5 Reasons Heat Pump Aux Heat Keeps Coming On

The main advantage of heat pumps over other HVAC systems is their high efficiency. Unlike air conditioners which are usually paired up with furnaces for heating the house throughout winter, heat pumps can comfortably extract heat from the outside air thereby keeping your utility bills low. In some instances, a heat pump cannot extract the … Read more

One Room Hotter than the Rest? Why & What to Do

In forced air heating and cooling, air is cooled or heated in a single location and then distributed to the rest of the house using ductwork and vents. While this system has been used for decades, it is less than perfect. One of the issues with forced heating and cooling is a situation where one … Read more

Upstairs Hot But Downstairs Cold? Why & How to Fix It

Most homes in North America use a HVAC system known as forced heating and cooling. That system uses air ducts and vents to distribute air (heated or cooled) which has been heated in a single location throughout the house. Forced air heating/cooling is not perfect though. The reason for that is because hot air will … Read more

How to Use a Window AC Without a Window

Can You Use a Window AC without a Window? A window air conditioner as its name applies is installed on a window and is actually designed to be installed in windows. Sometimes that is not always possible because some rooms have no window or the window in the room cannot accommodate the AC. So, can … Read more

How to Use a Portable AC Without an Exhaust Hose

Portable air conditioners are a favorite for most people looking to cool a single room thanks to the low cost, small size and importantly ability to be moved from one room to another. They are also easy to install compared to other types of air conditioners. One inconvenience of portable air conditioners is that they … Read more

How Essential Oil Diffusers Work and their Benefits

Essential oils like lavender, peppermint, bergamot, eucalyptus and rosemary have been used for ages for their calming effect, relieving stress, improving sleep and cognitive functions among other benefits. The only thing that has changed over time is how essential oils are released in the air. You see, essential oils have a delicate chemical structure which … Read more

Is a Whole-House Humidifier a Good Idea? Pros & Cons

A humidifier is an appliance that is used to release moisture in the air, thereby increasing the relative humidity of the house/room. Humidifiers are used to prevent or minimize the effects of dry air. There are room humidifiers and whole-house/central humidifiers. Room humidifiers are small in size and are used to humidify the room they … Read more

What Should a Dehumidifier Be Set At? Winter & Summer

What is a Good Percentage to Set a Dehumidifier? A dehumidifier is the best appliance for reducing the relative humidity in the house. Maintaining good humidity levels in the house is key to your health, comfort and also preventing the house from damage. So, what is the best dehumidifier setting to ensure that you get … Read more

Humidifier vs Air Purifier: Which is Better?

Maintaining good quality indoor air is not easy. You need to make sure that temperature is right, humidity is ideal and that the air is clean. That often means buying different devices/appliances to make you indoors comfortable. Two appliances that you are most likely to buy apart from having an HVAC system are air purifier … Read more

How Humidifiers Cause Mold and How to Prevent It

Humidifiers work by releasing moisture in the air which increases the relative humidity of the indoor air. They are especially helpful during winter when the air is dry and has bad effects on your health and house. Too much moisture in the house can however be a problem. One of the main negative effects of … Read more