Boosting HVAC Efficiency

Boosting HVAC Efficiency

In our last few posts, we’ve explored some of the common issues that arise when restarting your heater for the first time in the winter. We looked at how to prepare your furnace for use, as well as how to combat that burning smell that seems to happen every year when...
What’s That Smell?

What’s That Smell?

It happens every year as sure as Santa coming down the chimney. The temperatures drop and the heater kicks on, and you notice something in the air. It’s not the smell of pine needles from the tree, or cookies in the oven. No, this smell is from your furnace, and it...
Preparing Your Heater For Winter

Preparing Your Heater For Winter

Here in West Texas, we’ve had what (so far) seems like an unseasonably warm winter. We fired up the heater for a day or two around Halloween, but if you’re like us, haven’t used it much since. If you’ve lived here for any length of time, you know that things can...
Handling Hard Water

Handling Hard Water

West Texas is notorious for hard water. But what exactly does that mean? How can you spot it, and how can you fight it? We’ll investigate. WHAT IS HARD WATER? Scientifically, water is H2O. Two parts hydrogen, and one part oxygen. Water becomes “hard” when minerals or...
Improving Airflow

Improving Airflow

It can be confusing for the HVAC novice and frustrating for the homeowner. You hear your HVAC unit switch on, but when you put your hand up to the vent you feel nothing, or at least very little air coming out. What’s even more confusing is your home eventually gets...