As temperatures rise, so does our dependence on air conditioners and fans. While air conditioners and fans are essential for staying cool and comfortable in summer, there are also many potential hazards to be aware of. You may be surprised to find out how many home fires are caused by air conditioning and fan equipment.
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Archive for June, 2018
While pets can be bundles of love, there are also some obvious disadvantages, including allergens and extra cleaning. These drawbacks have a significant effect on your HVAC system and indoor air quality. Less hair stuck in carpets and around the home means less hair and pet dander stuck in the air ducts and the indoor
High humidity in summer is extremely uncomfortable. The more humid it is, the harder it is for the body to transfer heat to the air. Unfortunately, San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area are among the top 10 cities in the United States where the average humidity is above 72.5%. According to the World Data
When it’s time to start thinking about a new system for heating and cooling your home, your first thought might be central air, also known as a forced-air system. While there are a lot of advantages when it comes to central heating and cooling, there are also many alternatives you may not be considering. Learn
The humid summer months are more than uncomfortable. Humidity is also a liability. Basement moisture problems can pose significant health, structural, and financial troubles. Does your basement smell damp and musty? Are there any wet spots or water trickling down the walls? What about standing water? If you have a damp and humid basement,
When it comes time to pay for an air conditioning maintenance or repair, homeowners are often confused and overwhelmed. We’re here to help you clear up the process and help you make more informed HVAC purchase decisions. Air Conditioning Maintenance Costs In order to avoid expensive air conditioning repairs, it’s important to schedule professional air
Love it or not, summer’s here. That means a rise in heat humidity, storms, and energy bills! Luckily, some simple summer maintenance can help you ward off expensive home repairs, prevent water damage, and save you time, energy, and money. Follow this summer maintenance checklist to help increase savings and prevent small issues from growing
When there’s no sacrificial metal left on the anode rod, your water heater tank can rust out, eventually causing it to burst. Anode rods generally can last about three to five years but it really depends mostly on the quality of your water and how much water travels through your water heater. By checking the condition
If you are experiencing an increase in asthma and allergy triggers, you may have pollen, pet dander, dust mites, hair, and other irritants floating around your air. Summer is a particularly bad time for allergies from airborne pollen and mold spores. Grasses, such as bluegrass, bermuda, and orchard, and weeds, such as ragweed are among