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Signs of Mold

Posted November 1, 2017
Posted November 1, 2017 Every homeowner wants to create a safe environment for their family. The thought of mold is something no family wants to ever encounter. Although most are aware of the risks, mold is not always noticeable and can be within your ventilation system making it hard to locate. Here are some clues to help you know if mold may be lurking in some unknown place in your house. Odor One of the most common ways mold can be discovered is through smell. If …
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Whole House Humidifier vs. Portable Humidifier

Posted September 6, 2017
Posted September 6, 2017 With winter around the corner, the Midwest air is starting to dry up. Especially, if you’re someone who suffers from seasonal allergies, the humidity of the air in your home can affect your breathing drastically. Fortunately, humidifiers are able to help you control the moisture inside of your home. Choosing between a whole house humidifier or a personal room humidifier can be complicated, so here are some pros and cons to help you make the …
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Proper HVAC Care and Your Allergies

Posted July 1, 2017
Posted July 1, 2017 With pollen polluting the air in the Midwest, it’s common to hear those around you complain about their allergy symptoms. However, did you know that your symptoms could be stemming from more than just the outdoors? Your heating and air conditioning filters could be playing a big role in how your allergies are making you feel.  Since we spend so much time indoors, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to know that dirty filters can make your allergies symptoms worse. Indoor …
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What Goes into an AC Cleaning?

Posted May 2, 2017
Posted May 2, 2017 The hot and humid Midwest summers are almost upon us and now is the best time to prepare your air conditioner for the hard work ahead this season. Frequent air conditioner cleanings are essential to keep your unit running properly and functioning at optimum capacity. But what exactly happens during these annual cleaning services?Step 1: Clean or Replace FiltersYour trusted Mr. Duct professional will first clean or replace your air conditioner filters to ensure that …
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Air Duct Cleaning by Trained Professionals

Posted April 3, 2017
Posted April 3, 2017 While this winter hasn’t been a typical Chicago winter, most of us have been cooped up in our homes for a few several months. The air quality in your home is suffering due to dirty vents. If allergy symptoms seem to be getting worse, the dust that is building up in your air ducts is likely the cause. Mr. Duct are the local professionals to handle a job like this. Our team consists of professionally trained HVAC …
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Get your home ready for spring!

Posted March 2, 2017
Posted March 2, 2017 While this Chicago winter wasn’t as brutal as it could have been, us Chicagoans are ready for spring. Opening windows to let the breeze into our homes, gardening in the backyard, or enjoying a campfire night with friends are all activities that are in our near future. While all of this sounds great, your home may not be prepared to handle the next couple months of activities. This year, prepare for warmer weather and sunny …
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How to prevent asthma attacks within your home

Posted February 1, 2017
Posted February 1, 2017 Asthma is quickly becoming a very common illness in the United States, with 1 in 12 Americans suffering from it. Unfortunately, asthma sufferers sometimes cannot find relief even within their home. Poor indoor air quality due to contaminants such as dust, pollen, and pet dander can trigger asthma attacks for these individuals. If you or a loved one suffers from asthma symptoms, try these steps to improve your indoor air quality and living environment.1. Have your …
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Clean Appliances are Important

Posted January 4, 2017
Posted January 4, 2017 Cleaning your home is a must, especially this time of year during cold and flu season. But are you really cleaning some of the most important areas that can spread germs throughout your home? Don’t just clean the surface of your counters. Pay attention to your home appliances too!KitchenThe kitchen is one of the most important areas in your home to have the best sanitation. Make sure to disinfect door handles on the refrigerator, microwave, and …
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How can a humidifier help?

Posted December 2, 2016
Posted December 2, 2016 Humidifiers are quite essential during this time of year. The dry, cold winter air not only creates dry skin and nasal passages, but also has us cranking up our thermostat to keep our homes warm.  Installing a humidifier in your home can alleviate both of the problems that come with these two pains of winter. Humidifiers circulate moisture throughout the home removing allergy and asthma triggers and dry air that affects the nose and throat, thus decreasing …
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Furnace Cleaning

Posted November 4, 2016
Posted November 4, 2016 The weather is getting colder in a hurry. Is your furnace ready? If not, it’s time for a furnace cleaning. Annual furnace cleanings are a good idea to maintain the life of your furnace unit.  This will allow you to increase your furnace’s efficiency and decrease the chance of it breaking down when you need it most. A protective measure to help keep your furnace clean is to replace your furnace filter monthly allowing it to operate as efficiently …
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