Does My Home Need More Attic Ventilation?

Roofing experts claim the majority of U.S. homes do not have proper attic (or roof) ventilation. That can lead to severe roof damage plus big spikes in your energy bills. Without proper ventilation, attic temperatures can climb to 140 degrees and higher during the summer months. What does it feel like? Just like the inside…

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Clean Floors Lead to Cleaner Indoor Air

For many home owners in the DFW area, indoor air quality is a daily concern as they seek to copy with symptoms from allergies, asthma, and other upper respiratory ailments. Still, there’s plenty you can do to help your own cause, and that includes keeping your floors as clean as possible.  Here are a few…

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What You Need to Know About Automatic Zoning

If this is not your first Optimum Air blog, you may recall us talking about signs that your air conditioning system might need some professional attention – one of those being hot and cold spots throughout your house. Well, that same phenomenon can be caused by having only one thermostat, especially if yours is a…

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How to Remove Allergens from Your Home

Even if you see your house as small, it really isn’t – at least not when it comes to ridding your home of allergens. Allergens can gather and multiply just about anywhere and, room by room, there are different ways to keep the problem under control. Since taking on your entire house is just too…

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What to Ask About a Home’s HVAC Systems

If you’re looking to buy someone else’s home (vs. building your own), there’s a lot to consider. That, of course, includes the home’s heating and cooling systems. And unless you bring in your own HVAC contractor to inspect them, you’re going to have to take the word of the seller and the person selected for…

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Is Your AC System Making You Sick?

Every AC season, people from all over the country rush to their primary care physician or nearest walk-in medical clinic complaining that their AC system is making them sick.  Even if they’re right, they’re wrong. Say what? By itself, your AC system literally does nothing more than remove hot air from your home, thus providing…

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How to Protect Your Pets from Ticks and Lyme Disease

Texans are no strangers to Lyme disease as the Texas Lyme Disease Association receives up to 900 requests for treatment. But your pets are at risk, too, and not just from local wildlife, but from pets imported into the area. Here are several ways to help keep your pet safe. Keep your pet clean &…

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Average Life Expectancy of an Air Conditioning System

If you can barely remember purchasing your current central AC system, you know it’s getting up there in years. Or perhaps you purchased your home with the system already installed, and you just don’t recall how old it was at the time. Since central AC systems don’t last forever, it’s always a good idea to…

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Is Spring the Best Time for an AC Tune-up?

If you subscribe to the belief that there’s a season and reason for everything, then here’s another perfect example:  while there’s almost no bad time for air conditioning preventative maintenance, spring is the best time.  By far! What makes that so?  Several good and practical reasons: Heating and cooling companies have their busy and slow…

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House Plants Help Clean Your Indoor Air

In one small way, you actually might be better off in an older, draft house vs. one that’s tightly sealed, just like a modern office building. That’s because air tight buildings typically have little if any fresh air circulation which, in turns, gives indoor air pollutants no means of escaping outdoors.  Hence, the now all-too-familiar…

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