How Aeroseal Can Improve Your Air Quality and Lower Your Energy Bills

The air conditioning and heating in your home goes way beyond just the units themselves. Air ducts play a significant role in the distribution of temperature and air to the rest of the house and require just as much attention and maintenance as the rest of the system. This part of your system is also prone to eventual wear and tear and can eventually encounter leaks that may need sealing. Aeroseal duct sealing is an effective and energy-efficient way to improve air quality and airflow throughout your home, all while lower your energy bills. How does this approach work? Simple. … Continued

3 Things to Check Before You Call Your AC Company

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While you should never hesitate calling on the pros when you’re experiencing HVAC system issues, service calls can be pricey. AC units seem to break at the worst times, but sometimes it’s just a matter of troubleshooting a small malfunction. There’s no need to break the bank for a simple AC repair that you forgot to check yourself. Before you request a technician visit your home for AC repair, save yourself time and money by looking at common and easily fixable failures: Check your breaker, which “trips” or turns off your power supply when overheating occurs. This happens when the … Continued

Why is Upstairs Warmer Than Downstairs?

We’ve all felt it before – the dread of going upstairs. Not because of the dark, creepy crawlies hiding in the attic or the just the fact of having to actually go up the stairs. No, it’s because once we get to the very top, we have to adjust from the cozy, comfortable temperature downstairs to a much hotter second floor.  We’re often left wondering why this happens – especially with the air conditioning on — and how we can fix it. Turns out, there are a couple different answers. In the simplest of terms, heat rises. It’s an age-old … Continued

Jobs You Want a Professional For

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We all would like to think that we can do any fix-it job around the house, but when should you hire a professional? Homeowners can keep up some aspects of heating and AC unit maintenance by replacing filters and checking for leaks, but other system issues require the help of a professional. Here are some things to consider before tackling an air conditioning and heating system repair yourself. Help Your Air Conditioner Do Its Job Efficiently When doing a repair job, you run the risk of creating a short-lived fix. This can put a strain on the unit, which can result in a … Continued

How to Combat Microbial Growth in Your Home

It’s one of a homeowner’s worst nightmares, and unfortunately, it is one of the most common problems everyone must face: microbial growths like mildew and mold infestations. These pesky bacteria can and will grow on anything, so long as there are moisture and low ventilation, and will show no mercy if the proper steps are not taken to eliminate it. These growths can wreak havoc on the home, from producing musty odors to discoloring fabrics and inducing rot in building materials. Beyond the unpleasant smell and visual appearance, having mold in your space can have a significant impact not only … Continued

Improve Your Air Quality in the Winter

Winter is here and so are all of the adjustments that come with it. Leaves have changed colors and fallen along with the temperatures, but did you know your home’s air quality can also be affected? Maintaining the air quality in your house can help with sneezing, coughs, colds, allergies and asthma, which all become a bigger concern during the winter and transitioning months. From simple changes in your regular routine or new innovative products, there are numerous ways to improve your air quality and use your home system to its true and full potential. One of the best ways … Continued

3 Ways You’re Using Your Heater Wrong

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With the really cold weather we’ve had lately, it’s inevitable that we start using the heater and more hot water. But this creates a common concern for homeowners – their electric bills will soon be on the rise. With the use of energy-efficient solutions and products, this does not always have to be the case. There are also many ways you could be using your heater incorrectly. Here are some of the most common mistakes homeowners make with their heating system. Not using a programmable thermostat While not all central heating systems come with a programmable thermostat, it is a … Continued

5 Ways to Lower Your Carbon Footprint in 2018

The New Year is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to plan out New Year’s resolutions! Deciding to reduce your carbon footprint would benefit your lifestyle, community and environment. Reducing the impact of your carbon footprint doesn’t have to be tedious or difficult, so follow the suggestions below to get off to a good start! Buy Food Locally Transportation of food takes a toll on the environment. Food is transported thousands of miles for supermarkets across the U.S. This doesn’t take into account products imported from other countries. Reduce your responsibility of harmful emissions by buying local … Continued

Top Energy-Efficient Decorations

Decorating for the holidays is a tradition for many families. However, it can be difficult to find lights that are long-lasting and easy on the electric bill. Buying more energy-efficient decorations will keep your home festive and your wallet happy. Here are a few things to consider. Buy LED and Energy-Efficient Lights There are a multitude of options when it comes to holiday lights, and it can seem ridiculous to attempt to differentiate between the all. However, purchasing quality lights will ensure that they’ll last for years, have a lower risk of fire hazard and be more energy efficient. LED … Continued

How Room Temperature Affects Your Brain While Studying

How Room Temperature Affects Studying

Finals can be stressful. Some take studying pretty serious and are willing to try anything for the possibility of a few extra points. You might have heard about a few different tips and tricks to try while studying. For example, chewing gum while studying and chewing the same flavor while taking the exam can supposedly help you remember material you covered. Or listening to classical music while studying can help you retain information and focus better than without. No matter what you may have tried or what your current study habits may be, perhaps there is another factor you can … Continued