UV Light Product Kills 99.9% of Viruses

It’s no secret that organisms such as viruses and bacteria cause diseases. Aside from strengthening your immune system, there’s another way of combatting the scourge of airborne diseases. Installing ultraviolet (UV) light air filters is an effective way of getting rid of cold and flu viruses at home. UV light is used to sanitize water, surfaces, and the air. Due …

Can I Put My Christmas Tree in Front of the Cold Air Return?

Can You Cover a Return Vent in your Home? MISHAWAKA/FORT WAYNE/PLYMOUTH IN; ST. JOSEPH/NILES, MI — During the holidays, many homeowners put up temporary decorations, such as a Christmas tree, wall hanging or wreath. Similarly, homeowners may move large furniture to make room for the tree, blocking a vent. While most of us want to decorate for the season, here’s …

Common Air Flow Questions From Customers

On average, our technicians are in 150 Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan homes every day. We’ve noticed, some of the same homeowner questions keep coming up. Here’s our expert answers from Operations Manager James Olesen: 1. Should I open or close my basement registers? Open them in the winter so you can heat the basement, but, since basements are typically …

4 Tips to Make Breathing Easy This Spring

MISHAWAKA/FORT WAYNE/PLYMOUTH, IN; ST. JOSEPH/NILES, MI — If you are a homeowner in our area and notice you are dusting more and more to keep your home clean, there may be a reason. Your home may be circulating bacteria, fungi, smoke, lint, animal dander, dust and dust mites, pollen, cooking grease and other contaminants through your heating and cooling system. …

Basement Hit By the 2018 Flood? Here’s What To Do:

MISHAWAKA/FORT WAYNE — Hundreds of homes in the Michiana area have been affected by massive spring flooding and, as waters recede, homeowners may be asking how to handle their heating and plumbing equipment, usually found in basements. “As little as three inches of water can completely devastate a furnace because that blower motor may have kicked water up onto your …

Dryer Fires: How to Prevent the Cause of 2,900 Fires Each Year

MISHAWAKA/FORT WAYNE — Dryer fires, started when a spark from your gas or electric clothes dryer hits built up lint, causes $35 million in property loss each year according to the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). “Our technicians are in about 150 homes throughout Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan every day and they see a lot of dangerous situations,“ …

Stop Asthma and Allergy Flair Ups This Spring!

Let us ask you a few questions: 1. Are you sick and tired of dusting all the time? 2. Does someone in your home suffer from allergies or asthma? 3. Are you concerned about the potential of carbon-monoxide gas putting your family at risk? If you answered “yes,” your home may be circulating bacteria, fungi, smoke, lint, animal dander, dust …

Air Conditioner Tune-Up Should be Part of Your Spring Cleaning Checklist

Thank you to Christine Satterfield for this list. Overall Spring Cleaning Chores Schedule your precision air conditioner tune-up from Home Comfort Experts. dust crown molding and baseboards dust ceiling corners dust baseboards and clean scuff marks dust/wash light fixtures and lamps dust ceiling fans wash doors (look for scuff marks) wash walls touch up paint vacuum or wash window curtains …

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Tips to Breathe Easier in Your Own Home This Winter

At Home Comfort Experts, Comfort is our middle name. We make it our business to make sure you’re comfortable in your home. In the winter months, this can be especially challenging. Not only do you have to make sure your family is warm enough, you also have to worry about stale air, humidity issues, and pollutants. Here are a few …