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Steps for an Allergy-Free Fall

Steps for an Allergy-Free Fall

If you suffer from allergies, chances are you will never totally eliminate your exposure to the substances that may be making you sneeze, sniffle, cough and wheeze. And as fall looms, you can expect to react to a new round of pollen from fall-blooming trees, flowers and grasses. Fortunately, there are several things you can…

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Get Ready for Winter: Tips for Turning on Your Heater

Get Ready for Winter: Tips for Turning on Your Heater

Before turning on your heater for that first cold snap, spend a little time making sure it’s clean and fully operational. You can do some of it yourself and schedule seasonal maintenance with your HVAC contractor. Both are important to keep your system running as efficiently and safely as possible. Check the air filter. If…

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Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Affecting the U.S. HVAC Industry

Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Affecting the U.S. HVAC Industry

The reality of steel and aluminum tariffs will force HVAC industry changes that industry experts predict will raise HVAC equipment prices. In an industry that’s already seeing aluminum shortages, the tariffs won’t do anything to help HVAC prices. Based on past performance, HVAC industry analysts expect prices to rise for new equipment and as they…

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Does Duct Design Affect Heating and Cooling?

Does Duct Design Affect Heating and Cooling?

Proper duct design doesn’t happen by chance. In fact, today it’s literally a science. Industry-standard software to calculate ductwork layout has made great strides in keeping homes cooler in summer, warmer in winter, and more energy-efficient year-round. The goal of duct design is effective distribution of conditioned air throughout the house, providing appropriate volume to…

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What Are Luxury Air Conditioners?

What Are Luxury Air Conditioners?

Some people call them luxury air conditioners and heating systems. Some call them high-end air conditioner and heating systems. What they are is super-efficient, and they utilize the latest technology to maximize comfort, convenience and savings. What Is High-End A/C/Heating? Generally speaking, high-end A/C should also incorporate a high-end furnace or other type of heating…

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Home Storage: Why You Shouldn’t Use Your Furnace Room

If your furnace is in a basement, attic or just a general all-purpose non-inhabited mechanical room, you may have figured there’s no harm in using that space to store things. Actually, though, doubling a furnace/HVAC room as a storage facility can be hazardous. Read on for why the storage in mechanical room practice is not…

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Fixing Uneven Cooling in Two-Story Homes

Fixing Uneven Cooling in Two-Story Homes

Is your two-story home suffering from uneven cooling? You’re not alone. It’s not uncommon in the summer to have a ground floor that’s cool and comfortable while your upstairs is sweltering. Read on to learn more about these noticeable temperature differences. Why Is Your Second Floor Too Hot? Your air conditioning system should cool your…

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Beginning to End: HVAC Component Lifespans

Beginning to End: HVAC Component Lifespans

Can HVAC lifespan be accurately predicted? Almost any mechanical device today has an expected service life. This figure is useful to know before you buy in order to get maximum return from your investment. It’s also helpful to start planning in advance for the eventual expense of replacement. HVAC lifespan is a rough average and…

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Keep Your Family Safe with Proper Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Keep Your Family Safe with Proper Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Carbon monoxide (CO) is an invisible gas that’s produced when fossil fuels burn in a furnace, water heater, range, generator or other gas-fired appliance. If you don’t have proper carbon monoxide detectors, this hazardous combustion byproduct can build up inside your home when it’s closed up for heating or cooling, putting your family’s well-being and…

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How to Protect Your Home from Dust Mites

How to Protect Your Home from Dust Mites

Dust mites are the most common cause of indoor airborne allergies and they’re prevalent in almost all homes. Instead of using chemical controls, the best dust mite protection comes from indoor climate and environmental controls along with cleaning. When you need to lower the dust mite population, consider: Using your HVAC system. Filtration and humidity…

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