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With A Whole-House Humidifier, You Can Bring Comfort Back To Your Household

A whole-house humidifier can benefit both the home and its occupants. Easily installed by qualified HVAC professionals, they are designed to add water vapor, or humidity, to the air inside the house. A whole-house humidifier works in conjunction with your heating and cooling system, helping it to use less energy. Whole-house models work better than…

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Keeping Your Electronic Air Cleaner In Tip-Top Shape: A Homeowner’s Guide

The air quality in your home is important for the health and well-being of your family. Air purification systems remove dirt, debris, pollen, bacteria and mold from your home’s air. This makes it a much healthier environment for your entire family. Choosing an electronic air cleaner is a wise choice since these are among the…

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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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Mold Growth and High Humidity Go Hand in Hand, and Here’s Why

Mold is a natural part of the environment and, when growing outside, does its part in helping to break down dead, organic materials as part of nature’s constant recycling process. When found inside your home, however, mold can be a big problem and should be avoided at all costs. Household mold stinks, causes damage if left…

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Measure Your Energy Savings With A “Yardstick”

The concept of using a so-called “yardstick” to measure a home’s energy use was devised by Energy Star, a program created by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy. This measuring device was designed to reduce our nation’s consumption of nonrenewable energy sources, and while it’s not an actual yardstick, a lot…

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Getting A Grip On Your Heating Costs

Living in the Midwest, you know that finding ways to manage heating costs is a priority every winter. In fact, heating costs often comprise well over half of a homeowner’s total energy budget, so it’s wise to figure out how you can reduce heating costs, without impacting home comfort. There are a variety of ways…

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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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