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Fall Best Practices for Thermostats

Homeowners understand the importance of having a fully functional thermostat for the proper heating and cooling of their home. In fact, the fall season is the perfect time to tackle a few thermostat best practices to ensure that your household members and guests are...

Equipping a Smart Home: A Timeline

Intelligent technology has advanced by leaps and bounds, and there are now all sorts of smart home devices available that can make your daily life more comfortable, convenient and secure. Given all the choices, where do you start once you decide you want a smarter...

Fall Indoor Air Quality Concerns

Warm weather will soon give way in the Dayton area to the cooler temperatures of fall. As fall and then winter advance, we'll be spending more time indoors with the windows shut. Unfortunately, for many of us being closed up indoors means we'll also be subjected to...

Mild Weather HVAC Settings

Fall is usually a great time in our region to turn the air conditioner off and fling open the windows -- for just a few brief weeks before colder weather sets in. We all look forward to these periods of letting the fresh air in and reducing our use of the HVAC system,...

Can Ventilation Affect Temperature?

Does your home have good ventilation? You may know that a home usually has much better indoor air quality when stale air is exhausted and fresh air is added through a good ventilation system. But ventilation can also have a positive effect on temperature. Here's how....

When to Get a Humidifier or Dehumidifier for a Nursery

If your home's HVAC system is in good running order and is well maintained , then most likely your home's humidity is in the range it should be -- somewhere between 40-60 percent, although you will probably want it somewhat lower (30-50 percent) when temperatures are...

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...

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