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  • Common HVAC issues in humid climates

    Common HVAC issues in humid climates

    As this blog is being written, the humidity here in Warwick, Rhode Island, is 90%. According to research by Building Science Corporation, an elevated relative humidity of 70% or higher can lead to structural problems with mold, corrosion, decay, and other moisture-related surface deterioration. If you also live in a region with high levels of…

  • What air conditioning system to buy for historic homes?

    What air conditioning system to buy for historic homes?

    Historic homes can offer much in charm and character but can also come with challenges when incorporating modern amenities. The good news is, there are some HVAC systems that can integrate seamlessly into historic homes without sacrificing their architectural integrity. If you own a historic home, you may be trying to narrow your search of…

  • A comprehensive air conditioning guide for commercial building owners

    A comprehensive air conditioning guide for commercial building owners

    While a comfortable environment is essential in all spaces, it can be especially important in commercial buildings. Optimal temperature settings promote employee satisfaction, customer contentment, and can increase the longevity of machinery and products. Choosing the right air conditioning system for a commercial space requires an understanding of how the right air conditioner can improve…

  • Why is my air conditioner freezing up?

    Why is my air conditioner freezing up?

    National Refrigeration explains the usual issues that can result in an air conditioner freezing up.

  • What’s the ideal home temperature when you’re on vacation?

    What’s the ideal home temperature when you’re on vacation?

    You deserve a break from the daily grind and the opportunity to take a step back from the chaos of everyday life. But first, you must ensure that your home is prepared to be left unattended for an extended period. Homeowners often think about their home’s safety while away and tackle a checklist filled with…

  • Why is my furnace filter turning black?

    Why is my furnace filter turning black?

    The air filter in your HVAC system trap dust, pet hair and other particles so your system can deliver clean air throughout your home. When these filters are not changed regularly, it can cause your HVAC unit to work harder and breakdown more frequently. This inefficiency can also lead to higher energy bills as well…

  • 8 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your HVAC System

    8 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your HVAC System

    While having to replace your HVAC system can be a significant investment, it is generally not a complete surprise. As a homeowner, you have a lot to think about when it comes to maintaining your home and recognizing the signs that your heating or cooling unit’s lifespan is coming to an end is an important…