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Air Ducts – to Clean or Not to Clean?

Your home’s ductwork is a series of passageways that deliver cooled and heated air to various areas of your home. This series of connected tubes is a vital part of the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. Any dust, pet dander or hair, and cobwebs in your ducts can get pushed out into the air circulating in your home.

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Is Your Air Conditioner Compressor Sending Out an SOS?

In order to recognize when your air conditioning system is failing, it helps to have a basic understanding of how the unit functions. The air conditioner compressor and condenser are both housed in the outdoor unit of your HVAC system which uses a refrigerant in the cooling process. Refrigerant is a low-pressure gas – freon in this case.

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What You Need to Know to Safely Use Your Emergency Generator

A generator is an internal combustion engine used to generate electricity and can help life feel more normal in the aftermath of a strong storm. While it is important to be prepared for power outages, it is even more important to understand proper use and the dangers of misuse of this equipment.

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High Humidity Have You in Curls? Tips to Lower the Humidity in Your Home

High humidity in northern Illinois can be problematic at times so managing indoor humidity should be a priority for homeowners. Excess moisture in your home can cause discomfort and encourage harmful mold and mildew growth. Lowering humidity levels can improve personal comfort, reduce pest infestations, improve indoor air quality and improve the energy efficiency of your air conditioner. Fortunately, there are simple and easy things you can do to enhance the quality of the air inside your home.

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