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10 Ways Your Humidifier Will Help This Winter

Sick and tired of the freezing winter air making your family uncomfortable. With help from an Indoor Air Quality expert and a whole house humidifier your family will begin to see all kinds of benefits!  Here’s a list of 10 ways a humidifier can help with your health, skin and home this winter: Battle Infections: by added moisture in the air of your home it will make it more difficult for bacteria and viruses to travel. Halting the way that these toxins travel can make a big difference on the health of your family. Improve Skin: humidifiers help to add
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Dryer Vent Cleanliness

  So it turns out not all bunnies are cute and cuddly! That monstrous lint bunny clogging your dryer vent can be very dangerous. This unruly bunny thumps homeowners all over with hefty repair bills annually and can even cause serious safety issues. Giving this pesky bunny the boot isn’t a need for aesthetics alone—it’s an issue of fire safety as well! Although you may think you’re avoiding the problem by cleaning your lint trap regularly, you may be surprised to discover only about 25% of lint from your clothes is caught inside the dryer. The rest of the vent
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Duct Cleaning: Scam or Worth It?

Have you ever wondered why some companies offer duct cleaning services for $40-$50 when others are charging much more? The answer is very simple; it’s most likely a scam!  For quite some time well know companies have been advertising in the newspaper, via Groupon and other means of advertisements all promising an affordable solution to dust, mold and allergens in your home. This problem with companies offering duct cleaning services has become a known issue, so much that Dateline took a closer look inside at how these businesses are ripping off people year after year Here’s What To Look For:
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How To: Test Your Home’s Water Pressure

When it comes to the water pressure in your home there is a fine line you can walk! The water pressure in your home should be hard enough to take comfortable showers and fill cooking pots in a sensible time; however, if the water pressure is too high it can cause unwanted stress on your pipes.  There are a few methods to take in order to determine your specific home’s water pressure.  As always the BELOMAN is here to help! Testing Pressure: Pressure gauge: A pressure gauge is a tool that can easily be attached to your outside house faucet to determine the pressure in
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When Is It Time To Go Tankless??

Many are well aware of a conventional water heater but did you know that there are now options when it comes to the hot water flow in your home. A trending water heater is a tankless option!  These water heaters heat water directly on demand as it flows through your pipes.  There are many benefits to choosing a tankless water heater as well as a few cons to take into account when deciding if a tankless option is right for you! When it may be a pro: 1. More efficient: Tankless water heaters are much more efficient compared to conventional
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How To: Retrieve Lost Items That Wash Down The Drain

Have you ever been in the position when your precious valuable item suddenly disappears down the drain? Have you ever taken off your new flashy ring to do the dishes, placed a set of earrings near a bathroom sink and suddenly they’re gone?! Scary yes, but gone forever….probably not!  With a little luck and guidance you can easily retrieve them with no harm done. Follow the steps below and you’ll be on your way to retrieving your lost items! Turn the faucet off immediately. This will decrease the chance of whatever it was from getting carried all the way to
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Humidifier vs. Dehumidifier…Which One Do I Need??

You’ve probably heard of humidifiers and dehumidifiers before but maybe weren’t so sure about which was which and how either could help improve the comfort of your living space. Both of these options work by taking into account the amount of humidity levels in your home and whether the level needs to increase or decrease.  In order to make your home the most comfortable, first you’ll need to determine which is ideal for your space. Which do I need? *In order to determine if your space is in need for a humidifier or a dehumidifier it’s a good rule of
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How To: Pest-Proof Your HVAC!

Yes, there are several strategies to protect areas of your home from pests; however there is one area that is often overlooked….your HVAC components! In order to further avoid overlooking this area and causing harm to your HVAC as well as disrupt the cleanliness of air in your home, it’s important to know how to tackle the issue! There are many reasons why pests are able to find their way into your home’s HVAC components. Although your home may be located in an area where pest infestations are common it’s still important to know why it’s important to pest-proof your
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How To: Save Water All Over the House!

  Anywhere you regularly use water, there’s a good chance there’s something you can do to reduce your use.  There are three areas of the home you can make changes with the most impact: the bathroom, the kitchen and the garden.  If you’re looking for small ways you can save money and help the environment, put these tips into practice and you’ll be on your way! IN THE BATHROOM: *Be a faucet aggressor: watch the faucet like a hawk and do not allow members of your family to run the water during times not in use.  Be careful not to step away from
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6 Indicators an HVAC System Should Be On Your Wish List

So, you’ve gone through the stages of the holiday season…started listening to Christmas music, thought about your baking schedule, and created your wish list, but have you asked yourself if an HVAC system should make an appearance on that list?  The big question is always whether to repair or to replace! Here are 6 signs that your HVAC system is nearing the end of the repair phase, entering into the replace phase, and should make its way onto your wish list this year: Your System Is Over A Decade Old: If properly maintained, an average system lasts 10-15 years.  If
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