Traditionally, homeowners have their crawl spaces vented. Many believe that venting the crawl space will reduce moisture levels, which will prevent mold and mildew. Unfortunately, venting your crawl space isn't as good for your home as once thought. Contrary to popular belief, it may actually be better to have your crawl space encapsulated or sealed. While it might sound odd, there are actually several good reasons to consider sealing off your crawl space.
- As fall starts to turn to winter, you need to pay close attention to your furnace. If your furnace gives you any of the warning signs listed below, you need to schedule an HVAC contractor to come out and inspect your furnace. By paying attention to what your furnace is trying to tell you, you can stop your furnace from breaking down on a cold winter day when you really need it.
- When you are in the market for a commercial ice machine, it is important that the size of the machine be one of the key deciding factors in your purchase. If you fail to take sizing into consideration, your restaurant or business may end up without the appropriate amount of ice, which will leave customers angry and likely going to do business elsewhere. Here are some basic guidelines to follow to appropriately size your commercial ice machine:
- When allergens and dust accumulate within your home, these particles can be circulated throughout your house via your air conditioning and heating system. Maintaining and cleaning your air system frequently can help reduce the allergens that travel around your home. The following three tips can help you get a head start on dust buildup and help you reduce any allergens that might be roaming around. Keep an eye on your furnace filters.
- When the hot days of summer arrive, many homeowners rely on their home's HVAC unit to keep the house cool and comfortable. Depending on where you live, your air conditioner may run many hours a day to maintain your desired temperature. The last thing you want when temperatures are high is to have to deal with a problem with your HVAC unit; but if there are issues they are more likely to become apparent when you're using your air conditioner a lot.