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February 21, 2017

Considering Improving Your Home’s IAQ by Using UV Lights? Here’s What You Need to Know

Although they require professional installation and incur maintenance costs over time, UV lights could be the most effective and convenient way to improve your indoor air quality (IAQ). These lights are silent, have no moving parts and create no odors. What They Do Selecting a UV lighting system for air purification and better IAQ reduces the number of harmful viruses, bacteria, mold spores, allergens and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the air. They work by altering the DNA of organic […]
February 16, 2017

This is Why You Should Buy an HVAC System, Not Just a Replacement Unit

HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) systems are a collection of interconnected components and parts. If one part has failed, it could have ramifications — or already has — on other parts and functions in the HVAC system. For example, running your heat pump with a dirty filter too often and too long could eventually cause your blower motor and/or compressor to seize up. In other words, one repair problem may signal that more problems with other components will soon […]
February 14, 2017

The Most Crucial Areas of Your Home to Ventilate

You probably use your kitchen and bathroom ventilation fans regularly to help remove cooking smoke, lingering odors and steam. These are obvious and immediate indoor air quality issues. Other indoor air quality issues, such as allergens, germs and VOCs, aren’t as obvious day to day, and may be trapped and proliferating in the rooms you spend the most time. Keep reading to learn about ventilating options to make your home more healthful and comfortable. Bedrooms and Living Rooms The most […]
February 9, 2017

Are You Prepared for Winter Power Outages?

Winter power outages can be dangerous if you’re not prepared. It certainly won’t be pleasant, whether a few hours or a few days. Read through these tips to prepare for a winter power outage to make your time “off grid” as comfortable and safe as possible. Emergency Checklist It’s important to make an emergency preparedness checklist specific to your home. Following are some of the items you may include: Account for the whereabouts of everyone in your household. Everyone should […]