fans and which don't. To leverage your energy savings with ceiling fans all year long, you'll need to develop a few smart, consistent ceiling-fan habits that will maximize the return on your […]

Air Conditioning Filters – Which One is Right for You?

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Our HVAC technicians are often asked about their recommendations for HVAC filters. Customers want to know what type of filter should be used to improve the efficiency of their HVAC systems. In past years, fiberglass filters were the most commonly used. However, pleated filters have overtaken fiberglass filters in popularity. Pleated filters are more effective than fiberglass at removing particulates […]

Reduce the Cost of Heating and Cooling – It’s Easy!

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Rising energy rates and unpredictable weather extremes have many people in Port Arthur TX thinking about ways to reduce the cost of heating and cooling their homes. The good news is that saving money on energy expenses is easier than you might think. Employing a few cost-saving strategies can make all the difference. Well-maintained energy-efficient products combined with a few […]

How Does a Heat Pump Work?

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As a homeowner in Beaumont TX, you rely on some type of heating equipment to ensure your comfort during the chilly winter weather. In generally mild climates such as this area, a heat pump provides effective and energy efficient heat. These systems work on the premise of heat transfer and can move heat from the outdoors to the inside during […]

Why Carrier Invented Air Conditioning

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As a homeowner in Nederland TX, you might not be able to imagine how life would be without air conditioning. Stores, restaurants, hospitals and municipal buildings would be stifling and unbearable during the summer months. Homes are no longer built to allow good natural ventilation and without air conditioning would be nearly uninhabitable. In 1902, Willis Carrier invented air conditioning […]

What Makes Air Conditioners Freeze Up

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Several problems can cause an air conditioner to freeze up. Some issues may be easily resolved, while others will require the expertise of an HVAC professional. If you notice your AC unit is freezing, turn off the air conditioner and allow the ice on the coils to melt. Check your AC system for the items below.  DIY Troubleshooting When AC […]

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