These Steps Will Help Reduce Indoor Humidity Naturally

We’re far enough into a Southwest Ohio summer to know whether your home has a problem with excess humidity. The answer is as close as your own feelings of clamminess and discomfort on hot days, when no matter how low you set the air conditioning,...

Get to the Bottom of Why Your AC Is Circulating Warm Air

It might take a few hours, or depending on the outside temperatures, even a day or two to notice, but if your central air conditioner is blowing air that’s not cool, you’ve got a problem, and a common one at that. An of a variety...

Your HVAC System Needs Both Regular DIY and Pro Maintenance

Nobody is likely to argue that neglecting maintenance on a residential cooling and heating system is a wise thing to do. Routine and periodic maintenance of HVAC equipment obviously will make it last longer and work better, both with regard to comfort and energy efficiency....

Attack Your Allergies With Whole-House Air Filtration

It’s pretty simple. If you suffer from allergies, or have family members who do, the best way to address that issue is to reduce your/their exposure to the substances that trigger allergic reactions. This can take several forms, including favoring hardwood floors to carpeting, keeping...

Insulation a Key Component of Home Energy Efficiency

When they think about it at all, home insulation is usually something that people consider in the context of cold weather and wintertime. Effective insulation keeps the cold out (or more accurately, keeps indoor warmth from escaping). However, insulation is also crucial for energy efficiency...

Learn the Truth About How to Save Energy in the Home

You’ve heard the term “fake news” tossed around for the past two or three years in the context of current events, but you’ll likely be surprised to find out that the HVAC world also has fake news, especially with regard to how to conserve energy...

ACs and Heat Pumps; How Are They Different?

Many homeowners casually call the HVAC appliance that cools their home in the summer an air conditioner. While that’s a proper description of its cooling function, in many cases the term is technically incorrect. That’s when the contraption is actually an electric air-source heat pump,...

Watch Out for a Blocked Condensate Drain Line on Your AC

If you’re like most people, you take your home’s air conditioning system for granted. After the desired temperature is set, you forget about it and enjoy the cool air. Yet, ACs are mechanical devices, and like any machine, they work better when they get regular...

When Your AC Breaks Down, Learn How to Troubleshoot It

If you’re extremely lucky, you’ll never have to experience your home’s air conditioning system breaking down on a hot day. Most people aren’t extremely lucky, however. That’s why it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with some of the common reasons that ACs break down....

Develop a Game Plan for Eliminating Allergy Triggers in Your Home

Spring is in the air, though that’s not always a good thing, especially if you’re one of the millions of Americans who suffer the living hell of allergies every year. Fortunately, nobody is defenseless from this common malady. You can take a number of effective...

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