1. Changing Your Air Filter in the Fall

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    One of the most important things you can do for your air conditioning system is regularly change the air filter. A dirty filter chokes the airflow and makes your AC or heater work much harder to keep you cool or warm. So there’s a reason AC companies like On Time...
  2. How Fans Help Keep You Cool

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    We talk quite frequently here on the On Time Elmer blog about how fans can help keep you cool and cut down on the stress placed on your air conditioning system. There’s actually science behind that thought! GE’s chief scientist recently detailed how our bodies keep us cool and the...
  3. Fall Allergies are on the Way

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    Yes, it’s only September. But it’s never too early to get excited about a cool front. Temperatures are expected to dip into the low-90s this weekend – which is a welcome change here in San Antonio. You’ll still need the air conditioner, but low-90s beats low-100s any day of the...
  4. Ways to Stay Cool During the Summer

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    The days are starting to get shorter, which means fall is on the way. Here in south Texas, however, we still have plenty of time dealing with warm weather. So here are a few simple tips from On Time Elmer to help your air conditioning system keep your home cool....
  5. Consumer Reports Ranks Programmable Thermostats

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    The one-two punch of investing in an energy-efficient air conditioner and properly using a programmable thermostat can be major boost to saving money on your energy bill. You can always count on On Time Elmer for advice on your AC system, and now Consumer Reports is out with its list...
  6. Signs of Heat Stress or Heat Exhaustion

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    We are truly in the dog days of summer. At On Time Elmer plumbing, we understand not everyone has access to air conditioning. That’s why it’s so important to keep a close eye on friends, family and neighbors during these consecutive days of triple-digit heat – particularly the elderly. According to...
  7. Three Reasons to Replace Your Old AC System

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    Trying to decide whether to repair an older air conditioner or replace it with a newer system is one of the harder decisions a homeowner has to make. Here at On Time Elmer, it’s a decision we try to help you with as much as possible. Many times, the decision...
  8. Low-Cost or Free Energy-Efficient Projects

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    When it comes to saving energy, there are a lot of things you can do around the house to help the situation. Bigger projects, like switching to a new, energy-efficient air conditioner may have the biggest impact, but you can’t count out the effects of smaller, DIY projects. Energy Star...
  9. Help Your Energy Bill: Programmable Thermostats

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    We’re almost through July, usually the hottest month of the year for many states. But here in Texas, August is just as bad. So On Time Elmer has some advice to help with your monthly electric bill. Consider a programmable thermostat for your air conditioning system. A programmable thermostat takes...
  10. Importance of Energy-Efficient AC Units

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    Energy bills are usually not fun to look at during the summer. Costs spike as you use your air conditioner more and more to keep your home cool. According to Energy Star, about half of your utility bill during the summer goes toward air conditioning. That’s why air conditioning companies...

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