Carbon Monoxide’s Impact on Indoor Air Quality

March 19, 2020

Most safety risks in your Monroe home will have obvious signs. For example, if your house is on fire, you’ll smell the smoke and see the flames. Or, if a pipe bursts in your basement, you’ll hear the rushing water as it shoots out into the room. However, there is a threat that’s completely undetectable using any of your senses even though it’s just as dangerous as a house fire. Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless, and tasteless gas that can creep into your Charlotte home from a variety of sources. What follows is a discussion of how to respond...

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Is Furnace Maintenance Necessary?

February 13, 2020

A gas or oil furnace can provide keep your home warm for well over a decade, provided that it is maintained. Rather than wait for the system to break down completely, consider getting maintenance for it on a regular basis. The following are a few good reasons for doing so. It Keeps Warranties Valid Perhaps your furnace comes with a manufacturer’s warranty. To keep it in effect, you will likely need to provide the furnace with a professional tune-up at least once a year. A valid warranty can normally cover you for parts replacements and even unit replacements for several...

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Why Is My Furnace Filter Black?

January 5, 2020

Things sometimes appear out of place when performing simple DIY maintenance work on a furnace. Changing the filter, for example, doesn’t usually bring up questions, but if the screen turns out to be black, then you may wonder why. A black filter usually indicates that something is wrong, and some causes are more severe than others. Carbon Monoxide Is Leaking The hazards associated with carbon monoxide leaks are many. Breathing carbon monoxide through the air can be fatal. Thankfully, installing a carbon monoxide detector could reveal the presence of the fumes. Regardless, if you see the filter is black, it...

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3 Reasons To Use A Humidifier During Flu Season

December 17, 2019

Catching the flu this cold season can be a nightmare. The good thing is that there are various preventive measures that you can put in place to keep yourself safe. With the flu season in full swing, using a humidifier to provide the right air quality in your house can put you at arm’s length from the virus. Here are three reasons you may have to install a humidifier in your home. 1. Preventing the Flu Virus Science has proven that the flu virus thrives in dry conditions. These airborne viruses are particularly notorious during the dry weather, especially within...

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How to Cut Heating Costs This Winter

November 7, 2019

Brisk winter weather means cozy socks, hot chocolate, and a furnace running non-stop to keep your home warm and comfortable. Unfortunately, a side-effect of using your furnace is high energy bills. But don’t worry — you don’t need to go broke to stay warm. Our furnace technicians at are here to share a few clever tricks for cutting heating costs this winter in Charlotte, NC. Lower Your thermostat Turning your furnace down by just a few degrees won’t reduce the comfort of your home, but it will make a big impact on your energy bills. In fact, it can shave...

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Furnace Safety 101

October 17, 2019

Furnaces are designed to keep your home comfortable and cozy on cold days. If you don’t take care of your equipment properly, you could put your family in danger. Preparing for the cold ahead is easy to do when you follow a few simple guidelines for your furnace. Start With Regular Maintenance Summer weather can do hidden damage to internal components. All heaters and heating systems should undergo maintenance annually. Furnaces and heating equipment age over time, and wiring and parts can wear out. Staying on top of any problems equates to a safer environment for your family. An annual...

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Do Salt Lamps Really Improve Your Indoor Air Quality?

September 15, 2019

There is no denying that the warm glow from a salt lamp can be soothing. Does it also clean your air and reduce indoor air pollutants? Although there are definite benefits to ingesting Himalayan salt due to the increased minerals, it is unclear if the same benefits extend to the lamps. The Negative Ion Theory Proponents of salt lamps say that these lamps create negative ions. The healing power of negative ions has been researched and some doctors do believe that these ions can increase a person’s mood. If you are the type that finds a waterfall or thunderstorm soothing,...

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The Difference Between HVAC and AC

August 5, 2019

You might think of as the professionals who keep your air conditioner running in the hot and humid summers in Charlotte. Our technicians receive extensive training in all aspects of cooling technology. However, their expertise goes beyond just air conditioners. They are trained in the comprehensive climate control trade known as HVAC. HVAC is way more than just air conditioning. What Is an Air Conditioner? In North Carolina, you depend on an air conditioner to keep your home comfortable. Air conditioners vary in size and shape. As you go through Charlotte, you may see homes with a few window units...

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Signs That Your Air Conditioner Needs Repairs

July 9, 2019

On a sticky and humid day, the last situation you want to encounter is a broken air conditioner. In extreme weather, a broken unit might mean that you need to spend the night out of the house with relatives or at a hotel. Knowing the signs that your unit is in need of repairs can spare you from this hassle of a situation. Suspicious Sounds While air conditioners aren’t entirely noiseless entities, you should be familiar with the sounds that yours produces. For example, you may hear it kick on. When a funny noise starts occurring, however, you should schedule...

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5 Ways to Save Money on Your Summer Energy Bills

June 10, 2019

Summer is the time for barbecues, carnivals, the beach, and summer vacation. It’s also the time for air conditioning. Running the air conditioner can be a great way to beat the heat, but it’s also a great way to increase your electric bill. Here are some simple ways to save money on your energy bills this summer. 1. Use Fans Fans are a great way to get cool air flowing through your home, especially in small areas. They also use significantly less electricity than air conditioning. Set up fans in your favorite rooms and install ceiling fans. This will help...

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