Don’t Let Leaky Ductwork Contaminate Indoor Air

The most common issue that arises from defective ductwork is energy loss, of course, but another problem is liable to arise from bad ducts, one that most people aren’t aware of – an erosion in indoor air quality. There are four distinct ways that defective...

Consider Whole-House Air Cleaning for Truly Healthy Air Quality

If your home has special air-quality concerns, don’t make the mistake of concluding that HVAC air filter changes on a regular basis will be enough to clean the indoor air. The standard air filter in your forced-air, central cooling or heating system likely is only...

Here’s a Guide to Selecting a New Programmable Thermostat

If you’re shopping for an effective programmable thermostat for your home, slap yourself on the back. You’ve already made the most important decision – deciding to upgrade your home’s thermostat situation in the first place. But there’s still work to do, including deciding what sort...

Make Some Resolutions for 2019 to Save Energy at Home

With the new year just beginning recently, it’s not too late to make some New Year’s resolutions for your home’s heating and cooling systems. If you commit yourself to taking some simple steps, you’ll be surprised at how much energy (and money) you’ll save in...

Reduce Energy Waste This Winter by Trying These Tips

With the arrival of winter, you’ll have many opportunities for lowering energy bills, while not sacrificing comfort. Try some of the following tips for cutting energy use in your home throughout the heating season. • Use the sun to your advantage. During sunny days, open...

Consider adding houseplants to your indoor air cleaning arsenal

A lot of homeowners spend a ton of effort, time and money filtering and purifying their indoor air. Yet, they don’t even consider one of the simplest ways to purify the air inside their home – houseplants. While all plants absorb carbon dioxide and release...

Ductless Mini-Splits Offer Efficiency, Comfort and Versatility

In recent years, ductless mini-split heat pumps and air conditioners have been taking over a significant share of the American heating and cooling market. They provide convenience and energy efficiency advantages over traditional systems, while allowing for independent temperature control in different areas of your...

You May Be Able to Quiet Down Your Noisy HVAC System

If your central heating and cooling system makes a lot of noise when it’s operating, especially coming from the ducts that are transporting the air, don’t conclude there’s nothing you can do about it. Usually in homes with this problem, one can cite particular reasons...

Secure Your Dogs and Cats Before the HVAC Technician Arrives

If you own a dog or dogs that bark a lot or otherwise behave aggressively when exposed to strangers, you’ll want to batten down the hatches when inviting an HVAC service technician into your home. Even if the animal is “safe,” the technician doesn’t necessarily...

Tips for Knowing When It’s Time to Replace Your HVAC System

Every homeowner arrives at a time when they must decide whether to repair or replace an aging and/or defective central heating or cooling system. But how do you know when that time has come? Following are some tips for deciding when it’s time to replace...

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