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Does Your Air Conditioner Use R-22 Refrigerant

What type of refrigerant helps keep you cool? It’s probably labeled on your compressor – that big machine just outside your bedroom window – the one that makes all the noise! Why is that important, you ask? Read more below. Here’s where to find the label. Hopefully yours reads “410A”. Heating and cooling contractors who have […]

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The Return Air Chase – Misunderstood and Often Abused

Indoor air and it’s quality depend on the design of the interconnected parts of your home; somewhat like the knee bone is connected to the hip bone. Air quality can suffer when there are poor connections or no connections within the return air system.

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4 Winter Home Safety Tips to Live By – Space Heaters

Fire hazards are greater in the winter months. Here are 4 health/safety tips to remember. Watch the video below. Stay safe and warm when it’s cold outside: 1: Keep items at least 3 feet away from space heaters. 2: Maintain your heating system. Have it professionally inspected early in the fall/winter season. 3: Change your […]

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Lead Based Paint

If it’s red – there’s lead! We tested this window last week. Are you buying an older home (prior to 1978)? Your real estate agent will ask you to sign a lead paint disclosure statement (An EPA-approved information pamphlet on identifying and controlling lead-based paint hazards) encouraging you to consider having your home tested for […]

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SEE THESE Cool Ways to Save $ This Season

Cool Ways to Save with ENERGY STAR infographic

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Indoor Air Quality

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2 Reasons Why Frost is Forming in My Attic?

I got a call from a past inspection client this morning. He has a valid concern: frost forming and water dripping from his decking – inside his attic. The frost forming in his attic is basic building science. 1) Super cold temps (frigid air)  are present in your attic and mixing with 2) Warm moist air […]

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2 Reasons to Dump Your Grandmother’s Gas Space Heater

I remember my Grandmother’s kitchen (and her family room and her bathroom and her bedroom)!! She would say, “Come on in son and stand by the heater, you look cold!” I also remember another feature about her house. Her windows fogged up and dripped water during the winter months. With names like “Mr Heater” and “Empire Comfort” […]

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