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How Creepy Critters Affect Your Air Quality

How Creepy Critters Affect Your Air Quality

Although the usual suspects such as dirt and debris do affect the air quality in your Charlottesville, Virginia, home, you may not realize that bugs and rodents can, too. If pests infest your attic, get trapped in your air filters, or crawl into your ducts, your family’s health is at risk. Air Filters If your

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Why a Whole-House Humidifier is a Good Option for Your Home

Why a Whole-House Humidifier is a Good Option for Your Home

Over the course of the winter months, the humidity in your home is likely to fall to unhealthy and uncomfortable levels. The low humidity levels can affect you and your home. A whole-house humidifier can help you to improve comfort and relieve symptoms such as dry skin, respiratory tract irritations, static electricity, higher heating costs,

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Your Guide to Saving Money with Energy-Efficient Upgrades

Your Guide to Saving Money with Energy-Efficient Upgrades

As a homeowner in Virginia, you know our area can experience great weather variation. As a result, efficient heating and cooling can be quite a challenge, especially in older homes. However, by upgrading your home with Energy Star windows, doors, and appliances, you can reduce waste and start saving. Tax Credits The federal government offers

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The Advantages of Going Ductless

The Advantages of Going Ductless

The HVAC system at the Covenant School in Charlottesville, Virginia, needed to be replaced. It was outdated, and posed a health risk to students and teachers. There was urgent need for action, and Jay Taggart, President of W.E. Brown, described the matter as a “ticking time bomb.” To further compound the problem, Covenant School had

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Is Air Conditioning Safe for Babies?

Is Air Conditioning Safe for Babies?

New moms and dads especially worry about everything that might impact the health, comfort, and safety of their babies. During the summer months in VA, you might worry about the effect of the cold air from the air conditioning system on your newborn. But is this concern warranted? Babies Get Hot Too Babies get fussy

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8 Really Cool Features of Carrier's Infinity Thermostats

8 Really Cool Features of Carrier's Infinity Thermostats

The latest trend in smart home technology in Afton, Virginia is smart thermostats. These thermostats operate based on your temperature preferences and save you money by calculating the optimal temperature settings for energy efficiency. Best of all, you can control all features from an app on your phone. Carrier’s line of smart, innovative thermostats include

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3 Things Homeowners Need to Know About Home Cooling

3 Things Homeowners Need to Know About Home Cooling

Home cooling myths can do more than keep you uncomfortable this summer. They can cost you serious money in the form of higher utility and repair bills. Most home cooling misconceptions begin with something that sounds like it should be true even though it isn’t. While cooling and heating research has repeatedly disproved the fables

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What is the Buzz About Variable-Speed Air Handlers?

What is the Buzz About Variable-Speed Air Handlers?

The air handler is a critical component of the central HVAC system in your Greenwood, Virginia home. It circulates conditioned air throughout the home via supply ducts and draws air back to the AC or furnace through return ducts. The single-speed, on/off blower motor incorporated in a conventional air handler accounts for a substantial percentage

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3 Areas Key Areas Checked During AC Maintenance

Proper AC maintenance is a must after your air conditioner has been idle for the winter months. Problems frequently make themselves known when the cooling load on the home is greatest, usually during the period of highest demand during a heat wave. Scheduling annual preventive maintenance with a qualified HVAC technician can help you stay cool all

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Storm Prep - Generator Options For Charlottesville Residents

Since 1999, more than 10 hurricanes have made landfall in the state of Virginia. Winter storms and extreme weather events can cause widespread power outages that can create issues for Charlottesville families even in the safety of their own homes. Protecting your home and your family from major storms can be a real challenge. Installing

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