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Is My Home Properly Insulated?

By Forquer
May 30, 2019 Category: Humidity, Insulation

Everyone knows the importance of good insulation in your home. New doors and windows with no drafts help keep warm air in during the winter and cool air in during the summer. They also help keep your energy bill down. However, there is such a thing as too much insulation, and it can cause some serious issues in your home. Most homes have the opposite problem when it comes toinsulation. More often than not, youre going to have spaces in between the windows and doors which allow air to move through causing a draft. This is called air infiltration. Drafts in Your Home Raise Your Energy Bill Air infiltration is the number one enemy of high energy bills because your heat or air conditioning is going right out the window, literally. So, the solution is to tighten up those cracks. Can My Home be Over Insulated? Yes! There is a point when your home is too tight. We see this situation happen mostly with newer homes. The houseis so insulated that it creates a humidity problem. There is

Controlling Humidity Levels in Your Home

By Forquer Heating
April 24, 2018 Category: Humidity

When you think about your air conditioner, you probably only think about it in terms of temperature control. Sure -- on a hot summers day in Akron, who isnt grateful for their air conditioner and the relief that it can provide? Many people, however, dont realize that an a/c has another, very important job: controlling the humidity of your home (and we all know how humid Akron can get). As air is sucked into the vents, moisture is removed from the air, bringing down your houses overall humidity level. This not only provides you with comfort and helps to keep your utility bills down, but it can also help keep you healthy. How does your homes humidity level affect your health? Well, there are a lot of unhealthy things that can exist inside your home. Mites, fungi, viruses, bacteria and other harmful substances can enter your home, and many of these substances can thrive if a home is too humid. This is why maintaining an optimal humidity level of between 30% and 60% in your home is a crucial

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