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Ductless Mini Splits: The Secret to Maximum Energy Savings in Every Season

A mini-split system is a great way to save time and money on heating and cooling. Mini splits are becoming increasingly popular because of their low maintenance requirements and cost-effective…... Read Article

Should I Invest In a Furnace or a Heat Pump?

Furnace vs. Heat Pump: Which Should You Choose? Purchasing any type of new appliance for your home is always an important decision. A new heating system is no exception, even…... Read Article

A Guide to Calculating How Much Oil Your Furnace Uses

Although they're no longer as common as they once were, oil furnaces can still be a good heating option. If you do have an oil furnace, it is always a…... Read Article

New Year, New Efficiency Ratings for AC Systems and Heat Pumps

We’ll Explain What It Means for You and Your Household Greetings, fellow Texans! As most of us were focused on ringing in the new year in celebration mode, the U.S.…... Read Article

Does cooking Lower My Homes IAQ?

Cooking is something that is not only necessary but also a pastime you may enjoy. However, the unintended impact on your indoor air quality, or IAQ, might hinder that enjoyment.…... Read Article

Can I Heat my Garage with a Mini-Split?

Keep Your Garage Comfortable With a Ductless Mini-Split Ductless mini-split systems are perfect for garages and other spaces that are difficult to connect to ducted heating, ventilation, and air conditioning…... Read Article

We’re F-f-f-reezing! Why Won’t the Furnace Light?

6 Reasons Your Furnace Is Refusing to Ignite As we head deeper into winter and temperatures continue to drop, it’s more important than ever that your furnace lights properly. When…... Read Article

What To Do If My Heat Is Not Working

What to Do If Your Heating System Isn’t Working Despite Texas typically having mild winters, it can be extremely frustrating to find that your heating system doesn’t work when you…... Read Article

Tips For Great Indoor Air Quality

9 Tips for Maintaining Great Indoor Air Quality The quality of the air inside your home can have a direct impact on your family’s overall health and well-being. In fact,…... Read Article

How To Care For Your AC Unit In The Winter

How to Protect Your AC System During the Winter Snow-capped mountains, snowball fights, holiday décor, crackling fireplaces, and hot chocolate are just a few of the things that come to…... Read Article

Winterize Your Home & Lower Your Energy Bills

Even a Short Cold Season Can Boost Your Costs As late November approaches, the temperatures in Bastrop and the surrounding areas will start to drop. So now is the ideal…... Read Article

Why Does My Furnace Smell?

8 Possible Reasons Why Your Furnace Smells Your furnace typically shouldn’t produce any odors when running. If you do notice any unusual smells coming from your furnace or your vents,…... Read Article

How To Fix My Noisy Furnace

Lowering Your Furnace’s Overall Noisiness A noisy furnace can quickly disrupt your home’s daily schedule. You may notice an odd whistling sound or rumbling that can be heard all the…... Read Article

6 Common Heat Pump Issues and When to Call in the Pros

Heat pumps are becoming an increasingly popular choice for both residential and commercial properties. These pumps work by transferring heat from one place to another, and they can be used…... Read Article

Is a Heat Pump a Good Option for My Texas Home?

If you are looking to replace your current HVAC system, you have probably heard about heat pumps. You have listened to many of the pros and maybe some cons about…... Read Article

It’s the Perfect Season to Assess Your Heating System

We’ll Help You Harvest a Bumper Crop of Warmth Taking stock of where you are and where you want to go can be invaluable when it comes to living a…... Read Article

Making Your Home Cool and Dry With HVAC

Having a home that is dry and comfortable is essential during any month of the year. An HVAC system that is working properly should both sufficiently heat or cool your…... Read Article

6 Ways to Prepare Your HVAC Equipment for Cooler Weather

During the cold season, your HVAC unit becomes the most valuable appliance in your home. However, if it’s not running properly, that means higher energy bills and a less comfortable…... Read Article

6 Benefits of Installing Mini-Split AC Units

Today, mini-split AC systems have become more prevalent in most homes. Unlike central air conditioners, where you rely on one unit to distribute conditioned air in your home through ductwork,…... Read Article

Start (and End) the Colder Months on a High Note

Schedule Your Furnace Tune-Up Today! It won’t be long before Historic Downtown Bastrop is transformed into a music lover’s paradise. The annual Bastrop Music Festival, a four-day celebration that will…... Read Article

Why Do I Need To Change or Wash My Air Filters?

Your air filter is an essential yet often overlooked part of your home’s heating and cooling system. What are air filters? What is their function? Why do we need them?…... Read Article

Can Heat Pumps Provide Air Conditioning As Well As Heating?

Heat pumps are a relatively new type of HVAC unit, and as such, there is a lot that most people don't know about them. At Blue Ribbon Cooling & Heating,…... Read Article

Why an Air Purifier Is Essential in Maintaining Your Home’s Air Quality

Many people have questions about air purifiers and how they can help improve the air quality in their homes. If you have the same question, you're not alone. Using an…... Read Article

How To Tell If Your Mini-Split AC Needs Repair

Your mini-split AC is critical for your home during the hot summer. But what do you do when it starts to act up? Here are signs that your mini-split AC…... Read Article

How Has Air Conditioning Changed Through the Years?

