What Goes into a Furnace Tune Up

Just like with most things in life, there’s the right and plenty of wrong ways to do everything. Here at Optimum, we trained and worked in the field for many long years to perfect the art of a furnace tune-up and inspection – not to pat ourselves on the back for a job well done,…

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Fireplace Maintenance Tips

Are you a fan of curling up in front of warm fire when outside temperatures turn colder? Most people are, and what’s not to like about it! On the other hand, fireplaces aren’t maintenance free, which means true enjoyment can be had only after you’ve had your fireplace and chimney thoroughly cleaned by a professional…

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How to Keep Your Home Flu Free

The fall and winter seem to have a second name – flu season. In fact, the only apparent difference from one year to the next is the extent of the outbreak. But here’s what doesn’t change: the several ways you can help keep the flu away from your door. Get Vaccinated – This is the…

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How New Carpeting Can Make You Sick

“New” can be a wonderful scent.  A new car with leather interior, a fresh coat of paint, new wood furniture…often, there’s nothing quite like it. And yet some new household odors aren’t nearly as inviting. For many people throughout the East Valley, that includes the scent from new carpeting and carpet padding. That familiar odor…

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Fall Home Maintenance Tips

As much as there is to enjoy about the fall season, it’s also the perfect time to get your home ready for the increasingly colder temps, wind, rain – and even snow – that are just off the horizon. So, before you carve those pumpkins and fill your home with all the colors of the…

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How to Avoid Costly AC Mistakes

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, air conditioners use about 6 percent of all the electricity produced in the U.S. Today, in fact, more than 90 percent of US households rely on some sort of air conditioning to help them beat the heat. Can that level of energy consumption be reduced without depriving anyone…

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Back to School Health Tips for Students

It was bound to happen: a fond farewell to summer and perhaps a tepid greeting to a brand-new school year. How’s the state of readiness in your household? Well, for purposes of this blog, we’re going to assume you have clothes shopping, new school supplies, a return to normal bed times, and other such matters…

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