Washable Air Filters FAQs

Some homeowners find the idea of washable air filters appealing. For one thing, they free you from the cycle of buying, changing and discarding air filters. Not only do you save money, but those disposable air filters you didn’t buy don’t end up in the landfill. Washable filters — also known as electrostatic or permanent filters — cost more, but can also pay for themselves over time and bear looking into. How a Washable Air Filter Does Its Job Disposable…

Working Safely in Your Home’s Attic

Most people visit the attic only when absolutely necessary. Attics are typically cramped as well as uncomfortably hot or cold during most seasons of the year. However, once in a while, the pull-down stairs are lowered or the access hatch is opened and the homeowner ventures up into that unfamiliar zone. What you should know before you go, however, is that most attics are not designed for casual visits and require certain precautions to stay safe. Here are a few…

Using Your Bathroom Exhaust Fans

Bathroom exhaust fans provide a valuable role in keeping your home’s air healthy and temperatures comfortable. Bathrooms in the typical home have the highest humidity and chemical levels, with the least amount of fresh air ventilation. Some bathrooms have operable windows, but they’re seldom large enough to move the same amount of air out of the room, and it’s so easy to forget to open them. Pulling out bad air from bathrooms removes: Excess humidity that contributes to mold, bacterial…

How to Quiet Your Home’s A/C

Noisy air conditioner? The best option, whether yours makes noise from the indoor component or the outdoor compressor, is to upgrade with a modern HVAC system that features noise abatement technology. But if you’re not ready to go that far, there are some other things you can do for quieting A/C noises. The first step is to pinpoint the cause of the noise, which can derive from a whole range of issues. Why Is My A/C So Loud? Among the…