Indoor air quality (IAQ) plays a crucial role in maintaining a healthy and comfortable living or working environment. Poor IAQ can lead to a range of health issues and discomfort. In the pursuit of optimal IAQ, FAMCO has introduced several technological advancements, and one standout innovation is the use of motorized dampers. These devices contribute […]
Outside vents are a commonly overlooked part of homeownership, but without proper oversight and maintenance, a malfunction on their part can have deadly ramifications, from mold/mildew propagation up to and including carbon monoxide poisoning. With winter coming up, outside vents can easily become plugged with snow and quickly freeze, becoming blocked. Not only will this
Basements, by default, are underground and therefore prone to moisture. A home’s foundation is poured concrete, which is porous and can crack over time. As the ground surrounding the basement becomes saturated with water, it can lead to the walls feeling wet to the touch and the air in the basement feeling dank and moist.
With spring coming in like a lion, this is the perfect time to check your home’s AC condenser unit to ensure that it is nominal and ready to keep your home cool during the dog days of summer. The reason covering up your AC condenser unit in the fall is such a good idea is
Hot water is an oft-overlooked luxury that is taken for granted, at least until it’s not available, so knowing how to maintain your hot water heater before disaster strikes is an excellent idea. But to be fair, hot water heater maintenance is not an activity that typically finds its way onto most homeowner DIY maintenance
Much like any other investment, it behooves the investor to know who is working on their investment, and this includes HVAC technicians working on one’s home. When you are tying your financial livelihood to your home, having it go up in literal flames over a financial scam or shoddy workmanship is not something you need
Knowing which HVAC filter is right for not only your system, but also your lifestyle and needs, can extend both the life of your HVAC system and greatly improve the health of your indoor environment. The materials that comprise these filters and how they are constructed each plays a role in how effective they are
With warmer weather fast approaching, it’s time to start getting your home and lawn ready for the new year as well. Snow and ice can cause damage to structures, gutters, and landscaping, so it’s important to survey the entire property to ensure that: The sprinkler system is still off and there are no broken heads.
When looking up “home improvement,” the results you get are likely going to be mixed with a popular 90’s family sitcom, and that’s not even mentioning all of the subgenres that can fall under “home improvement” to boot. While some users may be interested in learning more about the tools of the trade, others may
If the “big storm” of the year has not hit yet for you but it’s on its way, there still may be time to get these last few home improvement projects out of the way before it hits. Winter can cause absolute havoc on certain structures, especially as they age, so when it comes to