October 1, 2014

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Air Filter Efficiency: How To Select A Top-Performing Device

The type of air filter used in your central cooling and heating equipment can make or break your indoor air quality. Many homeowners are aware of the MERV scale, which helps rate air filter efficiency in terms of the size of particles one will remove from the air. Even though this scale is important, it’s not the Read More…

UV Lights Offer Best Germicidal Control

Most air purification systems remove particulate matter from your home’s air, but many portable systems do not actually kill living contaminants. Ultraviolet  (UV) lights are necessary if you want the best germicidal control. UV lights actually kill mold spores, germs and other biological contaminants, making your home’s air much healthier to breathe. This type of system is Read More…

Programmable Thermostat Operating Tips That Drive Up Energy Savings

A programmable thermostat is a great energy- and money-saving tool that you can use to create heating and cooling schedules based on home occupancy patterns. To maximize the benefits of your programmable thermostat, keep in mind a few operating tips. These tips are universal to all programmable thermostats, and can be applied no matter what Read More…

Prepare For Severe Weather: 6 Must-Have Tips To Endure The Next Round Of Summer Storms

The recent onslaught of storms that swept through the Midwest left many without power for days. Although it’s uncomfortable and even dangerous to face hours or days without electricity, especially during a record-breaking heat wave, you can use these six tips to prepare for severe weather to ride out an electrical loss: Have extra batteries Read More…

Summer Allergies? Taking 3 Simple Precautions Can Reduce Indoor Symptoms

If you suffer from summer allergies, you’re probably well aware of the difficulty of avoiding the symptoms. Unfortunately, there’s not much anybody can do about the conditions outside. What you can do is follow these three simple precautions to keep allergens outside and reduce indoor allergy symptoms. 1. Upgrade Your Air Filters The filters in Read More…

If Attic Heat And Humidity Are Bogging Down Your Energy Costs, Consider Radiant Barriers

Radiant barriers installed in your attic can help reduce your energy bill and make your home more comfortable. If you’ve ever gone up in your attic on a summer afternoon, you know how much higher the heat and humidity is up there than outside. The sun heats the roof all the way through to the inside of the attic Read More…

With Proper Air Sealing Techniques, You Can Save A Bundle On Energy Costs

If your home isn’t sealed properly to keep warm air out in the summer and keep it inside in the winter, you’re likely paying much higher energy bills than you need to. With the depths of summer right in front of us, now’s a good time to evaluate whether your home is sealed properly and Read More…

An Upgrade To High-Efficiency A/C Could Provide Several Long-Term Benefits

As summer comes to Northeast Ohio, many homeowners will be contemplating an upgrade to a high-efficiency A/C system. When it comes time to buy a new cooling system for your home, advances in HVAC technology over the past decade can add up to significant savings and improvements in home comfort. When installed by a knowledgeable Read More…

The Standby Generator: Your Assurance Of Power When You Need It The Most

Standby generators are something you don’t think about – until the power goes out. Power outages are a nuisance, to say the least, but they can also be costly, dangerous and in rare cases life threatening. Standby generators can eliminate, or at least greatly reduce, the stress and expense of losing power. Naturally, there are Read More…

Duct Cleaning: Before — Eww! After — Phew!

Over time, dust, dirt, debris and mold can accumulate inside your home’s ducts. In many cases, dirty ducts will not have adverse health effects on the residents of the home, simply because most of the dirt inside the duct system never comes out. However, if you see signs of the following problems, then you should Read More…