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8 Ways to Help the Animals Breathe Easier

Pets give us their best and one of our responsibilities as owners is the help them breathe easier when they are inside the home. Yes. HVAC systems and indoor air quality can impact the health of pets. Most often, you will read information about how pets impact the quality of air inside a home. This [...]

What No One Tells You About Wet Air Filters

Indoor Air Quality Indoor air quality is an important thing and having wet air filters is worthy of your attention. Just to let you know, about 77,000 people per month go to the Google search box and enter, “Why is my air filter wet?” In addition, that search engine returns 888,000 entries about that same [...]

Does It Really Help to Close the Vent in an Unused Room?

Closing the Vents? Everyone wants to save money and in this article we are going to investigate the question: does it really help to close the vent in an unused room. You invested a great deal of money in your HVAC system and you have a couple of rooms that are not used every day. [...]

HVAC Hack: Ceiling Fan Rotation Direction

Multipurpose Ceiling Fans If you have ceiling fans in your home, make sure you are getting the energy savings they can provide you by adjusting the ceiling fan rotation direction. It may be a bit counter-intuitive to think that a device that is often used to cool an area can help you save money in [...]

By |2018-06-21T19:06:57+00:00January 28th, 2018|Categories: Energy Efficiency, Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Using House Plants to Clean Your Indoor Air is a Big Deal

NASA and Air Quality Back in 1989, NASA got concerned enough with indoor air quality that they conducted a study showing which common house plants could be used to decrease pollutants in air. Over the years, building construction materials have become infiltrated with gases and chemicals that don’t end up being very healthy for humans. [...]

No Nonsense Tips for Reducing Humidity

You will want to keep excess humidity out of your home. You can measure humidity and you can buy thermostats that measure it for you, but you can also feel it. Damp spots, mold and rotting things might appear in dark areas of your home. You might see fog on the windows for too long [...]

Essential Things to Know About Carbon Monoxide

Carbon Monoxide Carbon monoxide is a chemical that is toxic to the body. It is slightly heavier than air and is odorless, colorless, and tasteless. The human senses are not efficient in its detection, therefore safety features are needed to detect its presence. Carbon monoxide is made up of one carbon atom and one atom [...]

Surprising Facts About Crawl Spaces

Crawl Space Rationale Homes, especially in the Southern areas of the US have crawl spaces. They are similar to basements, but they are usually vented to the outside air. Crawl spaces can be as tall as a regular basement and can also be less than two feet in height. They are used because they are [...]

By |2017-12-22T19:19:52+00:00January 14th, 2018|Categories: Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Creative HVAC Gift Giving at Christmas

An HVAC Christmas It's the time of year when gift giving becomes a science trying to sort out what you got them last year and what they would enjoy this year. Relatives, friends, acquaintances, employees, and bosses will all require our attention. Here are some ideas related to HVAC gift giving that might help complete [...]

Did You Know a Room Humidifier Can Make Your Skin More Beautiful?

Humidifier Definition   A room humidifier is a device used to maintain levels of relative humidity in the air. It is usually encased in a cabinet of wood or plastic and may be mobile. In other applications, it may be installed as part of the HVAC system. The encasement is designed to have openings or [...]