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The natural instinct to bring fresh air into your home is by opening a window, but this isn't always the best option. New pollutants and toxins can come in and open windows waste energy when you’re using your HVAC system to heat or cool your home. How to refresh your indoor air: Clean or replace your HVAC unit's air filter Turn your air conditioning unit to fan mode Use an air purifier  Invest in an air filter for your HVAC unit Invest in a ventilator for your HVAC system Invest in a dehumidifier Bringing fresh air inside a home is an important part of...

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Spring is here... and with it comes all of those outdoor projects and activities you’ve were envisioning all winter long. And if you are a dedicated cocooner, chances are you’ve been spending a lot of time inside the past several months. Whether it’s pizza night with the kids... game night with your friends... or maybe a little home improvement project like painting the spare bedroom... you are also potentially creating an indoor environment that is decidedly less than fresh. That’s because these newer efficient, more tightly constructed homes, seal in more air than ever before and can trap airborne particles,...

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Most people understand the health benefits of an annual wellness visit to their doctor. Whether they do it or not is another story! It’s no different with your air conditioning system. Scheduling an annual tune-up of your cooling system each spring can be the catalyst for keeping utility bills in check, preventing bigger (and more expensive) repairs down the road, and maybe more importantly, ensuring that when summer turns up the heat, your air conditioner turns up the cool, indoor comfort. Here’s why: when your AC system is running, air circulating through its components can deposit airborne particles like dust, mold spores...

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As the temperature outside starts heating up, your air conditioning system starts going to work, pumping out that cool, chilled air that makes it easy to enjoy the comfort of your home. Working tirelessly in the background, your air conditioning system chills the air through a continuous cycle of circulating warmer indoor air over a cool evaporator coil. The coil is generally out of sight somewhere in the depths of your basement, a utility closet or maybe out in the garage. And while that all sounds innocent enough, the dark, damp environment around that indoor coil is the perfect breeding...

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Spring is just around the corner, and that’s great news if you’re eager to get outside. Most people spend about 90% of their time inside, and growing evidence shows that indoor air is often more polluted than the air outside.  The good news is there are several ways to improve the air quality inside your home. WAYS TO IMPROVE INDOOR AIR QUALITY 1. AIR FILTRATION / PURIFICATION Basic, 1-inch air filters in your HVAC system can trap larger dust and dirt particles. Efficient filtration can trap bacteria, virus-carrying small particles, mold spores. For even better whole-home filtration, the Carrier Infinity® Air Purifier captures and inactivates select airborne...

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