Understanding Your House’s Electrical System

Understanding Your House's Electrical SystemIt only takes a brief power outage to underscore our dependence on the home electrical system and the array of vital household technology it supports like lighting, cooling and heating units and entertainment. Though mostly hidden inside walls, this system is energized 24 hours a day.

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Ways Volatile Organic Compounds Can Affect IAQ

Ways Volatile Organic Compounds Can Affect IAQVolatile organic compounds (VOC) are included in a number of common household materials and products. However, they typically don’t remain in that stable form. VOCs are slowly released as vapors that gradually affect the healthy indoor air quality of a home.

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An Easy Way to Avoid Drain Problems

An Easy Way to Avoid Drain ProblemsObserving simple drain safety precautions is always preferable to fixing what happens if you don’t. A clogged drain, whether in the kitchen or bathroom, quickly brings normal household activities to a stop. The next thing down the drain—after whatever clogged it—is usually money.

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Is Your Home the Reason for Your Spring Allergies?

Is Your Home the Reason for Your Spring Allergies?It’s the season for allergies and your home can be your ally in protecting you—or an accomplice in making things worse. Over 20 percent of Americans experience allergic reactions of some sort, the vast majority triggered by microscopic airborne irritants such as plant pollen, mold spores, pet dander and dust mites.

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Leaving for a Spring Vacation? Ensure Your Home Is Prepared

Leaving for a Spring Vacation? Ensure Your Home Is PreparedWith weather starting to warm steadily, can thoughts of a spring vacation be far behind? A short getaway after a long winter can have a rejuvenating effect on your mental outlook and energy level. It also puts you in the frame of mind to start thinking about summer. However, anytime you’re leaving home even for a few days, certain preparations are well advised.

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Is There a Potential Gas Leak in Your Home?

Is There a Potential Gas Leak in Your Home?Being aware of gas leak signs saves lives every year in this country. About 63 million homes in the U.S. have natural gas—also known as methane—piped in to warm the house, cook food and heat water. While injuries and fatalities related to methane remain very low even as gas usage increases, it’s vital to stay alert to gas leak signs and take the right steps if you notice any.

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Remembering to Change Your Home’s Air Filters

Remebering to Change Your Home's Air FiltersChanging the air filter in your furnace or air conditioner may be at the very top of your to-do list. Or not. In a busy life, more pressing matters often take priority so it’s easy to forget. However, replacing the filter needs doing on a regular basis to maintain the energy efficiency and performance of the HVAC system. A dirty, clogged filter reduces air flow, increases operating costs and degrades indoor air quality.

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Mistakes to Avoid When Buying an Air Conditioner

Mistakes to Avoid When Buying an Air ConditionerA new air conditioner installed in a home today will be on the job for an average of 15 years. That’s just one good reason to make sure you select the right unit. The advanced technology provided by a quality A/C ought to provide noticeable improvements in both cooling performance and energy efficiency from day one. If you don’t make an informed choice, however, you could be living with disappointing results instead for many years.

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Maintenance Agreement: Should You Have One?

Maintenance Agreement: Should You Have One?A maintenance agreement makes upkeep of your HVAC system a regular recurrent event—not a random occurrence that happens only when something goes wrong. Major manufacturers of heating and cooling systems get it: Regular maintenance sustains system reliability, extends service life and makes the furnace or air conditioner live up to its OEM performance and efficiency specs.

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Does My HVAC Contractor Need to Be NATE Certified?

Does My HVAC Contractor Need to Be NATE Certified?How much do you really know about the training and technical expertise of the person who comes to your home to install or service your heating or cooling system? If your contractor hires NATE certified employees, you have the assurance of the industry-wide organization responsible for testing and certifying HVAC field technicians.

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    Jeff Paitson Jeff Paitson is a third generation business owner who continues to run the business with the same values that have been passed down from previous generations since 1922.

    Jeff’s belief is that the business belongs to Jesus Christ; therefore 10 percent of the company’s profits go toward the Maryland Community Church.

    Jeff is a Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce member and in his spare time, he enjoys photography.
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    Ethan Ethan Rayburn is a lifelong resident of Terre Haute and a 2005 graduate of Purdue University.

    An Eagle Scout, Ethan spent four years as a non-profit executive with the Boy Scouts of America before joining Paitson Bros. as a comfort advisor and later General Manager. In that role, Ethan has brought a renewed enthusiasm for customer care, integrity, value, and service to Paitson Bros. Heating & Air Conditioning.

    Ethan enjoys singing and was a member of the Purdue Varsity Glee Club. He also enjoys playing and coaching soccer, spending time with his family and two young boys, and volunteering his time and resources with his church, Terre Haute First Baptist Church, which he has attended from a very young age.
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