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5 Things to Do Before a Remodel or Renovation

by Daniel Estevao on July 14, 2017

Whenever remodeling the home, it’s important to consider indoor air quality, ventilation, and other common indoor air problems. Some of the most common places to remodel are: Basement Attic Bathrooms Kitchen When remodeling these areas, it’s important to anticipate and prepare for mold, moisture, and ventilation problems. Here are 5 things you want to do before […]

How to Prevent Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Exposure

by Daniel Estevao on June 16, 2017

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are found in everything from household cleaning products to plywood and other building materials. They are carbon-containing compounds that are emitted as gases from a variety of products and building materials. According to the EPA, levels of VOCs are 2 to 5 times higher indoors than outdoors. Buildings with poor indoor […]

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5 Benefits of Dehumidification | How to Control High Humidity

by Daniel Estevao on May 26, 2017

When summer rolls around, the complaints about humidity increase. This is because the warmer the air, the more moisture it can hold. Also, the warmer the temperature of the water, the higher the rate of evaporation. Too much moisture can damage your home and its possessions, never mind the havoc it can wreak on your […]

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What is Passive Heating and Cooling?

by Daniel Estevao on April 7, 2017

Last week, we published a blog on how to landscape your home for energy savings. In the same spirit of Earth friendliness and home comfort, we’re sharing some of the best passive heating and cooling tips for an energy-efficient house. What is passive heating and cooling? While homes today are a lot more energy efficient than […]

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How to Detect Radon in Your Home | Radon Action Month

by Daniel Estevao on January 20, 2017

When it comes to gases in the home, this isn’t something you can see to believe. The most dangerous gases lurking in people’s homes are invisible, such as carbon monoxide and natural gas. Radon is no exception. Colorless and odorless, radon is a big threat with simple solutions. There are precautions that can be taken […]

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10 Home Cooling Hacks | How to Keep Cool Without Air Conditioning

by Daniel Estevao on August 12, 2016

If you are looking for ways to save money and stay cool in the Tacoma/Puget Sound area, you’ve come to the right place. While people in hotter areas of the country might balk at our balk at our claims of high temperatures, it does get pretty hot in Washington. And air conditioning costs can get […]

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Whole-House Humidification Solutions for Tacoma Homeowners

by Daniel Estevao on July 15, 2016

Excessive humidity can cause many problems for Tacoma-area homeowners. While you may not feel much personal discomfort from high moisture levels, your home could suffer building damage and develop serious health problems for its inhabitants if moisture levels are ignored. Mold and mildew are just some of the problems that high humidity can cause. Other […]

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10 Easy Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality (and Wellbeing)

by Daniel Estevao on February 17, 2016

Following these indoor air quality (IAQ) tips won’t necessarily stop your allergies or sickness, but they will certainly help. To improve the health and comfort in your home, there are three main strategies for improving indoor air quality: Source Control Improved Ventilation Air cleaners Unfortunately, the solutions mentioned in the above articles by the Environmental Protection Association […]

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Central Heating Troubleshooting | How to Restore Heat

by Daniel Estevao on November 30, 2015

Everybody experiences a heating failure at one point or another. All heating systems convert fuel or energy into heat and distribute it throughout the building. When your heat goes out, there are several things you can check before having to call in the professionals. Although the best advice we can give you is to have […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Block HVAC Air Vents and Registers

by Daniel Estevao on November 15, 2015

Consequences of Closing Off Air Vents and Registers While it may seem logical to close off air vents and registers in unused rooms to save energy, it could in fact lead to blower motor problems, mold growth, decreased airflow, duct leakage, refrigerant leaks, cracks in your heat exchanger, and a blown or frozen compressor. When […]