Winter Indoor Air Quality

Winter indoor air quality is critical for your family’s health. Air quality is defined as a comparison of the total pollutant levels in a home or other building space to the ambient air volume. In other words, a home with good indoor air quality will have minimal pollutants, whereas a building with poor air quality…

Understanding the Components of your HVAC System

Your HVAC system is as important to the health and comfort of your family as the air the system cycles. HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning, and just as those three terms cover a wide array of capacities and variables, the system requires an array of components to function at its most efficient…

Prepping your HVAC System for Winter

The effectiveness of your HVAC system is important during every season of the year, but winter is one of the worst times to encounter a problem. While a summer outage in your cooling system can be mitigated with fans and iced lemonade, in the winter, there may not be enough blankets and sleeves to warm…

Staying Safe This Winter

It’s not over yet! Technically, we are only five weeks into the winter season, so it’s helpful to talk about safety for the remainder of the season. There are so many things to look forward to during the winter months. Beautiful snowfalls. Holiday relaxation. Delicious food. But there are also many things to be careful…

Using Space Heaters Safely

Each year, more than 65,000 home fires occur due to heating equipment use. Portable electric space heaters are a convenient source of heat to supplement your central HVAC system. Unfortunately, they can pose significant fire and electrical hazard if not used properly and safely. The Electrical Safety Foundation International provides a list of points to…

Prepping your Fireplace for Winter Safety

Chestnuts roasting in the crackling flames of your cozy fireplace. There’s nothing that more captures the essence of the winter season than a beautiful fireplace that your family can enjoy on a cold night. Aside from the heating potential and electricity savings, there is just something about a blazing hearth that screams “Home.” There are definitely…

How AC Invented the Modern World, Part 2

In our previous blog post, we discussed some of the inventions that have made our modern world the marvel it is today. We touched on air conditioning, the plow, the gramophone, and even mechanized looms. The last thing mentioned, by writer Tim Harford and journalist David Thompson, was this elusive idea called: “The Welfare State”…

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