The possibility of dead animals getting trapped in the air ducts isn’t something most homeowners normally think about or prepare for. It is, however, a much more common issue than you might think. This occurrence causes discomfort due to the foul odor the carcass emits. Attics, basements and wall crevices are enticing places for small animals to seek refuge, and air ducts help them maneuver their way through your home. This issue, if not addressed immediately, could wreak havoc on your ventilation system and require you to call a home furnace repair specialist.
Most everyone is stuck inside the house due to COVID-19. However, did you know that air pollution can also occur indoors? According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air pollution is linked to headaches, dizziness and fatigue. The World Health Organization calls tiis phenomena “sick building syndrome”.
ENERGY STAR® asserts that 68°F is the ideal thermostat temperature setting for the winter season. This magic number offers a healthy balance of comfort and energy efficiency. You’re free to pick a different temperature setting based on your preferences, of course, but it’s wise to stick to this recommendation as much as possible…. Continue Reading
An undersized or oversized air conditioning system can cause a lot of problems. For instance, an air conditioner that’s too small will consume too much energy while still failing to cool the home properly. An oversized air conditioning system, on the other hand, will constantly short cycle. Electric bills also tend to be high in both cases. In today’s article, Cooper Brothers, Inc., the leading expert in air conditioner and home furnace repair in our area, provides some tips to help you choose the right size of air conditioner.
During the summer, it’s not always the heat coming in from outside that makes your home feel uncomfortable; the presence of moisture in your indoor air is also a factor as to why you experience that “sticky” feeling. This hot, muggy environment is a result of excessive humidity, and is a problem many homeowners face today.