Why Air Conditioners Could Cause Some Real Problems in the Future

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As the summer continues to bring us hot, humid days, most people are thanking the heavens for the cool relief of air conditioning. However, as the earth continues to get warmer, we may start see some repercussions from our air conditioning use. Here, our geothermal installation experts share an article from Earther that sheds some light on the future.

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The HVAC Circulation of Thirdhand Smoke and Why Indoor Air Quality Is Essential

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Because we spend most of our time indoors, indoor air quality is an important part of keeping your home happy and healthy. While smoke and secondhand smoke can easily compromise the quality of your air, did you know thirdhand smoke can also be a culprit? In an article by NBC News, researchers found that HVAC systems can actually pick up and circulate lingering particles from thirdhand smoke.

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How to Allergy-Proof Your Home This Season

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It may be hard to think about spring after all the snow the northeast has gotten, but the fact is – it’s officially spring, and spring means allergies. The most common spring allergen is pollen, which can come from trees, flowers, weeds, or grasses and affect individuals on various levels. While some may simply suffer from itchy eyes, others experience skin rashes, swollen glands, and more.

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What a World Powered by Renewable Energy Could Look Like

At Timothy Off, we’re always fascinated by new and continued developments in the renewable energy world and we do our best to keep our carbon footprint down. (Just look at our geothermal heating and cooling service!) Recently, we discovered an article by Kendra Pierre-Louis that discusses the possibility of a world that relies solely on renewable energy. We thought we’d share.

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The Top 3 Benefits of an Air Scrubber System

Most of our time is spent indoors – especially in our homes, so indoor air quality is extremely important. If your home is full of dust, dirt, and other particles, it means you and your family are constantly inhaling them as they circulate through your HVAC unit.

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The Link Between Indoor Air Quality and Asthma

When it comes to air quality, you probably just think about the air outdoors. But the air indoors can actually be much more polluted and therefore, worse to breathe. Indoor air that contains dust, dirt, pollen, and other debris can actually worsen symptoms of those with asthma.

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On Indoor Air Quality and Your Asthma…

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If you suffer from asthma, you know how much outdoor pollutants like pollen and grasses can trigger a shortness of breath, coughing, chest tightness, and more. But did you also know that indoor air pollutants can do the same thing? If the quality of your indoor air isn’t very good, you could be making life more difficult than it needs to be.

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Which HVAC Filter Is Right for You?

HVAC filters are a big part of keeping your indoor air clean and extending the life of your HVAC system. At Timothy Off, we suggest changing/cleaning your HVAC filter every 1-3 months, depending on the type of filter you use, the season, and whether or not you have pets.

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7 Benefits of an Air Humidifier

Humidity refers to the amount of water vapor in the air. You know those hot, muggy, sticky summer days? We all have humidity to thank for those. While outdoor air is naturally humidified, indoor air tends to be rather dry (especially in the winter. That’s why some people invest in air humidifiers.

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