Archives for home safety

Planning Your Summer Vacation: HVAC Edition

A lot goes into planning a summer vacation as you may know! Don’t let your HVAC be ignored while making your planning list.  Besides packing the swimsuit, sunscreen and planning your excursions there are several things you should check on your home before you go.  We’ve compiled a list of 5 HVAC tips to keep in mind when planning your summer vacation. Schedule Routine Maintenance: before leaving for your vacation it is a good idea to call your local and trusted HVAC company to perform a tune up on your system. This tune up will ensure everything is operating correctly
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Save Money While Away for Vacation!

Are you gearing up for an exciting summer getaway? Your summer getaway may have left a dent in the ol’ wallet, but did you know you have an amazing opportunity to save cash while you’re away simply by adjusting your thermostat?  Some believe turning their AC completely off while on vacations is the best option; however, keeping your AC off for an extended amount of time can cause damage to your drywall, wood and wallpaper by allowing the heat and humidity to become trapped. We’re here to tell you there IS another option to save money while you’re away that
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5 Ways to Conserve Energy Year Round

Everyone loves saving money, right? Right! Are you shocked every month when you see your utility bill?  Turns out, there are several ways to conserve energy and save you money on these bills! From quick fixes to more complex costly changes even doing a few changes can help you start saving money.  We’ve come up with a list of 5 ways YOU can conserve energy year round: LIGHTS, camera, action: the light bulbs in your home are a larger part of your utility bill! Cheaper bulbs are known to waste a lot of heat energy and have a shorter lifespan. By switching to
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Is The Air In My Home Clean?

Have you been hearing how contaminated your indoor air quality could be? Are you wanting to have an Indoor Air Quality Analysis performed on your home, but don’t know what it entails?  The BEL-O Man is here to help!  Did you know your indoor air can be 2-5 times  more contaminated than the air outdoors? If you want to improve the air quality of your home don’t hesitate to call an Indoor Air Quality expert to perform a quick analysis of your home!  There are a few ways to test the quality of air in your home…we’ll go over one method:
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How To: Choose the Best HVAC Company

…….   So you’re in the market to replace your AC or schedule a repair, but you don’t know where to start or who to choose?? We’re here to help! When choosing a company to work on your HVAC system it’s important to completely trust the company who will be visiting your home. If you’re hesitant about who to choose or where to start you’re in the right place! Where Do I Start??: 1. Collect referrals: when searching for a company to choose always start by asking your friends, family and neighbors. Asking those close to you will give you honest
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Faucets: New Wave in Smart Technology

Smart thermostats, smart lighting, smart this, smart that…everything now days is being technologically advanced!  The next addition to add to the list of gadgets in your home is smart thermostats.  Technology now makes it possible to help you monitor your water consumption saving you money on your utility bills. What is it? On the market right now there is actually a smart thermostat which filters and measures how much water you’re consuming.  According to the co-founder of the product you’ll be able to connect any smart device, such as a smartphone, to the faucet where the consumer will be able
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10 Shocking Facts of IAQ

Making the air in your home cleaner and safer for your family is always something to prioritize…especially in the spring! With the spring also come allergens which can enter your home and alter the quality of air in your home.  As Americans, we typically spend 90% of our day indoors.  Because of this NOW is the time to learn about indoor air quality (IAQ).  We’ve come up with a list of 10 shocking facts to help you grasp the importance of keeping the air in your home safe and how: #1: Your furniture could be a very dangerous culprit: your
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Improving Your Indoor Air Quality

Calling all of those with pets, allergies and asthma! This blog is for YOU! Spring is here along with those pesky allergens that are known to disrupt the comfort of your family. You may have Google’d remedies for relieving symptoms with little success.  We have the secret! AIR PURIFIERS! Investing in an air purifier for your family’s home will be an investment you’ll enjoy for a long time! This investment has several benefits that you can immediately start enjoying after choosing your best option with an Indoor Air Quality expert. What is an air purifier? Great question! An air purifier
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Tank vs. Tankless Water Heaters

Are you thinking it’s time for a new water heater, but aren’t sure if you should lean towards a tankless or traditional? Before making a large purchase it is crucial to understand the pro and cons of each type as well as which one fits your family needs. TANK: Traditional water heaters work by utilizing a tank which stores pre-heated gallons of water. The tank refills with water when the pre-heated water is used and the cycle continues. ——————————-PROS:———————————– Cost: less upfront costs than a tankless water heater and simpler to replace ——————————-CONS:———————————– Utility Bill: with a tank it is constantly working
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Dehumidifiers Help!

Did you know that there are several ways you can improve and adjust the indoor air quality in your home to meet you family’s standards? It’s true! In order to help meet these standards in your home it’s important to know the facts as well as have a contact you trust.  With all indoor air quality (IAQ) analysis the main goal is to determine the desired quality for your home.  For those with asthma, a dehumidifier can definitely be a determining factor for improving the air quality! I have asthma…why will a dehumidifier help? *It stops mold from growing in your home:
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