At Assured Comfort, we enjoy sharing our knowledge about heating systems to help our customers save money on their monthly utility bills.
Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality With Good Ventilation!
Indoor air pollution is nothing to sneeze at – no pun intended. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency conducted a test which found that 96 percent of North American homes had an indoor air pollution problem, which led to them declaring it one of the top five risks to public health.
When the chilly weather finally arrives and you have to turn on your furnace for the first time after many months of non-use, the last thing you want to find is that it’s not working. Or, even worse, you discover that it’s actually blowing cold air! It can be incredibly frustrating to have to deal with a malfunctioning furnace right when you need it the most.Still, there’s no reason to panic. [...]
How do Pets Affect Indoor Air Quality?
Sacrifice is nothing new for pet-owners, who are constantly dedicating their time and money to keep their pets well-fed, groomed and exercised. But did you know you could be sacrificing your health too? “Pet dander” is a term used to describe tiny pieces of skin shed by animals with feathers or fur – including cats, dogs, rodents and birds. This dander is [...]
Humidity is tricky: Too much or too little of it can leave you feeling uncomfortable and put extra work on your home’s HVAC system. In Georgia, it’s common for humidity levels to spike during the summer and then drastically drop in the winter. These extremes in moisture levels can affect your HVAC system, and ultimately, your comfort at home.
According to the Remove Mold Guide, mold starts growing in HVAC systems for two primary reasons: moisture and nourishment. The moisture is due to condensation, which typically occurs during warm months. When your house is warm, water vapor can begin to form on the inside of your air ducts as cold air is pushed through them. If there is a high level of humidity in the air, the water will begin [...]
Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer, and temperatures are already beginning to cool off here in the Atlanta area. Now is the time of year to watch football, go apple-picking, and prepare your home for winter. Our last article discussed getting your house’s heating system ready for the cold months, and now we will cover another important topic: properly removing your window air [...]
With the chilly autumn breeze and frosty air right around the corner, now is the time to prepare your heating/furnace system for the cooler months ahead. What follows are seven steps we advise homeowners to take each year before the weather turns cold. These small tasks will keep you cozy and safe, and could potentially save you thousands of dollars on your electrical bill this winter: