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How to Improve Indoor Air Quality This Winter

Fall in the Midwest can be miserable for allergy sufferers — a full season of itching, sneezing, and watery eyes. Winter may bring down the pollen count, but it’s no guarantee of relief. Allergies can still be a problem when you’re cooped up inside during a long Cincinnati winter if your home is full of

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4 Signs That Your Home Air Filter Is Past Its Prime

You would be shocked to learn how much your air filters are doing for you, every single day. They require so little from you in return. By taking just a few minutes every few months to check and replace your air filters, you can keep a cleaner home, improve HVAC output and efficiency and make

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Air Quality and Home Energy Tips for the Savvy Mom

You’ve probably already heard that the quality of your indoor air has a greater impact on your health than outdoor pollutants, but did you know that, for many Americans, indoor air quality is significantly worse than the air outside—especially during the colder months. When you seal off all the little drafts and leaks in your

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The Secret to Not Losing Money on Your HVAC

You already know that every time you turn on the furnace this fall, you’re spending money. Now is the time to look at it in terms of what you gain. When you consider your HVAC system as pieces of equipment on which you can either save or lose money, you realize that you actually have

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Tips for Buying a Smart Thermostat

In the last few years, millions of people have made the decision to begin converting their home’s devices to “smart” technology: equipment that is able to do much of the required work without a homeowner’s input. For heating and cooling, the most critical piece of equipment is the smart thermostat. While there are a lot

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How to Keep Your Home Comfortable During Family Gatherings

There are basically two guarantees about entertaining: Someone will drink way too much punch, and you will spend half your time trying to adjust your furnace up or down. This year, avoid the hassle by getting your thermostat settings under control before the big day arrives. You will improve your home energy efficiency and ensure

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Don't Let a Misdiagnosed Furnace Problem Cost You Thousands

Lately, we’ve been noticing an unfortunate trend: an increase in misdiagnoses of furnace and air conditioner problems. Many furnaces are being diagnosed as unrepairable due to a cracked heat exchanger when the problem is really something more benign. Unfortunately, this misdiagnosis often results out of dishonesty rather than honest mistake. As a homeowner, it's critical

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