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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Health Risks of Poor Plumbing

There is no doubt that poor plumbing can lead to inconvenient and expensive problems. However, most people overlook the risk that poor plumbing can pose to your family’s health, especially the problems that go unnoticed and issues you get used to dealing with. Here are some common plumbing problems that lead to health issues. Sewer

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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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How to Reduce the Risk of Plumbing Failures

Some things in life are inevitable, but a major plumbing disaster is not one of them. You can be proactive by taking the right steps to make your pipework and equipment more robust. Here are some ways to boost your plumbing system’s durability. Insulate pipes Even if you’ve had the piping there for years without

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Is It Time To Replace Your Thermostat?

Without a doubt, thermostats are a very important part of your home cooling system. That’s why you want to make sure your thermostat is doing its job. So how do you know when it is time to replace it? Here are four questions you need to ask when deciding if you should replace your thermostat.

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Preventing Summer Pipe Bursts

Everyone is aware that pipes can burst during the winter due to freezing temperatures, but did you know they are also at risk in the summer?  Burst pipes can cause headaches no matter the season. Here are some common problems that can put you at risk for summer pipe bursts. Age of pipes Plastic piping breaks

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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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What the R22 Ban Means for Your System

Your air conditioner works hard to keep you cool, especially during the hot summer months. One aspect of your system you might not give much thought to is the type of refrigerant it uses. Earlier this year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) banned R22 refrigerant. So what does that mean for you if your system

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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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