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April 8, 2014

CO Poisoning Prevention Tips to Protect You and Your Family

One of the biggest dangers to you and anyone else in your home is carbon monoxide (CO). It is a molecule that is produced during combustion when there is not sufficient oxygen present, and is dangerous to people. Signs of CO Poisoning You can become poisoned from even low amounts of CO. At a low dose, you will likely experience headaches, trouble breathing, nausea, discomfort and confusion. Higher amounts of CO will exacerbate these symptoms and are often fatal. If […]
April 3, 2014

Forced-Air Furnace Troubleshooting Tips to Keep You Warm This Winter

When there is a problem with your forced-air furnace, service calls can be quite expensive, especially outside of regular hours. With these forced-air furnace troubleshooting tips, you may be able to fix the problem on your own, keeping your family warm and more money in your pocket: Uneven heating: Many systems have dampers in the registers or air ducts that can be opened or closed to make slight adjustments to the airflow in each room. Place a thermometer in each […]
April 1, 2014

HEPA Filters Can Be Worth the Cost, Especially for Allergy Sufferers

Our homes are supposed to be our sanctuaries, but for the millions of allergy sufferers who battle with sensitivity to mold, pet dander, dust and household chemicals, there’s no relief from airborne irritants. Or is there? If you or a family member battle with airborne allergies, help may be as simple as replacing your old air filter for a cleaner alternative that will freshen the air without a lot of excess effort. Getting a fresh start If you want to vastly improve […]
March 27, 2014

Balanced Humidity Should Be a Year-Round Concern In Your Home

The humidity of your home refers to how much water is in the air inside. Experts agree that the ideal level is at least 30 percent, but no more than 60 percent. The ideal level for your home depends on you, some people prefer a level that is nearer to the bottom or top of this range. Finding the right level inside this balanced humidity range is important for your health. The Dangers of Low or High Humidity A low […]