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?
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
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
Most homeowners have no idea how often to get their air ducts cleaned. Get your ducts inspected every 3-5 years. If cleaning is required, the service technician will advise you. Book in the spring. Cleaning will take between 2 and 3 hours. The cost depends on the size of your home. Air duct cleaning is … Continue reading When to Get Duct Cleaning for Your Home
Our bodies are constantly engaged in a temperature balancing act. If the temperature inside your body drops about 10 degrees, you’re in trouble. But you only have about 3 degrees Celsius on the other end, the overheating end, before things get dire. Here’s exactly what overheating does to your body (and why you need to … Continue reading What Overheating Does to Your Body
When it comes to home dehumidification, a lot of homeowners tend to think it’s reserved for the winter months. Although portable dehumidifiers are able to improve indoor air quality during the winter months, whole home dehumidifiers achieve much more all year round. Summer is here and we’re already well into those hot and muggy days. When the … Continue reading Whole House Dehumidifiers
What Does MERV Rating Mean? Proper air filtration is essential for breathing cleaner indoor air. Mechanical filters are the most common types of filters used in HVAC systems. They are also highly efficient and require minimal maintenance. The most important aspect of these filters is the mechanical efficiency rating value (MERV). Although it’s a great … Continue reading What is a MERV rating and Why Should I Care?
Get your air ducts cleaned this spring and have a fresher breath of air! Having your air ducts cleaned in the spring is a great way to ensure that you and your family are breathing a fresher breath of air. However, it’s not a task that you should make yourself responsible for on your spring … Continue reading Why Should You Get Your Air Ducts Cleaned?
How to Keep Your AC Healthy Between Service Visits Seasonal air conditioner maintenance is the most important factor in extending the lifespan and maintaining the efficiency of your central air conditioning system. Ordinary wear and tear, especially dirt and grime buildup, can cause your AC to overwork, struggle, overheat and eventually break down. Keeping everything … Continue reading How to Keep Your AC Healthy Between Service Visits
As you spring forward, check the batteries in your CO Alarm Sunday March 13th was the beginning of Daylight Savings Time. You all set your clocks forward 1 hour, but how many took the time to check the batteries in the carbon monoxide (CO) alarm? CO poisoning is a silent danger in many households, and the key to … Continue reading Spring Forward!