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Relative Humidity in Your Home

When your home is too humid, it can cause issues, both to the health of your loved ones, and to the contents in your home. Though when your home is too dry, you also risk health issues and potential concerns with your personal property. Though how do you know what is the right level of… Read more »

What’s Causing My Home’s Dry Indoor Air?

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The winter season may be the time for drinking hot chocolate and getting cozy on the couch, but it’s also the season for some seriously dry skin. This is because the humidity drops during the winter season, which causes your outside air to dry. The drier the air, the drier your skin. But did you… Read more »

Understanding the Differences in Types of Insulation

In the winter, heat from your heating system rises to the top of your house. An under insulated attic will allow heat to pass right through your roof. If you’re under-insulated, you are losing heat, and cold air can easily enter. Air sealing is the first step in proper insulation. Air sealing is the practice… Read more »

Top Reasons to Schedule a Home Energy Audit

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If you’re like many homeowners, you want your home to be comfortable, affordable and built to last. A house that wastes money, or doesn’t keep out the cold, is a home that could be better.   A home energy audit lets homeowners evaluate the way their house uses electricity and heat. Think of an energy… Read more »

4 Tips To Improve Your Indoor Air Quality This Winter

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Winter is right around the corner, which means soon you’ll be fighting back not only against dry outside air but also the indoor air quality of your own home.   Because your heater is running, your family is staying inside more often, and your windows are closed to keep out the cold, your indoor air… Read more »

Warning Signs That Mean Your Air Ducts Need Attention

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If homeowners knew what damage dirty air ducts could be causing, they’d never neglect them again! Everything in the air that goes through your HVAC system (dander, dust, bacteria, chemical particles) is re-circulated in the system around five to seven times per day. As these things circulate, they create a build-up in ducts that can… Read more »

What to Expect From A Home Energy Audit

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There are a few reasons a homeowner may opt for a home energy audit. You might be hoping to lower utility bills, or curious if you need HVAC repairs. Maybe you feel your home efficiency could be better in general. Although a typical home energy audit may extend beyond your existing HVAC system, HVAC companies… Read more »

5 Signs Your HVAC Needs Maintenance

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Whatever the season, your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system can start to perform poorly. Sometimes, the presence of an issue is obvious, and your home is clearly not as warm or cool as it should be. Other times, however, warning signs that your HVAC isn’t working are more subtle. Here’s a quick list of… Read more »

The Autumn 2018 HVAC Checklist

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When well taken care of, an HVAC system can make your home more comfortable all year round. Now that the summer months are coming to a close and fall is almost upon us, you should go over a few things to be sure your HVAC service is ready to handle the chill. Avoid Turning it… Read more »

The Mysterious Phenomenon of ‘Sick Building Syndrome’

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It sounds like a fringe conspiracy theory or an episode of your favorite sci-fi show, but Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) is a very real phenomenon that caused some hysteria in the media a few decades ago. The term was first coined in the mid-1980s by the World Health Organization. At the time, health researchers noted… Read more »