You may have heard about the benefits of programmable thermostats, but the Wi-Fi equipped thermostat has taken energy savings and efficiency to a whole new level. Gone are the days of the old thermostats that adjusted by a radial dial. Here are some reasons you should consider upgrading to a Wi-Fi equipped thermostat: Convenience. If you are on your way out of town and remember that you forgot to adjust your thermostat for your absence, there is no need to
NATE – Raising the bar for the good of the HVAC industry NATE (North American Technical Excellence) is the nation’s largest, industry endorsed, non-profit certification organization for HVACR technicians, who must pass stringent testing, and complete a rigorous certification process to qualify. Certified for your Satisfaction Our company employs skilled, knowledgeable professionals certified by NATE, the largest industry-endorsed, non-profit certification organization for HVACR technicians in the USA. To achieve NATE certification, technicians must pass stringent exams that test their knowledge
When the weather is mild, take advantage by shoring up your home’s major systems. Houston is not currently enduring any major heat wave. But why wait for cold weather, or the next emergency? While things seem calm, take advantage by taking steps to strengthen your home’s major systems. How did your AC hold up through the summer? Did your energy bills go up? If you’re using an annual contract style of energy bill, you may not even realize how much
Texas is the second largest state (Alaska is over twice as big), but when it comes to utility bills, Texas cities rank 1 and 2 in the cities with the highest power bills, according to a study by Forbes Magazine, with the help of energy and utility analysis firm Ventyx.* Prices at the pump tend to be cheaper in Texas, but that lower cost doesn’t extend over to utility bills. They’re high, and in a state with an abnormally long
In a typical house it’s not unusual for the temperature to vary several degrees from room to room. Attics, basements and additions usually have the greatest air temperature differences. When one room is uncomfortably hot or cold, here are several factors to consider. Inadequate Attic and Exterior Wall Insulation During Houston’s cold winter months and long, hot summers, proper insulation is a must. The recommended R-value for attics is 43, and an R-value of 21 is recommended for exterior walls.
With hot weather fast approaching in the Houston area, now is the time to make sure your air conditioner is ready for the warm spring and summer months ahead. Proper AC maintenance, along with a few easy steps to keep your house cooler, will ensure that your air conditioner is operating at peak efficiency to keep your home comfortable, your utility bill lower, while limiting the likelihood of unexpected breakdowns and repairs. 1. Call Village Plumbing & Home Services for
Many Houston homeowners with older AC systems are hoping their old system can survive another year of tough weather, and they’re weighing the cost of continued repairs and maintenance of an older AC unit versus purchasing a new, more reliable cooling system. The old saying “if it ain’t broken, don’t fix it.” makes sense for many appliances around the home, but for energy intensive and critical systems like air conditioners, putting off a new system can end up costing you more
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