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Do You Know What Dust Mites Are? They’re Harming Your IAQ

In cooler weather, you spend more time indoors and that requires great indoor air quality. Unfortunately, dust mites are an issue in many homes and can exacerbate allergies and asthma. Luckily, knowing what these mites are and how to eliminate them improves air quality. What are Dust Mites? The most common allergen from house dust, […]

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How to Choose the Right Water Filtration System for Your Home

A water filtration system can fill the gap between local water quality standards and your own more selective criteria. Is the water delivered to your home by a municipal water utility safe? Probably. Is it optimum in terms of health, purity and taste? Not necessarily. Once municipal water meets local and federal standards, however, raising […]

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Exhaust Fans: A Key Component in Promoting Better Air in Your Home

We all want to do our part to keep energy use down. For homeowners, this means proper insulation and well-sealed doors and window, reducing heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer. Unfortunately, a well-sealed home also means stale air, trapped odors, moisture, germs and particles that can cause discomfort and health […]

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How to Improve Indoor Air Quality in Your Office

On average, persons who work in an office will spend a third or more of their lives in that environment. The nature of office work means that employees there will have limited opportunities to get outside where the air is fresher or change locations where the environment will be different. For the sake of employee […]

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How to Test Your Sump Pump to Ensure Effective Operation

A sump pump is a device that helps prevent your basement or crawlspace from flooding. It’s installed in a sump pit where it drains the water that collects there to ensure a dry, mold-free basement and stable foundation. While it’s a simple mechanical device, it’s important to test a sump pump every so often to […]

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Enhance Home Comfort With a Residential Zoning System

Zoned heating systems give homeowners greater control of their heating and cooling system. These systems create small zones throughout the home that are heated independently of each other, preventing hot and cold spots and ensuring that the rooms that are in use are heated well, while those that are not being used are not wasting […]

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What You Need to Know about Ductless Mini Splits

Finding a practical solution for heating and cooling a new addition, retrofitted basement or attic, or simply to augment your existing HVAC system can present many questions. You want to be sure you’re making the right installation decision to maximize comfort without breaking your energy budget. Ductless mini-split systems are designed specifically for these purposes […]

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Buying a New Air Conditioner

Selecting a new air conditioner may be one of the more challenging projects you undertake as a homeowner. Giving each step of the process the attention it requires assures you that the system you choose will provide dependable and energy efficient comfort for years to come. Interview a few contractors — Unless you use a […]

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What’s the Difference Between Oil and Gas Furnaces?

Choosing between a gas and oil furnace isn’t easy. When you’re comparing the two, remember that new furnaces have an expected lifespan of 20 to 30 years, so the decision impacts your comfort and heating costs well into the future. You can make a wiser choice by learning about the key differences between gas and […]

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Plumbing Myths That Could Negatively Impact Your Maryland Home

Any professional plumber can recite some amusing plumbing myths. After all, the apparatus of our daily lives attracts its share of folklore. However, plumbing myths can waste a lot of money, so here are a few we wish would disappear for good. A Bubbling Noise in Your Water Heater Means it May Explode If you’re […]

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Degree Days: Heating And Cooling Contractors Use Them, And So Can You

Degree days refers to the number of degrees in one day that the average outdoor temperature is above or below a set reference temperature. The reference temperature represents the most desirable indoor air temperature for human comfort. And the most commonly used reference temperature in degree-day calculations is 65 degrees.

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Winterize Your Home In 7 Easy Steps

There are a number of steps you can take to make sure your home is comfortable and energy-efficient this winter. Here are seven tips to help you winterize your home this season.

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Simple Ways to Remember to Change Your Air Filter

Your HVAC technician has likely reminded you about the importance of checking and changing your air filter in between professional maintenance visits, and it’s not a chore you should neglect for a number of reasons: Running your HVAC system with a dirty filter reduces the equipment’s efficiency, which increases your yearly heating and cooling costs. […]

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Making A Switch To Solar? Here’s The Facts You Need To Get Started

If you’re interested in achieving the most significant energy savings you’ve ever experienced, going solar could be solution you have been waiting for. Before you jump right into it, take these steps to get started.

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Prevent Water Damage Before It’s Too Late

Whether caused by a burst boiler or heavy rainfall, water damage can be disastrous and very expensive to remediate. As well as personal possessions and furnishings, water damage can affect electrical systems and cause long-term structural problems. Here are some suggestions that can help prevent water damage to your home. Install a good humidity meter. […]

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Flushometer-Valve Toilets and Changing WaterSense Specifications

Water conservation continues to be a significant issue in communities across the United States. Limited rainfall and even droughts in some areas have made it increasingly important to preserve and manage community water supplies. Water used for sanitation, particularly toilets, consumes billions of gallons per year, with each flush often requiring as much as 7 […]

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How Do You Find an Indoor Water Leak?

Water leaks from pipes, toilets, water tanks or other plumbing fixtures may cause significant damage and dramatically increase your bills. While some water leaks can be easily spotted during your regular plumbing system maintenance, others may require meticulous investigations. Here’s how you can promptly find an indoor water leak and avoid emergency plumbing service: Check […]

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Why Traditional HVAC Systems Won’t Work Well for Restaurants

There are many similarities among HVAC systems and equipment, but there is no one-size-fits-all solution for every HVAC application. This is particularly true when designing, planning and installing HVAC solutions for restaurants and other food-service operations. The unique and often polluted environment, the temperature demands and the need for plentiful ventilation mean that traditional HVAC […]

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