Achieving A More Allergen-Free Home: Why Homeowners Must Consider The Ducts

The number of people who suffer allergies continues to grow. In fact, according to statistics provided by medical researchers at John Hopkins University, more than 50 million Americans currently deal with allergies. To put this number into perspective, allergies are now so common that they are number six on the list of the leading chronic illnesses in the U.S.  Most allergy sufferers are more comfortable and better able to function normally when the spaces where they live and work are free of contaminants and allergens. [Read More]

3 Signs Your AC System Is Working Too Hard

Like you, your AC system may start working too hard and, like you, it will get worn out much faster if it does this. The system needs time to rest and recover so that it won't overheat or fail. Sometimes your AC system may be overworked just because you're in the middle of a record heat wave, but other times it could be that you're keeping the temperature set too low, not taking advantage of easy passive cooling potential, or forgetting to have the unit serviced regularly. [Read More]

Is It Getting Cold in Here? Keep Toasty by Keeping Your Gas Furnace Functioning

Your home heating system is easily one of the most important components of your home during the chilly fall and frigid winter months. There are many different types of home heating systems, but one of the oldest and most common is the furnace. Furnaces themselves vary in design considerably and may be powered by electricity or fueled by oil or natural gas. All furnaces, regardless of how they are powered, function in a fundamentally similar way. [Read More]

Purchasing An Older Home? 3 Ways To Improve Interior Comfort Levels

Older homes are well-known for their beautiful designs with high ceilings, sweeping staircases, and large windows. Unfortunately, many of the same features than make them beloved also make them difficult to heat and cool. If you own one of these stately homes or plan to purchase one soon, here are some helpful tips for improving the level of interior comfort it offers you and your family.  Supplement existing heating and cooling units [Read More]