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Does an Air Conditioning System Affect Your Health?

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Air conditioning is one of those things when just can’t do without today. We all got used to turning the AC on conveniently as soon as the temperature makes us uncomfortable. But doing so can be harmful, and not just to our wallets. Old and poorly-maintained AC units have been shown as factor in many health conditions, including respiratory conditions …

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What’s All the Fuss About Air Duct Cleaning?

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So, you’ve heard about air duct cleaning. Some might say it is just a scam, and that uncleaned ducts pose no health risks whatsoever. Others solemnly swear that the dust collected in the dust can and will have negative effects on our bodies. You might be skeptic about this, it’s human nature. Yet, you are surfing the internet, searching for …

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DIY AC Unit cover

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I don’t know about you, but I think the outside of your home is just as important as the inside. I’m talking about curb appeal. I feel like I’m still trying to get the inside of our home just right. But when you live in Seattle and it’s actually nice out, you get outside! Now is the time to tackle …

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How To Keep Your Home Smelling Fresh Using Essential Oils & A Furnace Filter

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Essential oils are a natural product which have a variety of uses, including adding a fresh scent to your home. Many people use diffusers around the house to create a fresh scent, but did you know you can also use your furnace filter? How To Do It When it’s time to install a new furnace filter, add a few drops …

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How Long Should a Furnace & Air Conditioning Unit Last?

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New air conditioning and heating equipment lasts longer than ever. The end of a furnace’s or air conditioner’s service life depends on more than just chronological age. Energy-efficiency issues and the price of any necessary repairs versus the cost of upgrading to a new unit all enter into that determination. Furnace Lifespan The average service life of a new furnace …

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Take Control of Moisture and Humidity Indoors

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You know what they say… too much of anything is a bad thing. This saying particularly applies to the amount of moisture and humidity that you have inside your home. With so many other household chores, who has time to worry about a few water droplets? In reality, all that moisture and water can cause some major issues to start …

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Central Air Conditioning Buying Guide

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If summertime temperatures leave you hot under the collar, you’re not alone. More than 75 percent of U.S. homes use air conditioning, and 90 percent of new homes are equipped with central air. And eco-conscious consumers will be gratified to know that today’s air conditioners are more energy efficient, which means they cost less to run while keeping you cool, …

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Tips for choosing an energy-efficient, eco-friendly HVAC system

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The majority of Americans (74 percent) care about the environment, according to Pew Research. If you recycle regularly and have a programmable thermostat, you’re already doing something positive for the environment. But when it comes time to replace your heating, ventilation and cooling system, will you know how to make choices that protect your wallet and the environment? Your home’s …

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Should You Have the Air Ducts in Your Home Cleaned?

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Summary Knowledge about air duct cleaning is in its early stages, so a blanket recommendation cannot be offered as to whether you should have your air ducts in your home cleaned. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urges you to read this document in it entirety as it provides important information on the subject. Duct cleaning has never been shown …