Home Air Purification Options in California

Posted on October 06, 2020 by James Florence

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From wildfire smoke to COVID-19, Californians have faced numerous airborne contamination threats in 2020. And while staying indoors can mitigate these threats, they sometimes still manage to breach our domestic borders. Perhaps you’ve had guests in your home (expected or otherwise), or maybe your home isn’t well-insulated from the outside air. In either case, it’s possible that the air quality in your home has (or will) become compromised.

One measure you can take to mitigate this risk is utilizing an air purification device, whether a portable unit or an add-on to your home’s HVAC system. However, when it comes to choosing an air purifier, it can be difficult to know which is the right fit. Read more

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Air Quality Protection During (and After) a Wildfire

Posted on August 19, 2020 by James Florence

respirator mask One of a wildfire’s greatest threats is its harmful impact on air quality. Even after the flames have been extinguished, air quality in the immediate and surrounding areas can remain unhealthy for some time. Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to protect yourself, your family and your home from fire-related air pollution. Read more

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Reducing the Risk of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Posted on March 05, 2020 by James Florence

Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that can be released by HVAC units, portable chemical heaters, and gas appliances and heating systems. Most people assume they’re safe from harm if their heaters are running normally, but in reality, any heater that hasn’t been properly maintained can put the home and its occupants at risk for carbon monoxide poisoning. For example, if the furnace’s heat exchanger cracks, it can leak fumes into the home, presenting a serious issue that may go completely unnoticed. Venting issues (such as a pipe that breaks or gets blocked) can also increase the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Read more

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Understanding Ductless Mini-Splits

Posted on April 08, 2019 by James Florence

There are several ways to heat and cool a home, from traditional central heating to portable and wall-mounted air conditioning units. However, there’s one option many homeowners haven’t heard of: ductless mini-splits. While they aren’t new (they’ve been used in Europe for decades), mini-splits have only recently started to gain prominence in the United States, which is why they still aren’t very well-known.

Even if you have heard of ductless mini-splits, you may not fully understand what they are, how they work or whether they’re a good option for your home. Read on to learn more about this exciting HVAC application. Read more

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Diamond Certified Experts: Getting Your Furnace Winter-Ready

Posted on October 16, 2018 by James Florence

It’s autumn once again—the season of scarves, colorful leaves and pumpkin everything. However, with winter right around the corner, it’s also a time to prepare for the upcoming cold, wet weather. One of the most important aspects of winter preparation is making sure your furnace is in proper operating condition, which isn’t as easy as it sounds. To help you hit all the bases, we’ve asked seven Diamond Certified Expert Contributors to provide their furnace-related tips. Read more

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House Calls: 5 Important Health Checkups for Your Home

Posted on September 20, 2018 by James Florence

If you think about it, there are a lot of similarities between your body and your home. For example, each contains a network of systems that allow the whole to function as needed. With a little imagination, you can draw parallels between your home’s plumbing, electrical and HVAC systems and your body’s circulatory, nervous, and respiratory systems. Read more

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All About Air Conditioning

Posted on June 07, 2018 by Suzanne Carroll

Preparations for summer are underway. Maybe you’ve been dusting off the grill, opening the patio umbrellas and cleaning the pool. But as you turn your attention to the outdoors, don’t forget about your indoor comfort. A functioning air conditioning system plays a big part in helping you enjoy the lengthy, languid days of summer. To help you stay cool this season, we’ve collected the following tips and articles on HVAC maintenance and repair. Read more

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