Tips to improve your indoor air quality

August 1, 2013 by · Comments Off on Tips to improve your indoor air quality
Filed under: Air Quality, HVAC system, Moisture Control, Ventilation 

Indoor air quality(BPT) – You pride yourself on keeping a clean home. The laundry is washed, the dishes are dry and the den where the children built their pillow fort has been restored to sanity. You’ve been vigilant about cleaning up the messes you can see, but what about the messes you can’t? What are you doing to improve the air quality in your home?
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Three home improvement tips to help you breathe easier

May 2, 2013 by · Comments Off on Three home improvement tips to help you breathe easier
Filed under: Air Quality, Home Improvement, Moisture Control 

Home Improvements(BPT) – One in five Americans suffer from allergies, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). As the 2013 allergy season begins, experts warn that it may be one of the worst in recent years, with people experiencing an unusually strong reaction due to increased tree pollen.

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Take steps now to keep indoor air clean throughout winter

October 11, 2011 by · Comments Off on Take steps now to keep indoor air clean throughout winter
Filed under: Air Quality, Energy Efficiency, Green Living, Green Remodeling, Heating & Cooling, HVAC system 

Air Quality(ARA) – When the winter winds start to howl, it’s a natural response to want to close your home up tightly. To stay warm and avoid wasting energy, you close the windows – or even seal them with window film — find ways to stop air from leaking in through cracks and under doors, and then put your heating system to work. But when those instincts kick in, remember that what you’re doing is sealing air inside your home.

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How to lower your utility costs during the hottest months of the year

May 6, 2011 by · Comments Off on How to lower your utility costs during the hottest months of the year
Filed under: Air Quality, Do-It-Yourself, Eco-Friendly, Energy Efficiency, Green Remodeling, Insulation, Weatherproofing 

Energy Efficient(ARA) – The dog days of summer can be brutal on utility bills and a major drain for pocketbooks, but they don’t have to be.

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From blinds to draft dodgers, simple ways to improve your home insulation

January 28, 2011 by · Comments Off on From blinds to draft dodgers, simple ways to improve your home insulation
Filed under: Air Quality, Attic, Budget-friendly, Doors, Energy Efficiency, Insulation, Windows 

(ARA) – When the wind whips outside your home and temperatures plummet, you may start to think of your home’s insulation and wonder if it’s adequate. While many people equate the idea of insulation with staying warm in winter, did you know your home’s insulation can also help keep you cool in summer? And reduce your energy bills in any season?

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Keep fresh air flowing during dry winter months

January 1, 2011 by · 2 Comments
Filed under: Air Quality, Do-It-Yourself 

(ARA) – Winter is the season for being cozy, while spending long days and nights inside the comfort of our tightly closed homes. It’s also an infamous time for feeling dry and under-the-weather.

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Hibernate in Style and Comfort this Winter

November 18, 2010 by · Comments Off on Hibernate in Style and Comfort this Winter
Filed under: Air Quality, Energy Efficiency, Heating & Cooling, Insulation, Winterization 

(ARA) – OK, so humans don’t really hibernate, but when those bone-chilling northern winds arrive and snow starts to pile up against the door, we all tend to prefer the climate-controlled comfort of our own homes. And like all creatures, great and small, who endure the hardships of winter, we must prepare.

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Strapped for Cash? HVAC Solutions Keep Costs Low and Comfort High

April 9, 2009 by · Comments Off on Strapped for Cash? HVAC Solutions Keep Costs Low and Comfort High
Filed under: Air Quality, Budget-friendly, Energy Efficiency, Heating & Cooling 

(ARA) – You may find the economic climate less than balmy right now, but that doesn’t mean the climate inside your home can’t be comfortable.

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How to Cut Heating and Cooling Costs without Cutting Comfort

February 22, 2009 by · Comments Off on How to Cut Heating and Cooling Costs without Cutting Comfort
Filed under: Air Quality, Budget-friendly, Energy Efficiency, Heating & Cooling 

(ARA) — Heating and cooling systems account for 56 percent of energy used in a typical home, making it the largest energy expense for most households, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Making smarter decisions about your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system can help you save money on your monthly utility bills.

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Why Adequate Ventilation is Important

December 8, 2008 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: Air Quality, Moisture Control, Ventilation 

Adequate ventilation in your house is important for two reasons:

Moisture Control – Ventilation will prevent elevated moisture levels within the conditioned space during the heating season. These elevated levels can lead to condensation on window surfaces and give rise to surface mold and mildew, as well as concealed condensation within walls and roof spaces.

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