3 Reasons To Use A Humidifier During Flu Season

November 20, 2020

With this year likely to be a serious flu season in Frederick, it’s important to take all the precautions you can to keep you and your family safe. Although eating a balanced diet is one of the most important steps you can take, there are other things you can do as well. A humidifier is can help you protect yourself from catching the flu, and it can also help soothe the symptoms if you do catch it. Here are a few reasons Weather Masters Corp. recommends using a humidifier all season long. 1. A Humidifier Protects Your Nasal Passages

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Understanding the Role of Humidifiers in Heating vs. Cooling

October 10, 2020

Humidifiers are a useful tool to help you heal dry skin or moisturize your nasal passages when you’re overcoming a cold. What you may not realize, though, is that humidifiers can also help increase the temperature of a space. You might wonder why humidifiers are present when heating is desired but not so much when you want to cool down. By understanding the nature of humidity and how it works in the air, you may be better prepared to keep your Frederick home comfortable. Why Does Humid Air Feel Hotter? If you’ve ever been to the

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Smart Thermostats: What Does Recovery Mode Mean?

September 20, 2020

Your smart thermostat is among the essential components of your cooling and heating system. It helps you in programming temperature settings in anticipation of future needs. With current models, you may even achieve this through Wi-Fi connectivity and digital apps. At some point, you may have noticed that your smart thermostat had gone into recovery mode. You may also have wondered what that meant. Let’s find out. What Is a Smart Thermostat? You’ve probably heard of both smart thermostats and programmable thermostats and speculated about the difference. There really is none; they’re interchangeable terms. A traditional

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HVAC and Airborne Viruses: Separating Fact from Fiction

August 8, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has many people considering ways to reduce the risk of transmission. Beyond social distancing, wearing masks, and washing hands, many people want to know if viruses can be circulated or prevented within a residential HVAC system. The case study that brought this to light related to a restaurant outside the United States where it is believed that transmission occurred due to the air conditioning system. Here are five facts to know about viruses and your HVAC system. 1. Proper Ventilation Is Key Ventilation throughout your house is important, not only for preventing you

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How to Connect your New Thermostat to your AC

July 14, 2020

The thermostat in your home provides control over air conditioning, heating and ventilation and perhaps even more. Thermostats have evolved at a fast pace over the last couple of decades. Smart thermostats are more accessible and affordable than ever, and organizations like the EPA recommend them as a way of minimizing your energy usage and costs, so you ventured to your local home improvement store and picked out a model you like. Now, you’ve returned home and are left with the prospect of trying to figure out how to connect it. Generally, the process is rather simple, but this guide

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How To Clean Air Conditioner Coils

June 5, 2020

Even though it may seem simple to pump cool air into your home on a hot day, the fact is that your air conditioner is actually a complex machine. As with any complex machine, your air conditioner is made up of many different components that must work correctly to provide the cool air you crave in Frederick. One of the most important components in your air conditioner is the evaporator coil. If this component malfunctions, you’ll be left with warm and humid air. The most common problem that we at Weather Masters Corp. in Fredrick see is simply dirty

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What Does An AC Compressor Do?

May 10, 2020

A compressor is one of the most important parts of an air conditioning system, but the average person does not know much about what a compressor actually does. Educating yourself on this helpful AC component will make it easier for you to manage your cooling system and keep your indoor temperatures comfortable. What Is an Air Compressor? A compressor is the part of the air conditioner that is responsible for cooling your air, so it is one of the most important pieces in the whole system. A compressor is essentially a large pump that moves refrigerant

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Carbon Monoxide’s Impact on Indoor Air Quality

April 15, 2020

Carbon monoxide (CO), is a toxic gas that is colorless and odorless. You can’t see it, taste it, or smell its toxic fumes, but it can kill you before you are even aware of its presence. Exposure to carbon monoxide can affect people differently based on age, overall health, and the concentration and length of exposure. Where Does Carbon Monoxide Come From? When people think of the negative effects of air pollution, they usually think of outdoor pollution. However, indoor air quality will also impact your health. The following are some potential indoor sources of carbon

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