If you think you are protected from air pollution inside the comfort of your home, you are sadly mistaken. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor environments are around 2-5 times as polluted as the air outdoors, and occasionally up to 100 times as polluted! The EPA has ranked indoor air pollution as one
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Archive for November, 2017
According to AAA, around one in three Americans will take a winter trip or vacation this holiday season. The holidays are a great, but unfortunately, it’s also a time for weather-related disasters, home break-ins, and other not-so-merry occurrences. Keep your house and HVAC system safe and sound while you are enjoying the time away from
One of the best and easiest ways to save money on heating and cooling costs is by insulating your windows. From caulking and weather stripping to installing window screens/films and thermal curtains, we’ve put together a useful guide for insulating your windows. How to Tell If There Are Air Leaks Around Your Windows AN easy
During the holidays, a lot of time is spent in the garage, especially if it’s been converted, like in a lot of American family homes, into a game space with a ping pong table, a couch hangout for video game use, or even the more traditional idea of a garage, where dads work on their
Ductless mini-split heat pumps, also known as “mini splits” and “zoned HVAC,” are a type of heating and cooling system that doesn’t need any ducts to condition the air. For this reason, ductless units can be the best solution for home add-ons and renovations that don’t have existing ductwork. When extending or installing new duct systems is
With the extra rain, snow, and cold drafts that come along with old man winter, weather stripping is an important home project to protect your home from damage, drafts, and insects. We recommend weather stripping doors and windows where the weather stripping is missing or damaged. This will increase the energy efficiency of your home
A furnace is crucial for comfort and survival in cold winter weather. Without it, we would still be huddling around wood fires to stay warm. Unfortunately, furnaces need regular professional tune-ups and homeowner upkeep to run strongly and efficiently. Even with proper maintenance, however, furnaces can break down and develop problems that impede regular functioning.
As the nights gets darker and colder, we start to rely on our heating systems more and more. It’s no surprise then that nearly all home fires from heating equipment take place in the winter months (December, January, and February). According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), between 2009 and 2013, “heating equipment was