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How Many Smoke Detectors to “Deck the Halls” With This Season

'Tis the season — for safety! The holidays bring with them myriad fire hazards, and it's important to be prepared. In fact, fire safety is something you should be prepared for year-round. That includes installing smoke detectors to alert you when there's danger. How many do you need, and where should you put them? Installing [...]

By |2019-11-26T01:46:09+00:00December 10th, 2019|Home Safety|Comments Off on How Many Smoke Detectors to “Deck the Halls” With This Season

How Duct Sealing Before Winter Pays Back

As winter approaches, there are a lot of preparations to be made in getting your home ready. Checking your insulation, weather proofing your windows and doors and scheduling your HVAC maintenance are all included. However, one of the most important things you can do this winter is also one of the most neglected: duct sealing [...]

By |2019-11-26T02:08:00+00:00December 5th, 2019|Energy Savings|Comments Off on How Duct Sealing Before Winter Pays Back

Can Decking the Halls Affect Your Indoor Air Quality?

It's Christmas time! Time to put up the tree and get the decorations out of the attic. Be cautious, because Christmas decorations can be detrimental to your indoor air quality. Here's how you can counteract their effects. Holiday IAQ Hazards A live tree looks, feels, and smells more festive than an artifical one. Unfortunately, it [...]

By |2019-11-26T02:10:47+00:00December 3rd, 2019|Indoor Air Quality|Comments Off on Can Decking the Halls Affect Your Indoor Air Quality?

Indoor Temperature: The Trick to Your Christmas Tree Lasting Longer

Nothing makes your home feel more like Christmas than a real Christmas tree. That is, until it starts to dry out and shed its needles a few weeks before Christmas. How do you keep your tree fresh and festive until the new year? Here are a few things you can do. Tree Upkeep Pine trees [...]

By |2019-11-01T21:51:41+00:00November 29th, 2019|Thermostats|Comments Off on Indoor Temperature: The Trick to Your Christmas Tree Lasting Longer

What to Know About the Phase Out of R-22 Refrigerant in 2020

In the last months of this decade, the HVAC industry awaits a milestone of its own. When Jan. 1, 2020 arrives, it’ll also usher in the complete ban on the manufacturing and importation of R-22 refrigerant in the United States. Read on to find out what this means for your air conditioner or any other [...]

By |2019-11-01T21:49:55+00:00November 26th, 2019|Air Conditioning|Comments Off on What to Know About the Phase Out of R-22 Refrigerant in 2020

Easy Steps to Warm Up Your Garage This Winter Season

During the winter, you rely on your HVAC system to keep your home warm and comfortable for you and your family, but what about your garage? Did you know there are advantages to having a warm garage? Here's a few benefits and how you can maintain a warm garage. Advantages to Keeping a Warm Garage [...]

By |2019-11-13T20:45:01+00:00November 21st, 2019|Energy Savings|Comments Off on Easy Steps to Warm Up Your Garage This Winter Season

The Best Commercial Surge Protectors for Your Business

When running a successful business, it's important to be able to power the equipment that runs your company. That's why surge protectors are essential. They allow you to run more equipment simultaneously, while protecting your electronics from overload. They also protect against power surges during blackouts and brownouts, which could otherwise damage equipment permanently. What [...]

By |2019-11-01T21:47:56+00:00November 19th, 2019|Energy Savings|Comments Off on The Best Commercial Surge Protectors for Your Business

Do High Ceilings Make My HVAC Less Efficient?

High ceilings open up the interior of a house, making rooms feel more expansive. This perception also adds market value and saleability to the home: Rooms with a ceiling above the standard eight-foot height always get prominent mention in real estate listings. But what about heating and cooling? Here are some reasons vaulted ceilings may [...]

By |2019-11-01T21:46:26+00:00November 14th, 2019|HVAC System|Comments Off on Do High Ceilings Make My HVAC Less Efficient?

5 Common Furnace Questions

It’s not unusual to have questions about your furnace, especially when it’s not performing as well as it should. The following tips focus on a few common furnace questions, as well as possible solutions that can help get your furnace back on track. 1. Why Does My Furnace Constantly Shut Off? One of the most [...]

By |2019-11-01T21:44:51+00:00November 12th, 2019|Furnaces|Comments Off on 5 Common Furnace Questions

Moisture, Mold & Your Bathroom Ventilation System

Adequate bathroom ventilation doesn’t happen by itself. Elevated humidity in the bathroom is more than the inconvenience of fogged mirrors after a hot shower. Condensation forming on all surfaces promotes toxic mold growth, mildew, and bacteria. Chronic bathroom moisture also degrades paint and seeps into wall cavities and the ceiling, deteriorating drywall. Moreover, high humidity [...]

By |2019-11-01T21:42:58+00:00November 7th, 2019|Ventilation|Comments Off on Moisture, Mold & Your Bathroom Ventilation System
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