Seven Things to Consider When Selecting a Whole House Dehumidifier

Previously, we discussed whole-house vs. portable dehumidifiers and recommended whole-house dehumidifiers as an affordable option because they do a better job of extracting excess moisture and removing humidity from your home. So how do you choose the right dehumidifier? Here are seven points to keep in mind as you shop for your new whole-house dehumidifier. […]

Types of Dehumidifiers

In the hot summer months, humidity can build up rapidly in your home.  This not only can make you uncomfortable and sticky, but can also cause mold and mildew to grow.  Additionally, that humidity damages wood floors, musical instruments, etc. While central air conditioning units can help dehumidify your home, sometimes a little extra help […]

The Benefits of Changing Your Furnace Filter

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All HVAC systems have air filters, which need to be replaced regularly. Unfortunately, far too many homeowners often neglect this simple DIY task that can lead to poor indoor air quality and increased wear and tear on your heating and cooling system. In our most recent blog, the home comfort professionals at Ravinia Plumbing, Sewer, […]

Media Air Cleaners and Filters

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While air filters installed in your furnace do a great job keeping the HVAC system and ductwork clean, they don’t stop harmful particulates from entering your home. That is why many homeowners today are opting for an additional level of protection and installing media air cleaners for improved indoor air quality. Media air cleaners are […]

What Are the Different Types of Air Purifiers?

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The air inside a home has two to five times more pollutants than outside air. Given that Americans spend as much as 90% of their time indoors, it’s little wonder that people are investing in whole house air purifiers to remove pathogens, odors and respiratory droplets that can spread viruses into your home’s air. Types […]

New Year’s Resolutions for Your HVAC System

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This past year, have you been naughty or nice to your HVAC system? Either way, resolve to be nice to it in 2023. Here are a dozen ideas. Change your air filter. Clean air filters are essential to having your furnace and air conditioning system run efficiently. Change one-inch filters monthly, and thicker ones at […]

The Benefits of Using Wi-Fi (Smart) Thermostats

Wi-Fi, or “smart” thermostats have many benefits over non-programmable thermostats as well as “programmable” thermostats that do not connect to the Internet. Like non-Wi-Fi programmable thermostats, they reduce your energy costs by allowing you to vary your temperature settings for various times of the day and/or days of the week. For example, in the winter […]

What Are the Different Types of Portable Humidifiers?

Recently we wrote about the benefits of whole house humidifiers. They make sense if your entire home is dry for several months of the year. They are easy to operate. Since they draw water from your plumbing system, there is no need to fill them with water. They are also quiet, cost only pennies a […]

Improving Indoor Air Quality in the Winter

With winter here, you are undoubtedly spending more time indoors to stay warm. And you’ve probably done a good job insulating your home and sealing windows and doors.  That keeps your home warmer and lowers your heating bills. But that also limits the amount of fresh air circulating in your home. Moreover, that air will […]

10 Reasons You Should Install a Humidifier

“It’s not the heat; it’s the humidity” is what people say when they complain about uncomfortable heat in the summer. But when the weather turns cold, an appropriate level of humidity in the home is a good thing because it can improve your health and your comfort.  In other words: “It’s not just the cold; […]

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