How Duct Cleaning Can Help Your Family Stay Healthy

July 16, 2020

Over time, ducts can accumulate a significant amount of mold, pollen, and dust. These irritants can exacerbate your allergies or cause other negative consequences. However, cleaning your home’s ducts may help to keep your family healthy throughout the year. Prevent Mold Growth Throughout Your Home If mold spores develop in a duct, those spores can be spread quickly throughout the rest of your home. This could lead to significant mold growth in your home’s basement, attic, or any other room that is dark and moist. Those who are allergic to mold may experience dry skin, a consistent cough, and itchy...

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The Best Way to Cool Older Homes

June 16, 2020

If you have an older home, there’s a good chance it doesn’t have a central HVAC system that employs ductwork to deliver cool air to various rooms in your house. There are several ways to cool a home without a central duct system so that you can stay comfortable throughout those sweltering summer days. 1. Keep the Sun Outside Preventing your home from heating up in the first place is the most energy-efficient way to keep everything cool and comfortable. Keeping windows covered during the day with blinds or shades can thwart the direct rays of the sun from heating...

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How Much Electricity Do Air Conditioners Use?

May 14, 2020

People in warm climates see their energy bills spike during the summer as they run their air conditioning systems. Just how much electricity do these systems use? On average, a central AC system will consume between 3000 to 5000 watts of power a day. Here’s how your energy bills are affected. Your Energy Cost Most electricity providers charge by kilowatt/hour (kWh). The average kWh cost in the United States is 12 cents. You can find out how much you pay by looking at your most-recent electricity bill. AC Energy Efficiency An air conditioning unit’s efficiency is rated by its Seasonal...

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Common Electrical Problems in Your Home

April 17, 2020

Even if you live in a relatively new home, you will still probably have to deal with at least a few electrical problems from time to time. Luckily, with a little bit of research and some professional assistance, many of the most common electrical issues can easily be taken care of. Flickering Lights While the occasional flickering might not seem like a big deal, this issue is often the result of a much larger problem. If you changed the light and it is still flickering, then you need to call an electrician to have the wires checked. Flickering and dimming...

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What Variables Make Up Indoor Air Quality?

March 17, 2020

Poor indoor air quality can arise from many situations. Pollutants can build up inside many types of homes, especially during winter months when doors and windows are closed more often than not. Without regular flushing, air can develop unhealthy levels of pollutants. This can cause a variety of respiratory issues, including coughing, sneezing, and running noses. Pollutants can also make asthma symptoms worse and potentially cause lung and heart disease with extended periods of exposure. Particulates and Volatile Organic Compounds The majority of air pollutants can be classified either as particulates or volatile organic compounds. Particulates can come in a...

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How To Change a Furnace Filter

February 16, 2020

The air filter in your furnace traps airborne particles, dust and debris. The filter prevents these particles from blowing in your furnace and the air. Replacing your furnace’s filter is essential to keeping your furnace operating efficiently. The good news is that you can replace a filter in a few minutes. Here are quick and easy steps for changing your furnace filter: Disconnect Your Furnace’s Power Safety is important when it comes to replacing your filter. Your furnace is an electrical system, and working with electricity can be hazardous. Before you begin, disconnect your furnace from its power source. Taking...

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What Are The Signs You Need An Electrical Repair?

January 9, 2020

If you hear a buzzing noise when you turn on a light, it could be a sign that your home’s electrical system needs to be inspected. Let’s take a look at a few other signs your home has an issue that needs to be remedied quickly. Fuses Blow on a Regular Basis The fact that a fuse blew or that a circuit breaker was tripped isn’t generally a cause for alarm. However, if this starts to happen on a regular basis, it could indicate that a larger problem exists. A professional from in De Soto may be able to provide...

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3 Tips for Holiday Lights and Electrical Safety

December 17, 2019

Holiday lights are fun, and they are a great way to kick off festivities, but electricity can start fires or cause electric shock if you are not careful. During the holiday season in De Soto, MO, you want you and your family to stay safe. At , we want you to be safe, too. Electrical Safety Is Important 1. Check your lights before you put them up. Visually inspect all of your lights for broken bulbs, bare wire, loose connections, and anything else that appears to be broken. Replace any broken bulbs. Don’t use cords that appear frayed or bare....

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5 Signs You Need a Furnace Replacement

November 12, 2019

is a locally owned and operated heating company that has served De Soto for more than 50 years. Among the most common heating mistakes we encounter is when homeowners wait too long for a furnace replacement. Let us consider five signs that the time for you is now. 1. Age The average furnace lifespan is 15-20 years. Even with regular maintenance, a furnace this old is inefficient, which raises your heating bill. What exacerbates this, and which many homeowners overlook, is the evolution of technology. Modern furnaces are far more energy-efficient than 15-year-old furnaces even if the older models were...

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Thermostat Best Practices for Fall

October 16, 2019

Fall is an important time of the year when it comes to home heating and cooling. Area homeowners get a break from the heat while having a chance to prepare for the cooler months, but the climate can be a bit unpredictable. It is not unusual to go from warm to cold to back again in a single week. Because of this, it’s important that you keep your thermostat working at its best. Invest in a Smart Thermostat At in De Soto, we specialize in heating and cooling, and we also install smart thermostats. This equipment is relatively inexpensive and...

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