Whole House Humidifiers vs. Portable Humidifiers

One of the best investments a homeowner can make to brace the winter cold is to purchase a humidifier. The key role of a humidifier is to regulate moisture inside the home to balance out the cold, dry air outside. If the humidity indoors drops below 30%, there are many health risks that can arise due to the dry air. For example, one of the triggers of a respiratory infection is caused by constant inhalation of cold or dry air. Nosebleeds can also become frequent, as well as chapped lips and skin. Dry air can also harm wood pieces inside the home such as wood floors, pianos, antique furniture, and decorative woodwork. Like our skin, the dry air causes the wood to split and crack.

To save yourself from chronic winter health symptoms, a quick fix is to install a humidifier. However, the common question still remains: To purchase a whole house humidifier or a portable humidifier? Here are some pros and cons of each.

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Doctors Recommend Whole-House Humidifiers

Whole-house humidifiers are good for the health of your family and home. They help prevent respiratory diseases from transferring, and cure unpleasant ailments like chapped and cracked skin and lips. Health experts agree that whole-house humidifiers can have significant health benefits as long as they are maintained properly. See what some doctors have said about the benefits of a whole-house humidifier.

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Join the Atlas Butler Service Club for Great Deals

The best way to ensure you get the most out of your HVAC equipment is to become an Atlas Butler Service Club Member. With a membership, you’ll get the best possible support so that you can be sure your heating and cooling systems are running perfectly. On top of that, you’ll receive exclusive discounts. HVAC emergencies do occur. An Atlas Butler Service Club Membership will ease the burden of costs associated with HVAC repairs. There are 3 types of memberships:

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How to Caulk Air Leaks in 6 Easy Steps

Air leaks are always a problem when it comes to energy efficiency. One way to overcome this problem is by caulking cracks that are letting air from outside get in. Caulking is a relatively simple way to seal the air leaks in your home. A tool that makes it even easier is a caulking gun. Here’s what else you’ll need: caulk, caulk gun, putty knife, paper towels or rags, and a spoon. When you have all your materials, you’re ready to start caulking.

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Oil Furnace Repair Guide

One thing everyone wants to avoid during the winter is a broken furnace. It is definitely unpleasant to be without heat for a long period of time during winter in Columbus, Ohio. If you do end up in need of a furnace repair, Atlas Butler will be glad to help and we’ll provide enough space heaters to keep you warm until we fix the furnace. However, if you have furnace troubles, you may be able to fix it yourself. This guide should be helpful for deciding what course of action to take if your oil furnace isn’t working properly.

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Benefits of Changing Your Air Filter

One of the simplest things you can do to ensure your heating, ventilation and air conditioning, or HVAC, system is working in top shape is to change the air filter regularly. Since the HVAC is an appliance used year round, it is important to keep it running smoothly. Since it cools in the summer and heats in the winter, it weathers many elements to keep us comfortable, and the air filter takes the brunt of the force, collecting debris and pollution before entering our home heat and air vents.

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