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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 [...]

Super HVAC Tips for Your Sunroom

American Style When family and friends come over, it is always nice to sit in the sunroom. Many family memories have been made with glasses of tea in the summer sitting in a sunroom or the front porch.  The whole situation began when folks would migrate from the dinner table and want to feel the [...]

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. [...]

How To Rock the Heat in Your Basement

Basement History Basements didn’t start out actually needing heat in the early construction of American homes. Basements were often used as storage places for unused equipment, and functioned often as food storage rooms. You could find canned goods, bags of vegetables, and salted or sugar cured meats in basements during the 17,18, and 19th centuries. [...]

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

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 [...]

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

How to Troubleshoot Your Furnace When it Repeatedly Cycles On and Off

Cycling On and Off Sometimes a furnace will cycle on and off too many times during an hour and it will be necessary to know how to troubleshoot your furnace when it repeatedly cycles on and off.  If you have discovered your furnace turning on and off too many times, don't stress at first. The [...]