Bubble Wrap Insulation: Does It Really Work?
Bubble wrap is the hero we don't deserve. Is it the key to solving all of life's problems? Probably not. But on top of being fun to pop and great for packing, bubble wrap also works as an environmentally-friendly way to insulate your windows.
Ways to Prevent Flu in Your Home
‘Tis the season to pass around cold and flu germs in the home. One way to fight these tiny foes is to keep your indoor air fresh and clean—especially since most Americans spend up to 90 percent of their time indoors, including time at home spent sleeping, getting ready for work, or relaxing.
How to Maintain Proper Ventilation During the Holidays
The holiday season usually means your kitchen is working overtime. Which means ventilation issues may be on the rise.
Are There Critters Creeping in Your HVAC?
As we head into fall and winter, most Arizona residents are thankful they live in a climate that stays warm. People love the warm, sunny weather - but so do a wide variety of critters. You may not like scorpions, spiders and snakes, but they don’t know that. They’re likely to crawl into interior spaces you wouldn’t prefer to share with them, including your heating and cooling system.
Consequences of Not Changing Your Air Filter
“Out of sight, out of mind” is often a true condition – but if that means you go too long before changing your air filter, it can lead to some serious problems for your heating and cooling system.
Vacation Checklist for Your Home
When you’re planning to be away on a vacation there are many things to remember, like getting caught up at work and putting a hold on the mail. There are also a few things to take care of around the house and having a checklist may be helpful for saving a few energy dollars while you’re gone.
Top Air Conditioning Problems in Arizona
When the thermometer outside starts creeping toward that 100-degree mark your air conditioner is going to begin struggling. Even running at maximum capacity, can only keep the air inside about 20 degrees cooler. Once the temperature goes past 100 degrees outside, the interior of your home still isn’t going to get much cooler than 80 degrees. Prolonged periods of scorching hot temperatures quickly burn up your air conditioner and may eventually cause your unit to tucker out.
How to Choose an Air Filter
You may know that air filters serve an important purpose, but you may not know the details of that purpose. Yes, they filter the air, but your standard model is designed more to protect your HVAC equipment from dust and debris rather than remove allergens and pollutants from your indoor air. Having knowledge about the different types of air filters can help you select the right air filter for your needs.
Common HVAC Problems Found During Home Inspections
It’s important to be aware of common HVAC problems when you’re buying a house -- but also when you’re selling. You can avoid getting citations on your inspection report by making sure the following heating and air conditioning issues are addressed.