How (And Why) To Clean The Air Ducts In Your Home

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Have you noticed a collection of lint and/or dark spots building up around the edges of your carpeting?That's an indication that your forced air furnace is acting as a recirculation system for the dust that's contained within the ductwork of your home.Perimeter buildup on the floor and ceiling corners -- especially around your floor registers -- is a good indication that it may be time to get your ductwork cleaned! Here's what you need to know...  … [Read more...]

Top 4 Dust Sprays + Tips For Choosing The Best Dust Control Spray For Your Home

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Dust spray is one of the best ways to control the dust and allergens inside your home.There are many different dusting sprays to choose from. Some work better than others.Choosing the right one is key to having a home that remains dust free longer without a sticky residue or waxy build-up which actually just attracts more dust.  Here are the top 4 dust control sprays on the market right now:   … [Read more...]

How To Choose The Best Air Filters For Your House (Home Air Filtration 101)

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Most of us don't change the air filters in our home furnace / HVAC system as frequently as we're supposed to. (I know I don't.) Generally, most 1” furnace filters should be changed at least every 2 to 3 months. Larger, pleated cartridge-type furnace filters (3" to 5") can last up to 12 months between changes.  Source Instead, we go several months at a time and only replace them whenever we start to see dust piling up on furniture faster than ever, or we happen to notice dust gathering on the … [Read more...]

How To Do A Home Energy Audit Yourself

An energy audit is where you (or a hired professional) go through your house and find areas where air is leaking, insulation is not working or more is needed, windows needing caulking, etc. An energy audit can save you 5% to 30% off the cost of your heating bills each year. That's a savings of up to $1,000 per winter! An energy audit entails a series of tests that tell you the efficiency of your heating ad cooling system and the overall efficiency of your home. On the basis of test results, the … [Read more...]

Moisture Levels Inside Your Home: How To Tell If You Need A Humidifier Or A Dehumidifier

A humidifier is designed to put more moisture into the air.A dehumidifier takes moisture out of the air. Generally speaking, you shouldn't need a humidifier in the summer months; most people need them only during the winter months when the weather is dry and cold and heaters tend to make the air inside very dry.If you are experiencing dry skin, cracked lips, itchy eyes, or you are getting shocked every time you walk across the carpet, then chances are you don't have enough moisture in the air … [Read more...]