What To Look For In a HVAC Contractor

June 14, 2021

Choosing the right HVAC contractor can be challenging. When choosing a contractor, we wonder who the most trustworthy and reliable company might be. We want a contractor that is skilled and works professionally.  Make sure the HVAC contractor of your choice has the following important aspects. Certifications The right contractor must demonstrate that they have professional HVAC technicians. They must inspire trust, care, and that they are properly trained. It helps the customer rely on the contractor and provides benefits such as saving time and money.  Experience HVAC contractors must have years of

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Why is My Air Conditioner Making Noises?

April 5, 2021

AC units can occasionally emit strange noises that leave Plano homeowners perplexed and often worried. Luckily, some noises are more serious than others. For instance, loud noises coming from your unit usually indicate that there are severe problems within the system. However, other types of sounds can signal less serious problems with quick fixes. If you are curious about the causes of the loud and unusual sounds you hear from your air conditioner, read through this article to find out. Buzzing Sounds You may notice buzzing noises coming from the outside or inside of the air

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Is It Normal to Smell Gas Near a Furnace?

March 17, 2021

Winters in Plano, TX, can get cold, so you’ll need a dependable furnace to keep you comfortable. Natural gas furnaces are efficient and effective at heating, especially in places where the air temperature drops well below freezing during the wintertime. Gas companies add a chemical called mercaptan to their product so that you can smell it if it is leaking. Here’s what you need to know about when it is normal and is not normal to smell gas from your furnace. Normal: Initiation of a Heating Cycle If you happen to be near your furnace when

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How To Improve Indoor Air Quality Naturally

February 16, 2021

If you have poor indoor air quality in your home, you may experience allergies or respiratory issues that require medical attention. If you want to improve your indoor air quality naturally, there are a few easy things that you can do to help keep your air cleaner. 1. Make Sure That You Ventilate Well Having healthy air to breathe is essential. Opening windows and doors regularly helps keep the air flowing and the toxins in the air from hanging around. If you live in a part of town with high traffic, consider opening the windows and

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What is Blown-In Insulation and Does it Help With Soundproofing?

January 20, 2021

For existing homes with no insulation, blown-in insulation provides a way to fill cavities in walls and attics. The insulation is blown in through hoses that connect to small holes that an insulation team cuts into the top of exterior walls. Although the process is relatively simple, you can enjoy excellent results from blown-in insulation. It protects your home’s interior from excess external heat or cold and works as a soundproofing material. What Is Blown-In Insulation? Small bits of cellulose comprise blown-in insulation. Recycled newsprint provides about 85% of the cellulose material. Manufacturers then treat

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Ways to Avoid Damaging Your Heating System

December 14, 2020

With heating season upon us, there are easy things you can do to keep from damaging your heating system. By following some simple tips, you can avoid repair bills and get the most life you can out of your heater. Change the Filter Regularly Dirty or clogged air filters cause damage to your heating system. They make it difficult for air to circulate through your system, which can cause damage to the fan’s limit switch, for example. You should swap out filters regularly, especially because they cost much less than an expensive repair bill.

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Home Carbon Monoxide Testing Could Save Your Life

November 19, 2020

Of all the inherent dangers that come with homeownership, carbon monoxide can be one of the most dangerous of all. In fact, the CDC estimates an average of 50,000 emergency room visits each year stem from carbon monoxide poisoning, with more than 430 deaths in addition. So, what’s the best way to avoid this dangerous gas? Be informed about carbon monoxide and get periodic carbon monoxide testing. Where Does Carbon Monoxide Come From? Carbon monoxide is a naturally-occurring gas that is produced in much higher amounts as a byproduct of combustion. This means that anytime something

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Early Fall Issues Your HVAC System Might Encounter

October 20, 2020

This fall, you will likely rely on your air conditioning system to keep your house nice and warm. When you turn on your HVAC system for the first time, you may encounter some slight problems that may need to be addressed before the system can be ready for use. Depending on your HVAC system’s condition and age, these issues may vary from slight hitches to serious equipment failures that may need a comprehensive repair. No Air Coming Out When you turn on your HVAC system and no air is coming out, this could be an indication

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The Unique Needs of Ductless HVAC Systems

September 18, 2020

Ductless mini-split systems are becoming a popular way to heat and cool homes in the United States. It consists of an outdoor heat pump and up to nine interior air handlers. Ductless HVAC systems have some unique issues people should be aware of when considering whether to have one installed. Professional Installation Required A ductless HVAC system should only be installed and serviced by a qualified professional. If they’re not, they can develop three major problems. Robert & Sons A/C & Heating, LLC of Mesquite, TX, installs ductless mini-split systems. We proudly employ NATE certified technicians who

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The Benefits of Electrostatic Air Filters

August 10, 2020

Electrostatic air filters are excellent options for many homes because of their ability to attract small particles by using static electricity. These air filters are especially effective at removing small particles such as dust, pollen, and mold that are in the air. Over time, this creates a much cleaner environment inside your home. Here are a few more reasons why you should consider investing in an electrostatic air filter. 1. Allergy Relief One of the top benefits of an electrostatic air filter is that it reduces many allergy symptoms. An electrostatic air filter

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