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What are the best plants for indoor air quality?

With their ability to absorb airborne toxins and expel fresh oxygen, plants do a lot to keep the air clean and fresh. Though the average homeowner cannot grow enough plants to completely purify their indoor air, even a few houseplants have a helpful impact. The best houseplants for air quality tend to be ones that … Continue reading “What are the best plants for indoor air quality?”

Troubleshooting Your Heating System

Winters in Kansas can be brutal, and you depend on your heating system to be working properly. Most of the time, you can turn it on, and it works without any problem. However, this time something did not work correctly, and you are looking for answers. To understand what may be happening with your heating … Continue reading “Troubleshooting Your Heating System”

8 Advantages of Installing USB Outlets in Your Home

For years, people had to plug their phones into converter devices before connecting them to a traditional outlet. Times have changed. Thanks to the advancement in smartphone technology, almost all charging devices work with USB power ports. Although many other charging options still work efficiently, USB outlets are gaining more popularity than ever before. Known … Continue reading “8 Advantages of Installing USB Outlets in Your Home”

The EPA’s Indoor Air Quality Guidelines

The average American spends 90% of their time indoors. With this in mind, it’s important to remember that pollution concentration is generally two to five times higher indoors than outside. Indoor pollution leads to a wide range of short-term and long-term health issues. Furthermore, the problem is getting worse due to energy-efficient construction methods that … Continue reading “The EPA’s Indoor Air Quality Guidelines”

HVAC and Airborne Viruses: Separating Fact from Fiction

Many residents of Wichita, KS, are concerned about the spread of airborne viruses in their homes. Influenza, COVID-19, and the common cold are just a few of the infections that can be spread through the air. Read on to learn what’s true and what’s false about how your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system is … Continue reading “HVAC and Airborne Viruses: Separating Fact from Fiction”

7 Cooling Myths Debunked

People talk about myths as easily as they do opinions or news. Although well-intentioned as advice, myths are not only untrue, but they are also misleading. In fact, they can be costly and self-defeating for people who want to improve their lives. Many myths even seem intuitive, which is part of their appeal. Those about … Continue reading “7 Cooling Myths Debunked”

Keeping Our Customers and Employees Safe During COVID-19

At Fahnestock, customer and employee health and safety is our highest priority. We have been closely monitoring the updates and recommendations by our local and federal government agencies regarding the impact of COVID-19 to our community and business operations. Many people are being asked to work and stay at home to prevent the spread of … Continue reading “Keeping Our Customers and Employees Safe During COVID-19”

How to Reduce Your Water Usage

Becoming energy-efficient and saving money on bills is usually directed towards home amenities like electricity and HVAC systems. Often overlooked, a home’s water usage is an area in which homeowners can save money and the environment through more efficient consumption and maintenance.  On average, each person in the United States consumes 80-100 gallons of water … Continue reading “How to Reduce Your Water Usage”

Indoor Air Quality Tips to Reduce Allergy Suffering

Be Ready for Allergy Season Regular maintenance of your HVAC unit is not only crucial to maintaining your investment, but it can also ease the allergy season for your family. Controlling the pollen and allergens in the air outside is impossible, but the air quality inside your home is simple to control with a few … Continue reading “Indoor Air Quality Tips to Reduce Allergy Suffering”