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How Often Should Your Commercial Air Filter Be Replaced?

The indoor air quality in a commercial property should be a top priority for every single business or building owner for the sake of employees, customers, and for the efficiency and longevity of the HVAC system. While there are several factors that contribute to the quality of your commercial property's air, one of the most [...]

By |2019-03-04T19:59:49+00:00March 19th, 2019|Service & Maintenance|Comments Off on How Often Should Your Commercial Air Filter Be Replaced?

How Does Color Influence Temperature?

Color and temperature go hand-in-hand. Whether the tone of a color makes us feel warm or cold or the color actually retains heat, knowing the way color and temperature interact is important when looking at how to improve energy efficiency in your home. Color and Your Home From the color and material you use on [...]

By |2019-03-01T19:29:54+00:00March 14th, 2019|Energy Savings|Comments Off on How Does Color Influence Temperature?

At-Home Gyms May Come With These IAQ Concerns

Many people have been turning to at-home gyms as a way to improve your health with a minimal effect on either their pocketbook or time schedule. Whether you opt for a simple weight set or full-on exercise room, you'll save time by avoiding the gym, and the costs of the equipment will quickly offset any [...]

By |2019-03-01T19:33:45+00:00March 12th, 2019|Indoor Air Quality|Comments Off on At-Home Gyms May Come With These IAQ Concerns

What Should You Consider for Your Laundry Room Ventilation?

Laundry room ventilation issues often come up during installation of a washer or dryer, or when the home is new or being remodeled. Ventilation is more than a matter of keeping room temperature in control, though. Building codes impose very specific requirements for certain aspects of laundry room ventilation which are vital to fire safety, [...]

By |2019-03-04T17:38:40+00:00March 7th, 2019|Ventilation|Comments Off on What Should You Consider for Your Laundry Room Ventilation?

Is It Time to Get an A/C Tune Up?

Regular planned maintenance on your HVAC system has many benefits. With Eastern North Carolina's hot and humid weather just around the corner, an A/C tune up is definitely a priority to maintain home comfort and lower energy bills. Professional maintenance addresses normal wear and tear on your system to bring it as close to factory [...]

By |2019-03-01T19:48:07+00:00March 5th, 2019|Service & Maintenance|Comments Off on Is It Time to Get an A/C Tune Up?

Is Your Craft Room Properly Ventilated?

As enjoyable as it is to have an arts and craft room inside your home, you could be putting your health at risk if it lacks proper ventilation. Many of the materials used for crafting hobbies contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that are not only combustible, but can be dangerous to your health in enclosed [...]

By |2019-01-28T20:25:11+00:00February 28th, 2019|Ventilation|Comments Off on Is Your Craft Room Properly Ventilated?

How Your Roof and Skylights May Affect Energy Efficiency

Because the roof of your home has exposure to the weather 24/7, it can have a substantial impact on your home’s energy efficiency, for better or worse. The many ways that skylights and rooftops make your home less efficient include the lack of insulation, air infiltration, and solar heat gain. All of these issues can [...]

By |2019-01-28T22:34:34+00:00February 26th, 2019|Energy Savings, Insulation|Comments Off on How Your Roof and Skylights May Affect Energy Efficiency

The Best Office Thermostat Settings for Optimal Energy Efficiency

With the changing of seasons often meaning various temperatures changes, setting the appropriate office temperature for tenants and customers can be tricky. So, what are the optimal thermostat settings for an office or other place of business? Temperature and Productivity Beyond the comfort of employees, temperature directly impacts productivity in the workplace. When temperatures are [...]

By |2019-01-28T22:47:20+00:00February 21st, 2019|Thermostats|Comments Off on The Best Office Thermostat Settings for Optimal Energy Efficiency

Ways to Know if Your Air Purifier is Broken

Many homeowners who are concerned about their indoor air quality choose to acquire an air purifier to control the airborne pollutants that build up over time. This is of particular concern in the extremes of summer and winter, when the house is kept closed up tight to make it more energy efficient. There are a [...]

By |2019-01-28T22:36:44+00:00February 19th, 2019|Air Filters, Indoor Air Quality|Comments Off on Ways to Know if Your Air Purifier is Broken

5 Reasons to Love Smart Thermostats

When smart thermostats were initially introduced to the marketplace a few years ago, they were considered something of a luxury -- almost an extravagance. Now, for many, being able to control the home's interior climate is something they can't imagine living without. Still not convinced? Here are five reasons to love smart thermostats. 1. Change [...]

By |2019-01-28T20:28:52+00:00February 14th, 2019|Thermostats|Comments Off on 5 Reasons to Love Smart Thermostats
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