Warning: Missing argument 2 for wpdb::prepare(), called in /home/content/54/6602654/html/wp-content/plugins/post-types-order/post-types-order.php on line 190 and defined in /home/content/54/6602654/html/wp-includes/wp-db.php on line 1291

Warning: Missing argument 2 for wpdb::prepare(), called in /home/content/54/6602654/html/wp-content/plugins/post-types-order/post-types-order.php on line 265 and defined in /home/content/54/6602654/html/wp-includes/wp-db.php on line 1291

Warning: Missing argument 2 for wpdb::prepare(), called in /home/content/54/6602654/html/wp-content/plugins/post-types-order/post-types-order.php on line 190 and defined in /home/content/54/6602654/html/wp-includes/wp-db.php on line 1291

Warning: Missing argument 2 for wpdb::prepare(), called in /home/content/54/6602654/html/wp-content/plugins/post-types-order/post-types-order.php on line 265 and defined in /home/content/54/6602654/html/wp-includes/wp-db.php on line 1291

Air Wise Tip 1: Repair or Replace Your A/C – Consider the 50% Rule

If you’re like most homeowners, you probably don’t think about your A/C system until there is a problem with it. It’s virtually impossible to ignore when the temperature is 90 degrees inside your home. What do you do? more…

Air Wise Tip 2: Mini Splits – Creating Ideal Comfort One Room at a Time – Part One

Everyone wants to get the best use out of their home. Perhaps you want to convert the unused space over your garage into a home office, man cave or hobby room. No matter what you have in mind, mini-splits can help you achieve ideal comfort in that room. more…

Air Wise Tip 3: Preparation for Thunderstorms and Hurricanes

It’s now officially hurricane season, and we frequently experience some pretty intense thunderstorms at this time of year. So how can you protect one of your home’s most valuable assets? When there’s electricity in the air, TURN YOUR A/C OFF. more…

Air Wise Tip 4: What does SEER actually mean?

SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. It is calculated by dividing the amount of cooling supplied by an A/C system with the electricity consumed by the system under specific seasonal conditions. more…

Air Wise Tip 5: How Humidity Affects Air Quality and Comfort

Here in Houston and it’s easy to feel the effects of humidity — sticky skin, beads of sweat on your brow and air so saturated with moisture that it’s almost difficult to breath. An ambient temperature of 95 degrees combined with 80-90% humidity (typical for Houston) can actually feel like 105-110 degrees. more…

Air Wise Tip 6: Preparing Your Home for Cool Weather Ahead

It’s over 94 degrees outside as I’m writing this column and who knows what the temperature will be while you read it in the Gazette. However in Houston, we all know that eventually the seasons will change and things will cool off. Like I said, eventually. more…

Air Wise Tip 7: Preventing Carbon Monoxide Problems in Your Home

What is carbon monoxide (CO) and why is it so dangerous? Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, deadly gas. Because you can’t see, taste or smell it, CO can kill you before you know it’s there. In America, carbon monoxide is the leading cause of poisoning deaths. more…

Air Wise Tip 8: Air Filters – Your A/C system’s worst nightmare?

There’s a lot about indoor air quality that you might not be aware of and certainly can’t see. Up to 72 trillion microscopic irritants/allergens find their way into your home every day. They include dust, pollen, pet hair and dander, dust mites, mildew, lint, fungus, tobacco smoke, cooking grease and bacteria. more…

Air Wise Tip 9: My New Year’s Resolution Suggestion: Change Your A/C’s Air Filter Regularly

What are the two most expensive mechanical devices most people typically own? A car and their home’s air conditioning system. Despite being very complex machines, both are remarkably self-sufficient and require minimal maintenance. Change the car’s oil here, replace the A/C’s air filter there, it’s really quite simple. But it must be done. more…

Air Wise Tip 10: Replacing Your Furnace: Do It Now or Do It Later

It’s February, and your home’s furnace has almost made it through another winter. It ain’t broke, it’s still working, so why should you replace it? Here in Houston, we don’t really use our furnaces that much. However, with one that’s a decade or older, it’s not if it breaks but when. more…

Leave a Reply