From a First-Class Luxury to an Everyday Necessity The heating and cooling industry is one of the fastest-changing industries in the nation. Air conditioners and heaters from just 10 years…... Read Article

The History of HVAC in the United States

The United States has a long and rich history when it comes to HVAC. Did you know that the very first air conditioner was invented in America? At Blue Ribbon…... Read Article

The Value of 24/7 HVAC Service (Besides the Obvious)

What It Really Means to Have Someone There, Day Or Night Air conditioners and heaters don’t look out for us the way friends do. They’ll shut down whenever they want…... Read Article

What’s a ‘SEER’ Rating Mean Anyway?

Time to Upgrade? Make Sure You Know This First We love to rate things in life. Movies, restaurants, books—even our teachers! Well, the heating and cooling industry is no different. …... Read Article

New House? Read This Now!

7 HVAC Tips You Can’t Afford to Miss Did you recently purchase a new home? If so, let us offer our congratulations! A new home can be both exciting and…... Read Article

Attention, Pet Owners!

Your Indoor Air Could Be Much Cleaner Pets are the best. After a long day at work, arriving home to a tail-wagging pup or an affectionate cat is one of…... Read Article

5 Ways to Think Greener This Spring

Together, We Can Help Color the World a Brighter Shade When people think of March, the color green often “springs” to mind. And why wouldn’t it? From shamrocks and leprechauns…... Read Article

Fall in Love With a Cozy Home This Valentine’s Day

Showing Your Indoor Space Some Love Is Step One! Well, we’ve made it to February, which means we can say goodbye to the long, dreary month of January. And while…... Read Article

New Year—New HVAC Resolutions!

Stay Cozy & Cool in 2022 With These 7 Tips Another year has come and gone. So, as 2022 brings exciting possibilities and fresh starts, we hope you’ll look back…... Read Article

Searching for Extra Warmth This Holiday Season?

Find It in One of Our Money-Saving Stocking Stuffers! The holidays are approaching! ’Tis the season of comfort and joy, scrumptious cookies, decorated trees, festive apparel and, of course, holiday…... Read Article

Give Thanks for the Mighty Heat Pump This Month!

It Keeps Your Home Comfy & Your Energy Bills Low There are many reasons to love your home’s coziness, which many Bastrop County homeowners owe to an amazing home comfort…... Read Article

Don’t Let HVAC Repairs Scare You

Call Blue Ribbon and Make Your Worries Vanish If you’re like most homeowners, your first question when something breaks down is: How much is this going to cost me? After…... Read Article

Score Big Points With Your HVAC System This Fall

Just Let the Blue Ribbon Team Coach You! Texans love football. Youth, high school, college and professional—it doesn’t matter. We are obsessed with this great sport and the entertainment it…... Read Article

Help! Why Is My Bedroom Hotter Than My Family Room?

Our Pros Give Answers to Help Keep You Cool Struggling to get quality sleep right now? You’re not alone. Many Texans find it difficult to round up some good Zzz’s…... Read Article

11 Tips to Keep Your Home EXTRA Cool This Summer

And Boost Your AC System’s Reliability Sometimes, it’s hard to imagine that people back in Colonial days had zero air conditioning—especially when they wore all those heavy waistcoats, wigs, petticoats…... Read Article

5 Ways to Make Dad Smile This Month

Make This Year’s Father’s Day His Best One Yet! When June rolls around, two things are certain. Summer has officially begun and Father’s Day is on the horizon.This means it’s…... Read Article

7 Tips to Prep Your Home Before That Barbecue Picnic!

Keep Cool & Eat Hamburgers All Month As the weather starts heating up, more and more homeowners are prepping their backyard patios and summer grills for some fun in the…... Read Article

Are All Air Filters Created Equal?

That’s a Resounding “No” — Learn the Different Types We’ve made it through the worst of cedar fever season here in Bastrop County. But there are bound to be lingering…... Read Article

5 Ways to Protect Your Home During a Winter Weather Crisis

You Can Always Call Blue Ribbon 24/7, Too Well, Texans, we certainly experienced the worst of Mother Nature’s wrath the last few weeks. Unexpected snow accumulation, ice storms and record…... Read Article

Ready to Get Presidential? Be Strong & Plan Ahead

Celebrate the Holiday by Prepping for Summer NOW Happy President’s Day! This month, kids all over the country are studying presidential history and celebrating the birthdays of two great forefathers—George…... Read Article

Live Smarter in the New Year

Try These Brilliant Resolutions from Blue Ribbon! A new year is all about a fresh start. There is just something comforting about knowing you have a clean slate to accomplish…... Read Article

Unwrap the Gift of Home Safety This Season

Safeguard Your Home With Our Holiday Reminders As chillier weather approaches and COVID-19 continues, we’ll find ourselves hunkered down inside our homes much more than usual this holiday season. As…... Read Article

Don’t Let the Holidays Stress You Out

These 5 Home Tips Will Bring Total Peace of Mind In any given year, the holiday season is stressful enough. But in the year of the 2020 pandemic, it’s bound…... Read Article

Welcome to Blue Ribbon’s New Website

We Think It Takes First Place! Hello, friend. If it’s been awhile since you’ve visited our website, you may notice that things look a little bit different. That’s because—they are!…... Read Article