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HVAC and IAQ Tips for Spring Allergies | Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

HVAC and IAQ Tips for Spring Allergies | Allergy Awareness Month

by vscontent on April 20, 2018

The blooming flowers of spring are a nightmare for those who suffer from allergies. Every spring it’s important to take extra care against indoor allergens and pollutants. Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is the level of healthiness of the air you breathe inside your home. Clean air and clean lungs keep the flare ups at bay. […]

How to Achieve Balanced Ventilation

How to Achieve Balanced Ventilation

by vscontent on March 29, 2018

We’ve written about the importance of ventilation for your home before, but it’s important to know the differences between ventilation systems and why you should consider “balanced ventilation.” Negative Air Pressure Many times, mechanical ventilation systems are exhaust-only, meaning they expel air out of the house but aren’t designed to bring any air in. When […]

Spring Cleaning Checklist for HVAC and IAQ

Spring Cleaning Checklist for HVAC and IAQ

by vscontent on February 23, 2018

Spring is associated with all sorts of pleasant things — flowers blooming, birds chirping, warm weather. But with all of that comes an increase in pollen, allergens, and pests. Spring cleaning isn’t just about finally taking the time to dust and declutter, it’s also about preventing airborne contaminants that pollute your home’s indoor air and warding […]

Improve Indoor Air Quality for Winter

Winter Indoor Air Quality, Why It Matters, and How to Improve It

by vscontent on January 5, 2018

Poor indoor air quality (IAQ) is most evident during the winter months. Due to the drier air, our nasal passages dry out and are more susceptible to the airborne contaminants in our home. This results in increased rates of sickness and respiratory problems. The EPA has deemed indoor air quality “among the top environmental problems […]

How do HVAC UV light systems work?

How Do HVAC UV Lights Work?

by vscontent on June 30, 2017

Each new season brings with it a new set of challenges. Summer is synonymous with allergies and related health problems associated with bioaerosols (airborne contaminants composed of living organisms), dust, and other particles floating around the air. If you want to maintain your indoor air quality this spring, one of the best ways to protect […]

How to Prevent Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Exposure

by vscontent 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 […]

heating and cooling HVAC myths and facts - April Fools' Day

HVAC Myth vs Fact | Don’t Be Played for a Fool

by vscontent on March 24, 2017

April Fools’ Day is best known for its hoaxes and practical jokes. But myths, misconceptions, and outright falsehoods get spread every day of the year. As a homeowner, you probably get bombarded with lots of tips and tricks for the home. With this flood of information, sometimes it’s hard to separate fact from fiction. But […]

9 easy ways to save energy and money at home - st. patrick's day shamrocks

9 No-Cost Ways to Green Your Home

by vscontent on March 17, 2017

Happy St. Paddy’s Day! If you’re looking to lower your household’s energy use, what better time than St. Patrick’s Day? Spread some of that green to your home and tip your hat to the environment with our easy, no-cost ways to green your home (and your wallet). 1. Install and Set Programmable Thermostat There are […]

Unromantic Gift Ideas for Your Valentine and Home

“Unromantic” Gift Ideas for Your Valentine and Home

by vscontent on February 10, 2017

Valentine’s Day is just days away and you’re left scrambling to find a way to express your love and affection. Will a card do? What about a card, flowers, or chocolate? Unfortunately, while little tokens of your love are certainly appreciated, the real gift you have to give is your time and thoughtfulness. Last Valentine’s Day, […]

super bowl party hosting planning tips

How to Host a Winning Super Bowl Party | Party Planning Tips

by vscontent on January 27, 2017

The Super Bowl is right around the corner and over 150 million will be tuned in. Whether your team wins or not, savor the sweet taste of victory by learning how to throw a winning Super Bowl party. The best offense is a good defense! If you are throwing a viewing party, we trust that you have […]