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Improve Air Quality
Do you go to the movies  when it gets hot outside? If excess heat or humidity are making you uncomfortable, don’t wait: whether you use natural gas or electricity, you can cool your entire home or save energy by cooling particular rooms as needed. Likewise, if you find that winter dryness is affecting your health consider improving your air quality by adding a humidifier.

Prevent Health Hazards
High humidity levels are uncomfortable, but excess moisture can also cause an unhealthy environment in your home. Dust mites, molds, bacteria and other organisms that can cause respiratory problems thrive in moisture-ridden, high humidity areas. Some signs that excess moisture is present include condensation on windows, peeling wallpaper and damp patches on walls and ceilings. Using an air conditioner or dehumidifier decreases the humidity in your home and helps decrease the occurrence of moisture-loving predators - making your home healthier and more comfortable.

Enjoy Every Season
Whether it’s the hot summer days or dry winters that affect you most, you can modify your household climate with the right appliances. Boost the efficiency of your HVAC systems as well as your air conditioners, dehumidifiers, or humidifiers by using a seasonal checklist to watch for issues that crop up in the summer or winter.

For Best Results
Choose an appliance that suits your needs. You can save energy by installing an air conditioner or dehumidifier with the correct capacity for the room you wish to cool and dehumidify. For more information about appliance efficiency and capacity, take a look at the
NY Energy Smart Web site.


did you know? 

The EPA says that indoor air quality is one of the top five environmental risks of our time.  For more information regarding indoor air quality from the EPA, try these links: