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Heat and Humidity: Find the Right Balance

Heat and Humidity: Find the Right BalanceGetting the right balance of humidity in the home can be a challenge. Often, in the summer, it seems as if conditions are too moist, while in the winter, the indoor air quality may be too dry. Read on to learn how to maintain the right balance in your home, all year long.

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Humidifier: How it Can Help During Heating Season

Humidifier: How it Can Help During Heating SeasonOnce winter weather arrives, outdoor humidity levels drop because cold air doesn’t hold moisture like warm air does. Running the furnace pulls more moisture out of your air supply and can make the indoor humidity fall to desert-like levels. Investing in a humidifier is the best way to replace depleted moisture and raise the humidity level back to an optimal 45–55 percent range.

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Stay Comfortable with a Humidifier in Your Home

Stay Comfortable with a Humidifier in Your HomeWhen temperatures drop during the winter months, many people choose to spend more time indoors. Thanks to modern furnaces and effective insulation, most homes are warm enough to be comfortable regardless of outdoor temperatures. Unfortunately, the equipment that prevents homes from being cold in the wintertime is to blame for drying out the circulating indoor air.

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Find Out How to Spot an Indoor Humidity Problem

Find Out How to Spot an Indoor Humidity ProblemAn indoor humidity problem manifests some pretty obvious signs. The home smells dank and musty, while a clammy, uncomfortable feeling pervades the air. Condensation drips down windows, and puddles may be obvious in cabinets, on floors or around the HVAC system. Water stains appear on the walls and the ceiling.

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Your HVAC System: Repair or Replace?

Your HVAC System: Repair or Replace?Is your HVAC system on the fritz and you’re not sure what to do? The repair or replace dilemma is not a pleasant situation to be in. You may be concerned that if you spend money on a repair, there’s no guarantee the system won’t breakdown again. Put your worries aside for a moment and consider the following factors regarding whether to repair or replace.

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Recommendations for Reducing Humidity in Your Home

Recommendations for Reducing Humidity in Your HomeHere on the shores of Lake Michigan and Grand Traverse Bay, the summer humidity can have a noticeable effect on your health and home comfort. There are many ways of reducing humidity in your home, and understanding where humidity comes from is a good first step in deciding which strategy will work best.

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How Can Low Humidity Affect Your Health?

How Can Low Humidity Affect Your Health?Modern, airtight homes tend to have lower humidity levels, especially during the winter months. It may be surprising to hear, but inadequate exposure to humidity can cause various health problems, especially in sensitive individuals. Here’s why, and what you can do about it:

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Effective Ways to Prevent Mold Damage in Your Traverse City Home

Effective Ways to Prevent Mold Damage in Your Traverse City HomeOutdoors, mold is a naturally occurring substance that breaks down organic matter, such as leaf litter. However, indoors, it can cause damage to your home and furnishings. Mold can grow unseen in your home, quietly doing damage while your family is breathing in harmful spores. 

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Suffering From Dry, Itchy Skin? Here’s How a Humidifier Can Help

Suffering From Dry, Itchy Skin? Here's How a Humidifier Can HelpThe low temperatures common in Michigan’s winters lead to dry air both outdoors and in. That dry air saps moisture from your body, causing dry skin and other complaints. A humidifier counteracts this effect to keep you more comfortable and healthier all winter.

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An Ounce of Prevention: Common Air Conditioner Problems

An Ounce of Prevention: Common Air Conditioner ProblemsOne of the most important tasks you can do this spring is to schedule your annual preventive maintenance call for your air conditioner. The most common air conditioner problems are highly preventable with a little A/C TLC, and as an added bonus, your system will operate more efficiently to save you money on cooling costs.

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