Environment Masters, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Flowood’

Maintaining Great Indoor Air Quality

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

UV-liightIf you think that the air in your home is of a higher quality than the air outside by default, it isn’t. We all know that there is some pollution in the air outside, but few homeowners understand that the air quality indoors is often lower than that outside. Fewer realize that this is often the case by a significant margin! Remember, modern homes tend to be sealed up very tightly. That’s great for energy efficiency, but not so much for indoor air quality.

Fortunately for you, the IAQ professionals on our team are never more than a phone call away. Environment Masters, Inc. is here to find the right air filtration and/or purification systems for your needs. Don’t count on the standard air filter in your whole-house heating or air conditioning system to do the job. Those filters are of relatively low-efficiency ratings and are really there to protect the HVAC system itself, not the air quality throughout the home. 

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How to Keep Your Air Conditioner Efficiency High

Monday, July 30th, 2018

AC-CashYou’re going to be using your air conditioner quite a bit over the next few months, if you aren’t already. All that added usage increases the strain on the system, making it more likely for problems to develop. It also means you’re going to be paying a lot more in terms of energy costs from month to month, unless you take certain steps to increase your air conditioner efficiency. Follow our steps below to make sure that your air conditioner is as healthy and efficient as possible this summer.

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Common Plumbing Problems and Their Symptoms

Monday, July 16th, 2018

kitchen-plumbingPlumbing problems are numerous and obnoxious, as you probably already know if you’ve been a homeowner long enough. Some are rarer than others, of course, and you likely won’t ever have to deal with a few of them. However, there are some that you will very likely have to cope with more than once throughout your life. These also happen to be among the more damaging plumbing issues, depending on how quickly they are found and repaired. Have a look at the following common plumbing problems and their symptoms, so that you can call for repairs as soon as you notice one in your own home.

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Why Your Air Conditioner Is Making Weird Noises

Monday, June 18th, 2018

AC-repairSummer is the time of year when air conditioners are most likely to develop problems of various kinds. Hopefully, you’ve already made sure that your air conditioner is as healthy as possible by scheduling preventive maintenance within the last couple months. Even if you have, however, you still need to keep an eye out for signs that your air conditioner is beginning to buckle under the pressure of keeping the home cool on a daily basis. The faster you can determine if there is a problem, the faster you can have it dealt with. One of the first signs that homeowners often notice when their air conditioner is malfunctioning is the presence of strange noises.

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Do You Know if You Have Hard Water in Your Home? Find Out!

Monday, March 26th, 2018

drain-pipesThere are a lot of different issues that can afflict a home’s plumbing system. One of the most common, and the most damaging, is lime scale. Lime scale is the result of hard water, a common condition that affects homes across the country. If you have a hard water problem in your home, it’s a good idea to take steps to deal with it as quickly as possible. You don’t want to have to deal with lime scale in your pipes if at all possible. Have a look below at some of the ways you can tell if you have a hard water problem in your home.

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Watch Out for These Plumbing Problems

Monday, February 12th, 2018

burst-pipeThere are a lot of different plumbing problems that can afflict your system, and none of them should be taken lightly. Some are more dangerous than others in terms of the kinds of damage they can cause, but practically all of them will get progressively worse if they aren’t dealt with in time. That’s why you need to be familiar with the signs that your plumbing system is malfunctioning, so that you can have it repaired as soon as possible. Read on for some common plumbing problems and their warning signs.

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If You Are Using an Air Conditioner With Freon, Read This!

Monday, January 15th, 2018

Freon has been slowly disappearing as a refrigerant in air conditioners over the last couple of decades. Where before it used to be nearly ubiquitous, it now is used in a small fraction of refrigerant-based air conditioners. Now, the EPA has mandated that all Freon R-22 be phased out by 2020. If you are currently using an air conditioner that makes use of Freon R-22, you should replace your system sooner rather than later. If you have any questions about how the Freon phase out affects you, contact us today and we’ll help you out!

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