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Why Biological Pollutants Are an IAQ Issue

Indoor air quality is an important and ongoing concern in your Alabama home. Biological pollutants come from living organisms and have specific detrimental impacts on your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ). With a good understanding of how they enter your air and some HVAC help, you can remove these pollutants from your air. What Are Biological Pollutants? Biological pollutants include things like pet dander, dust mites, bugs, pollen, and bacteria. …Read More

Getting Your Back Yard and Deck Ready for Summer

Once summer arrives in Alabama, it’s time to start working on yard and deck maintenance. A few simple tasks, like landscaping around your outdoor unit and adding seating to your deck, will make your outdoor space much more enjoyable. Give yourself a pleasant backyard to use for the summer. Pull the Weeds If you do no other landscaping or planting, at least pull the weeds from your yard. The grass …Read More

Indoor Humidity and Your Family’s Health

In Trussville, Alabama, we’re no strangers to humidity. But if your indoor humidity isn’t between 30 and 50 percent, family members with issues such as asthma could face extra breathing difficulties. High Humidity and Breathing Issues Breathing air infused with too much humidity is physically more difficult for us. If you’ve ever tried to run outdoors on a particularly sticky day, you might be familiar with that feeling of not …Read More

3 Ways to Cool Your Home Without AC

Sometimes, during spring, summer, and fall, the temperature in your Fultondale, Alabama, home seems to feel hot and sticky, no matter how high you set the AC. Instead of asking your AC to work overtime on those hottest days, work with it by taking other measures to keep your home cool. After all, the AC isn’t the only way to cool your home. Put Ice Near a Fan If you’ve …Read More

3 Ways Smart Thermostats Make Life Easier

According to ENERGY STAR, the average Birmingham homeowner spends almost $1,000 every year on heating and cooling. Smart thermostats can cut these costs by up to 25 percent. Besides saving money, they make life easier. Here’s how: 1. Heating and Cooling That’s Just Right for You Also called learning thermostats and WiFi thermostats, these intelligent devices observe your behavior and provide an energy-efficient indoor environment custom-designed just for you. Smart …Read More

Technology in New HVAC Systems Saves Money and Cools Better

Heat pumps are win-win systems: They warm you up in winter and cool you off in summer. What makes these HVAC systems shine is advanced technology that refines their heating and cooling capabilities in your Bessemer, AL home. Here are four features that make the Bryant Evolution Extreme Heat Pump ahead of its time: Energy Efficiency Technology The SEER of an air conditioner measures energy efficiency. The higher the SEER, …Read More

Save Money and Improve Energy Efficiency

Are you fed up with ever-increasing utility bills? You can lower Birmingham, AL, heating and cooling costs by improving HVAC energy efficiency. Here are four ways skim the fat off your energy costs and increase comfort at the same time. 1. Go Ductless With a ductless system, you can set up zones in your Birmingham home and maintain each zone at a different temperature. Cool the bedroom while you sleep …Read More

The Importance of Getting HVAC Maintenance

It seems that furnaces and air conditioners always break down when the weather is at its worst. However, there is a way to minimize the occurrence of breakdowns. Regular HVAC maintenance on your heating and air conditioning system identifies small problems before they become big, reducing the need for inconvenient and costly repairs. It also prolongs the life of the system. What is Preventive Maintenance? Preventive maintenance examines, adjusts and …Read More

New Home Smells Old? How to Fix It

You’ve finally secured the loan for your new home in Birmingham, Alabama, and you’ve got the keys in your hand. As your helpful family begins to move furniture into the home, you stand there, hands on your hips, and take a deep breath. But wait, what’s that smell? The house is only a few years old, so why does it smell like it’s much older? Musty, old smells are more …Read More

4 Signs Your Commercial HVAC System Needs a Tuneup

The HVAC system often gets neglected in commercial buildings — not because the owner doesn’t care, but because so many other systems need attention. If you notice these four red flags in your Centerpoint, Alabama, commercial space, however, consider calling us for a tune-up. Increased Utility Bills Depending on who pays the utility bills, sometimes this issue remains unnoticed. For instance, if your renters pay for electricity and natural gas, …Read More