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Humidifiers Make a Good Addition to Your Home this Winter

Monday, February 19th, 2018

humidifier-relative-humidityWe live in one of the coldest parts of the country, and freezing temperatures are pretty much par for the course in February. We rightfully focus on keeping our homes warm with heaters and furnaces in the winter. But temperature is not the only factor that goes into household comfort. You also have to deal with humidity levels, which can get pretty low in the winter and cause all kinds of problems as a result. A whole-house humidifier might be the best solution to a problem that’s going to bedevil you whenever temperatures start to drop.

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Are Your Ducts Leaking?

Monday, August 21st, 2017


Central heating and air conditioning systems depend upon a system of ducts to do their jobs. The central units cool the air in the summer, then blow it through the ducts to the various rooms in your home. The ducts are usually located behind the walls, in our attic, and other out-of-the-way locations which allow them to do their jobs without getting in the way of your household. But that can make it difficult to spot when leaks or other issues crop up. The good news is that air conditioning technicians can address the problem of leaking ducts quickly and efficiently. But before they can do that, you need to be able to spot the signs that something is wrong.

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Dehumidifiers Keep Your Home Comfortable

Monday, July 24th, 2017

dehumidifiers-comfortable-homeNew England summers are beastly, and they seem to get worse every year. This summer is no exception and homeowners in the Boston area are well-justified in focusing on their air conditioners to keep their space cool and comfortable. But temperature isn’t the only factor in a comfortable home. Humidity plays a huge part as well, and while air conditioners can crudely address the issue of muggy air, there are better ways to solve the problem. A whole-house dehumidifier can address the problem properly and help maintain comfort levels, as well as providing a number of other advantages in the process.

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Filters: Your Air Conditioner’s Best Friend

Monday, May 29th, 2017

air-conditioning-filtersAir conditioning season is headed our way, with temperatures climbing higher every day. Soon enough, we’ll have constant need of our air conditioning systems, and with that comes a few specific maintenance tips. The air contains dust, dirt and other contaminants which can built up in your home and in the air conditioning system itself. Filters are the best way to fight that, and all air conditioners come with a simple screen filter to assist in that endeavor. You can usually upgrade this filter with a more effective one, as well as installing an electronic filter in your system to do the job comprehensively. We’ve provided a quick guide to both options below.

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How to Improve AC Efficiency

Monday, April 3rd, 2017


With the coming of spring to New England, air conditioners will be seeing a lot more use. And by the time summer hits, your home is likely to need reliable air conditioning each and every day. We’re used to paying higher monthly bills for our air conditioning use in the summer, but take care that those higher bills aren’t hiding any unnecessary costs. The best way to cut down on those bills is to improve the efficiency of your air conditioner, which you can accomplish in a number of ways. We’ve listed a few of the more popular options below.

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Stop Winter Colds with a UV Air Purifier

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Indoor_Air_Quality_Filters_Duct_Cleaning_894326_54591782-meWinters in New England are as harsh as they come, and everyone knows that colds and flu bugs run rampant during the cold months. Ironically, the spread of germs has little to do with the cold itself, but rather stems from other factors associated with winter weather.

The good news is that you can help stop the spread of winter colds in your home with the timely installation of a UV air purifier. Here’s a quick breakdown on how it all works.

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The Benefits of Changing Your Filters

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Every heating and air conditioning system comes with a set of filters, designed to strain out dust and dirt in your system. Professional technicians in the Wakefield, MA area can change your filters as part of a regular servicing session, but the fact remains that you should actually change them much more often: every 1-3 months on average, depending upon how often you run your system.

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3 Installations That Help with Asthma

Monday, January 11th, 2016

If you or a member of your family suffers from asthma or a similar condition, you know just how scary it can be. Asthma strikes at your ability to take in air, and an attack can make you feel like you’re suffocating. Nothing beats quality medical care and reliable medication, but you can take some big steps to alleviate things with the judicious installation of an indoor air quality product in your home. A trained technician can assess your needs and recommend a system to help your Boston, MA household breathe a little easier (literally).

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3 Ways to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Winter has arrived, and here in Boston, MA that means we’re all very concerned about keeping our homes warm. But don’t ignore other aspects of indoor air quality that can affect your household comfort level. Cold weather means you tend to keep your homes buttoned up to retain the heat. This can lead to stale, stagnant air, which in turn can create a whole lot of other problems. Every home is unique, and as such the products you need on this front should match your particular circumstances. But here are 3 ways to improve your air quality that you should discuss with your HVAC professional before deciding which one to install.

1.     Humidifiers

When temperatures drop, the moisture tends to get pulled out of the air, resulting in dry skin, increased instances of illness and static electricity building up in your home. The solution is a whole-house humidifier, which can elevate the moisture levels in your home and keep your comfort where it should be.

2.     UV Air Purifiers

UV stands for “ultra-violet,” the light wavelength that is beyond our ability to see, but which can be devastating to germs and bacteria. A UV air purifier is installed in the duct system of your home, forcing air through the light as it circulates. As the system runs, your air is scrubbed clean of germs, leading to a cleaner household atmosphere overall.

3.     Energy Recovery Ventilators

Energy recovery ventilators are placed in your attic, and swap the stale air in your home with fresh air outside without changing the temperature. This is an excellent way to refresh your air on cold days when you need to keep your doors and windows closed, and it also helps your heating and air conditioning system work much more efficiently.

For more on these and other indoor air quality products, call the pros at Cooling Unlimited today!

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Thursday, September 24th, 2015

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