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...

Weatherize Your Home for Better Comfort, Lower Bills

You can save a lot of money by spending one or two afternoons weatherizing your home. With a few tools, some basic handyman skills and a weatherization checklist, you can convert a home that wastes energy into one that’s comparatively airtight and energy efficient. Here...

Learn Why Duct Cleaning May Be Necessary in Your Home

Does your home’s central cooling and heating system need a duct cleaning? That’s not an easy question, and depends on several factors in your home. They can range from when’s the last time your ducts were cleaned to how many dogs and cats you own....

A Correct-Sized Furnace Is Essential for Home Comfort

The first rule for determining the right gas furnace size for your home is to select a skilled technician with experience in furnace sizing to undertake this crucial job. Modern furnace sizing requires detailed knowledge of how to match a furnace to a particular size...

Take Effective Steps to Improve Indoor Air Quality in Your Home

Modern homes, with their tight construction and higher focus on energy efficiency, allow homeowners to save on energy bills. However, this has a down-side: An airtight home also tends to trap airborne pollutants that in a “looser” home will find ways to escape the home’s...

Defective Ductwork Can Compromise Home Comfort

When gauging the performance and effectiveness of heating or cooling in the home, people generally look at their HVAC equipment. But other factors also play a role in home comfort, including the ductwork in a forced-air heating or cooling system that delivers conditioned air throughout...

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