It’s not the cold; it’s the lack of humidity

Steve BurbridgeUncategorizedLeave a Comment

This should be a common wintertime saying, which is the inverse of the common summertime saying, “It’s not the heat; it’s the humidity.” What happens in our homes during winter months that makes us uncomfortable? Cold air enters the home when doors are opened, and normal leaks in the exterior.  This cold air is heated inside the home, and when … Read More

Everything you need to know about Garbage Disposals! 

Steve BurbridgeUncategorizedLeave a Comment

Did you know garbage disposals originated with the name garbage disposer? The leading manufacturer of garbage disposers (InSinkErator) never used the term “disposal” in the past.  They were worried about what homeowners would put down there, so they stuck with disposer – the original term for this appliance.  Consumers and plumbers freely interchanged the two words, and now InSinkErator has switched to … Read More

Safety in Your Home Starts with Electricity

Steve BurbridgeUncategorizedLeave a Comment

Smart homeowners are aware of hazards in their homes and have annual safety inspections of their home’s electrical systems.  It doesn’t matter if the home is three or 60 years old; an Anthony PHCE electrical safety inspection is a must-do! Let’s go thru the basic steps of a safety inspection. It starts outside with the incoming power to the home. … Read More

The Best Type of Water for Your Home

Steve BurbridgeUncategorizedLeave a Comment

Have you ever noticed the texture of your home’s water? Or have you noticed how your hair or skin felt after showering? That’s because there is a difference in your hair or skin based on the water in your home. Fun fact, most of the United States has hard water, defined as over 7 grains of minerals per gallon, including … Read More

Myth Buster: AC’s control humidity?

Steve BurbridgeUncategorizedLeave a Comment

How many times have you heard the saying, “it’s not the heat – it’s the humidity?” Weather people report not only outside temperature but the heat index as well.  “Heat index” is what the temperature feels like to the human body when relative humidity (RH) is combined with air temperature. Here is a shocker, air conditioners do not control the … Read More

Brace Yourself for Air Conditioning System Prices in 2023

Steve BurbridgeUncategorizedLeave a Comment

Homeowners wonder “Should I replace it now?” With inflation rampant in 2022, you may be wondering how air conditioner prices could go up dramatically starting January 1, 2023. The reason is new minimum efficiency standards will go into effect as required by DOE (Department of Energy).  The minimum manufacturers can make will be 1 SEER higher for air conditioning and … Read More

Reasons to Have Hot and Cold Outdoor Water

Steve BurbridgeUncategorizedLeave a Comment

Many homeowners don’t realize that there is a way to control the water temperature inside and outside.  It never occurs to most people that it is possible to have more than just ice-cold water squirting from that garden hose.  Now that you know it’s possible think of all the benefits you could have with warm water available outside. 1.    Professional … Read More

Advantages to Whole-Home Air Purification

Steve BurbridgeUncategorizedLeave a Comment

Adding a whole-home air purifier such as the Air Scrubber® to your existing cooling and heating system can boost your home’s indoor air quality and minimize asthma and allergy symptoms.  Healthier Air The main benefit of adding an air purifier is the healthy air your family will enjoy all year long.  Whole-home air purifiers have germicidal capabilities, meaning that they … Read More

Positive Effects of Humidification for COVID Prevention

Steve BurbridgeUncategorizedLeave a Comment

What can a homeowner do to defend against COVID-19?  It might surprise you, but a simple answer is to ramp up your home’s humidity.  Increasing humidity can protect against COVID-19 in two ways – by supporting your respiratory tract’s immune response and by causing airborne coronavirus to become unstable and less infectious quicker.  Increasing Humidity Can Cause Coronavirus to Die … Read More