Things to Consider When Reading Air Conditioner Reviews

Things to Consider When Reading Air Conditioner ReviewsThese days we’re all looking up stuff constantly on the Internet to check it out before we go there, buy something or schedule a service. Online reviews are often helpful in making up our minds, but they can also be deceiving. Here’s why you should, by all means, have a look at them, but also realize how they may be skewed too far to the negative or positive.

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Bad HVAC Habits to Kick This Fall

Bad HVAC Habits to Kick This FallWhen the weather gets cooler and you start switching from air conditioning to heat, it’s important to make sure your HVAC system runs properly. You might not realize that you’ve developed a few bad HVAC habits that are keeping your system from being able to run efficiently. Keep the following in mind, so that you can avoid doing them this fall.

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How to Preserve Your Jack O’Lantern

How to Preserve Your Jack O'LanternHalloween is coming up! Time to get some pumpkins and carve Jack O’Lanterns! They’ll make your front porch look creepily festive – for about a week. Then they’ll start rotting, and you’ll be left with a soft, mushy, sorry mess. How can you get your pumpkins to last longer? Here are a few tips for Jack O’Lantern preservation.

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Football Watch Party: Comfort Concerns for Hosts

Football Watch Party: Comfort Concerns for HostsGetting friends and family together to watch football is always such an awesome experience, but it’s also one that comes with a big responsibility for homeowners as it relates to their comfort level. Let’s take a look at some party comfort concerns and what you can do to make everyone happy.

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Safety First: Space Heater Considerations

Safety First: Space Heater ConsiderationsA space heater is one option for heating a room in this mild climate in lieu of the furnace, but there are serious safety concerns associated with these heaters. Statistically, they’re the number one cause of injuries from house fires. They’re also responsible for carbon monoxide (CO) exposure and skin burns.

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How Often Should You Change Your Thermostat Batteries?

How Often Should You Change Your Thermostat Batteries?When was the last time you checked your programmable thermostat? If it’s been a while, right now’s a good time to perform some well-needed thermostat maintenance. Part of that maintenance includes checking the batteries and changing them as needed.

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Does Insulation Affect HVAC Efficiency?

Does Insulation Affect HVAC Efficiency?Nothing affects HVAC efficiency more than the quality of insulation in your home. Insulation slows the transfer of heat from one place to another. If heat didn’t move from hot to cold as readily as it does, insulation wouldn’t be as important as it is in keeping energy bills low.

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Fall Checklist: HVAC Maintenance

Fall Checklist: HVAC MaintenanceWhen fall hits, it’s time to think about keeping your home in good, working order, which includes giving your HVAC system a little TLC. By performing a bit of preventive maintenance on your HVAC system during the fall, you will be able to move into winter with confidence.

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Can Grilling Affect IAQ?

Can Grilling Affect IAQ?Keeping your indoor air quality (IAQ) high and grilling on the patio or in the kitchen might be an oxymoron. The combustion fuels that grilling requires, along with the smoke grilling creates, has bad effects on IAQ. Fortunately, poor IAQ while grilling is avoidable.

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Finding the Right Humidity for Your Nursery

Finding the Right Humidity for Your NurseryIf you’re the parent of an infant, you may wonder what level of humidity is best in the nursery. It turns out that the proper baby room humidity level is the same for all of us — between 30 and 60 percent. Keeping the humidity below 60 percent is of particular consequence for controlling mold.

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