How Are Hurricanes Categorized and What Are the Potential Damages?

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It’s never too early to start preparing for hurricane season, which begins June 1. Your first step should be to learn the different hurricane categories, measured by the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, and the potential damages each one can cause. Hurricanes are classified by their maximum sustained wind speed. Every hurricane starts as a tropical depression, which moves at less… Continue reading

Inspect Your HVAC to Prepare for Summer

Air Conditioner repairman explaining cost of repairs to homeowners

Your HVAC system is an integral part of home comfort and indoor air quality. Is your air conditioner ready for another summer? Inspect it now so you’re prepared for hotter months to come. Check the air filter: The filter traps airborne dust and debris, cleaning your indoor air in the process. Changing from wintertime heating to summertime cooling is an… Continue reading

Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Air Humidifier Increasing the Humidity in a Bedroom. Beautiful Mature Woman Sleeping in Bed.

It’s a common misconception that air pollution only occurs outside. Many people don’t realize that outdoor pollutants can easily enter the home. Plus, many unique contaminants are generated and trapped inside, where building occupants inhale them in high concentrations. Reduce your exposure to household pollutants by following these tips to improve indoor air quality. Test for radon: Radon is a… Continue reading

Storm Preparation Tips for Your Home

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Spring and summer are notoriously stormy. Whether you live in Tornado Alley or a hurricane zone, your home could be at risk of flooding or wind damage. Don’t wait until a severe storm warning is issued in your area—prepare today with these home storm preparation tips. Inspect the gutters and downspouts: Gutters must be clear of debris to drain properly.… Continue reading