Indoor Air Quality

The Dangers of a Cracked Heat Exchanger

When your heat turns on, do you notice an odd chemical odor that reminds you of formaldehyde or preservatives? You may assume that something near your furnace just got too warm or that someone in your home spilled a cleaning solution, but the problem is likely much more serious. Chemical odors coming from your furnace…

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How Pets Affect Air Quality

  You do everything you can to keep your family safe and healthy. And that includes making sure that your home is fresh, clean and as allergen-free as possible. But you have pets. Not only do the dogs drag in dirt, but their fur is also becoming a problem. The same goes for your cats.…

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5 Reasons Why Annual HVAC Maintenance Is a Great Investment

HVAC maintenance isn’t a big deal; if there’s no obvious malfunction, the system is operating just fine, right? Not exactly. A tricky thing about HVAC systems is that many issues are often progressive, meaning they start off small and develop into something more significant. Annual maintenance is a useful tool for highlighting these problems. Invest…

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What’s That Smell? It Could Be Dirty Sock Syndrome

A woman holding a dirty pair of socks

The unmistakable aroma caused by a pile of dirty, sweaty socks can make you regret skipping laundry day. Now imagine getting a good whiff of that aroma every time you turn on your air conditioner. So what’s going on? The problem can be traced back to something known as “dirty sock syndrome,” an actual condition…

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UV Germicidal Lights: Are They Worth Installing in Your Central Air Conditioner?

There are plenty of add-ons and upgrades you can make to your central air conditioner that can improve its performance, as well as your home’s overall comfort. Among these are UV germicidal lights, which offer a highly effective way of controlling the spread of mold, bacteria and other harmful microorganisms throughout your air conditioning unit.…

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Heating Up: 7 Signs That Your Furnace Needs Repairs

When the weather gets cold, you rely on your furnace to keep your home comfortable and to prevent seasonal issues like burst pipes. However, because your furnace stays off for half the year, the unit can become damaged without your realizing it. When an issue arises with your unit, it’s important to schedule furnace repairs…

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