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Does an Air Conditioner Help With Allergies?

June 7, 2017

It’s estimated there are now 50 million seasonal allergy sufferers in America: Does your air conditioner help combat those allergies?

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3 Signs You Need a New AC Unit

May 8, 2017

AC is crucial here in Austin, and a well maintained unit can last for 10 or 15 years. So how do you know if you need repairs or if you need a replacement?

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Air Conditioning Facts

May 1, 2017

The more you know about your air conditioning, the better you can take care of it. AC units and furnaces often get overlooked in general home maintenance since they are mostly out of sight and run behind the scenes.

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A Mini-Split May Be Your Solution

January 19, 2016

In many cases BlueAir runs into a situation in an existing home or commercial building where additional heating and cooling is needed. The building already has a central air conditioning system but a new room may have been added, an existing space, such as a garage or shed, may be being converted into an office…

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The 4-1-1 on Mold in Austin Homes and Businesses

November 22, 2013

After recent floods in the area, mold has gained renewed attention in the news, around the water cooler and in neighborhoods all over the Austin area. Here are basics about mold as it relates to homeowners and facilities managers. What is mold? According to the Air Conditioning Contractors of America, mold is a fungus that…

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What’s All This Talk About Ductless AC Systems?

November 12, 2013

Anyone who has lived outside of the great state of Texas can tell you that not all air conditioning systems are created equal. The swamp coolers and attic fans that are staples in arid, cooler climates do not provide the constant temperature homeowners with central heating and air conditioning enjoy. Within the past 20 years…

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Carbon Monoxide Detector FAQs

November 7, 2013

What is Carbon Monoxide? Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, toxic gas that is created when a gas appliance is not properly burning fuel.  Carbon monoxide can come from any of the following common household appliances: Furnace Water heater Fireplace Blocked chimneys Gas dryers Charcoal grill Car exhaust Space heaters Generators Gas stoves When properly…

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Thermostat – the Little Device that Saves You Money

October 7, 2013

If you’ve ever driven with cruise control, you know it has three primary benefits. First of all, it helps you maintain a legal speed on the open road where you might otherwise be tempted to drive faster than you should. Secondly, on long trips it keeps your leg from becoming stiff from being in the…

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AC Noises – How to Know When it is not Working Properly

September 30, 2013

Air conditioners are designed to run with as little sound as possible. Unless you are sitting directly under a vent or the unit is directly outside your window, you shouldn’t notice when it comes on or shuts off. However, if you are hearing things go bump in the night or notice other unusual noises throughout…

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Check Your Heating Unit (HVAC) before the Cold Reaches Texas

September 23, 2013

Unlike the gradual seasonal transitions experienced in other parts of the country, Texas tends to move from hot to cold in the span of less than one week. The only thing predictable about Texas weather is its unpredictability. So, as every good Boy or Girl Scout knows, it’s best to be prepared. Goodness knows Texans…

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