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Updating Attic Insulation

Many people often wonder how they can save money on their utility bills or increase the resale value of their home. You may not be aware that by upgrading the insulation in your attic, you can not only save money on your utility bills, but also add to the value of your home. Having more…
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Benefits Of Formaldehyde-Free Insulation

At AirOne Heating & Air Conditioning we perform a variety of services and one of those is installing insulation. We prefer to use Johns Manville Climate Pro Formaldehyde-free insulation because of its health and performance benefits. To understand why we prefer this insulation, below is a discussion of what formaldehyde is and what the benefits…
Accented attic window

Radiant Barrier: Info And Installation

One of the services many HVAC repair and installation companies offer is the installation of radiant barrier. Many people are unaware of what this product even is, but it can greatly affect your home. If you are one of these people, you are in the right place. Today’s post is all about what radiant barrier…
Professional Technician applying spray foam insulation to an attic

Insulation R-Value Explained

If you’ve read anything about insulation or looked into an insulation project for your home, then you’ve no doubt come across the ubiquitous yet hardly explained term “R-value.” Denoted as R- followed by a number, it’s an important figure having to do with the proper kind and amount of insulation needed for a home to…
Blue sky with light clouds on a summer day in Central Texas

Tips For Keeping Cool During Texas Summers

Summer in Central Texas is great for a lot of reasons. There are plenty of lakes and rivers in the region, which are great for some fun adventures or family outings. You can go hiking, or attend outdoor concerts and events–whatever you’re looking for, Central Texas has plenty to offer. Unfortunately, with the summer also…
Air Conditioning repair tools

How Often Do You Need Air Conditioner Service?

Being a homeowner comes with its own set of questions and responsibilities. One of these is knowing when to schedule service for your air conditioner. You’ve probably already heard that regular maintenance can help increase the lifespan of your air conditioning unit. Regular maintenance can also keep your device in prime condition, which can help…
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5 Benefits Of Smart Thermostats

There are several types of thermostats available today. However, one that is becoming increasingly popular is the smart thermostat. There are a variety of brands that now carry smart thermostats, and many offer different types of smart thermostats as well, from small budget devices to systems that connect with your smart home services. No matter…
Tools for air conditioning repair

The Difference Between Single Stage And Variable Speed A/C Systems

If you’re looking to upgrade your air conditioner, or just curious about the unit you already have, we’re here to explain the difference between single stage and variable speed A/C systems. Both systems have their own advantages. Small Variances Make a Big Difference The difference between variable speed air conditioners and single stage air conditioners…
Red brick wall with ventilation vents

Maximizing Your Home Ventilation System

The ventilation system and air conditioner in your home allows you to relax and be comfortable without having to deal with the hot temperatures outside. However, the chronic use of your system can lead to an increase in your energy bill every month. By incorporating some of the tips covered in this article to help…
outdoor thermometer showing high temperatures

Minimizing Costs While Keeping Your Home Cool

When the summer weather starts heating up, especially in Texas, many people must run their air conditioning units every day. While this is usually unavoidable in order to keep your home comfortable, it can certainly make getting your electric bill uncomfortable. If you’re one of the many people concerned about keeping your home cool in…
Why Does Your Air Conditioner Freeze Up?

What Causes A/C Coils To Freeze

Frozen coils on your air conditioner can be caused by a variety of system failures, which can make them difficult to diagnose. Many of these issues can be quickly fixed by a San Marcos HVAC professional, but if left unattended they can wreak havoc on your air conditioner. In order to keep your A/C running…
Potted plant on windowsill inside cool home

Is Your A/C Low On Refrigerant: Warning Signs

Keeping your air conditioner on during the hot summer months is an important part of keeping your home comfortable. The best way to detect potential problems is to have an HVAC professional tune-up your unit. However, there are also warning signs you can look for yourself. Below are some symptoms to watch for that might…
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A/C Options For Homes With Boilers

If you live in a home that has a boiler in it, you may face challenges when it comes to cooling your home during the warm weather months. Due to the fact that your home does not have pre-existing ductwork, the options that you have for cooling your home are limited. Even though there are…
Indoor Air Quality Series: Asthma Triggers—a guide to prevent and safely remove allergens from your home

[Infographic] Indoor Air Quality—Asthma Triggers

For many people, allergies and asthma are bad enough outside, and it’s nice to be able to get inside to escape these triggers. With spring in full swing in Central Texas, it’s easy to blame your symptoms on all the pollen, mold, and other allergens floating around outside. However, there’s a number of asthma and…
DIY Air Conditioning Maintenance Tips: a garden hose for cleaning the outdoor unit's coils

DIY Air Conditioner Maintenance Ideas

Many homeowners don’t believe that routine air conditioning maintenance is necessary. To many, it feels like an extra unnecessary bill. While it’s true you may save money in the short-term by foregoing routine HVAC maintenance, the long-term costs can add up catch you when you’re unprepared. Instead, a little bit of preventative maintenance can go…
Insulation installed in a new house

Why Insulation Matters When Installing A New A/C System

Many HVAC professionals will make installing a new A/C system look like an easy job, but in reality installing a new system has many complexities to consider that homeowners may not be familiar with. One consideration to keep in mind when having a new A/C system installed is the condition of the home’s insulation. Why…
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Common Duct Problems

Air ducts are responsible for heating and cooling homes, businesses, and a variety of other types of buildings. While air ducts work quite effectively to heat and cool buildings, they can run into different problems over time. Some of the most common problems that occur within air ducts are improper design, air leakage, dust accumulation,…
Ductless Vs Central Air Systems

Ductless VS Central Air Systems

Whether you are building a new home or simply making some updates to your current one, deciding on what type of HVAC system you would like to utilize can be overwhelming. The two main options are a ductless mini-split system and a central air system. There are pros and cons associated with each of these…
Why Thermostat Placement Matters

Why Thermostat Placement Matters

Not many people are aware of just how important the placement of their thermostat can be. Many people are under the impression that they can have a thermostat installed anywhere in the home. In many cases, however, this simply isn’t the truth. Signs Your Thermostat isn’t Placed Properly in Your Home: The home is always…
Cross-section blueprints of a home showing HVAC Zoning

How HVAC Zoning Works

How HVAC Zoning Works Adding HVAC zoning to your HVAC system is a terrific way to control the air temperature in individual rooms of your house. This will keep you from having to constantly heat or cool certain areas in your home. Why Choose a Zoning System? Save Money It can be very expensive to…
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