Improving Your Indoor Air Quality to Combat Flu Season

Indoor-Air-Quality-and-FluOne of the most common ways that “the flu” is spread is through coughing and sneezing; the germs can survive in the air in your home until they are dried out! They don’t necessarily always settle on a surface, either. If they do land on a surface, they are still active for at least eight hours. While hand washing, disinfecting surfaces and covering your coughs and sneezes can help limit the spread of the flu, you can also improve the indoor air quality of your home to greatly help, too.

The number one reason homeowners schedule air...


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Should You Repair or Replace Your Furnace?

There are quite a few things in life with which people have to ask themselves, “Should I pay to have this repaired or just buy a new one?” A furnace is one of those things. It stands to reason that when a unit has completely stopped working and no longer functions at all after 15 years that it’s time to purchase a new one. However, oftentimes it isn’t so cut and dry, and in an effort to save money, save energy and save frustration, homeowners have to conclude at some point if their unit is worth fixing or not. Fortunately, there are some key points that every homeowner should keep in mind that will help point them in the right direction when the question is whether to repair or replace a furnace: The first thing to consider is how the unit is currently functioning. If it isn’t run...


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The Best Time of Year for Air Conditioning Replacement

If you’ve decided that it would be best for you to purchase a new AC unit but haven’t acted on it yet, you should! The best time to replace your air conditioning unit is actually before it quits working for good! The best HVAC contractors in Katy, TX and dealers feature the top models and brands at a savings to their customers during every season.

In addition to being able to take advantage of excellent sales on products and services throughout the year, you will also avoid having to rush to make purchasing decisions hastily if your unit were to break down for good with little notice, which would leave you in a very uncomfortable house! When it comes to something as important as the health and comfort of the people in yo...


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Regular Equipment Maintenance for Your HVAC Unit Can Save You Money

Calling an HVAC contractor in Katy TX to come out and perform regular maintenance on your HVAC systems can save you money in the long run – but there are other regular equipment maintenance tasks that you can do on your own to save money and keep your HVAC unit running well, say the professionals at Cool Air Sam. But, do you know why?

How Does It Work?

Regular maintenance can save you money in several ways. First, keeping your unit up and running correctly can reduce the amount of energy the unit uses to keep your home at a comfortable heat (or cooling) level. Not only that, but keeping the system well-maintained ca...


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Labor Day: A Celebration of the Working American

workersLabor Day is often thought of as summer’s last “hurrah,” and most people know that we celebrate the achievements of American workers each year on the first Monday in September. But how did it all start? What caused a holiday like this to become Federally recognized?

In 1894, Labor Day became an official Federal holiday after President Grover Cleveland acted as a response to a failed attempt at breaking up a railroad strike. At the height of the Industrial Revolution in the late 1800s, the average American worker was working 12-hour shifts, every day of the week in orde...


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Tips for Choosing the Best HVAC Contractor for Your System

You’ve made the decision to install an HVAC system or you’ve discovered that you need to have your air conditioning unit serviced. You don’t want just anyone working on your air conditioning system. Choosing a contractor for Houston air conditioning installation or service of an HVAC system, you want to be sure that the individual you select is qualified to do the job and understands the complexities of modern air conditioning units. Here at Cool Air Sam, we can offer several tips that you can use to evaluate your potential HVAC contractors.

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Can an Indoor Air Cleaner Improve Allergy Symptoms?

catDo you suffer from hay fever or allergies? Or maybe you have asthma exacerbated by pet dander and hair? Air cleaners can help to reduce your breathing symptoms if you are an allergy sufferer. Some people may think this is an expensive option, but to those who have already tried commonsense actions air cleaners could improve your quality of life by removing allergens from the air in your home and easing your symptoms.

What are Air Filters?

Air cleaners are special devices that are designed to purify and fi...


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Do You Really Know Your 4th of July Historical Facts?

Did you know that the Declaration of Independence that is on display in Washington, D.C. is not the earliest version of the document? Were you aware that there actually is a message penned on the backside of it? Has the 4th of July always been a federal holiday? The truth is that there are many facts surrounding the 4th of July that you may not know:

  • The Declaration of Independence was actually first adopted by congress on July 2, 1776; the revised and “final” version was not adopted until two days later. It is also not the earliest version; several hundred prints were distributed throughout the 13 colonies, and only 26 are known to survive today. These prints actually pre-date ...


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Happy Memorial Day with a Pre-Holiday Houston Air Conditioning Check-Up

Everyone wants to stay cool and comfortable – even sneeze-free and free of itchy eyes, especially during the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day. This means it’s the perfect time to call a professional in AC repair in Katy, TX and surrounding areas to perform a quick maintenance check on your air conditioning system to make sure it’s in perfect working order for the summer.

Although some people think they can just clear away brush and debris from around their outdoor units and set the thermostat, see that the AC is running and be done, there are a lot more components of a system that only a licensed professional can check properly. Neglecting to have...


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The Value of Professional AC Repair in Katy, TX

Spring is the best time to have your air conditioning unit checked out by a licensed, professional HVAC contractor in Katy, TX. “But there isn’t anything wrong with my AC,” you may say. The truth is, it’s a very smart idea to have someone look at your unit at a time in the spring before the hot summer temperatures arrive to ensure that you don’t get stuck on a sticky, hot day with a broken AC unit.

The advanced HVAC systems of today require more than just the homeowner’s eye or the amateur’s hand. There are several benefits to only hiring licensed and insured professionals to handle your Houston air conditioning installation, and these benefits ensure the safety ...


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How to Manage HVAC Utility Costs and Save Money on Energy Bills

Everyone wants to stay cool and comfortable – even sneeze-free and free of itchy eyes, especially during the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day. This means it’s the perfect time to call a professional in AC repair in Katy, TX and surrounding areas to perform a quick maintenance check on your air conditioning system to make sure it’s in perfect working order for the summer.

Although some people think they can just clear away brush and debris from around their outdoor units and set the thermostat, see that the AC is running and be done, there are a lot more components of a system that only a licensed professional can check properly. Neglecting to have this done at least once per year, before the sizzling temperatures of summer hit, can not only...


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