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October 22, 2019

No More Dry Winter Air: Benefits of Whole House Humidifiers

House humidifiers are a helpful home accessory, particularly in winter. During summer in our Georgia climate, humidity’s not in short supply. However, cold winter air doesn’t hold water vapor effectively.  As outside temperatures drop, therefore, the air’s noticeably dryer both outdoors and indoors. What’s Up With Dry Air? Dry indoor air triggers a variety of potential physical symptoms: dry skin, eye irritation, nasal reactions, scratchy throat and aggravated allergies. Transmission of contagious viruses including colds and flu is also more […]
August 21, 2012

Airflow And Refrigerant Charge: Has Your System Been Set Up For Optimal Efficiency?

Whether you have an air conditioner or a heat pump, airflow and refrigerant charge require regular maintenance in order for your system to deliver optimal home comfort at maximum energy efficiency. Basics of heat exchange For cooling, HVAC systems remove heat from your home until the thermostat set point is reached. Unhindered airflow and correct refrigerant charge are needed for this process to go smoothly. The natural properties of refrigerant allow it to extract heat from your home at the […]
August 14, 2012

Thinking Of Adding Insulation? The Attic Is A Cost-Effective Place To Start

If your home is too cold in the winter and too hot in the summer, it’s a good time to inspect your insulation. Adding insulation to your attic is a good place to start, is a fairly easy process and can save you money quickly on your utility bills. There are many types of insulation on the market, but there are certain kinds that are better for attics, especially in an existing home, than others. All insulation has an insulation […]
March 13, 2012

A Humidifier Prevents Static Electricity From Taking Over

If you experience a lot of static electricity in your home, you may benefit from the use of a humidifier. During the winter months in particular, low humidity levels in your home make the air dry, and this results in the formation of static electricity. Static electricity not only shocks you, but it also can damage electrical equipment. Your body has the ability to hold a static charge of up to 20,000 volts, so walking across the carpet in a dry environment […]