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4 Natural Ways to Lower Humidity at Home

Posted by P.K. Wadsworth Heating & Cooling on Tue, May 16, 2017 @ 09:05 AM

If you find that the air in your home feels thick and mold and mildew starts to grow easily you may have too much humidity in your home.  Lowering the humidity will help your home feel cooler and will also keep your home healthier.

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What Can You Do About Strange Air Conditioner/Furnace Smells

Posted by P.K. Wadsworth Heating & Cooling on Thu, May 11, 2017 @ 09:05 AM

At least once a week or so we get a call from a customer asking, "What can I do about the strange smell coming from my air conditioner?"

In most cases, we recommend a visit so one of our licensed HVAC techs can take a look. Often, the smell is indicative of an ongoing repair issue that needs to be addressed so it doesn't lead to more expensive repairs or a more serious household issue.

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Topics: air conditioner

How Did Ohio Homes Keep Cool Before Air Conditioning

Posted by P.K. Wadsworth Heating & Cooling on Tue, May 09, 2017 @ 09:05 AM

When you're in the throws of summer heat and humidity, it's easy to take AC systems for granted. When they break, you're reminded of what life was like without air conditioning in Ohio - and it's an opportunity to be grateful.

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Topics: Ohio air conditioning

Remodeling Your Basement

Posted by P.K. Wadsworth Heating & Cooling on Thu, May 04, 2017 @ 09:05 AM

Remodeling your basement is a smart move. In addition to adding more livable square footage to your home, it also provides a space where the kids and their friends can hang out without disturbing the rest of the household or where in-laws can enjoy a space of their own when they visit.

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Remodeling Your Basement - Avoid disaster!

Posted by P.K. Wadsworth Heating & Cooling on Tue, May 02, 2017 @ 09:05 AM

The "V" in "HVAC" stands for ventilation. While you might spend more time thinking about your the heating and cooling aspects of your home's HVAC system, the ventilation aspect is important, too. Ensuring that air is properly cycled in, out and throughout your home offers a few important health and comfort benefits.

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How Does Humidity Affect HVAC Performance?

Posted by P.K. Wadsworth Heating & Cooling on Tue, Mar 21, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

When the humidity rises, it's nice to retreat inside your home where the air conditioning system has kept the air cooler and less humid. But have you ever thought about how high humidity affects the performance of your HVAC system? Here's a look.

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Topics: HVAC system, humidity level, hvac performance

What Are the Most Common Building Problems?

Posted by P.K. Wadsworth Heating & Cooling on Thu, Mar 16, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Having a brand new house can feel like a dream, since everything is new and has never been lived in or on before. Many people also feel that buying a new or newer home can lead to less issues in the future. Unfortunately, this point isn't always true. In fact, many people buy newer houses only to find a myriad of problems arise after they move in.

The are a few common things that can go wrong when a company is building a home, some of which may not be detected until years later.

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What Is Air Sealing?

Posted by P.K. Wadsworth Heating & Cooling on Tue, Mar 14, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

When you have air leaking out of your home you're practically throwing money away. This air that has been heated or cooled using your HVAC system costs you money and when your home is full of gaps and leaks, this money is being blown out of your home's windows and doors — literally.

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Can AC Be Installed in My Home w/a Boiler?

Posted by P.K. Wadsworth Heating & Cooling on Thu, Mar 09, 2017 @ 09:05 AM

When most homeowners think of central air conditioning, they picture a system that integrates with a forced air furnace and a system of ducts. If your home has boiler heating, you may assume that AC installation simply isn't an option. But while installing a standard, duct-based central air conditioning system may not work well, there are modern air conditioning systems that are perfect for homes with boiler-style heating. You can enjoy a cool home without window air conditioners, after all! Here's a look.

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Topics: A/C installation

Are Chemicals Affecting My Home's Air Quality?

Posted by P.K. Wadsworth Heating & Cooling on Tue, Mar 07, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

If you're not using a whole-home air purifier, there's a chance your indoor air quality (IAQ) is at risk. Environmental chemicals (aka hair spray, cleaning agents, other beauty care products, extra paint cans, etc) can create indoor pollution levels that rival -- or even exceed -- outdoor pollution levels.

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Topics: indoor air quality

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