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  • Indian Summer

    Posted on October 7th, 2011 by Blue Frost

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  • Download your Comfort App Today

    Posted on September 9th, 2011 by Blue Frost

    In many parts of the USA the high heat has subsided and folks are enjoying the deep sleep that comes from open windows and fresh air. The other nine months of the year, or more for some families, we are sealed up tight to keep our energy bills down. While windows are closed VOCs and […]

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  • Sweaty Windows in the Summer?

    Posted on July 19th, 2011 by Blue Frost

    Katie wrote and asked if it was normal to have condensation on the outside of her windows this time of year. She also reported having to drink more water. Sometimes things happen for a reason, so I recommended a full indoor air Quality test to check for CO 2 and for Carbon Monoxide. Here is […]

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  • Modern Spring Cleaning Tips

    Posted on April 12th, 2011 by Blue Frost

    I remember stories of Spring Cleaning at my Grandmothers’ house; keep in mind, told by Mom, Aunts, and Uncles responsible for most of the labor. All the closets were emptied, every piece of clothing taken outside and beaten free of dust. Next went the furniture out into the yard, rugs and curtains too. The walls, […]

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  • Think Before You Act

    Posted on April 9th, 2010 by Blue Frost

    Those of you that have had me to your home know what a fan I am of poking fun at Married folks, because I am in that club myself. When doing a cooling load calculation I am sure to account for the heat generated by humans; putting one person in each bedroom, two in the […]

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  • Drywall or drop ceiling?

    Posted on October 16th, 2009 by Blue Frost

    The downturn ed housing market has many folks staying right where they are for at least another two years. Many are turning to the basement as a source of new living space, adding game rooms, home offices, even bedrooms. The big dilemma is always whether or not to drywall the ceiling. Murphy’s Law says once […]

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  • Does duct leakage cause high Radon levels?

    Posted on August 22nd, 2009 by Blue Frost

    Warning- DO try this at home! One of the tests I perform when designing a new system is to use a piece of paper off of the printer, with the furnace fan in the on position, to measure how tight the return air side of the system is. Of course, all of the inlet/ return […]

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  • Fix Leaking Air Ducts

    Posted on August 12th, 2009 by Blue Frost

    Duct SealingEver wonder why in the summer time the second floor is several degrees warmer than the first floor? Or why the basement is so cold when the A/C is on? The US Dept. of Energy, Energy Star, and he EPA will be happy to answer those questions for you. Check their websites and read […]

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  • Air Conditioner and Furnace installation tips

    Posted on June 16th, 2009 by Blue Frost

    Many homeowners are faced with the need to replace their home’s comfort system rather unexpectedly. The amount of information to decipher and the confusion associated with differentiating the appliance form the installation methods/ materials can give a homeowner a headache. If there are two people I would pay good money to travel back in time […]

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  • Air Purifier takes on flu, VOC gases, and mold.

    Posted on May 7th, 2009 by Blue Frost

    Tom- Q: Curious….Does this do anything for mold? Is it a powered unit? Does it have a replaceable filter and if so, what is the cost? D. Hello D, Thank you for your inquiry. Our duct mounted air purifiers have been quite the hot topic with the recent flu concerns. This unit/ manufacturer makes no […]

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