Monthly Archives: August 2013

Duct Integrity Testing to combat allergies and mold

There is one complaint from a homeowner that is very challenging to a technician: “It cools but seems to run a lot. ” After going through all the standard problems that affect an air conditioning system we are left with … Continue reading

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Water dripping from ductwork in attic

Do you see a series of water stains on your ceilings in different parts of your home? Every few summers a set of conditions occurs that uncovers a fault in many homes. Blown-in insulation often covers the ductwork in the … Continue reading

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Blocked Air Conditioner Drain – II

A poorly performing condensate drain is top of the list on damage caused to a home by a poorly maintained air conditioner. An air conditioner in the cooling mode produces up to 20 gallons of water per day. That is … Continue reading

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Summertime Humidity Control in your home on the Gulf Coast

We’re getting spoiled. I can recall going into a cool home, seeing a window air conditioner and feeling how nice it was inside. No numbers on the knob; just ‘warmer – cooler’ and that was fine. As equipment became more … Continue reading

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Blocked air conditioner drain

Something we see often in new and older subdivisions are below-grade air conditioner drains. Many homes are constructed with the air conditioning condensate drain exiting the home underground. Others start off above ground but, with the accumulation of topsoil through … Continue reading

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Lightning Damage

My current home suffered 4 lightning hits in 3 years, the last one taking out the TV, phone(s), computer and Heat Pump. Before the last one, anytime two clouds approached each other, I would shut off the breakers to everything … Continue reading

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Heater Closet

Heater Closet – Often when we replace the indoor equipment of a heat pump or air conditioner we find that we could have improved the performance of the system merely by removing and re-installing it. What I mean by this … Continue reading

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