Posts Categorized: Air

Is Your Home Making You Sick?

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Your home is supposed to be your sanctuary. It’s the place where you and your loved ones spend most of your time. Yet, many homes are breeding grounds for illnesses caused by contaminants in the home. Do you suffer from headaches, dry throat, or allergy-like symptoms? Do you have trouble sleeping at night? Ever notice… Read more »

That Pesky Low Humidity: 3 Problems Dry Air Can Cause In Your Home

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Winter is known for its low humidity, but it can make your home’s indoor air dry too. Drafts or poor attic insulation can pull in dry air from outside, which can keep your home from maintaining a normal humidity level. This might not seem like a big problem for some folks. Just put on a… 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 »

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 »

How To Choose A Carbon Monoxide Detector

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A carbon monoxide is a low-cost safety device that every homeowner needs! It protects your family, alerting you to danger much like a smoke detector. Only carbon monoxide (CO) is more dangerous than smoke because you can’t smell it, taste it, or hear it! CO poisoning is an invisible danger for every Montgomery and Howard… Read more »

Proven Way To Lower Your Summer Electric Bill

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We rely on our air conditioner to cool our home during the summer heat. Comfort is important, but are you paying too much money for your summer utility bills? Checking your ductwork is a proven way to lower your summer electric bill and your heating bills in the winter. Rob MinnickRob Minnick is the CEO… Read more »

How To Control Asthma The Right Way: 10 Step Plan

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The number of people with asthma is rising in the United States, according to the National Institutes of Health. While there is no cure, you can breathe easier by controlling asthma the right way.  Rob MinnickRob Minnick is the CEO & President of Minnick’s. His family-owned company specializes in heating, cooling, plumbing, and Whole-Home Comfort…. Read more »

Secrets Of An HVAC Contractor: How To Ventilate Your Bathroom

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What does HVAC stand for? Mostly, we talk about heating (H) and cooling (AC), but ventilation (V) is important too. That’s especially true in your bathroom. But what many people don’t realize is that beyond disagreeable odors, there are also significant health risks associated with improper bathroom ventilation. Rob MinnickRob Minnick is the CEO &… Read more »

How Air Conditioner Maintenance Saves You Money

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In just a few short months, air conditioners will be on full blast. Air conditioner maintenance and coil cleaning are two steps you can take to save money, keep your A/C running efficiently, and improve the quality of air in your home. Rob MinnickRob Minnick is the CEO & President of Minnick’s. His family-owned company specializes… Read more »

How To Control Mold Problems In Your Home

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Ever notice a mildew or mold smell in your house? It’s usually a sign of a moisture problem. A check of your exhaust vents can rule out household appliances and everyday activities as the source of the mold. Rob MinnickRob Minnick is the CEO & President of Minnick’s. His family-owned company specializes in heating, cooling,… Read more »