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How Does Your Home’s HVAC System Actually Work?

How Does Your Home’s HVAC System Actually Work?

When an air conditioning technician visits your home, odds are their explanation of what’s going on with your system will go over your head. The technical terminology in the HVAC industry can be extensive and confusing. Through the simplified information provided below, the equipment in your home and its functionality should make more sense to the average homeowner. General Function of Your HVAC System: Compressor: A pump that relocates refrigerant/freon throughout the entire system. The compressor is considered the “heart” of the system, as it circulates the freon. Refr...

HVAC Don'ts: Common Mistakes to Avoid

HVAC Don'ts: Common Mistakes to Avoid

Ensuring that your HVAC system is functioning efficiently throughout the entire year is essential for your family’s in-home comfort and safety. Unfortunately, there are many common mistakes made by homeowners that could potentially result in costly repairs and inefficient performance. Through the information that follows, you should have a general idea of the most common HVAC mistakes, as well as how to avoid them. Neglecting the Air Filter Your HVAC filter’s purpose is to purify the air circulating your home by trapping contaminants such as pollen, dirt, and debris. Failing to m...

Your HVAC System Could Be Causing Allergies – What Can You Do About It?

Your HVAC System Could Be Causing Allergies – What Can You Do About It?

There’s no question as to whether or not your home’s indoor air quality can have a direct impact on your family’s allergies and overall health. Immediate effects and discomfort are easily noticeable, but the long term effects that are much more concerning often go unnoticed for quite some time. Consistent ingestion of contaminated air is known to cause chronic illnesses, respiratory complications, and severe allergy concerns. Over time, the contaminants causing indoor air pollution will continue to accumulate, resulting in severe health effects and allergies. The primary way ...

When Should You Replace Your Furnace?

When Should You Replace Your Furnace?

Winter is finally starting to make its way to North Texas, and hopefully your heater is prepared to keep your family warm all winter. But… How do you know if it isn’t? Luckily, there are some common warning signs that indicate it might be time to replace your furnace. Keep your furnace's age in mind. Properly maintained and operated furnaces can typically last up to 15 years. However, once your furnace approaches this age, warning signs that seem insignificant might actually mean that it’s time for a new furnace. One of the main signs that your furnace could be struggl...

Is an HVAC Maintenance Agreement Right for You?

Is an HVAC Maintenance Agreement Right for You?

Installing a new HVAC system, as well as replacing parts and equipment for your unit, can lead to costly investments for your home. However, at Crow’s Heat and Air, our maintenance agreements are designed to lighten these costs. We offer a tier list of varying maintenance plans with the intention of meeting your home’s specific needs, without overcharging you for unnecessary services. What do you get out of a maintenance agreement with Crow’s Heat and Air? Investing in a maintenance agreement will award you with two free visits to your home per year. These visits will take ...

5 Ways to Save Money on Your Heating Bills

5 Ways to Save Money on Your Heating Bills

It’s no secret that utility costs typically skyrocket during the winter months, and your home’s HVAC system is partially to blame. However, by utilizing some simple tricks, properly maintaining your heating system, and investing in energy efficient HVAC upgrades, you can warm your home while also saving money on utility costs. 1. Know when to let mother nature in -- and when to keep her out. One way that you can optimize any available natural heat during the cold winter months is to allow sun exposure into your home by opening the blinds. Once the sun goes down, close the blinds ...

The Impact of Pets and Pests on Your HVAC System

The Impact of Pets and Pests on Your HVAC System

Whether the animals in your home are part of the family or unwanted visitors, they have the tendency to negatively impact HVAC systems. Although these systems are created to endure natural elements like rain, snow, hail, or ice, there are certain damages caused by animals that can cost thousands of dollars. Through the information below, you’ll discover how animals can deteriorate the quality of your systems, as well as the preventive measures and actions to take after the fact. Indoor and outdoor pets are a common source of an underperforming HVAC system. Your system’s filter is ...

Maintaining Healthy Humidity Levels Within Your Home

Maintaining Healthy Humidity Levels Within Your Home

Texas humidity is known to produce some sticky situations, especially when it creeps into your home. Here are some tips to manage your indoor humidity levels and maintain a healthy living space for your family. Common Symptoms Associated with High Humidity Levels in Your Home Abnormal odors such as mildew or must Condensation on the inside of windows or on mirrors Mold growth throughout the home: - Window corners - Walls - Ceilings - Pipes - Bathrooms Peeling paint or wallpaper A heavy, warm, sticky, or muggy atmosphere within the home. Family members may have consistent allergy ...