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Ask Dirk: Pollen and COVID and Smoke, Oh My!

Part 1 It’s that time of year In a nutshell Remove the source Fresh air (dilution) Humidity What’s next?   It’s that time of year We’ve had a particularly irritating pollen season and according to the Allergy & Asthma Network, we’re just getting started. Add in the approaching wildland fire season and concerns about the continued spread of COVID-19, now is a good time to talk about indoor air quality. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) document “Residential Air Cleaners, A [...]

May 18th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Ask Dirk: Are Bigger Systems Always Better?

If you’re in the market for a new heating or cooling system, you may be tempted to go big. Whether you are replacing or upgrading your existing system or building a new home, here are a few points to keep in mind to help you steer clear of avoidable HVAC problems. The size of your heating or cooling unit shouldn’t be determined by the cubic footage of your home or office alone. Many factors play a role in the amount [...]

April 16th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Ask Dirk: Should I Buy a Smart Thermostat?

Smart thermostats have been around a little more than a decade and you may be wondering if it is time to buy one. A smart thermostat takes outside information to help run your HVAC system more efficiently, and even provide additional protections to keep you and your home safe. Putting the Smart in Smart Thermostat to Help Save You Money Smart thermostats like Google’s Nest and Honeywell’s Home Thermostat learn and adapt to your schedule automatically to help save on [...]

February 22nd, 2021|Categories: HVAC System, Energy Savings|Tags: , , |

Ask Dirk: How Can I Prep My HVAC System for Winter?

7 Ways to Prep Your HVAC System for Winter If you haven’t already, you’ll probably be turning your thermostats to “heat” in the near future (for those of us who have a furnace instead of, say, a woodstove). While we recommend yearly maintenance and upkeep on your heating and air conditioning equipment, now is a good time to make sure that your furnace and home heating systems are in good working condition to keep you comfortable throughout the colder months. [...]

November 12th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

How to Stay Comfortable Staying at Home

I hardly need to mention that 2020 has been and continues to be a strange year for many reasons. It is now September and here in northern Nevada, many people seem to be staying inside more often. For some of us, work and school are now happening in living rooms and home offices. For all of us, we have been facing unhealthy levels of air quality for the better part of the month courtesy of wildfire smoke. If you are [...]

Donating Box Fans to Our Senior Community

Each year, KOLO 8 News puts on a summer box fan drive as part of their KOLO Cares initiative, where our local communities come together to provide box fans and give relief to seniors during the summer heat. This year, KOLO 8 partnered with the Washoe County Human Services Agency in Reno and the Carson City Senior Center in Carson City, where we call “home.” From June through August, KOLO 8 asks that their communities donate box fans, which are [...]

August 21st, 2020|Categories: Community|Tags: , , , |

Ask Dirk: Spring cleaning check list for your HVAC system

Well, you may be stuck at home for now and looking for a good home improvement project. What better time to get your HVAC system ready to rock and roll for summer than while you’ve got time on your hands. Believe it or not, prepping your HVAC system doesn’t just begin or end with your system. Dusting Dust mites and allergens gather in bedclothes, furniture and window coverings. Start by washing your window coverings and all bed linens. Machine wash [...]

April 10th, 2020|Categories: Air Conditioning|Tags: , , |

A note to our valued customers

As defined in the Nevada Health Response COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Initiative, home maintenance and repair services such as ours are considered essential services. The health and safety of our customers and our staff is our top priority during this stressful time. In keeping recent announcements from the CDC and state and local government officials, we have implemented new safety measures in response to COVID-19. We are maintaining safe social distancing practices, as well as providing a clean and healthy office [...]

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