Posts by: HeatherKahn

Why Are Humidifiers Used More in Furnaces Than AC Units?

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Cooler temperatures have arrived in Northridge, CA, which means that your home’s heating system will be working hard to maintain your indoor comfort. During the winter months of the year, you may have noticed that you get little shocks from static electricity. You may also notice that your eyes, lips, skin, and hair are drier.…

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FAQs about UV Lights and Indoor Air

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The quality of the air you breathe in your home can make a difference for your family. Viruses, bacteria and mold can easily float through your indoor air once they are introduced into your environment. Filtration systems can block contaminants and prevent them from recirculating. However, the right type of ultraviolet (UV) light can actually…

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Do I Need a Humidifier or a Dehumidifier?

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Maintaining a high comfort level in your home requires an understanding of humidity. Simply put, too much or too little humidity will be a problem. To reach that perfect sweet spot, you may need to get a humidifier or dehumidifier. However, it’s important to understand the pros and cons of these appliances. What Is a…

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How To Save Energy Dollars in the Summer

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If you’re worried about the energy bills that come when summer arrives, there are several steps that you can take to keep your home cool without spending a fortune. Air conditioners can drive up your energy bills if you’re a fan of crisp, chilly temperatures. Luckily, there are many ways that you can keep the…

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How to Clean the Air in my Home to Avoid Viruses

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Since most indoor air pollution is invisible to the naked eye, most people don’t think about it too much. Unfortunately, because homes are confined spaces, pollutants can build up and cause a variety of health issues. This problem has become worse over time as homes have become more and more energy efficient and have less…

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Do Split Systems Heat and Cool?

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While there is a lot of beautiful weather in southern California, there are many days when you need either a heater or an air conditioner to stay comfortable. Using a split system in your home can be a smart move, as it can be used for both heating and cooling as long as you have…

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How To Light a Pilot Light on a Furnace

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While a modern furnace has an electronic-ignition for its pilot light, old furnaces have a pilot light that is always burning. However, sometimes the pilot light will go out on these old furnaces due to a draft, weak flame or another reason. Here’s how to safely relight it. Find Pilot Light Controls This control will…

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Symptoms of a Dirty Coil

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When it comes to maintaining your HVAC system, keeping it clean is half the battle. You may have heard of the importance of cleaning and changing your air filter. However, changing your evaporator coil is equally important to the efficiency and well-being of your HVAC system. If you’re not sure if it’s time to clean…

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HVAC Tips for the Holidays

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With the onset of the holiday season, you can expect your routines to be disrupted in the most delightful way by cooking, baking, and visits with family members and friends. Want to make sure your guests stay safe and comfortable throughout the festivities? Here are some things to keep in mind. Turn Your Thermostat Down…

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