Indoor Air Quality Solutions For Northern Indiana And Southwest Michigan Homeowners

Now that the cold weather is rolling forward in Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan, you’ve probably closed your home to keep the cold drafts out and the heated air inside. While a tight home saves on your heating bills and keeps you more comfortable, it can also build the levels of indoor air pollution in your home.

Choosing A MERV Filter: How The Numbers Add Up

When the time comes to change your air filter, you want to choose the best possible product. One size won’t fit all, and efficiency levels vary, which can make choosing difficult for most northern Indiana and southwest Michigan homeowners. With that in mind, let’s simplify the process by taking a closer look at the efficiency rating known as MERV, and …

Get Fresher Air With Air Filtration Systems

The average adult inhales at least 17,000 times per day, with the vast majority of those breaths taken indoors. Most people in Northern Indiana and Southwestern Michigan would never think of guzzling unfiltered lake water or gulping down dirty food, but we take in dirty indoor air every day. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the air inside our …

High Efficiency In The Bathroom Increases Savings

For most families, more than half the water used indoors is used in the bathroom, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. That’s why it’s smart, when remodeling or installing a new bathroom, to choose high-efficiency fixtures. The financial savings add up quickly, as do the benefits to the environment. New technology allows showerheads, for example, to work just as …

Save Energy With Strategies For Water Use

Water expenses can add up — especially during Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan summers, when many of us use extra water to cool off and to keep our lawns green and our gardens healthy. These water-saving tips can help keep your water bill low and help the environment.

Furnace Replacement Looking Inevitable: Some Signs

You keep up with preventive maintenance, keep your HVAC system tuned up and cleaned and use your energy wisely to reduce the strain on your furnace. No matter how many steps you take to increase its life span, eventually furnace replacement will become inevitable. So how do you know when your current unit is just calling for a little attention …

Questions to Ask When Hiring a Duct Cleaning Contractor

Duct cleaning is an essential element of maintaining a healthy home and an efficient HVAC system. Neglecting this maintenance can cause the buildup of dust, germs and debris. This strains your system and leads to low efficiency and poor indoor air quality, one of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s top five health hazards in the country. Professional duct cleaning can …

No Matter What Brand, Regular Air Filter Replacement Matters

Air filter replacement is an essential maintenance task for your health and home.  Modern efficient home designs, with tighter construction, are resistant to fresh air flow which causes viruses and bacteria to live and prosper in your central air systems.  Polluted indoor air quality became a recognized problem in the late 1980’s and since then, the Environmental Protection Agency has …