From structural damage to indoor air quality issues, excess moisture in your basement can cause a variety of health and safety problems. If your moisture problem isn’t being caused by leaking pipes or poor exterior drainage, it’s likely that ground water is seeping into your basement from beneath the cement slab. Though it seems very solid,…

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With the steady increase in the price of energy, homeowners are looking for any way they can to reduce utility bills. With heating and cooling costing between 35-40 percent of energy costs for a typical home, these systems are the logical place to start saving energy. Increasing efficiency in your heating and cooling system can be…

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While a central humidifier saves a lot of time and money to add moisture to your indoor air, you’ll get the most from the system if you perform regular whole-house humidifier maintenance. As water evaporates, it leaves behind mineral deposits that make your humidifier less effective. Water leaks and mold growth are also issues that…

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The air filter in your furnace prevents dust buildup inside your system, which can cause it to overheat and damage some of its components. Avoiding higher energy costs and expensive repair bills is often a simple matter of checking your air filter each month and replacing it when it’s dirty, especially in colder climates like…

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You might eat right and exercise for the health benefits but have you ever thought about how the air you breathe inside your home may affect your health? Using an air purification system can give you the confidence that the air you’re breathing in your home is clean and safe.

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Kansas can whip up some powerful winter storms in January and February. These storms, strong enough to knock out power lines, can conspire with subzero temperatures to create dangerous conditions for Wichita area families if you’re not prepared.

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Many people don’t realize that their homes have poor indoor air quality. This is especially the case during the cold winter months in Kansas, when families are spending many hours indoor running heaters and fireplaces in order to keep warm. With the focus on energy efficiency, many homes are sealed tighter than ever, meaning unless…

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Because dry winter air doesn’t stay in one room, a whole house humidifier is the solution to keeping the indoor environment comfortable for your entire household this season. Winter is known for dry air and the annoyances it brings: dry skin, sore throats, and static electricity shocks. It’s also rough on hardwood floors and even…

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The decision to retrofit or replace your boiler is one you’ll be living with for some time. The service life of gas-fired boilers is long and component failures are generally uncommon. Energy efficiency is often the driving force behind the decision. Boiler efficiency is rated by its AFUE (annual fuel utilization efficiency) percentage. The number…

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Efficient ductwork design ensures that the exact same volume of conditioned air entering rooms in your home through supply ducts also leaves through return ducts to be conveyed back to the air handler. This creates a condition of neutral air pressure in the house, the optimum state for effective heating and cooling and energy efficiency.

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