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Prepare Your Pipes for Cold Weather Now

  • October 2014
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Knowing how and when to prepare your pipes for cold weather can help prevent needless inconvenience and even avert a catastrophe. The average insurance claim for household water damage due to ruptured frozen water pipes is over $10,000. That amount represents more than just repairing damage to the structure. The inundation of water due to

Could These Zoning System Benefits Impact Your Home?

  • August 2014
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You may find it difficult to keep your entire home comfortable with an HVAC system that’s controlled by a single thermostat. In fact, in most homes, it’s pretty well impossible. In a zoned system, two or more areas of your home are served by individual thermostats so that you have better control over the temperature in

Poor Indoor Air Quality Can Take a Toll on Your Household: Here’s How

  • June 2014
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Air pollution has a negative impact on the health of millions of people worldwide. While outdoor air quality is often thought of when “pollution” is mentioned, contaminated indoor air actually takes a much greater toll on health and well-being. Not only can the air inside a home be up to five times more polluted than

What Makes Good Ductwork Design?

  • April 2014
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Sometimes what you don’t see can have an enormous impact on your daily life. Proper ductwork design in your Gary area home may not seem important, but many of your home’s quality-of-life issues are affected by the ducts in your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system. Why Ducts Matter The ductwork through which heated

12 Ways to Keep Allergens From Slipping Through the Cracks

  • February 2014
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If you were to take a magnifying glass and look at surfaces throughout your home, you’ll find allergens. It’s almost impossible to escape them outside a hospital quarantine clean room. Despite their presence inside and outside the house, you can keep them to a minimum and make your house as allergen free as possible. Common

Control Home Comfort With a Programmable Thermostat

  • December 2013
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As one of the best ways to optimize your home’s comfort level, a programmable thermostat enables homeowners to exert a new level of control over wasted energy. At the same time, you can expect a much lower energy bill. If you’re ready for some cost saving energy practices, read on. What Is a Programmable Thermostat? According to the

Sizing a Tankless Water Heater

  • December 2013
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Tankless water heaters are a great way to conserve energy and cut utility costs in your Indiana home. After you’ve made the decision to convert to tankless water heating, you may have many questions. The most important thing for you and your family when choosing your water heater is to have hot water, at the

How You Can Prevent Mold Issues in Your Indiana Home This Winter

  • November 2013
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If you’re one of many homeowners who think that mold issues go away in the winter, you may be surprised that mold is a year-round problem in homes. Mold grows best when temperatures are between 60 and 80 degrees and there’s enough humidity or moisture to support its proliferation. What Is Mold? Mold is a

Considering a Heat Pump?

  • October 2013
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Whether you’re building a home or considering a system replacement, the kind of heating and cooling equipment you choose will significantly affect your comfort and energy expenditures for many years. You may have heard about some of the benefits heat pump heating and cooling can provide. In fact, today’s heat pumps can deliver home comfort

Improve Indoor Air Quality with Room-to-Room Allergy Proofing

  • October 2013
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Perhaps the American Lung Association puts it best when it states that poor indoor air quality causes or contributes to infection, chronic lung ailments like asthma and even lung cancer. As it also notes, polluted indoor air brings on uncomfortable symptoms like headache, nasal congestion, dry eyes, nausea and exhaustion. In the United States, 40

About the Knob and Tube Wiring in Your Older Home

  • September 2013
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Knob and tube wiring was the accepted standard for home wiring during the early days of electricity, beginning around 1880 and ending in the 1940s. Today, knob and tube electrical systems still exist in some homes built during that period, but these systems are obsolete and may, in many cases, pose a safety hazard. For

Your Fall Home Maintenance To-Do List: How Much Have You Gotten Done?

  • September 2013
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It still feels like summer most days in Gary, but don’t let that fool you into putting off your fall home maintenance. Before you know it, cool days and cooler nights will be the norm, while means now’s the time to get your fall to-do list ready and start crossing off tasks. Properly preparing for

Reducing Heat Gain in Your Gary Home: Count the Ways

  • August 2013
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Heat gain is often your household’s number one energy-draining nemesis throughout the summer season. Heat energy naturally moves from hot areas to cooler ones; in the summertime this means outdoor heat attempts to infiltrate through your house’s building materials and gather in the air conditioned parts of your home. This undesired heat gain offsets the

How Can Air Filters Help Your Allergies?

  • August 2013
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If you suffer from allergies, you’re no doubt familiar with the unpleasant tickle or tell-tale itch that signals an oncoming problem. There’s not much you can do to control allergens outside your home, but there’s no reason you should put up with having these irritants following you into the house. The proper filter will help

Duct Cleaning — What to Expect and How This Professional Service Can Improve IAQ

  • July 2013
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You may have heard about the importance of maintaining good indoor air quality to lessen allergies and asthma attacks. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has identified indoor air pollution as one of today’s top five health concerns. The top techniques for improving indoor air quality include changing the air filter monthly, scheduling annual

Manual J and Manual D: Know Whether Your A/C Installer’s Going by the Book?

  • June 2013
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The successful installation of a new or upgraded residential air conditioning system requires careful attention to three critical factors: your home’s cooling requirements, the design of the ductwork system, and the proper selection of equipment. In the HVAC industry, there are three authoritative reference works that provide the technical guidance and procedures for addressing these

Getting Maximum Longevity From Your Water Heater With the Right Maintenance

  • May 2013
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Taking any home-comfort system for granted is a big mistake. All home-comfort systems, including the hot water heater, require regular and diligent maintenance. Otherwise you risk failure at the most inopportune time – when you’re in the shower, for example. To get maximum longevity form your water heater, take care of your maintenance. Learn water