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ASK PHIL: Can you filter out the Coronavirus?

Indoor Air Quality has been a frequently discussed topic recently, and for good reason! With the majority of our time spent inside, and indoor pollutants being 2 to 5 times higher than outdoor levels, ensuring the air we breathe is as clean as possible is more important now than ever. Fortunately, there are products [...]

ASK PHIL: Can you filter out the Coronavirus?2020-11-24T18:11:23-05:00

ASK PHIL: Can Air Purifiers Protect Us From Covid?

We are getting this question a lot. Fortunately, the answer is yes! According to the EPA, Americans spend an average of 90% of their time indoors. This can be a problem as pollutants are often 2-5 times higher indoors than outdoors. While indoor air quality is always important, this year has made it especially so. [...]

ASK PHIL: Can Air Purifiers Protect Us From Covid?2020-11-24T15:21:00-05:00

ASK PHIL: What should the humidity be in my house?

Great question! It’s July in Massachusetts so the humidity levels are always high outdoors. And outdoors is exactly where you want to keep it. According to the EPA , indoor relative humidity (RH) should ideally be between 30 and 50 percent. Maintaining ideal RH is important for both your home and your health. Your Health [...]

ASK PHIL: What should the humidity be in my house?2020-11-13T16:42:38-05:00

ASK PHIL: What can I do to lower my energy bills?

While our job is to make sure your heating and cooling systems are running as efficiently and effectively as possible there are steps you can take to lower your energy bills as well. Utilize Your Ceiling Fans: In the summer months you want your ceiling fan rotating counterclockwise so the blades push the cooler [...]

ASK PHIL: What can I do to lower my energy bills?2020-11-25T09:17:20-05:00

ASK PHIL: Is it necessary to have my air conditioner serviced every year?

Spring in New England is always temperamental! We get little glimpses of summer and then get thrown right back into winter. When it’s cold and gloomy it’s hard to think about the hot summer months that are really right around the corner. I frequently get asked if it’s necessary to have your AC tuned every [...]

ASK PHIL: Is it necessary to have my air conditioner serviced every year?2020-09-18T16:51:54-04:00

ASK PHIL: How does the ban on Freon affect me?

This is a valid question! For decades, the refrigerant R-22, also known as Freon, has been the standard of choice for residential air conditioning and heat pump systems. According to the EPA, R-22 is an ozone-depleting substance. Under the Clean Air Act and the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, the [...]

ASK PHIL: How does the ban on Freon affect me?2020-09-18T16:52:50-04:00

ASK PHIL: Is it safe to get my HVAC serviced during the Coronavirus Pandemic?

There are many questions being asked right now and this is one we are hearing a lot of. “Is it safe to have service calls in your home during the pandemic? “ As always, the health and well-being of our customers and staff is our highest priority. According to the American Society of Heating, [...]

ASK PHIL: Is it safe to get my HVAC serviced during the Coronavirus Pandemic?2020-09-18T13:33:31-04:00

ASK PHIL: What Is An HVAC System?

Most buildings where people are expected to work and live have some type of HVAC system. HVAC is an acronym for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. In General Everything that has to do with maintaining a comfortable indoor temperature, humidity level, and air quality is part of an HVAC system. Break It Down An [...]

ASK PHIL: What Is An HVAC System?2020-10-27T10:52:18-04:00

ASK PHIL: 3 Steps to Making Better Facility Management Decisions

Small- to medium-sized business owners typically don’t have facility mangers, which is why it’s so important to think like one when you run your own business. Workspaces come in all shapes, sizes, and conditions to house and facilitate the daily routines of the people who work for you. Depending on your business, your workspace [...]

ASK PHIL: 3 Steps to Making Better Facility Management Decisions2020-01-27T13:55:59-05:00
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