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indoor air qualityThere’s a proven connection between indoor air quality and the performance and efficiency of your HVAC system. While your air conditioner and furnace might seem to be principally designed for comfort-control, actually, the system as a whole plays a major role in reducing airborne particulates and allergens, as well as controlling humidity inside the house.

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HVAC system , indoor air quality , IAQ

energy billsDuring the summer, you may notice a sizeable spike in your electric bill, especially after a strong heat wave. These tips can help you with energy savings even when the thermometer climbs. Most experts agree that 78 degrees F in the daytime is a livable setting that will cut electrical use. By easing into it and implementing these suggestions, you can have lower bills and a comfortable home.

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energy savings , programmable thermostat , cooling system , indoor comfort , thermostat settings , summer temperatures , summer cooling

Know Which Online HVAC Reviews to TrustGlowing and glowering online reviews are a surefire indicator of the quality of products and services that an HVAC contractor provides, right? Well, not necessarily. Unfortunately, some unsavory vendors hire people to create false reviews for their businesses or competitors. The good news is fake online HVAC reviews have some telltale signs. Here are a few.

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online reviews , hvac reviews , hiring an hvac contractor

Can Gardening Improve Your HVAC Performance?Who would have thought your gardening and landscaping efforts could have an effect on how efficiently your HVAC system performs? But it's true: strategically located trees and shrubs can have a beneficial impact on your system's efficiency, and lower your energy bills. Here's how landscaping and gardening affects HVAC performance.

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HVAC system , outdoor condenser , outdoor hvac unit , gardening , hvac performance

What to Know About C-Wire If you’re upgrading your HVAC thermostat, it’s a good thing to find out in advance if your existing system provides a c-wire. Today’s smart thermostats provide a great deal more options and convenience such as wifi connectivity and a bigger, brighter, multi-functional control screen. These improvements typically draw more electricity than the existing thermostat you’re replacing. The c-wire (“c” stands for “common”) is an important extra electrical wire that enables continuous 24-volt power to operate newer smart thermostats. If you don’t have one installed with your existing model, you’ll probably need to have it installed in order to adequately power the new unit.

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Smart Thermostats , c-wire , thermostat issues , thermostat problems

How to Celebrate Air Quality Awareness WeekAir Quality Awareness Week takes place April 29-May 3 this year. This Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-sponsored event is held annually to highlight outdoor air quality concerns nation-wide. Here in Northeast Indiana, we contend with two main types of outdoor pollutants – low-level ozone and particulate matter.

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indoor air quality , air purification , Air Quality , IAQ , VOCs , air quality awareness week

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