Getting Dust Under Control

Getting Dust Under Control

Does it ever feel like you’re doing the same thing over and over, but you just can’t make it right? That can be especially frustrating when it comes to household chores. Think about dusting. After wiping down frames, furniture, and even that spot at the back of the...
What is “Going Ductless”?

What is “Going Ductless”?

What does it mean to “Go Ductless?” One great thing about most things in modern life is that you almost always have options. The same is true with HVAC solutions. Central heating and air certainly has some advantages, but there’s also an upside to ductless, or...
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...
Practical Drain Maintenance

Practical Drain Maintenance

In our last post, we discussed the dangers of neglecting your drains. This applied to drains in your kitchen, bathroom sinks, or even in the tub. The most obvious drain maintenance is keeping some of the worst offenders out of your drain. That means keeping it clear...
Preventing Clogged Drains

Preventing Clogged Drains

Home maintenance, like anything, can be a little tricky. Some potential problems are more obvious than others. If you don’t see the problem, sometimes it can be difficult to diagnose. Waiting too long is risky, and could mean expensive repairs. That’s why routine...
Mitsubishi Electric: Everything You Need

Mitsubishi Electric: Everything You Need

Mitsubishi is one of the most recognized brands in the world. They have ties to international banking and finance, as well as manufacturing, specializing in heavy equipment and automobiles. Did you know that Mitsubishi also has an electronics division? The...