Is a Humidifier the Right Choice for Your Home?

When it comes to comfort, your home’s temperature is only one part of the picture. The amount of moisture in the air is just as important. The humidity level inside your home affects comfort but, more importantly, it affects your health. Installing a humidifier is one of the best ways to keep your home’s humidity

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Indoor Air Contamination 101

What you Need to Know about Indoor Air Contaminants There was a time when we thought that outdoor air pollution was best avoided by staying indoors. While that may be true in certain parts of the world at different times, the majority of pollution we’re exposed to can be found right in our homes. What

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5 Signs You Need to Replace Your AC

When it comes to replacing your home’s cooling equipment, you have two options: wait until it dies or take action before. Your best option is to replace your air conditioner before it fails. So how do you know when it is time for an AC replacement? Here are some guidelines. Your comfort level is decreasing

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Benefits of Crawlspace Encapsulation

Have you noticed structural issues, pests, or mold in your home? If you answered yes to any of these, it might be time to consider crawlspace encapsulation. Encapsulating, or lining, your crawlspace involves installing a vapor barrier to provide several benefits including moisture control, improved indoor air quality, & pest control. Moisture Control Excess moisture,

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8 Ways to Reduce Your AC Usage

As temperatures start to climb during the summer, you might be concerned about increased energy costs. However, there are lots of simple ways to keep cool during hot weather without breaking the bank. Here are a few tips for reducing your AC energy usage this summer. Use fans Before air conditioners, fans were the most

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Choosing the Right Indoor Temperature

The temperature setting in our home is something we rarely give any thought to in the summer as long as our home is cool. According to professionals, the ideal summer indoor temperature ranges from 75-80.5°F. This may seem based on opinion, but there are some factors we must think about before choosing a temperature. Health

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4 Reasons To Schedule an AC Tune-Up This Spring

When was the last time you changed the oil in your car? Probably when the manufacturer recommended, based on the mileage & time since the previous oil change. Your heating & air conditioning equipment should be no different.  No matter your system’s age, regular maintenance is a must. Here are 4 reasons why you should

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Your Home Air Quality Matters

The air you breathe inside your home has a huge impact on your well being. Air quality matters. For example, did you know pollutants can be two to five times more concentrated indoors than outdoors?

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Ways Your HVAC System Can Keep the Flu Away

As if winter itself wasn’t miserable enough, it’s also cold and flu season. You can reduce your chances of getting sick through frequent hand washing, proper diet, exercise and lots of rest. Controlling your indoor environment with a reliable HVAC system also plays an important role in reducing your chances of falling ill this flu

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6 Summer Home Features That Cut Energy Use

  The move toward passive heating and cooling is growing. It saves money and reduces greenhouse gases. Here are some ways to cut down on heat gains and losses from your home in summer conditions. Insulation Insulation slows down heat flow. In winter this means less heat escapes and in summer, it keeps your air

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