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Which Thermostat is Right for You?

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There are a wide variety of thermostats for consumers to choose from. But which one is right for you and your home? We want to help you answer that question. At a glance, there are three primary types of thermostats to choose from—manual, programmable, and smart. We’re going to explain each type to help you make an informed decision.


What did People do Before Modern A/C?

Electric Fans

Generations of Texans before us dealt with the often-oppressive heat that comes with spring and summer here in the south. But how did they manage without modern air conditioning and other temperature-adjusting solutions? Housing In the past, homes were often built with the use of thick stone, adobe, or traditional brick outer walls to replicate…


How the HVAC Industry is Staying Green

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With agencies in the United States and all around the world enforcing stricter environmental regulations along with the rising cost of electricity, many consumers are considering greener methods of heating and cooling their property. As a result of this trend, the HVAC industry as a whole has started to heavily invest in the research and development to support green HVAC technologies. Here are a few of the technologies that are taking shape and making an impact.


Keeping your HVAC System Green

Hand turning a thermostat knob to increase savings by decreasing energy consumption. Composite image between a hand photography and a 3D background.

Spring is here, and along with it comes a whole lot of green. At Air Specialist, we’re going green as well, and we want to keep you in the loop. We have some advice for you on how to keep your HVAC system “green,” and it might even save you some “green” in the long run!


Is it Time for a New HVAC System?

Air conditioner with maintenance tools in residential back yard

A heating and cooling system is one of the biggest investments we make for our homes, so it’s only natural we want to get the most out of them. Unfortunately, no matter how well-maintained your HVAC system might be, you’re going to have to replace it at some point. An old, damaged system can result in growing energy bills and poor indoor air quality, which no homeowner wants to deal with. Here are five indicators that a system needs to be replaced.


How to Prepare your HVAC System for Spring Storms

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Here in Texas, we have an expansive land area with very diverse climates throughout the state. The Houston area is a part of what is known as the Piney Woods region of the United States. Some areas of this region receive more than 60 inches of rain annually, and with spring right around the corner, we’re expecting frequent thunderstorms and rain showers.


Prep for Spring

Beautiful spring flowers

We’ve given you plenty of tips on how to best take care of your HVAC system during the cooler months and even some handy DIY tips to keep your home smelling fresh. But what about when the temperature really starts to ramp up? That means it is time to start spring cleaning!


Show Your HVAC System Some Love

An illustration of a house with a blue heart in it

February is a month dedicated to things people love: their spouses, their kids, their pets and even their homes. With that in mind, showing some love to the inner intricacies that make your home function on a regular basis isn’t a half bad idea, actually it’s a great one!


DIY Home Air Freshners

Smells from HVAC vents

Baking cookies and cakes make your home smell wonderful but cracking out your baking tools every day would be an unrealistic goal. Here are some DIY options that will make your home smell great without sweating in the kitchen.


4 Easy Resolutions for you and your HVAC system

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“New year, new me,” said every Facebook post. The gyms are packed, people are Instagramming salads and smoothies, and everyone burns out by Valentine’s Day. Resolutions take time to become a habit but what if there were easy goals that also improved your quality of life?
Here are some simple goals that double as taking care of your home
and HVAC system.