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Your thermostat is the central hub for your indoor comfort, telling your heating & air conditioning system what to do and when to do it. If you’re leaving your thermostat on one temperature 24/7 during the summer or winter months, you’re also leaving a lot of energy savings on the table and missing out on […]

If you’re trying to think of a great gift idea for your family or the “Techie” in your life, a new smart thermostat has many more useful features than traditional thermostats. Plus, they can save you significant money on your energy bills when programmed properly, which is easier than ever to do. However, before you […]

Ever find yourself in a home improvement store facing rows of HVAC filters and confused by all the options? Are you tempted to splurge on some of the fancy, thick, pleated filters that cost a pretty penny and make all sorts of health-related promises? It can be overwhelming when trying to make the best decision for your […]

Every house has its unique quirks, and sometimes you need the help of an expert to solve those lingering issues. Are you tired of experiencing problems like these? Cold drafts coming into your home Dry air Rooms that are too hot or too cold Excessive moisture or condensation Static electricity Nosebleeds Expensive energy bills If […]

When it’s muggy outside, it’s muggy inside. And excess humidity can make you miserable. Plus, daily activities such as cooking, cleaning and showering can add as much as 25 pounds of moisture to your home. You can literally see, feel and smell it: Indoor condensation appears on windows, mirrors and cold drinks Your house becomes a […]

Due to the spread of Coronavirus and respiratory infections, there is an increased conversation surrounding the topics of health and safety, especially indoor air quality and the promotion of Healthy Air. Many of us are looking for ways to minimize our risk. Particulate Size of the Coronavirus According to the United States National Library of Medicine […]

This time of year, the yellow clouds of pollen are beginning to blanket everything in sight while also driving your sinuses crazy. Customers ask me all the time, “Is there anything I can to help prevent pollen from being a problem?!” Try these tips to reduce your exposure and lessen the effects of pollen. 1: […]

I have friends and colleagues ask me this question about thermostats all the time: “Which one should I buy? Should I get a Nest?” While the Nest has done a remarkable job with their marketing, showcasing a sleek and modern product that’s simple to operate with smart phone apps, I’ve found it rarely delivers in […]

As a product of technical school myself, a proud supporter of Gwinnett Tech and Chairman of their Board of Trustees, I often get asked about how students can take their technical education and turn it into a career. Gwinnett Tech serves more than 21,000 individuals each year in over 140 degree and certificate programs, adult […]

When I graduated from technical school in Iowa in 1985, a college classmate lined me up with a job opportunity in Stone Mountain. Fresh out of school and just getting started in my career, I had always been inspired by the independent and entrepreneurial farmers from my community and knew one day I would own […]

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