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Why is Too Much Humidity Bad for Sleep?

Southeastern Michigan is ready to be hit with yet another blast of heavy rain this week.  After a summer of rain and all that comes with it: flooded basement, flooded roads, humidity, and mold growth, most of us are tired …

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Why You Should Worry About Your HVAC System After a Basement Flood

With the heavy rains that wreaked havoc across southeastern Michigan this summer, many homeowners woke up to find their basements looking more like large ponds than the room it had been the night before.  Unexpected and extra water in the …

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5 Steps to a Clean HVAC Filter (and cleaner air!)

Spring makes us think about all things fresh and clean.  Clean air included!  When preparing your home for warmer weather over the next few weeks, do not forget about your air conditioner/furnace filter.  Your air conditioner and furnace are both …

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Frequently Asked HVAC Questions for New Homeowners

Congratulations, new homeowners!  You’ve purchased your first home.  Once the celebratory champagne is gone and the boxes are unpacked, you may realize that you have some (ok, a lot of) questions. Home ownership is one of the first times that …

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5 Tips for Keeping Kids Healthy this Winter

Last year we published a post about keeping kids healthy during cold and flu season.  In addition to heating healthy and frequent hand washing, there are plenty of ways that your home’s HVAC system can also help out.  This year, …

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The Other Thing You Need to Do When Daylight Savings Time Ends

This weekend daylight savings time comes to an end.  Saturday night we will all gain an extra hour of sleep as we roll back the clocks one hour. Though there are movements to do away with these daylight savings time …

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Your Home’s Humidity Level Could Be Seriously Interrupting Sleep

If you have ever tossed and turned in bed on a hot summer night, you know how much the weather can impact your sleep.  Not only are the high temperatures uncomfortable, but cooler temperatures actually help to activate the sleep …

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Does My HVAC System Spread COVID-19?

COVID-19 has made this a very different spring and summer.  Now, as the school year approaches administrators, parents, and teachers alike are all wondering what the best course of action is.  For many of us, it seems that as time …

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Why You Should Worry About Humidity and Your Home

Humidity can wreak havoc on more than just your hair.  Hot weather and damp, humid air can also damage your home.  Too much moisture in the air leads to mold and mildew, which can in turn cause health problems.  Furthermore, …

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5 Reasons Temperatures are Fluctuating throughout your Home

In our home we deal with a problem that is probably all to familiar to many of you–the temperatures fluctuate depending on which room we are in.  During the summer months, in order for our second floor to feel moderately …

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