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July 23, 2019

Are HVAC and IAQ Connected?

Your home’s air is full of dust and other contaminants. They get into your home, triggering allergies and asthma. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to mitigate those contaminants, particularly if you’re running your A/C. Here are a few tips for using your HVAC system to improve indoor air quality. Change your air filter. In addition to cooling the air, your HVAC system also filters out dust and other particles before circulating it through your home. Over time, though, […]
July 18, 2019

Energy Savings to Yield by Adjusting to Optimal Temperatures

When it comes to comfort on a hot summer’s day, nothing does more for your comfort than air conditioning. If you’re looking for energy savings without sacrificing that comfort, consider these energy and money saving tips. Manage the humidity. Lower humidity always feels more comfortable when the weather is warm because the moisture on your skin evaporates quickly, which cools you off immediately. The ideal humidity during the summer should range from 30 to 50 percent. If you’re unsure about the […]
July 16, 2019

Understanding the Signs of Low Refrigerant

Low refrigerant in your central air conditioner may begin with an assortment of initially insignificant symptoms. As the refrigerant charge drops, however, these minor issues can turn into major dysfunction, eventually shutting down the system completely. Refrigerant absorbs heat from the airflow inside your house at the system evaporator coil, then conveys it to the outside condenser coil where it’s released into the air. The level of circulating refrigerant is a very precise specification. If it declines below that amount, […]
July 11, 2019

IAQ Tips for Painting Indoors

A fresh coat of paint can quickly breathe new life into your home’s interior. Make sure you aren’t compromising your health in the process, however. Indoor air quality suffers if you don’t take the right safety steps. Here are ways to diminish IAQ concerns when painting interior surfaces. Use the Safest Paints Many types of paint include harmful chemicals, called volatile organic chemicals or VOCs. These can have a direct impact on health.  When painting the interior, only choose paints that […]