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Here’s Why Your Indoor Air Quality Is so Important

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Here’s Why Your Indoor Air Quality Is so Important

With homeowners in the Greater Milwaukee area spending so much more time at home because of COVID-19, making your house as safe and comfortable as possible is crucial. That’s where the experts at Tom’s Heating Service come in. Not only do we help keep your heating and cooling systems working for you, but we also work hard to enhance your family’s health and safety with the best possible indoor air quality (IAQ). But what is indoor air quality, and why is it so important […]

Here’s Why You Need a Whole-Home Humidifier in Your House

A humidifier alleviates dry air in your home during the winter months

Here’s Why You Need a Whole-Home Humidifier in Your House

Winter brings more than just freezing cold temperatures—it also brings dry, uncomfortable air. While a furnace, boiler, or other heating system can keep the coldness at bay, it can’t always help balance out the dryness. That’s where a whole-home humidifier comes in. It helps alleviate dry air while benefitting your home comfort in several other ways.

Helps Your Home Feel Warmer

A whole-home humidifier does exactly what its name suggests—it adds humidity to your entire house. That humidity […]

Simple Reasons You Shouldn’t Underestimate Your Air Filter

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Simple Reasons You Shouldn’t Underestimate Your Air Filter

The air filter is often overlooked when it comes to home comfort, but it does more for your health than you think. A dirty air filter can lead to many problems, including skyrocketing energy bills and poor indoor air quality. Keep reading to discover why Tom’s Heating Service recommends you place more emphasis on your air filter and how often you should replace it.

What Is an Air Filter and What Does It Actually Do?

An air filter is a device typically made of spun fiberglass […]

Improving Indoor Air Quality: Top 6 Tips for Cleaner, Healthier Air

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Improving Indoor Air Quality: Top 6 Tips for Cleaner, Healthier Air

Did you know the air inside our homes can be more polluted than the air outside? It sounds strange, but it’s true. Studies conducted across the country found indoor air is two to five times more polluted than outdoor air. Chronic headaches, nausea, lethargy, allergies, asthma, and other health issues can all be caused by poor indoor air quality. Thankfully, today’s heating and cooling technology offers solutions to help you breathe cleaner air and protect your health.

Eliminate, Filtrate & Ventilate to Clear the […]

3 Things Homeowners Should Understand About Humidity

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3 Things Homeowners Should Understand About Humidity

Home comfort isn’t just about temperature. Humidity—the amount of water vapor in the air—plays a key role in how comfortable you actually feel. Air that’s too dry causes irritated, cracked skin and spreads illnesses more easily. Humid air is stuffy, causes mold growth, and damages wood furniture and flooring. Balancing levels with a humidifier or dehumidifier is the key to comfort.

An ideal humidity level varies among different people, but as a general guideline, it should be between 35-50 percent. Single-room humidifiers and dehumidifiers can […]