5 Ways Winter Can Affect Your Indoor Air Quality

January 20, 2023

Plummeting temperatures have a surprising effect on indoor air. Temperature changes in Spring, Texas alter the way in which outdoor air moves. As warm air rises, cold air and the ozone and smog that it carries surrounds your home. Unfortunately, many of these contaminants eventually find their way in. There are also several changes in resident behaviors and activities that contribute to higher concentrations of indoor pollutants. Read on to discover five ways in which winter can affect your indoor air quality (IAQ). 1. Increased Carbon Monoxide Just as trapped cold air brings airborne pollutants closer

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Heat Pumps or Gas Furnaces: Which Are Better for Winter Heating?

December 19, 2022

Homeowners all over the Spring, TX, area know that it gets cold enough here in the winter to make heating necessary. However, they don’t always agree on the best way to heat their homes. Some swear by their tried-and-true gas furnaces, while others insist that heat pumps are a better option. The truth is, however, that both options have strengths and weaknesses. Here are the pros and cons of both heating options so you can come to your own conclusion. Furnace Advantages and Disadvantages Modern gas furnaces are among the most efficient home heating

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What Is a Furnace Flame Roll Out?

November 16, 2022

Understanding the Danger of Furnace Flame Rollout and How to Prevent It Gas furnaces are designed so that they operate safely and mitigate against any potential hazards. Nonetheless, there are various issues that have the potential to create a safety hazard, and the chances of this happening are higher the older the furnace gets or if you neglect any of the important yearly maintenance tasks. One of the biggest potential hazards is a furnace flame rollout, and today we’re going to take you through exactly what a flame rollout is, why it can happen, and what steps you

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Why Is My Heat Pump Entering Defrost Mode?

October 20, 2022

If you’re a homeowner that recently purchased a heat pump system to heat and cool your home, congratulations! You’re the proud owner of a cutting-edge HVAC system that offers unbeatable efficiency and an environmentally friendly operation. As we head into the winter heating system, however, you’re bound to have some questions about some of the things your heat pump does when the weather turns cold. One of those things is its regular defrost mode cycles. It’s a feature that’s unique to heat pumps and one that homeowners often don’t quite understand. To remedy that, here’s an

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Effects of Ceiling Height on an Air Conditioner’s Efficiency

September 20, 2022

Homeowners want to make their home as energy efficient as possible. And one way to do that is to understand how different aspects of their home affect their air conditioner’s efficiency. Ceiling height is one of those factors. The standard ceiling height in many American homes is eight feet. But ceilings can range anywhere from six to twelve feet. That difference can have an impact on your air conditioner’s efficiency. How Ceiling Height Affects Air Conditioners Higher ceilings require more energy to cool. That’s because there’s more air volume to cool in a room with a

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4 Benefits of Installing New Ductwork

August 17, 2022

Ductwork is a network of air ducts, usually installed behind your house’s walls. And it’s responsible for carrying conditioned or heated air from the HVAC to different parts of your home. It’s an essential part of the air circulation process around your house, keeping your living space at the desired temperature and comfortable at all times. Like other systems in your residential property, ductwork ages over time. Due to wear and tear, there might be broken connections and leaks throughout your duct system, resulting in energy loss. According to the United States Department of Energy, around

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Choosing the Best Time to Install or Replace Your HVAC System

July 15, 2022

Regular maintenance is the best way to protect your HVAC system and ensure that it continues working for years to come. Nonetheless, no matter how diligent you are about having your system professionally maintained, there will always come a time when you’ll need to replace your furnace or air conditioner. If you’re considering replacing any of your HVAC equipment or looking to install a new HVAC system, you may be wondering when the best time is to do it. The answer to this is actually when you’re not currently using your heating or cooling system. This

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How to Soundproof Your AC

June 14, 2022

With summer here, your air conditioner is probably seeing a lot of use. Sadly, some ACs are noisier than others, whether it’s due to the internal components of your AC unit itself or issues with your home’s ductwork. Luckily, there are a few ways to soundproof your home’s air conditioning system, from sound-absorbing materials to sound barriers and more. Read on to learn about some ways you can reduce the noise coming from your air conditioner. Fix or Replace Your Air Conditioner Probably the easiest way to reduce the amount of noise your air conditioner makes

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Will Closing the Upstairs Vents Save You Money?

May 20, 2022

The HVAC system plays an essential role in maintaining favorable temperatures in your home through the seasons. However, the convenience and comfort of this equipment comes with additional expenses. It contributes to a significant amount of your energy bills. With such demands, residents of Montgomery, TX attempt to look for ways to reduce costs. While there are various ways to reduce the energy consumption of your HVAC system, closing the upstairs vents is not one of them. North Point Air Conditioning & Heating gives the following reasons why closing upstairs vents is not a wise money-saving technique.

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Can a Smart Thermostat Save You Money?

April 15, 2022

You may want to consider purchasing a smart thermostat. Smart technology can not only improve the aesthetics of your home, but it can also save you money and energy. According to the EPA, a programmable thermostat can save you $180 a year. It is even simpler if you use a smart thermostat, which automatically does all the work for you. Here’s how much money you will save in the long run. You can save 1% to 3% on your energy cost if you raise or lower your thermostat by 1 or 2 degrees. If you reduce the

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