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January 15, 2015

Optimize Furnace Efficiency with a Simple Filter Change

In order to keep dirt, mold spores and other particles in your air from getting into your heating system and causing damage, you’ll have to install an effective furnace filter. Regularly replacing your furnace filter is the easiest way to maximize furnace efficiency, while also improving the quality of your indoor air. In order to optimize furnace efficiency and get the most benefit from your furnace filter, you’ll have to: Change it Regularly As your filter traps more dirt, it can become clogged, restricting airflow. […]
January 13, 2015

Easy Ways to Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

Cooler temperatures are on their way and that usually means we’re going to be spending more time indoors. We often assume our indoor air is much safer than outdoor air, but this is actually not true in many cases. In fact, because homes are being built more airtight than in the past, we’re actually exposed to more indoor air pollution. Poor indoor air quality can contribute to allergies, asthma and may cause serious long-term health consequences. Building materials, cleaning products and new furniture […]
January 8, 2015

Properly Maintain Your Attic Fan for Long-Term Use

Even if your attic isn’t habitable, it can make a big impact on home comfort. That’s because this area is the interface between indoor and outdoor temperatures. During the winter, warm air can rise into your attic space and seep out. In contrast, during the summer, the sun heats your roof and radiates warmth down into your living areas. An attic fan can help manage attic temperatures, which means that knowing how to maintain your attic fan is essential for maintaining home comfort. When it’s hot outside, […]
January 6, 2015

What Exactly is a MERV Rating and How Does it Affect My Home?

If you’re not inspecting your air filter every month and replacing it when it’s clogged, your home’s indoor air may be taking a toll on your health. HVAC air filters not only protect your system, but they also remove harmful particles from the air. Choosing a quality air filter is essential for good indoor air quality and your overall health. What is MERV? MERV stands for minimum efficiency reporting value and is an industry standard that indicates the percentage of particles the filter will trap. Although the MERV scale ranges […]