Attic Insulation Level — A/C Running Non-Stop When It’s Quite Hot? — (Part 2 of 4)

Attic Insulation Level -- A/C Running Non-Stop When It's Quite Hot? (Part 2 of 4) IF Your A/C Temperatures Difference Passed The Test (See Part 1 of 4),  Your A/C Running Non-Stop Means It's Doing All It Can do to keep you cool.  Here are some things which may be causing the problem. The First Thing [...]

March 2nd, 2017|HVAC|

Cooling Performance Test — Is Your A/C Running Non-Stop When It’s Quite Hot (Part 1 of 4)

Is Your A/C Running Non-Stop When It's Quite Hot? (1 of 4) A/C running non-stop tells you one of two things: Your HVAC system is doing all it can to keep you cool & some corrective actions (not related to the a/c) need be taken. There it has a problem with our HVAC System So, [...]

March 2nd, 2017|HVAC|

NEST Thermostat App: Control Your NEST Thermostat From Anywhere In The World

NEST Thermostat App:  Control Your NEST Products From Anywhere In The World NEST App Displayed On Smartphone NEST Thermostat The Nest Thermostat can certainly be called a "Smart Home" Feature.  This quite sophisticated thermostat is one of the easiest to program..   To program it, simply make the adjustments you want and when you want [...]

March 1st, 2017|HVAC, Uncategorized|

Nest Thermostat – Help Reduce Cooling Costs

The Many Benefits Of The Nest Thermostat The Nest Thermostat has different colored displays based on if it's cooling or heating + the standard display. You may have seen advertisements for the Nest Smart Thermostat, a sophisticated device with many capabilities.'s Nest Thermostat Buyer Satisfaction Score is 4.6 Stars (out of 5) with nearly 5,000 [...]

March 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Allergies? 40 Tips About Indoor Air Quality

Allergies? 40 Tips About Indoor Air Quality 1. Why has Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) become such a problem in recent years?  It's because today’s new homes are built so tight they allow for the build up of pollutants that reduce IAQ.  Newer homes are built very tight (so they don’t leak air) to ensure [...]

January 24th, 2017|HVAC|

Millennials — Ages & Traits + What They Want In A Home

Al's Plano, TX Plumbing   Ages & Traits Of Millennials + What They Want In A Home   Many of us older than 50 remember when all the focus was on the Baby Boomers (1946-1964), and then Generation-X (1965-1981).  Long gone is the term "yuppie" (young urban professional) as many Boomers are now actively retired, [...]

November 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Global Warming: How Much Progress Has The U.S. Made?

Global Warming: How Much Progress Has The U.S. Made? And What We Can Do To Reduce Global Warming Your Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) System contributes to Global Warming.  How much your home contributes is largely determined by how much energy you consume.  To reduce your contribution to Global Warming -- reduce your home's energy [...]

November 15th, 2016|HVAC|

Growing Electricity Demand — One Way Texas Is Keeping Up

Al’s Plano, TX Plumbing   Growing Electricity Demand -- One Way Texas Is Keeping Up With our population and electricity demand growing fast, one way Texas is keeping up is by lowering electricity demand with Energy-Saving and Demand Response Programs. The Electricity Reliability Council Of Texas (ERCOT) has worked to establish these programs to reduce stress on [...]

November 15th, 2016|HVAC|

Reduce Greenhouse Gases With A Heat Pump?

Can Heat Pumps Reduce Greenhouse Gases? Greenhouse gases in the earth’s absorb heat from the sun's rays.  By nature, this heat is absorbed and released.   In reality, some of the heat to be released is blocked by greenhouse gases.  The more of these gases that exist, the more heat is prevented from escaping into [...]

November 14th, 2016|HVAC|

Your Carbon Footprint & Your Home’s HVAC System

Al's Plano, TX Plumbing   Your Home's Heating & Cooling System And Your Carbon Footprint Reduce Your Carbon Footprint -- And You Reduce Your Energy Bills This article describes how your home and its HVAC system contribute to your Personal Carbon Footprint.  In short, burning fossil-fuels adds to Greenhouse-Emissions, which is what's causing the Globe [...]

November 14th, 2016|HVAC|