What Is UVC Light?

March 23, 2023

UVC light is ultraviolet light with a wavelength between 200 and 280 nanometers. Also called “germicidal” light because it can destroy bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms by disrupting their DNA and preventing replication. UVC light is widely used in water and air purification, food and beverage processing, and medical equipment sterilization. Recently, it has been…

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Does Installing AC Increase Home Value?

February 28, 2023

Yes! Installing AC will increase your home value. Adding an HVAC system to your home or upgrading your current system adds an extra level of comfort & peace of mind for future buyers, home inspectors, and any home valuation reports.   Another benefit of installing AC is the energy saved by an efficient system cooling your…

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Why Is My AC Not Cooling?

January 24, 2023

Is your AC not cooling the house? Clogged filters can leave your AC not cooling properly. In addition, dirt, pet hair, pollen, and dust can restrict airflow and decrease effectiveness. Why Is My AC Blowing Hot Air? If your air conditioner is blowing warm air and not blowing cold air, it could be due to…

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Why Does My AC Smell

January 23, 2023

Your AC may smell because of mold, a clogged unit, bacteria buildup, or damaged wires. So, why does my AC smell like: Fish Damaged wires or surges from a faulty breaker can cause the plastic coatings on your electrical wires to overheat and emit fishy odors. Feet Bad feet smell from your AC unit is…

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Do Nest thermostats save you any money?

September 12, 2014

Nest thermostats are modern thermostat systems. They are controlled over wifi and optimize your household temperatures to help save energy. Smart thermostats, like Nest, remember your temperature control behavior and adapt appropriately to climate changes. What Nest does is basically control your household’s temperature for you, which allows it to make the proper adjustments in…

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Is there a wrong way to unplug a device?

August 15, 2014

Yes. When you decide to unplug a device from an outlet, pull the actually plug part. Do not grab the cord and yank it out; this is not only damaging to the cord but there is a chance that the wires could become exposed and give off an electric shock.

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Does cranking the thermostat down cool my home faster?

August 13, 2014

Dallas heat is unbearable and when we get home from a long, sunny drive, we want our house to feel like a freezer! Out of habit, many people run to their thermostats to turn down the temperature, and they may intentionally decrease it from 80 to 65. This extreme decrease will not cool your home…

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Can hot weather cause power outages?

June 30, 2014

So the short answer this time is once again, yes. Power outages are actually more common during warmer seasons because energy demand and outdoor temperatures are so high. Because Texas is currently in a drought and experiencing hot, humid weather, this may be a great time to practice ways to try and avoid a power…

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Why do my lights get brighter when a motor starts?

January 28, 2014

Do your kitchen lights get brighter when you turn on the garbage disposal? When this happens, it may indicate the neutral wire in the panel is loose. This means that one hot wire is worth more volts than the other, creating an imbalance according to the ground. If your lights get brighter when you turn…

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How many watts can a 15 amp breaker hold?

January 8, 2014

During the holidays, beautiful Christmas decor lights up neighborhoods. But how many watts can you put on a 15 amp breaker? As beautiful as Christmas lights are, they can cause a trip in the breaker or an outage if you overload the breaker. On average, a 15 amp breaker can run a one 1K light…

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