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Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

People tend to think of allergens and asthma as something happening outside our home - that is not the case.

Many things inside your home can trigger allergies and asthma...smoke, household dust, chemical odors, mold and pet dander are just a few items that can trigger an attack. What can you do to make your [...]

By |May 12th, 2017|Categories: Friday Feed||0 Comments

Big Green Trees = Big Green Pockets

Tired of cranking up the thermostat to conquer those drafty winter nights?
 

It seems crazy to think that those harsh winter winds are punishing your siding, roof, and bank account, but they are.  The more open your home is to the north by northwest winds, the more likely it is your winter utility bills are [...]

By |May 5th, 2017|Categories: Friday Feed||0 Comments

April Showers Bring May Flowers…and Allergies

General good housekeeping, and maintenance of heating and air conditioning equipment, are very important to improving your indoor air quality. Adequate ventilation and good air distribution also help. Learn more about the allergens that can impact your health.
 

Pollen: Pollen is common outdoors but can also make its way inside the home. During spring months [...]

By |April 28th, 2017|Categories: Friday Feed, Healthy Home||0 Comments

Celebrate Earth Day

Earth is home to more than six billion humans and countless animals and plants.

 

Earth Day is an annual event held across the world to raise awareness of environmental changes and inform every person what they can do to help the cause. Here are a few things you can do to make a difference and [...]

By |April 21st, 2017|Categories: Friday Feed||0 Comments

Spring has Sprung: Time for a Few Chores!

It's official - even though it may not feel like it outside, spring has arrived. Now is the time to tackle some of the "projects" that old winter may have left behind.

Clean the Gutters - Check to make sure your gutters are still attached properly and are hole free. Gutters are an integral piece [...]

By |April 7th, 2017|Categories: Friday Feed, Healthy Home||1 Comment

Seeing Green this St. Patrick’s Day?

Spring is in bloom! Green grass, green trees, maybe even a green beverage on St Patrick’s Day! But what are you doing to keep more green in your pocket? Americans are missing out on millions of dollars simply by NOT doing some routine maintenance or upgrades to their homes and home appliances.
 
What can homeowners [...]

By |March 17th, 2017|Categories: Friday Feed||1 Comment

We are all so quick to forget…

We've all done it. We forget the small things that can become a big problem.
Remember the last time you forgot to set your alarm? Or even worse.... the night you forgot to charge your phone.

As tragic as these forgetful days seem, they are not life changing.

A few of the easy to forget items below [...]

By |March 10th, 2017|Categories: Healthy Home||0 Comments

All Light Bulbs are Not Created Equal

Have you gone light bulb shopping lately? Fluorescent, incandescent, halogen and tungsten - oh my!

 

Remember when all you needed to know was 60 watt or 100 watt? Every type of light bulb has its own pros and cons and optimal usage spot.

 

Compact Fluorescent Bulbs (CFL): CFLs use roughly 1/4 as much energy as incandescent [...]

By |March 3rd, 2017|Categories: Friday Feed||0 Comments

Is Your Home Making YOU Sick?

We all jump to the conclusion that whatever is making us sick this winter is coming from airborne contaminants - something we "picked-up" off the shopping cart handle, the restaurant doorknob, or even that random stranger's sneeze. But unfortunately, it turns out that there are plenty of little things to worry about when it [...]

By |February 24th, 2017|Categories: Friday Feed||0 Comments

Breathe Easy While Staying Cozy!

A functioning furnace is key to keeping your family warm and comfortable this winter.

 
But don't assume just because your furnace is running ok that your indoor air quality (IAQ) is satisfactory. IAQ is especially important in the winter months when we find ourselves spending more time indoors. To make sure your indoor air quality [...]

By |February 17th, 2017|Categories: Friday Feed||0 Comments