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Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

What is a good setting for my humidifier?

January 4, 2013

By Mark Tweedy, Residential Service Manager, Thermal Services Every heating season, we answer the same question many times: “What is the correct setting for our home’s humidistat?” It can, undeniably, be confusing. When you consider that there are many different brands and styles, and that they have changed in design so much in the last […]

How can I improve my home’s efficiency/comfort during the winter?

January 2, 2013

We get calls, quite consistently, from customers asking how they can increase their home’s energy efficiency and comfort. Oftentimes these two subjects are mutually exclusive. However, in the case of high-efficiency furnaces, they overlap in a few ways. First of all, an introduction to high-efficiency furnaces is warranted. Furnaces are measured by their AFUE (Annual […]

Why is there duct tape on my air ducts?

December 28, 2012

Last year, my daughters asked for duct tape for Christmas. This was a highly unusual request, as all I knew about duct tape was that it was silver, and it held pretty much everything together. Besides that, I had never considered it to be a useful toy, or something that an 8-year-old, or 10-year-old girl […]

What Difference Does My Air Filter Make?

December 7, 2012

How many times have you forgotten to change your furnace filter? The following are the suggested life spans of basic filters of varying sizes: 1″ = 1 Month 2″ = 2-3 Months 4″ = 4-6 Months Of course, this is dependent upon how clean your home is, whether you have kids and pets, and how […]