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Why is One Room in My House So Cold?

[fa icon='calendar'] Dec 10, 2018 7:24:29 PM / by Reid Geiler posted in Split System, Ductless Heating

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If you find that one room in your house is cooler than others (and not on purpose) you may have an air duct balancing issue. There are some things you can do on your own to investigate the source of the issue.

First, make sure all your vents are fully open and your furnace filter isn’t dirty.

Second, make sure the windows are completely closed.

Once you’ve eliminated your filter, vents, and windows as the problem, then it’s time to call a professional to look at your HVAC system.

You may have an outdated HVAC and it’s time to replace your unit.

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9 Things You Should Never Put Down The Drain

[fa icon='calendar'] Nov 21, 2018 11:46:45 AM / by Reid Geiler posted in Clogged Toilet, clogged drain

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Nobody wants to start off the holiday season with a clogged drain.

Here are some tips to avoid that emergency plumber call.

Here is a list of 9 things you should never put down the drain.

GREASE

We know. You run hot water behind it to wash it down the drain, but grease coats the inside of pipes and can lead to a clogged drain. As it cools down it solidifies and create a real problem.

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How Not To Break Your Home Renovation Budget

[fa icon='calendar'] Sep 16, 2018 9:41:14 AM / by Reid Geiler posted in Split System, Home Renovation

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Home renovation is extremely popular these days. The TV show Fixer Upper has made Chip and Joanna Gaines famous. We also know that it can be stressful and does not always turn out so well as demonstrated by the divorce or Christina and Tarek El Moussa of the TV series Flip or Flop.

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What Is the Best Air Conditioner For An Attic?

[fa icon='calendar'] Sep 15, 2018 10:54:53 AM / by Reid Geiler posted in Split System

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One of the problems you face when looking to install air conditioning in your attic is the lack of duct work.

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Why can’t I stop sneezing?

[fa icon='calendar'] May 28, 2018 10:39:00 AM / by Reid Geiler posted in indoor air quality

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If you find yourself having frequent sneezing fits, especially if they’re accompanied by watery eyes, a runny nose, or a cough, then it could be a sign of excessive allergens  or pollutants in your home.

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Why do I keep having nosebleeds?

[fa icon='calendar'] May 21, 2018 11:42:00 AM / by Reid Geiler posted in indoor air quality

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The inside of your nose is lined with a sensitive mucus membrane fed by lots of blood vessels. When this membrane is damaged and one of those blood vessels ruptures, this results in a nosebleed. Obvious causes are injury or trauma to the nose, but many people are unaware that home air quality and humidity levels can also play a major role in nosebleeds.

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Why does my home have a musty smell?

[fa icon='calendar'] May 14, 2018 5:27:00 PM / by Reid Geiler posted in indoor air quality

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It’s normal for a home to have its own unique smell. However, if you’ve been noticing an unpleasant, musty smell around your home recently, it could be a sign of mold or mildew.

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Allergies, Asthma & Indoor Air Quality

[fa icon='calendar'] May 7, 2018 10:20:00 AM / by Reid Geiler posted in indoor air quality

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An allergy occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks a harmless foreign substance, known as an allergen. Inhaling airborne allergens can cause a runny nose, congestion, watery eyes, or irritated skin — mild allergic reactions that can be managed fairly easily. However, severe reactions can trigger allergic asthma, a dangerous condition in which the airways narrow and breathing becomes difficult.

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How to control household dust and fight dust mite allergies

[fa icon='calendar'] May 2, 2018 5:16:02 PM / by Reid Geiler posted in indoor air quality

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Dust allergies are caused by a reaction to insects called dust mites, specifically their droppings or decomposing bodies. Invisible to the naked eye, these tiny bugs feed on the organic matter found in household dust, such as dead skin cells and hair from humans and pets (pet dander).

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Why does my water taste funny?

[fa icon='calendar'] Apr 3, 2018 9:23:30 AM / by Reid Geiler posted in water

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If you start noticing a strange taste from the tap water at your home, or if you get more than you expected from the taste of the water somewhere else, there are a number of possibilities.   The first and most obvious answer is that there is something in the water that shouldn't be.  But what is it?  That depends on the taste.

My water tastes like dirt

Water that tastes or smells like dirt is more common than it should be.  if the taste is coming from an isolated faucet, you should remove it and clean it thoroughly, including replacing the filter.  If that doesn't help, replace the faucet.  If that doesn't work, the problem may be in the pipes leading to the faucet.  In that case, you should consult a plumbing professional.  If the taste and smell is coming from all of your water sources inside, it is likely coming from your supplier that way.  One common cause in warm weather are algae blooms on water sources that are not quite filtered out during processing.  If you begin noticing the taste of dirt, contact your water supplier immediately.

My water tastes like metal

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