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What You Should Know About IAQ – Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality and Your Health Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is a measurement of how much the air within your home is free of common indoor pollutants, such as tobacco smoke, pollen, dust, dirt, and other airborne particles. Controlling these indoor pollutants improves your IAQ, which can help reduce your risk of health concerns. To… Read more »

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What is HVAC?

And how do you pronounce it? HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning. An HVAC system regulates all three of these functions to provide comfort within your home and improve the quality of air that circulates throughout your home.  It’s usually pronounced “Aitch-Vac.” To answer the question, “What is HVAC?,” let’s take a closer look… Read more »

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15 Causes of Indoor Air Pollution and What You Can Do About Them

When you think of air pollution, you probably think of smoky air, drifts of yellow pollen, factories blowing particulates out of chimney stacks. In other words, air pollution is something that occurs outside your house. But indoor air pollution is oftentimes dirtier than the air quality outside. Homes built after 1990 are typically well-insulated, so… Read more »

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5 Safety Tips For Home Electrical Repair

Don’t Get Your Wires Crossed: Safe Home Electrical Repair The overriding rule for any electrical home repair is “safety first.” Ignore this rule and you are possibly in store for a truly shocking experience.  If you are experiencing brief outages, strange noises, and/or smells traced to your electrical wiring, these are signs of common home… Read more »

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A DIY Guide On How To Clean Air Ducts Yourself

How to Clean Ducts  If you want to know how to clean air ducts yourself, then this guide is for you. While we generally recommend that you first conduct a professional test of your ducts to see if they even need cleaning, and then use a professional to perform the necessary duct cleaning, some DIY-inclined… Read more »

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Not Cooling?

When It’s Not So Cool Air conditioner not cooling? The air conditioner is seemingly on, but the house is still hot. What’s the problem?  There are all sorts of reasons why your air conditioning system may not be cooling. Let’s take a look first at how your air conditioner works, and then what to check… Read more »

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How to Clean a Furnace: 4 Steps to Take Before Winter

Don’t Wait Until the Cold Outside Gets Inside When it comes to proper and effective furnace cleaning and maintenance, the old adage of “prevention is the best medicine” is key. Your furnace can’t function efficiently without proper and timely maintenance. If you don’t clean your furnace as part of regular maintenance, you can expect to… Read more »

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The 6 Most Common Home Electrical Repairs

Ghosts in the Machine Strange electrical events at home. How often has this happened to you? The lights start to flicker, the hair dryer turns off by itself, you’re watching a favorite television show and the screen goes blank for a moment or two (or worse, doesn’t come back on at all). Ghosts in the… Read more »

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How to Choose the Right Plumber Near Me

Looking for a Plumber? When you have a leaky faucet or some other plumbing issue, “Who you gonna call?” The answer isn’t Ghostbusters; it’s the right plumber near you, to ensure a quick response and expedited repairs. But what makes a plumber the “right” plumber? Glad you asked. Here are the key characteristics of the… Read more »

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The Real Costs of HVAC Repair | How Much Does HVAC Repair and Maintenance Cost?

HVAC Maintenance—It Pays  Is it better to pay for regular HVAC (Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning) maintenance, or just pay for repairs when something goes wrong or breaks? We’re inclined to argue that the reason “prevention is the best medicine” is such a timeworn phrase is because it is also true. But we don’t have to rely on… Read more »