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SEER Ratings: What They Mean And Why They're Important

SEER Ratings: What They Mean And Why They’re Important

What are SEER Ratings? SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio and is used to measure heating pump and air conditioning effectiveness. This is done by calculating output and input of the system. The rating is used to ensure the highest level of safety, productivity, and environmentally friendly state for an HVAC system. The rating…
Close-up of the inside of an air duct

Should I Have My Air Ducts Cleaned?

One thing that you can do in your home to improve your indoor air quality is to have your air ducts cleaned. Duct cleaning is one of the most important things that you can do for air quality in your home. Having your ducts cleaned helps keep indoor air clean and reduce allergens and other…
Close-Up of a thermostat's fan settings

Should An HVAC Fan Run Constantly?

There are many homeowners who are not familiar with HVAC units, and often learn the in and outs of them only when it is too late, and when they are about to replace one because of their lack of knowledge about upkeep and how to properly run them. One of the most common questions that…
Photo of an inside dog, showing a common source of indoor allergies

Relieving Common Allergies Through Regular HVAC Maintenance

Asthma and allergic diseases affect more than 24 million people in the United States and over 6 million of these are children. When most people think of allergies, they think of hay fever, sneezing, coughing, and runny noses, but there are other allergies that many suffer from, including food allergies and eczema that, believe it…
Air balancing is illustrated through an interior space full of house plants

Air Balancing: What It Means For Your Home

Airflow balancing or air flow is the process of adjusting and measuring the temperature throughout your home or building evenly. An HVAC technician can decrease or increase the airflow into certain rooms that will help you feel more comfortable. Most commercial buildings and residential homes were not built to distribute the air evenly throughout. This…
3 Reasons Air Quality is Worse in Winter

3 Reasons Indoor Air Quality is Worse in Winter

As fall ends, most homeowners begin to think about winterizing the home. Storm doors are installed, windows are insulated and the thermostats are checked. But many homeowners don’t think about the air quality in their homes. And many don’t know that air quality is worse indoors during the winter than during the summer. As you…
cleaning-your-hvac-components

Cleaning Your HVAC Components

Keeping your HVAC equipment clean is important because it not only ensures that the system operates efficiently, but also prevents it from wearing out easily. Although some degree of equipment wear is inevitable, proper maintenance can make the equipment last a bit longer. Among the equipment which requires regular maintenance is the ventilation duct work,…
Building a Home that Keeps Cool and Traps Heat

Building A Home that Keeps Cool and Traps Heat

A lot of work goes into properly optimizing a house to keep cool in the summer and warm in the winter. You need to balance insulation with other features that make it easier for your central air unit to heat or cool the house, all the while making sure you don’t have to spend a…
A kitchen with pipes connected to a ground source heat pump

Ground Source Heat Pumps

The ground source heat pump is also known as a central heat and air system. This is because a single unit can provide heat during the cool weather months and air conditioning during the summer months. But unlike other systems, this electric powered one is able to harness energy as a solar collector from the…
A collection of air source heat pumps

The Rise Of Air Source Heat Pumps

Air Source Heat Pumps There’s a good chance that you’ve heard people discussing air source heat pumps in recent years. That’s because these heat pumps are becoming much more widely known as time goes on. If you want to take your residential heating to the next level, you might consider investing in air source heat…
A woman controlling a smart thermostat through her phone

How Smart Are Smart Thermostats?

No matter how your year is going, it is always good to find more ways to cut energy costs and to save money. One of the biggest ways you as a homeowner or apartment renter can save money is to take a look at your heating and cooling usage to see which areas you can…
Christmas decorations mean heating season, a good time to have your furnace tuned up

Getting Your Furnace Tuned Up

With fall officially in the air, we’re finally moving past the scorching days of the Central Texas summer. There will still be a few hot days popping up, but it’s nice to know that mild, cooler temperatures are on the horizon. Autumn is great for a number of reasons… The trees start to turn beautiful…
A fireplace evokes cold weather on the horizon and time to prepare your HVAC system for winter.

How To Prepare Your HVAC System For Winter

In Texas we tend to hit the cold season a bit later than the rest of the country, but it does come and the time for heaters is arriving. During fall and winter in the cool weather seasons, many houses turn their air conditioners off for a while. It is easy to think that you…
Does Your A/C System Need Coolant?

Does Your A/C System Need Coolant?

Central air conditioning units are essential for regulating the temperature of the air in homes and offices, and their main job is to keep a constant flow of cool air circulating throughout. The coolant in these air conditioners is supposed to last the lifetime of the air conditioner. However there are several reasons why a…
When Is It Time To Replace My HVAC System?

When Is It Time To Replace My HVAC System?

Certain tell tale signs indicate it’s time to consider replacing heating and air conditioning equipment, or improving the performance of your overall system. It may be time to call AirOne to help you make a change if: Your Heat Pump Or Air Conditioner Is More Than 12 Years Old. The average air conditioning or heat pump system has…
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AC Service Energy Saving Tips

As much as half of the energy used in your home goes to heating and cooling. So making smart decisions about your home’s air conditioning service and heating service can have a big effect on your utility bills—and your comfort. Take these steps to increase the efficiency of your heating and cooling system. Replace Your Air Filter Regularly…
Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Efficiency Ratings

Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Efficiency Ratings

The SEER Rating Scale The efficiency of central air conditioning systems is  rated by a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER). SEER ratings typically range from 13 to 23, with the highest numbers indicating the more efficient units  offering the most energy savings. Manufacturers have made great strides in the last 10 years to increase the efficiency…
What is the Best Thermostat for My House?

What Is The Best Thermostat For My House?

Basic Versus Advanced Thermostats Basic thermostats regulate the temperature inside your home by turning your heating and cooling on and off.  More advanced thermostats may be designed to modulate BTU output of air conditioning and gas heating system.  Some thermostats can modulate air handler and furnace blower speeds to aid in controlling indoor humidity levels. Advanced…
A Glossary of HVAC Technical Definitions

A Glossary of HVAC Technical Definitions

AFUE   The ratio of annual output energy compared to annual input energy. The higher the AFUE percentage is, the more efficient the furnace.  Annualized Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) is a measure of your furnace’s heating efficiency. Airflow The distribution or movement of air Air Handler/Coil Blower. Air flow volume is measured in CFM (cubic foot…
Three Steps to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Three Steps to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Step 1: Ensure Correct System Installation & Operation There are several steps you can take to improve the air quality inside your home. The First and most important step is to make sure your system is installed and operating correctly. Poorly installed or maintained systems can reduce indoor air quality by introducing unfiltered air into the system, by ignoring various…
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