As we enter the holiday season, we are all thinking about what kind of Christmas gifts to give to our friends and family. If you have homeowners on your gift-giving list, there are a number of great gift ideas for which recipients will be grateful.
As we discussed last month, allergy sufferers often experience the aggravation of sniffles, sneezing, itchy eyes, and runny noses throughout the autumn months as well as spring. However, there are steps homeowners can take to ease aggravating seasonal allergies. In a previous post, we discussed the first five of eleven HVAC tips for reducing fall allergies:
As temperatures have started to dip near freezing, and even below 32 degrees in the higher elevations, Asheville area residents are turning their heaters on for the first time in since winter. However, for some homeowners, their heaters are not producing they heat they would expect from their systems.
Sneezing? Itchy eyes? Scratchy throat? Are these spring allergy symptoms plaguing you this fall? Many Asheville residents are suffering from the same allergies in October that they were experiencing back in April. In fact, for some, pollinating plants, dust, and mold induce severe allergies even more irritating than what some experience in spring.
It finally feels like Fall in Asheville, NC. The leaves are beginning to show their colors and visitors are flocking to the Blue Ridge Parkway. As the seasons change and the weather turns cooler, it is important to make sure you are taking steps to ensure your HVAC system is well-maintained. In this article, we will discuss five HVAC tips for Autumn in Asheville.
Tropical Storm Harvey is on track to make landfall near Corpus Christi, TX, possibly as a category one or two hurricane. Though this storm is not likely to impact the Asheville area directly, it is a reminder that we are nearing the peak of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season. In our previous article, we discussed five things you need to know about the potential impact of tropical storms and hurricanes in our area:
As summer draws to an end, we are entering the peak of Atlantic Hurricane Season. Spanning June to November, the most active time for east coast storms is September through October, when ocean temperatures are the warmest. Even in the Asheville area, tropical weather can cause quite a bit of damage and create headaches for homeowners.
We have had a break from the oppressive heat this week, but hit-and-miss summer storms have been frequent. We will continue to experience humidity and surprise storms throughout the remainder of summer. In our previous post, we discussed four tips for keeping your home and family safe during severe weather:
After a relatively cool and rainy start to summer, the heat and humidity have been intense here in Asheville throughout July. With excess moisture and temperatures in the 90's, sudden thunderstorms can develop and catch homeowners off-guard. These storms can contain numerous hazards including:
- Frequent cloud-to-ground lightning
- Heavy winds
- Torrential rainfall and flash flooding
- Large hail
Proper preparation is the key to protecting your home and keeping your family from the dangers of summer thunderstorms. In this article and the next, we will discuss ten tips for preparing your home and family for storms:
We have been blessed with a relatively cool summer in 2017; nevertheless, air conditioning systems are still getting a work-out. In this series, we have been discussing ways in which you can improve your home’s energy efficiency and reduce your energy bills. In our first two articles, we detailed the first eight of twelve steps: