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Take Time This Spring to Ensure Your Home’s HVAC System Is Maintained and Operating Properly

As West Texas prepares itself for spring and the scorching summer to come, many homeowners will benefit from taking the time to get their HVAC systems in top shape. Making sure your HVAC system is at peak efficiency will save you money during the cooling season, as well as head off any costly and time-consuming repairs. Here's what to focus on as springtime nears.

What Are the Advantages of a Ductless Heating and Cooling System?

Whether you have a traditional central furnace or a ductless heating system such as hydronic heat or radiators, upgrading to a ductless heating and cooling system can offer a lot of benefits. In the West Texas climate, that might translate to better-managed home comfort, energy savings, and even better home security compared to window-mounted air conditioners through the summer. Here are the advantages and details to consider if you want a ductless heating and cooling system in your home:

Confused by a Home Heat Pump Issue? Try These Troubleshooting Tips

Resolving heat pump issues may or may not be doable yourself. In many cases, an essential malfunction serious enough to affect operation of the unit will require professional repair. However, some basic troubleshooting may help you separate simple matters that are DIY-friendly from those that call for the services of a qualified HVAC field technician.

Don’t Underestimate the Importance of Adequate Attic Insulation in West Texas

If your home doesn't have adequate attic insulation, there's no question that your heating and cooling bills are higher than they need to be. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recommends that homes in western Texas have from 10 to 20 inches in them to slow heat transfer year-round. Heat is always seeking cooler temperatures regardless of season. In the winter, warm air seeps from the ceilings into the attic. In the summer, the heat from the sun creates stifling temperatures in the attic that make your air conditioner work much harder.

Furnace Replacement Can Be a Headache if You’re Not Prepared — Here’s Help

There’s a lot to picking out a new furnace. Find out what you need to know before you buy.

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