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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…

  • 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…

  • How Do Pets Affect Indoor Air Quality?

    How Do Pets Affect Indoor Air Quality?

    Having a pet can be a great addition for many families. In fact, three out of five households in the U.S. have pets and most of those pets are dogs and cats. While these furry friends bring joy and companionship to your home, they also bring allergens that can negatively affect your indoor air quality.…

  • Should I Get an Air Quality Test for My Home?

    Should I Get an Air Quality Test for My Home?

    Indoor air quality is not always a top concern for individuals unless they suffer from asthma or allergies. Yet, according to the EPA, indoor air can be 2-5 times more polluted than outdoor air. Due to this statistic, as well as an increased concern since the pandemic, having your indoor air  quality tested can give you peace of mind…

  • 5 Tips for Better Indoor Air Quality

    5 Tips for Better Indoor Air Quality

    As a homeowner, you are likely concerned about rising heat costs and are taking the necessary precautions, such as eliminating window drafts and improving insulation, to ensure your heat stays indoors. And while the energy-saving benefits of eliminating drafts and insulating your home are apparent, these necessary and important home improvements may be impacting your…