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The Importance of HVAC Filter Changes

Changing furnace and return air filters is critical to the proper performance of your HVAC system, not to mention your home’s air quality. Air filters are an often under-appreciated part of a central HVAC system. They don’t just filter out bits of pollen and dust that would otherwise circulate through the home and lower indoors air quality. They also provide a first […]

Overheated Clothes Dryers Can Cause Fires

CPSC Document # 5022  Updated June 2003  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that in 1998, clothes dryers were associated with 15,600 fires, which resulted in 20 deaths and 370 injuries. Fires can occur when lint builds up in the dryer or in the exhaust duct. Lint can block the flow of air, cause […]

Carbon Monoxide Fact Sheet

Consumer Protection Safety Commission Document #4466   What is carbon monoxide (CO) and how is it produced in the home?  CO is a colorless, odorless, toxic gas. It is produced by the incomplete combustion of solid, liquid and gaseous fuels. Appliances fueled with gas, oil, kerosene, or wood may produce CO. If such appliances are […]