4 Ways to Combat the Most Common Indoor Air Pollutants
Breathing clean air is essential for a healthy home. But did you know indoor air can be more polluted than outdoor air? It’s true! According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Americans, on average, spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors, where the concentrations of some pollutants are often two to five times higher…Read More about 4 Ways to Combat the Most Common Indoor Air Pollutants
Spotting and Solving Drain Issues in Your Home
Let’s talk about something vital to keeping your home running properly—drainage! Making sure your plumbing works smoothly is important for every homeowner. Drains play a big role in your house by taking away wastewater to the sewer system. But, if they become clogged, they can cause bad smells, gross water backup, and even severe damage…Read More about Spotting and Solving Drain Issues in Your Home
Do I Need AC Maintenance Every Year?
Yes, you absolutely do. Even those areas of the country with cooler summers demand routine, annual AC maintenance. Considering how hard our air conditioners work around here, this is not a service that you can afford to overlook. Long story short, there is simply nothing better that you can do for your air conditioning system…Read More about Do I Need AC Maintenance Every Year?
How to Prepare Your AC System for Warmer Weather
It’s starting to heat up and homeowners are already thinking about how best to prepare their AC system or evaporative cooler for warmer weather. It’s an important consideration. After all, the cooling season lasts for more than a third of the year in this area, and ensuring that you stay cool all summer long means…Read More about How to Prepare Your AC System for Warmer Weather
Causes of Low Air Flow in Your Furnace
Furnaces are “forced-air” systems: they distribute the heat created in the furnace’s cabinet through ductwork using an air handler. Your furnace’s burners, gas jets, heating elements, and heat exchangers can work perfectly—but without proper airflow, the heat they generate will not reach you. When you discover low airflow coming from your house’s vents, it points…Read More about Causes of Low Air Flow in Your Furnace
Poor Indoor Air Quality: 3 Contributing Factors
If you think that you need nothing more than a great air conditioner and a good heater in order to live comfortably throughout the year, you need to step back and reassess your stance on the matter. Yes, maintaining comfortable temperatures within your home throughout the year is paramount to living in overall comfort. However,…Read More about Poor Indoor Air Quality: 3 Contributing Factors
Why Is My Heater Making Strange Sounds?
There is a common misconception that people who live in the desert are hot all of the time, or at least comfortably warm. This really isn’t the case, obviously, as anyone that has lived there for a winter or two can tell you. Of course, the desert climate doesn’t have the coldest winters in the…Read More about Why Is My Heater Making Strange Sounds?
What Zone Air Conditioning Installation Involves
A lot of things can affect the cooling in your home: the sun’s position during the day, the indoor architecture and even the placement of your thermostat. But there is a way you can control the amount of cooling you use while maintaining comfort: zone air conditioning. What Is Zone Control? Understanding how zone control…Read More about What Zone Air Conditioning Installation Involves
Maximize Your Home’s Heating Efficiency This Winter
Although people around the country consider the Southwest one of the best places to go to for winter retreats from icy weather, residents know that the cold can still be a problem, especially at night. You won’t use the heater in your home nearly as much as your air conditioner, and because of that you…Read More about Maximize Your Home’s Heating Efficiency This Winter
3 Signs Your Air Conditioner Desperately Needs Repairs
Summers in the desert are among the hottest, most harrowing in the country. You absolutely do not want to be caught without a functioning air conditioner of some kind in your home; it’s both unsafe and uncomfortable. So, as you rely on your air conditioner to keep cool this summer, it’s important that you keep…Read More about 3 Signs Your Air Conditioner Desperately Needs Repairs
3 Indicators That Your Air Ducts Are Leaking
The majority of homeowners use air ducts in order to distribute both heated and cooled air throughout their homes. If you are one of them, then it is important that you know for certain that your air ducts are in fine working condition. If not, there is no way in which you can hope to…Read More about 3 Indicators That Your Air Ducts Are Leaking
Copper Pipes Are Not Invincible
If you encounter a plumber telling you that he or she has a pipe to sell you that is guaranteed to be problem-free, one thing is for sure—you’ve either found a very misinformed plumber, or a very dishonest one. One myth that some people get in their heads is that investing in copper piping is…Read More about Copper Pipes Are Not Invincible