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How Does Humidity Affect the Temperature in a House?

Humidity is a measurement of the moisture content in the air. Temperature affects humidity. The warmer it is, the more humidity the air can carry. It works the other way too; different levels of humidity cause us to perceive the same temperature differently. It’s like how the wind affects how warm you feel when you’re … Continue reading How Does Humidity Affect the Temperature in a House?

What to Expect During an HVAC Service Call

Homeowners who have never called an HVAC technician for work, or for the specific type of work they need now, may wonder what happens during the service call. What should you expect from your HVAC technician, and what will they expect from you? Here’s our guide on what to expect when your technician arrives to … Continue reading What to Expect During an HVAC Service Call

Improving the Air and Removing Pollutants in the Home

Indoor air quality is an important factor for any homeowner. Whether you are sleeping, cooking dinner, reading a book, working on a computer, exercising or relaxing in front of the television, you’re breathing the entire time. The air you breathe plays a big role in your health, your comfort level and how well you function. … Continue reading Improving the Air and Removing Pollutants in the Home

Are There Strange Noises Coming From Your Furnace? What Do They Mean?

During fall and winter, your furnace should provide consistent heat smoothly, efficiently, and quietly. It shouldn’t sound like there’s a party going on inside. Ignoring strange furnace sounds because “it’s just always done that” or “it eventually goes away” is unwise. In fact, it can be downright dangerous. In some instances, what’s causing the noise … Continue reading Are There Strange Noises Coming From Your Furnace? What Do They Mean?

5 Signs Your Air Conditioner Isn’t Ready for Summer

The first day of summer (Thursday, June 21) is almost here at Dows ClimateCare and the forecast – according to The Old Farmer’s Almanac – is going to be HOT. In fact: “Summer will be HOTTER than normal with rainfall BELOW normal. The hottest periods will be in early and late June, early July and … Continue reading 5 Signs Your Air Conditioner Isn’t Ready for Summer

Spring HVAC Maintenance. Your HVAC Spring Cleaning Checklist

With the first day of spring fast approaching (Tuesday, March 20), thoughts quickly turn to traditional annual spring cleaning chores like: Decluttering the home Window-washing Organizing the garage Putting away cold-weather items and bringing out warm-weather ones Are you working on your spring cleaning to-do list? As you put together your annual spring cleaning checklist, … Continue reading Spring HVAC Maintenance. Your HVAC Spring Cleaning Checklist