Finding and identifying the cause of water damage can be complicated. Water travels the path of least resistance, so water leaking from an upstairs bathroom could pop-up along a can light in your Kitchen. If there is a roof leak, the water reaching your ceiling and will travel to the lowest point, often a ceiling fixture [...]
On the Road
Holidays cause distractions
Look out for distracted drivers and children pulling away from their parents in parking lots. People are more distracted and parking lots are busier than usual during the holidays. Remind teen drivers to be on high alert during the holidays because other people are often more distracted, and the weather [...]
Ultraviolet HVAC devices can be very beneficial when added to your system, most importantly killing cold and flu germs. Find out how a UV devices and help your family.
Clean and Balanced Airflow
Ultraviolet technology has been utilized in air cleaners since the 90’s. UV devices were used to improve IAQ (Indoor Air Quality) in circulatory system of [...]
Is your HVAC system on its last leg?
Average life of an HVAC system is 12-15 years. Air conditioners typically last 10-15 years and furnaces typically last 15+ years. Bad news, chances are the people who owned the home before you, probably didn’t take proper care of it. HVAC systems work like human beings… [...]
What You Should Know about ENERGY STAR®
The government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, providing simple, credible, and unbiased information that consumers and businesses rely on to make well-informed decisions. Thousands of industrial, commercial, utility, state, and local organizations—including more than 40 percent of the Fortune 500®—rely on their partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection [...]
Ragweed is a flowering plant that comes from the sunflower family. Unfortunately, once this plant takes root in a given area, it is very difficult to completely rid the area of ragweed. While many people regard spring as prime pollen season, one type of pollen wreaks havoc in the late summer and fall. Ragweed [...]
PR Newswire recently featured a new study conducted by industry leader Broan-NuTone about homeowners’ understanding of indoor air quality (IAQ). What it concluded was interesting.
The survey results affirmed that homeowners are concerned about poor IAQ. However, it revealed, “many of us lack the practical understanding of how to eliminate unhealthy air from our homes.” [...]
Add moisture to a dark environment and….. MOLD
Mold and Health
A wide range of health impacts can result from exposure to molds. Common symptoms include headaches, chronic sinus infections, breathing issues, skin irritation, allergic reactions, and asthma. All molds have the potential for causing health problems, though susceptibility to these effects varies widely among individuals. [...]
PR Newswire just published some shocking insights backed by the EPA about residential new construction, “Four in 10 Custom Homes in the U.S. Are Built with Improper HVAC Systems.” Read the full article here.
When building a new home, there are a lot of different priorities for homeowners to consider: appliances, paint colors, countertops, cabinets, [...]
Recently, one of our CI members and Washington-based contractor Barron Heating & Cooling in Bellingham, WA shared an incredible homeowner story.
One of its service techs had assessed that a particular homeowner needed new HVAC equipment. During the assessment, the homeowner added she had significant health issues, including an extreme rash on her face which [...]