December 15, 2016

History of Heat

Unlike cool air produced by air conditioners, warmth is essential to human survival. For this reason, man originally gathered near the equator and areas that were warm most of the year. However, man is a curious creature and moved outward both north and south to areas that simply were not warm enough for survival without some form of heat. To begin with, this was simply fire. It is thought that man learned to control fire for cooking and heating nearly 2 million years ago; however, evidence of controlled fire only dates back 100,000 year. These include central fires in enclosed […]
November 29, 2016

Before Turning On Your Heater:

To turn on the heater or not to turn on the heater? That is the question of the evening in Houston during the winter. At this time of year, the days are warm, but the nights might get a little chilly. This makes it twice as important that you do a good check of your furnace before you turn it on for the first night. No one wants to be woken in the middle of the night with a furnace malfunction. With that in mind, here are a few areas to be sure and check before your first heated night: […]
November 14, 2016

Fall is Finally Here!!

It is finally winter in Houston. On Thursday it was a warm 82 and I came home from work and put on shorts to walk my dogs. On Saturday, it was 34 at 7:00 am when I again walked my dogs. The very definition of winter in Houston. For many, this is their favorite time of year. The air is crisp, the leaves are crunchy, and we can finally break out the blankets and hot chocolate, in the evening. During the day, we wear shorts and run the air conditioner. My next post will return to improving your SEO, but […]
October 25, 2016

How do I Know Which Air Filter to Buy For my House?

Last month I talked about how important it is to change your air filter every month. A fresh new air filter will lower your electric and gas bills, but more importantly will improve the health and wellbeing of every member of the family, especially those with allergies, asthma and other respiratory struggles. But how do I know which air filter will do the job without spending more money than I have to? How do I know which air filter is best for my system and lifestyle? Mechanical Air Filters Use synthetic fibers to trap small particles, debris, and dust, among […]