Meet AC Repair Tech Ernest Rodriguez

Where are you from originally? Born and raised in Austin, TX What part of Austin do you live in? Manor How long have you been working in the HVAC industry? Since 2009 How long have you been working at Efficient AC, Electric & Plumbing? Also since 2009 What motivated you to pursue a career as an AC repair technician? The opportunity to make a more financially stable life for me and my family. What do you

Efficient Earns 2018 Angie’s List Super Service Award

For the sixth consecutive year, we are proud to announce that we have earned the Angie’s List Super Service Award in Austin. This honor is given to service providers who receive the most positive reviews on the platform each year. We joined the site in 2013 as an AC repair and installation provider. In 2014, we expanded our brand and our presence on Angie’s List to include electrical service. In 2017, we added the final

How Air Conditioning is Used as a Marketing Tool

The smell of freshly baked cookies as you walk by Mrs. Fields. The deliciously doughy scent coming from Auntie Anne’s. The irresistible aroma of Cinnabon. One minute, you’re walking through one of Austin’s many malls – not hungry – the next, you’re holding a giant cinnamon roll. Sound familiar? These are examples of scent marketing – diffusing an artificial, amplified version of a business’ signature scent through heating and air conditioning vents in order to

Why Scented Candles Stink for Air Quality

A romantic, candle-lit evening at home is a relaxing alternative to braving the Valentine’s Day restaurant crowds in Austin. But before you start lovingly selecting candles for the occasion, consider the fact that they may leave you and your date sitting in a cloud of toxic pollutants. We’re not in the dating business, but we are in the business of air conditioning and indoor air quality, and that doesn’t sound very romantic to us. Let

Grow More Fresh Air with Houseplants

In our recent series, we covered our three-pronged approach to improving indoor air quality. (In case you missed it, this includes a combination of proper ventilation, filtration and use of a PHI generator.) But there is a fourth prong, and it has nothing to do with air conditioning. It consists entirely of things that you can do without the help of a professional, and one of them is adding some live greenery to your interior

How to ah-choose! the right filter

Last time we talked about indoor air quality, we discussed using PHI generators to kill mold and other microbials polluting the air in our homes. However, if we stop there, we are left with dead particulates that can continue to contribute to allergy symptoms – as can a host of other particulates in our indoor environments. So now, we need to remove as many of those particulates as possible. We do so through filtration, which