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What You Need To Know About Your Indoor Air Quality

Homes built in the last 30 years typically are wonders of technology. They’re sealed, insulated, wrapped and tightly fortified against the outside elements. This makes home comfort more affordable. Unfortunately, trapping our warm and cool air inside means we trap other things as well. Here are a few facts you may not know about your…

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Indoor Air Quality — Breathe Easier With Proper Dust Removal

Dust is a common enemy of many homeowners and for good reason. Dust makes your home appear dingy and dull, and will impact the quality of air that you breathe in every day. Unfortunately, getting rid of dust completely or permanently is not possible. About 90 percent of dust in your home comes from fabric…

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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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Keeping Garage Air Where It Belongs, Outside Of Your Home

Recent studies have found that the air inside homes is often five times more polluted than the outside air. If you have an attached garage, this is even more likely to be the case, since harmful fumes in garage air can be drawn into the home through cracks and holes. What’s in the garage? When…

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Testing for 3 Common Household Pollutants: Here’s How It’s Done

It is important to test your home periodically for hazardous household pollutants. High levels of air contaminants resulting from biological pollutants and harmful gases increase health risks. Dangerous gases, such as radon and carbon monoxide, in addition to mold spores and mildew, pollute the air and can remain undetected without specific testing procedures.  Biological Household…

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HVAC Service Quotes And Your Road To Savings: Tips On How To Read Them

Your HVAC system is what keeps your home comfortable.  Because of the important role it plays in you and your family’s comfort, it can be a major expense when your system needs repairs or an upgrade.  When you’re reviewing HVAC service quotes, it’s essential to be able to interpret them so that you get the…

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Springtime Allergies Bothering You Indoors? 3 HVAC Tips That Should Help

Spring has sprung and the allergy season is here. Springtime allergies that are the result of pollen, mold and even pet dander may be bad enough when you’re outside, but can actually be worse inside your home. But it doesn’t have to be that way. The inside of your home should be a comfortable refuge…

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Put a Stop to Inefficient Air Leaks in Your Home

One of the biggest causes of high energy bills are air leaks in the home’s exterior envelope. Keeping a tight barrier between the air in your home and the air outside should be a priority for homeowners year-round. Finding Energy Wasting Air Leaks You have the option of finding the air leaks yourself or hiring…

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Simple Strategies To Allergy-Proof Your Home As Pollen Season Peaks

When pollen season peaks, you can use all the protection you can get so that your quality of life doesn’t slide.  These strategies to keep your home allergy-proof can help protect you from allergy-irritating factors that can make your life miserable: Upgrade and Replace Your Air Filters Air filters all receive a MERV (minimum efficiency reporting…

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