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What’s Going On In Dallas Fort Worth For The 4th Of July?

At Advent Air Conditioning we want you to have the best 4th of July ever and we’ve compiled a short list of some of the best events in town to help you achieve that. There’s something for the whole family in these shows and they’ll really get you in the patriotic mood with their activities and fireworks.

Events on Saturday, July 2nd

Concerts in the Garden: Old-Fashioned Family Fireworks Picnic

Bring your family on a picnic for some of the best fireworks around and a live orchestra at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. This event takes place on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday so if you miss one day don’t worry, you’ll have a chance to do it again. Get a front row seat for marches and military salutes with several thousand other people out celebrating Independence Day.

Admission is $22

3220 Botanic Garden Blvd. Fort Worth, TX 76107

Concerts in the Garden: Old-Fashioned Family Fireworks Picnic

Events on Sunday, July 3rd

Kaboom Town

One of the hottest events in town this year, experience the thrill of the Cavanugh Flight Museum’s flyovers of historic warplanes, fireworks choreographed to music and more. Taking place in Addison Circle Park, it is surrounded by over 180 restaurants and 22 hotels, each of which have their own parties going on so you won’t be at a loss for things to do. The fireworks show itself is among the nation’s best at thirty minutes long and perfectly choreographed.

Admission is free.

4970 Addison Circle Dr. Addison, TX 75001

Kaboom Town

Lone Star Park Presents Lone Stars & Stripes Fireworks Celebration

The Lone Stars & Stripes Fireworks Celebration  takes place over two nights, on the 3rd and the 4th so you can hit this event too if there’s another one you want to catch. Bring the kids along too for the pony rides, zip line, obstacle course, petting zoo, tattoo artists and a lot more! Live music is by Vegas Stars and they’ll play in between the races. At the end of the night is a brilliant 20 minute choreographed firework display.

3220 Botanic Garden Blvd. Fort Worth, TX 76107

Tickets are $5

Lone Stars & Stripes Fireworks Celebration

Events on Monday, July 4th

Fair Park Fourth

A full day of family fun beginning at noon and going through to 9:30 when the fireworks start. The event features a midway and live music by the Dallas Winds. This is Dallas’ official Independence Day celebration so you know it’s going to be good!

Admission is free.

1121 1st Ave. Dallas, TX 75210

Fair Park Fourth

Firewheel Town Center Star Spangled Spectacular

The City of Garland, Texas coordinating with Firewheel Town Center is putting on a full afternoon of family-oriented activities during their Star Spangled Spectacular. Fun stuff for the kids like bounce houses, games, and face-painting. Food Truck Alley is sure to be a hit and serve up some of the best food in the state. The day culminates with an explosive fireworks display.

Admission is free.

245 Cedar Sage Dr. Garland, TX 75040

Firewheel Town Center Star Spangled Spectacular

Fort Worth’s Fourth

This free event at Panther Island Pavilion is perfect for families. There’s fun stuff for kids everywhere with all the usual staples like bounce houses, water slides and zip lines. Life music will be played throughout the event and just so happens to be the largest fireworks show in North Texas. Bring the little ones, and yourself, to watch the Aquafly flyboard demonstrations with their water jet-packs.

Admission is free.

395 Purcey St. Fort Worth, TX 76102

Fort Worth’s Fourth

July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza at Lake Grapevine

Good fortune that the lake levels are back to normal now because we can enjoy the fireworks show at Lake Grapevine and the lakeside parks. The fireworks show is 26 minutes long, set to patriotic music, and sure to amaze and awe everyone in attendance.

Admission is free.

Lake Grapevine

July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza at Lake Grapevine

Advent air wishes you a safe and happy 4th of July weekend. With our list you’ll definitely be able to find something fun to do this 4th of July!

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What is an HVAC Hybrid Heating System?

The trouble with using a single-method heating system is that each individual method is going to have it’s own advantages and disadvantages. For example, solar is wonderful in that it’s totally free energy once the costs are recouped. But the disadvantage is that you’re going to need to live in a place where having that is feasible and practical. Whatever the method is, they will have certain conditions that are most favorable for them to operate in.

The Hybrid Heating System

This is where the hybrid system comes in. HVAC system designers saw a need for a method of heating a home in a better way. One with higher efficiency and lower operating costs.

A hybrid system is composed of two separate, heat-producing, components: a furnace and a heat pump. By using these two machines to produce heat depending upon environmental and utility cost factors, the costs associated with heating a home can be drastically reduced.

The first part of the system is the furnace. Most everyone knows what a furnace is or has used one. It is a machine that uses natural gas to sustain a fire that heats the air before it’s blown throughout the house. The furnace is capable of operating in even very cold weather and provides potent, fast, heating. Their downside is the cost of natural gas in running it, and simultaneously needing to use electricity for its operation.

The second part of the system is a heat pump. Whether or not you’re aware, you know what a heat pump is. Do you know how the coils on the back of your refrigerator are hot? That’s a heat pump. Your AC unit is a heat pump. People are usually just used to them working in one direction – bringing cold air inside and moving warm air outside.

However, with a reversing valve, that same unit that pushes cold air into the house can also push warm air inside, by simply reversing the refrigerant cycle. Heat pumps are incredibly efficient machines since they don’t actually generate any heat. They merely transfer it from one place to another. Their downside is that they do not work very well in cold weather.

These two systems together can cancel out much of each others drawbacks and come together to provide one efficient and cost saving system.

If you would like to discuss your heating options, give us a call at Advent Air Conditioning, today!