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Archive for April, 2017

How Ultraviolet (UV) Light Improves Air Quality and Well-Being

what is UV air purification - how does it work

Germicidal Ultraviolet (UV) Air Cleaners are the best defense when it comes to protecting your home and HVAC system from mold spores, bacteria, and other germs and allergens. In the spring, the beautiful bloom of nature exposes us all to an increase of bioaerosols (airborne particles composed of living organisms) and heightened allergy symptoms. Mold,

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3 Places to Test Your Home for Drafts and Leaks

3 Places to Test Your Home for Drafts and Leaks

Insulation, an energy-efficient air conditioning system, and using a ceiling fan to cut cooling costs will still lack the desired effect on your cooling costs this coming summer if your home is still leaking.  Leaks in walls, window sills, and doors are all easy escape routes for cold air to swap space with the warm

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How to Clean Condenser Coils | A/C Heat Pump Maintenance

How to Clean Heat Pump Condenser Coils - Service Champions

You may not be thinking of your heat pump condenser coils as part of your spring cleaning tasks, but we recommend adding it to the list. If you have a central air conditioning system, you have two main parts, the indoor air handler (evaporator coils) and the outdoor heat pump (condenser coils). The heat pump

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Prevent Air Duct Leaks by Keeping Vents Open

Prevent Air Duct Leaks by Keeping Vents Open

When it comes to controlling heat (either to keep your home cool or warm) leaks in your home and ventilation system are the enemy.  Of course, external cracks and leaks in windows, doors, siding, and your attic are all avenues of heat transfer that will make keeping your home comfortable more expensive, as it forces

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Passive Heating and Cooling Window Strategies

passive heating and cooling window strategies

There are two ways to heat and cool your home — the mechanical way (active) or the non-mechanical way (passive). Most homes utilize both. Passive heating and cooling strategies are the least expensive in terms of both financial and environmental costs. Celebrate Earth Day and reduce your utility bills and carbon footprint with these passive

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5 Simple Home Insulation Tips

5 Simple Home Insulation Tips

The weather, while beautiful to different people year-round, is temperate and mild right now.  Most of us can get by without needing to use our central air systems.  This makes spring the perfect time to do home maintenance such as dusting, replacing your air filter, or getting your HVAC system inspected.  It’s also the perfect

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Pollen, Allergies, and a Happy Easter

Easter Flowers and Pollen

Spring is swinging into action and with Easter on the horizon we’re reminded of the beauty of Earth’s annual rebirth as plants go into full bloom.  While the promise of amazing flowers and leaf-laden trees presents hope for the year, it also brings pollen season back into action.  Instead of worrying about mold in the

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