Give Your Family the Gift of Better Indoor Air Quality

December 5, 2022

For most homeowners, a healthy home environment is essential. Having a home heating and cooling system that operates properly is one of the primary ways homeowners can keep their homes comfortable and safe, but some homes need a little help regarding indoor air quality or IAQ. This can be especially true during the winter months… Continue Reading

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Dehumidification 101: Learn How to Keep Humidity at Bay in Your Home

August 2, 2021

During the summer months, people may notice that their homes feel damp or “muggy.” While on occasion this can be a fleeting concern, sometimes, people have ongoing problems with too much moisture in their homes. While at best overly humid air in the home can cause its residents some discomfort, unfortunately, there is a whole… Continue Reading

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How Whole-House Humidification Can Keep You More Comfortable

January 5, 2021

Winter weather means that homeowners are running their heating equipment a lot more frequently. In homes that have forced air heating systems, the indoor air very often becomes drier. While in the summer, we want less humidity in our homes, in the winter months it’s better to have humidified air. Humid air makes people feel… Continue Reading

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Five Reasons You Should Take Advantage of Shamrock Savings

February 21, 2020

As you know, the arrival of March also means Shamrock Savings at T.F. O’Brien. We make our best offer of the year on quality heating and cooling equipment, helping you save money and get into a better, more efficient system. Of course, the savings are one of the main benefits of our Shamrock sales event,… Continue Reading

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Look For These Features When Choosing Dehumidification Systems

June 1, 2011

Summer in New York can become quite hot and humid and cause the air in your home to feel clammy. This is uncomfortable for you and potentially damaging to your home, as it invites mold. You will know that the humidity level is too high in your home if your windows are fogged, the walls… Continue Reading

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Long Island Residents: Get More Comfort With Dehumidifiers

May 11, 2011

Given the lay of our land, it is not surprising that excess moisture is a common problem in Long Island homes. High humidity — especially in July and August — can make your home uncomfortable, leading to mold, the proliferation of dust mites, and an increase in allergens. Have you noticed:

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Humidifier Cleaning and Maintenance Tips

March 3, 2011

A whole-house humidifier can make dry, indoor heat feel so much more comfortable. The humidity level in a home also helps keep the thermostat set a degree or two lower which helps on energy costs. Although the humidifier demands relatively little attention, there are a few things that the homeowner should occasionally check to make… Continue Reading

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Use and Care of Home Humidifiers

December 30, 2010

Introduction Humidifiers are commonly used in homes to relieve the physical discomforts of dry nose, throat, lips, and skin. The moisture they add to dry air also helps alleviate common nuisances brought on by winter heating, such as static electricity, peeling wallpaper, and cracks in paint and furniture. However, excess moisture can encourage the growth… Continue Reading

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Benefits of a Whole-House Humidifier

December 29, 2010

We all know that dry air can be uncomfortable. Your skin gets dry and itchy, your lips get chapped, static electricity makes your clothes and hair do funny things; and even breathing doesn’t always feel great. But did you know that low humidity levels can also have several other negative effects?

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Preventing Sinusitis

December 14, 2010

You’re coughing and sneezing and tired and achy. You think that you might be getting a cold. Later, when the medicines you’ve been taking to relieve the symptoms of the common cold are not working and you’ve now got a terrible headache, you finally drag yourself to the doctor. After listening to your history of… Continue Reading

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