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Catch the Culprits: Pet Dander

Have you caved in to allowing your children to have a pet even though you are allergic to pets? Yes, we do crazy things for our kids, but it can be especially tough if you have a pet living at home spoiling your indoor air quality!  By becoming more informed on cat and dog allergies you can identify what exactly is making you sneeze and reduce your exposure to pet allergens to improve the air quality in your home. Causes & symptoms of pet allergies: Although dog and cat hair is usually the go-to blame for pet allergies, the culprit
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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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Alleviate Your Allergies With These 5 Quick HVAC Tips!

Are you experiencing that pesky summer cold? Have your allergies started to spike? Did you know that the air in your home can be 10x more polluted than outdoor pollutants?  To help your family begin breathing cleaner air, we’ve come up with a list of 5 quick tips to alleviate your allergies in YOUR home.  By following these quick tips you can begin controlling the air in your family’s home in order to begin breathing cleaner air and reduce those pesky allergy symptoms today! Invest in high quality air filter: is it worth it to spend the extra money in order
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Why Should I Invest in a Humidifier?

Humidifier: a device for keeping the atmosphere moist in a room. Keeping tabs on the humidity levels is important…especially in the colder months! Of course there is always the option to purchase portable room humidifiers, but we’re here to tell you that whole-home humidification is the way to go! There are tons and tons of benefits! What Is A Humidifier? Whole home humidifiers are installed directly to your home’s central heating and cooling system to provide whole-home comfort. Its purpose is to add moisture and deliver it throughout your air duct system.  The level of humidity is monitored and controlled
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Want to Improve the Quality of Your Indoor Air, but Don’t Know How?! Read This!

Air Purifiers: many have heard of this piece of equipment, but few actually know how one works or why it is beneficial to make the investment.  Did you know that indoor air can be just as polluted or even more polluted than outdoor air?!  It’s true…but we’re here to help!  To better understand indoor air quality it’s important to know what an air purifier is as well as the benefits of investing in one. What are they?? Air purifiers are a system of internal fans which pulls the air in your home through a series of filters that remove harmful particles such
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Pros & Cons of Different Types of Filters

Although the act of replacing your filter is a simple ‘pull out the old and insert the new’ procedure, shopping for a filter can be overwhelming. When shopping for a filter you’ll notice there are numerous types available. While there are many types to shop through, the different styles can usually be categorized into three categories. We’ll go through the pros and cons of each of the three categories to better assist you in making the right purchase for your next filter change: Basic Air Filters:  This is the most common type of filter that everyone is usually familiar with. These
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Don’t let your air make you sick.

How would you like to have the air that’s circulating throughout your home be filtered with a powerful air cleaner so you’re breathing in less pollutants?  Think about the fact that each time you take a breath you’re inhaling things that can harm your health.  Now, read the fact below and answer my question in the first sentence, again. Polluted air causes 94% of all respiratory problems. 94% ?!?  That’s a number that’ll make you sneeze, over and over again.  Between the pets, kids, and outside factors (allergy season, anyone?), your home experiences many factors daily that impact what you’re
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You can’t avoid change, sometimes.

I hope that everyone is enjoying their Monday. With the holidays winding down and vacations ending, surely its time you can start getting back to your daily routines. This week we will be discussing the changes that the Department of Energy have passed into law. 2013 Federal Furnace Efficiency Law: What: This law makes it illegal to sell or install furnace units that do not meet or exceed 90% AFUE (annual fuel utilization efficiency). When: Law goes into effect May 1, 2013 Where: The Northern Region of the United States. Click this map for an accurate state by state description. Whats the big
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