July 14, 2020

Should I Leave the AC on During the Day When I’m Out?

More air conditioning is generally a good thing here in sunny California. There’s nothing quite like having a comfy living room powered by a strong AC unit. However, there are often questions of whether your AC should be on at all times. Let’s take a very close look at the pros and cons of leaving the AC on during the day when you’re out. The Pros There are a couple of advantages of leaving the AC on. When you return home, you won’t have to do a single thing. The AC will already be configured just how you like it. You can simply drop your bags and plop down on the couch. In addition, the house will already be cooled to the delight of you and your family. Depending on the model of the unit, it can take anywhere from five to 30 minutes to fully cool down your home. When the AC has been running on your drive home, you won’t have to wait a second for things to cool down. The Cons Next, we need to examine the cons of this habit. Leaving the AC on all day incurs a huge cost to your electricity bill. Your AC...

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April 9, 2019

How to Keep Air Pollutants Out of Your Home

The air in your Modesto house is probably not as clean as it seems. Everyone has had the experience of sunlight shining through a window and exposing the dust particles in the air. Some pollutants are even less obvious. Volatile organic chemicals, or VOCs, are produced by cleaning products, cooking oils and beauty products. They are also released into the air as the plastics in your house slowly degrade. In this article, we discuss seven steps you can take to keep air pollutants from taking over your residence. 1. Keep It Outside Many irritants such as dust, pollen, and dirt are brought inside as people enter your home. Encourage visitors to take off their shoes and leave them in the entryway. Have a mat to keep them on, and ask that your family members and guests abide by the same rule. 2. Clean Often It is also helpful to do the regular chores of sweeping and vacuuming to pick up these substances before they spread around. You might invest in a vacuuming robot that will do the job more frequently. Dusting regularly helps as well, as does sweeping wooden floors. Even keeping your pets clean will help by reducing dander...

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