“Indoor air quality can be worse than outdoor air quality in almost every case,” says William J. Calhoun, MD, professor of medicine and vice chair of the department of medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Thankfully, there are simple and cost efficient ways to improve the air quality in your home. Listed below are a few tips. Continue reading
Ohio’s Low humidity during the winter months can negatively affect your health and home. Homes should have a constant humidity level between 30 to 50 percent, but heating systems may lower humidity levels by 5 to 10 percent in the winter. A humidifier will keep your home at a balanced humidity level. Listed below are some of the benefits of having a humidifier in your home. Continue reading
No matter how old your furnace is, it can develop problems. Typically a furnace should be quit with a few noises here and there but there are other noises that are warning signals for furnace maintenance or replacement. Listed below are a few noises indicating it may be time for a new furnace. Continue reading
Winter is upon us, which means for most homes the thermostat goes up. Heating costs are expected to increase more than 90 percent in the U.S. due to increasing prices for natural gas and electricity, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration short term energy outlook. Making your home energy efficient and reducing energy costs can be easier than you think. These tips will help you save energy and money.
One way to save energy is to properly maintain your heating equipment or if your equipment is in need of replacement, a high efficiency model can decrease your use of energy and utility costs. Use this energy calculator to see how much you can save. It is also recommended to replace furnace filters every three months, particularly if you hav Continue reading
We all know Ohio weather is all over the board in terms of climate and temperature, but one thing is for certain: Ohio winters are COLD. Between the chilling wind, constant sleet and freezing rain, Columbus is less than ideal during the winter months. However, there are ways to overcome the dreary, cold days outside by staying warm and cozy inside. Continue reading
Your home is your sanctuary. It’s where you spend most of your time and it’s your place of comfort. One thing most people don’t take into consideration when thinking about their home is the air quality. A common factor relating to health issues, such as asthma and allergies, is caused from harmful pollutants inside the home resulting in poor air quality. An air filter can control the harmful debris and toxins that enter your home through the heating and cooling system, which is why choosing the right air filter is an important buying decision. Continue reading