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Ways Duct Design Affects Heating and Cooling

Functional, efficient duct design is as vital to effective heating and cooling as a home’s furnace and air conditioning units. Proper distribution of conditioned air inside a house is a carefully calculated balancing act. The U.S. Department of Energy states that...

How Leaves Affect Your HVAC

Falling leaves are part of the romance of autumn and the changing of the seasons, but those leaves can have an impact on your condenser, the outdoor section of your air conditioner. It's wise to practice a little outdoor HVAC unit protection and clear those leaves...

Heater Maintenance Before Firing Up the Furnace

Now that the weather is starting to cool off, it won't be long before you'll be turning on your heater (if you haven't already). Prior to doing so, however, you need to perform some maintenance checks on your furnace to ensure proper operation and efficiency. Here is...

Are High-End Air Conditioners Worth the Expense?

Energy efficiency is becoming an increasingly important factor when homeowners shop for HVAC systems. For your next one, you may want to consider a high-end air conditioner and heating system. Don't let the term "high-end" mislead you. When you realize how efficient...

Combat Back-to-School Germs with Your HVAC

The kids will soon be going back to school. That means they'll be exposed to germs from other kids and bring them home, possibly making your entire household sick in the fall and winter. Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do to minimize exposures to...

Steps to Prepare for Fall Allergens

The fall season can be a challenging one to deal with if you have allergies. It’s not always possible to completely avoid being exposed to the allergens that bother you when you’re outside, but you can reduce them inside your home. Find out what steps you can take to...

How to Fix Uneven Cooling in Two-Story Homes

Having air conditioning helps you stay cool in summer, but what happens if this only works for part of your home? Uneven cooling in multi-level homes often means that upper stories don’t cool off as much as lower ones. Find out more about why this happens and what you...

What Moisture Around A/C Vents Indicates

Just like any other water leaks, moisture collecting around your air conditioning vents is never a good thing. The property damage, mold growth, and expensive repairs that can follow the problem can be traumatic. So why is condensation dripping from your A/C vents?...

End-of-Life Considerations: HVAC Component Lifespans

The components that make up your heating and cooling system are both costly and critical for your family's comfort and well-being, so it's important to know their expected lifespan. In general, an HVAC lifespan can range between 10 and 35 years, depending on the...

Can Candles Affect Your IAQ?

Unless you make a special effort to buy safe, nontoxic candles, odds are that burning candles in your home harms your indoor air quality (IAQ). Candles made from paraffin emit polluting gases when they’re burned called volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These...

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