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Indoor Air Quality: For Comfort and Health

Does the air in your home feel damp? Have you found spots of mold on your ceilings or around windows? Or does your family suffer from dry skin year-round? These could be signs that the inside of your home has too much or too little moisture. Luckily, there are ways to remedy these problems and …

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By Changing Furnace Filters Regularly, You Can Enjoy Enhanced Comfort & Energy Savings

Most heating and cooling systems rely upon air filters to keep dirt, debris and other materials away from the furnace or A/C’s working parts, as well as to scrub the air before it’s distributed in the home. These air filters, when changed properly, can be an easy way to improve air quality while also keeping …

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Three Basic Solutions To The Problem Of Poor Indoor Air Quality

The air you breathe in on a daily basis is highly important to your overall health. And, since the average person spends quite a bit of time in his or her own household, it’s crucial to ensure that indoor air quality stays at a high level. If the quality of air in your home is …

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Whole-House Dehumidification Options For Metro-East Homeowners

As a resident in the Metro-East area, you face muggy, hot summers that sometimes keep you from cooling off even with your A/C running full blast.  In fact, certain improvements that homeowners obtain — such as effective vapor barriers and better insulation — can lead to excessive moisture in the home.  What you need is a …

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Crawlspace Plus Insulation Equals Comfort

Some difference of opinion has been aired in recent years over the venting of crawlspaces. One line of thinking is that ventilation reduces moisture, and for that reason building codes sometimes require it. The opposing point of view is that open vents might actually create moisture problems in homes that don’t have proper moisture control …

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When It Comes To Precision Tune-Ups, Twice A Year Is Better

Your heating and air equipment is an investment for your family. You expect long life and years of consistent performance from both your furnace and air conditioner (or heat pump if you use one). The best way to get those long years of dependability is by having an annual precision tune-up on both. Before each season begins, …

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Attic-Sealing Strategies Give Metro-East Residents A Solid Plan For Efficiency Gains

There’s more to attic sealing than simply plugging up air leaks and laying down insulation. Other factors must be taken into account, such as moisture levels and attic ventilation.  Moisture can enter your attic in a number of ways, and without proper ventilation it has no means of escape. Thus, the moisture is left to …

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High-Efficiency HVAC Equipment Calls For Expert Ductwork Design and Installation

It used to be that very little “science” went into the ductwork design in a home cooling and heating system. Often, it simply had to accommodate the structure design instead of the equipment and air space. There could be one room with good air flow because it had a direct link from room register to …

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Have Your Air-Conditioning System Checked Out Now To Keep It Humming All Summer Long

Summer is near and so is the hot weather. Regular maintenance on your air conditioning system is important this time of year in order to avoid costly repairs during the peak summer season. This should include both home and professional maintenance. Here’s a list of things you can do yourself to help prepare your cooling …

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Our Whole-House Energy Savings Ideas Just For Metro-East Homeowners

Energy savings is at the forefront of a lot of people’s minds today, fueled by job loss, the economic climate, and rising prices. In general, people are looking for lots of different ways to cut costs, and saving energy is one good way to spend less. Because heating and cooling costs, and energy use in …

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