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Breathe Cleaner Air Inside Your Home

Your home is your sanctuary. It’s a place where you and your family should feel comfortable, relaxed, and safe. Sometimes we are unaware of potential issues because we can’t see them, which is why indoor air quality is so important. The good news is your friends at Heating & Cooling Two have ways to clear the air indoors. Keep reading to find out how we can help you breathe cleaner air inside your home. The Air You Breathe According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the air inside our homes and other indoor spaces is more contaminated than outdoor air. In fact, indoor air is two to five times dirtier than its outdoor counterpart. A number of factors can contribute to indoor air pollution, including moisture and humidity, dust or debris in vents and ducts, faulty heating or cooling systems, poor ventilation, and more. In addition, people on average spend about 90 percent of their time indoors, exposing them to potentially harmful contaminants. And those who have limited access to the outdoors – infants, the elderly, the sick or ailing – are often the ones most vulnerable to the effects of poor indoor air quality (IAQ). Health Effects of Poor IAQ Even with the freedom to venture outdoors, you want to protect your family’s […]

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Shifting Your HVAC from Winter to Spring

Seasonal changes in Minnesota can be tricky. While the calendar says one thing, the weather outside might be hung up on another. Nevertheless, the outdoor temps seem to agree that spring is here. And shifting your HVAC from winter to spring is likely on your to-do list. Keep reading to learn some tips for a smooth transition from winter to spring. Check and Change the Filter Keeping tabs on your HVAC filter can keep your system running smoothly and efficiently. And this simple task can possibly extend the life of your HVAC unit. We recommend that homeowners check and change filters every one to six months, (based on manufacturers’ recommendations), more often if you have pets or allergy sufferers in the home. Because we spend more time indoors during the colder months, air filters tend to get dirtier in the winter. Be sure you’re welcoming the spring season with a fresh, clean filter that is the right size and type for your unit. If you’re unsure which filter to use, your trusted HVAC technician can help. Clear Over and Around the Unit If you put a cover over or breathable fabric blanket around your outdoor unit during the winter, now is the time to remove it. Running the system with a cover in […]

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