Do you suffer from seasonal allergies? Do you have an issue with dust in your home? If you’re using a standard one inch fiberglass filter, you're doing no good for your allergies or your dust.
The fiberglass filters let almost everything through. The next step from fiberglass filter is using paper filters and if you have a one inch slot, you can put a one inch paper filter though there.
That will significantly increase the air filtration compared to a fiberglass filter but may collect enough debris that you find yourself changing them on a monthly basis. If you put in a large mechanical filter, a large, pleated paper filter, you can get cleaning that far exceeds a one inch paper filter and will last for six months to a year.
The summer is here, and with that comes the heat. We busted some common air conditioning myths to help you save money while still feeling cool!
“It’s not the heat; it’s the humidity.” This cliché sums up a major problem with high humidity: excessive moisture in the air makes you feel hotter than hot. You’re sticky, sweaty, and all-around miserable.
When there’s high humidity inside, it’s even worse. High indoor humidity is super-uncomfortable because there’s no escape. Beyond simple discomfort, excessive moisture can make you sick with allergies or breathing problems. It may also harm your house, in the form of mold, rot, and structural damage.
The Department of Energy reports that in a typical home, heating and cooling accounts for more than half of the energy used. This means this is the largest energy expense for the average American home. This also means that warm air leaking into your home during the summer months translates into wasting tons of energy dollars. Here’s some preventive measures you can take to avoid wasting both energy and money in your home.
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