February 4, 2021

Signs Of Poor Indoor Air Quality

Most people take indoor air quality for granted. Besides heating and cooling your home, HVAC systems maintain optimal humidity levels. Air duct leaks, dirty filters, and other issues can cause poor indoor air quality. The following are signs that you may have poor indoor air quality. Allergies The contaminants in indoor air often make you feel sick, which might explain why you suffer from allergies. Common pollutants that cause indoor air quality poor include dander, pollen, dust, and pet air. HVAC systems operate by pulling air through the registers and into the ductwork for heating or cooling. Contaminants get trapped...

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January 21, 2021

How can I save money on energy bills in the winter?

The cost of heating your home in the winter is a large expense, so you may be looking for ways to save some money. Here are the top eight tips that the experts at give to homeowners in Harrisburg and the Greater Charlotte area. 1. Use Natural Light Using natural light is a great way to reduce energy use during wintertime. Even a small amount of indirect light can help raise the temperature in a room. If you prefer to keep your blinds closed during the day, you can open them when the natural light is brightest, such as in...

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December 16, 2020

Should I Be Worried About Carbon Monoxide in My Home?

Carbon monoxide poisoning is a topic in the media that many homeowners in Harrisburg may not fully understand. However, monitoring for the gas is as important as having a smoke detector. Carbon monoxide poisoning sends thousands of people to the emergency room every year. Hundreds of people die as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning that isn’t caused by fires. Unfortunately, many of these people didn’t know about sources of carbon monoxide in their homes. They also don’t know the health effects of the gas, symptoms of poisoning, or how to keep their families safe. Here are five reasons why...

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November 19, 2020

6 Tried-and-True Tips for Good Space Heater Safety

Not accounting for primary heating sources like central HVAC systems or heat pumps, space heaters are the most popular type of secondary heating sources in the United States. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, portable electric heaters are the most prevalent forms of secondary heating equipment in 46% of American homes. Despite how popular these heaters are, they pose a major safety risk when used irresponsibly. Here are some tips on how to use space heaters responsibly. 1. Level Surfaces Mix Well With Space Heaters Unlike wall-mounted radiators, concrete-based central HVAC units, or heat pumps, portable heaters are prone...

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October 20, 2020

Benefits of Geothermal Heating Systems

Geothermal heating has many benefits for your home beyond simply saving money each month. There are economic advantages that come with a geothermal system, but those are accompanied by better durability and lower maintenance obligations. Here are seven ways that installing a geothermal heating system can help your home and the world around you. 1. Geothermal Heating Will Cut Your Power Bill You won’t even have to wait to see the benefits of geothermal heating. Once you install your system, you’ll experience the positives the very first time you get a bill from the utility company. Your electric savings from...

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September 19, 2020

Simple Steps to Ensure HVAC Efficiency

There are a lot of seemingly minor tasks and habits that work together to keep your HVAC system efficient. When you take good care of your HVAC system and follow tips on efficiency, you should never have a month of expensive heating or cooling costs unless something in the unit breaks. 1. Change the Air Filter Every Month Check the manufacturer’s guidelines on how often you need to change the air filter in your HVAC system. Never go more than that amount of time without changing the air filter. When it becomes too dirty, it decreases the HVAC system’s efficiency...

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August 9, 2020

FAQs About Ductless Air Conditioning

If you’re looking for a home-cooling solution that is effective, efficient, and less expensive to operate, then a ductless air conditioner from could be the perfect option for you. These smaller systems allow for easy cooling of a single room, allowing you to save excess cooling capacity, thereby saving money. To better understand if a ductless system is right for your needs, here are answers to a few questions that are frequently asked about ductless air conditioners. How Do Ductless Systems Differ From Window Units? When most people think of smaller air conditioner units, they think of window units. Window...

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July 14, 2020

How to Connect your New Thermostat to your AC

A thermostat allows you to control your home’s heating and cooling system. Installing a programmable or smart thermostat is easier than ever, but there are several steps to it. Here’s how to set up your new thermostat. Locate the Common Wire To get the most out of your new thermostat, you need to have a common wire, aka c-wire. This wire supplies constant power to your thermostat. Without one, you won’t have access to all the great features of your new thermostat. To find this wire, turn off your thermostat. You should then turn off the furnace and air conditioning...

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June 13, 2020

Signs You Need a Dehumidifier

A dehumidifier works by decreasing and maintaining a certain level of humidity, or water vapor, in the air. It is essential for preventing the growth of mildew and mold in basements, crawl spaces, and other areas that attract or conserve too much moisture. However, the presence of moisture by itself does not make getting a dehumidifier an absolute necessity. Here are six tell-tale signs that you may need one. 1. You Have Health Issues Those people with allergies or asthma or who are prone to respiratory illnesses can benefit from a dehumidifier. Since too much moisture in the air can...

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May 11, 2020

How To Ensure The Best Indoor Air In Your Baby’s Bedroom

Your baby is the most precious part of your life, and you work day and night to make a safe environment. Many parents think of some components of air quality and the effect they might have on helping keep their little ones healthy. However, many parents do not understand all the components of air quality they can control and what those potential pollutants may do. To ensure your baby has the healthiest environment while sleeping, consider these six ways to improve air quality. 1. Use Non-Toxic Paints The first thing to consider is the paint you use to decorate the...

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