How Often Should You Clean the Air Ducts in Your Home?

Cleaning your air ducts is a household chore that usually gets overlooked. However, routine cleanings will extend the life of your HVAC system, Replacing your air filters is not enough either. Dirt hides in the air duct, and when it piles up it forces your HVAC system to work harder. Along with extending its lifespan, keeping [...]

2021-05-12T14:44:21+00:00May 11th, 2021|HVAC Tips|

Top 5 Furnace Maintenance Tips Every Homeowner Should Know

Longview's average January low is 34 degrees Fahrenheit, which means you don't want to find out mid-winter that you neglected your furnace and now it's not working. Regular furnace maintenance throughout the year reduces the risk of major problems and keeps your HVAC system running smoothly. Check out this furnace maintenance checklist to protect your [...]

2020-12-19T13:45:23+00:00December 19th, 2020|HVAC Tips|

Boiler vs Furnace: What’s the Difference and Which Is Better?

Steam-generated boilers have been around since the late 1700s to early 1800s. In the late 1800s, the convection boiler was developed, and from there began the steam-generating industry. Using a furnace for central heating has been around for centuries. By the 1970s, electric furnaces replaced gas ones because of the energy crisis.  The question is, [...]

2020-12-18T17:32:47+00:00December 18th, 2020|HVAC Tips|

Musty Odor? 4 Common HVAC Problems That Need to Be Addressed

HVAC systems are fairly resilient. They can withstand quite a bit of wear and tear. That said, they're far from infallible; at some point, they're bound to experience functional problems. The question is: what kinds of HVAC problems should you look out for? Good question! We're going to review 4 of the common HVAC [...]

2020-09-01T18:57:27+00:00July 24th, 2020|HVAC Tips|

3 HVAC Energy Efficiency Improvements to Make for Summer

3 HVAC Energy Efficiency Improvements to Make for Summer The sun is coming out to play, and whether you're ready to join it or you're more of the indoor type, summer is heating up. For Texans, that means it's the season of sky-high energy bills. Those bills don't have to be so high if you [...]

2020-07-13T15:15:36+00:00June 8th, 2020|HVAC Tips|

Home Safety & Fire Prevention

Reduce Your Home’s Fire Risks With Regular HVAC Maintenance While performing routine maintenance on your home comfort systems might seem like a lot of work, it’s a small price to pay to avoid experiencing a house fire. Because fires can start anywhere in your home, it’s always best to reduce [...]

2019-10-07T16:08:19+00:00October 2nd, 2019|HVAC Tips|

Gear Up For Winter

3 HVAC Maintenance Tips For the Changing Season Let’s face it, no one wants summer to end. As tempting as it might be to take full advantage of the fleeting warm weather, it’s time to focus on preparing your system for winter. If you don’t perform preventative maintenance now, you may [...]

2019-09-30T20:18:18+00:00August 13th, 2019|HVAC Tips|

Protect Your Home From Summer Storms

Follow These 7 Storm Prep Tips From the Alco Air Team! When you think of summertime in Texas, what do you picture? Whether you see yourself taking a trip to the Panhandle-Plains or enjoying some authentic Texas BBQ, fun in the sun should be the first thing that comes to mind However, summer storms [...]

2019-06-17T17:53:05+00:00June 17th, 2019|HVAC Tips|