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Tips for Managing Indoor Humidity with Thermostat and Ventilation

Tips for Managing Indoor Humidity with Thermostat and Ventilation

Alabama is only a week into spring, but even mild humid weather often requires running the central air conditioning system long enough to remove excess humidity. We like the Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat because it has a bright, easy to read touch screen that shows both temperature and humidity. You can’t manage what you don’t… Continue Reading

Shade Trees are Best Radiant Barrier to Reduce Summer Solar Heat

Shade Trees are Best Radiant Barrier to Reduce Summer Solar Heat

Space blankets and the reflective radiant barriers on space craft are a familiar sight, so it must be good for keeping homes cool too, right? Probably not in light of the dim savings you’ll get. Keeping home cool is simple enough in most of north Alabama, thanks to the towering canopy of trees shading the… Continue Reading

Troubleshoot the Bath Vent Fan to Solve Mold and Indoor Air Quality Problems

            Given any thought to your bath fan lately? Behold the lowly bath fan. The Rodney Dangerfield of home mechanicals systems, it just doesn’t get much respect. Yes, the bath fan doesn’t get much thought, until you walk into a malodorous bathroom desperately in need of ventilation. A good quality… Continue Reading

Home Indoor Air Quality Guide

Millions of American homes will be remodeled in the coming years to improve their energy efficiency, make them more green or add features their owners want. Integrated healthy home and energy-efficiency retrofit activities can simultaneously lower utility costs and improve indoor air quality. However, home energy retrofit activities might negatively affect indoor air quality if… Continue Reading