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7 Interesting Links About Indoor Air Quality

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7 Interesting Links About Indoor Air Quality

Did you know that the Environmental Protection Agency lists indoor air pollution as one of the biggest environmental hazards to humans? Considering we spend a huge portion of our time indoors, it’s important we educate ourselves on indoor air quality. Here are seven interesting links about IAQ from around the web. 1. Check out the Environmental Protection Agency’s guide to IAQ in homes. 2. Did you hear? Florida State University won a grant from the EPA to study the effects climate change Read more

Why a Professional Should Install Your AC

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Why a Professional Should Install Your AC

When it comes to home improvements, many of us take pride in doing things ourselves. But by not hiring a professional, are we hurting ourselves in the long run? If you’re thinking of installing a new air conditioner by yourself, it’s important to realize that it can be a much more complex job than you originally imagined. Opting to install an air conditioner by yourself can ultimately require costly repairs in the future if you aren’t 100 percent sure what Read more

Why You Need a Dehumidifier In Your Florida Home

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Why You Need A Dehumidifier In Your Florida Home

In Florida, we all become accustomed to dealing with humidity to certain point. However, our homes are not equipped to deal with such high levels of mositure. Humidity can slowly destroy the insides of our home, and even lead to some very serious health issues. Luckily, dehumidifiers offer a simple and effective solution to humidity woes. What Is a Dehumidifier? A dehumidifier works similarly to an air conditioner. It has a fan that pulls in the air, then exposes that air to Read more

Do I Need to Hurricane Proof My AC This Summer?

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Do I Need to Hurricane Proof My AC This Summer?

As Floridians, it’s no surprise that most of us are accustomed to summer showers and hurricane season. This is especially true when you consider that 40 percent of all hurricanes hit the Sunshine State. When hurricane season approaches, many homeowners go through the motions of preparing their homes for the worst. While this usually includes reinforcing doors and windows and stocking up on generators and food, air conditioning systems rarely get any love during hurricane preparation. But just how important Read more

Why You Should Be Purifying the Air in Your Home

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Why You Should Be Purifying the Air in Your Home

Like many homeowners, you probably think of your home as a safe haven, protecting you from the outside world. However, your home likely isn’t as safe as you think it is. When it comes to the quality of the air inside your home, chances are it is significantly more polluted than the air outdoors. In fact, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, the air inside the average home is typically between two and five times more polluted than the air Read more

What Is Covered Under My AC’s Warranty?

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What Is Covered Under My AC's Warranty?

Knowing your air conditioner’s warranty can save you a lot of money when it comes to repairs and replacements. On the other hand, not knowing your AC’s warranty can leave you paying hundreds of dollars for something that should have been free! What’s included in your warranty depends on the brand and type of system you have. You may also have a warranty from the contractor that installed your system, which will include labor. In this post, we’ll explain how Read more

Should I Set My Thermostat to ‘On’ or ‘Auto’?

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Should I Set My Thermostat to 'On' or 'Auto'?

With all of the different options, settings, buttons, switches and the like, thermostats can be downright confusing. You know you want to keep your home comfortable and for as inexpensive as possible, but you’re not sure which setting will get you there. Will simply leaving it on do the trick? Turning it off in the day? What about the automatic setting? We’ll help you navigate your thermostat here. What’s the Difference Between “On” and “Auto”? For many homeowners, the thermostat’s Read more