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Preventing Mold in Your Home

(April 26, 2010)  In January of 2008, when Bill Tyrrell was a manager at Fedex, people in his office began complaining about irritations and other health problems. Tyrrell called in a mold specialist and sure enough, mold was within the walls of the office. After speaking with the specialist, Tyrrell became ..

What Is Involved in a Crime Scene Cleanup

(April 26, 2010)  Traces of violent crime or decomposing biological material can pose serious health risks. It is important that the site of a death or violent crime is cleaned promptly and thoroughly by a professional who carries the appropriate skills and equipment. As an expert in crime scene cleanup, Bill ..

Health Problems that Mold Causes

(April 26, 2010)  With the intention of helping people remove mold from their homes, Bill Tyrrell founded his mold remediation company, Triage BioClean Services. Over the years, Tyrrell became one of the foremost experts of mold remediation in his area. Here, he sets the record straight on the health effects of ..

What Poor Office Air Quality Causes

(April 25, 2010)  Many health problems can occur as the result of poor air quality, ranging in severity from mild headaches to severe allergic reactions and breathing difficulties. Preventive maintenance and regular replacement of air filters is necessary to keep your office’s indoor air safe for every ..

Why to Use an Air Filtration System

(April 25, 2010)  Improper air filtration is the most common cause of poor indoor air quality. According to Aris Parviz of Virginia’s Able Air-1, Inc. , indoor HVAC systems today have become more focused on the total health and comfort of a building’s inhabitants. And using an air filter is just one way ..

The Benefits of Installing a Programmable Thermostat

(April 25, 2010)  Aris Parviz is the general manager ofAble Air-1, Inc. in Virginia, a family-owned company specializing in residential and commercial HVAC systems, and according to him, a smart thermostat is one of the simplest and most effective ways to lower your energy costs. Here, Parviz talks about many ..

How to Avoid Problems in HVAC Installation

(April 24, 2010)  According to Aris Parviz of Virginia’s Able Air-1, Inc. , not all HVAC contractors are equally qualified to install your HVAC system. A high percentage of HVAC problems can ultimately be traced to installation issues. And here, Parviz talks about some common HVAC installation problems and how .

Troubleshooting Tips on Water Heater Issues

(April 24, 2010)  Your water heater is an essential part of creating a comfortable environment for you and your family. When your access to hot water is disrupted, you may call in an expert right away. But Aris Parviz of Virginia’s Able Air-1, Inc. says that with a little investigative work, you may find that .

Water Heater Maintenance Tips

(April 24, 2010)  Your water heater is an important part of your family’s everyday life. According to Aris Parviz of Able Air-1, Inc. , a single visit from your plumbing contractor once a year will keep your water heater in tip-top shape. Here, Parviz explains the type of maintenance your water heater needs in .

Hybrid Heating Systems

(April 22, 2010)  Combining a highly-efficient heat pump with a gas- or oil-fueled furnace, a hybrid system ensures optimal energy efficiency regardless of the temperature outside. Aris Parviz of Able Air-1, Inc. is an expert on all types of HVAC systems, and here, he explains what a hybrid heating system is and ..

How to Maintain HVAC Systems

(April 22, 2010)  If maintenance is not performed regularly, or if it is done incorrectly, the HVAC equipment will require extensive and costly repairs at a later date. According to Aris Parviz of Virginia’s Able Air-1, Inc. , regular maintenance of home HVAC systems is more important than most people realize. .

DIY Troubleshooting Tips on Boiler Issues

(April 22, 2010)  An HVAC professional with Virginia’s Able Air-1, Inc. , Aris Parviz says that a broken boiler doesn’t necessarily mean an expensive service call. Here, he talks about what you can do to identify the source of your boiler problems before calling in the pros. Today’s boilers are ..

Why You Should Install a Humidifier

(April 21, 2010)  Today’s health- and eco-conscious homeowners are concerned about more than just heating and cooling their homes. According to Aris Parviz of Virginia’s Able Air-1, Inc. , the HVAC industry has been refocused in recent years, and moisture control is becoming an important consideration ..

HVAC-Related Health and Safety Issues

(April 21, 2010)  An HVAC professional with Virginia’s Able Air-1, Inc. , Aris Parviz says thatyour HVAC system, if not properly maintained and monitored, can actually make you sick. Regular professional maintenance and attention to air quality are the keys to avoiding many health and safety risks posed by ..

Water Heater Safety Issues You Should Know

(April 21, 2010)  These days, water heaters are more commonly used as domestic hot water sources. But according to Aris Parviz of Able Air-1, Inc. , if improperly maintained or damaged, your water heater can pose serious health and safety risks. Here, he talks about some common safety issues associated with home ..

The Difference Between a Water Heater and a Boiler

(April 19, 2010)  Aris Parviz is the general manager of Virginia’s Able Air-1, Inc. , a family-owned company specializing in home heating and water heating systems of all types, including boilers, water heaters and some newest combination systems. Here, Parviz shares his insider perspective on the major ..

Making HVAC Systems More Environmentally Friendly

(April 19, 2010)  In recent years, homeowners have become more concerned about reducing their families’ carbon footprints and doing their parts to preserve the environment. What role do HVAC systems play? What should the environmentally responsible homeowner understand about HVAC systems and the environment? ..

Maintenance Requirements of Commercial HVAC Systems

(April 19, 2010)  As a business owner, properly maintaining your HVAC system will help ensure the safety and comfort of your employees. Aris Parviz of Virginia’s Able Air-1, Inc. is an expert in what it takes to keep your commercial HVAC system running smoothly. Here, he talks about what every business owner .

How to Avoid Uneven Heating and Cooling in Your Home

(April 18, 2010)  In order to compensate for uneven temperatures, many homeowners simply open and close vents, wear layers or fiddle with the thermostat throughout the day. However, Aris Parviz of Able Air-1, Inc. says adjusting your thermostat or shutting vents to compensate for uneven heating or cooling is a ..

Trends in Home HVAC Systems

(April 18, 2010)  Today’s HVAC systems have become much more robust and complex than traditional ones. Replacing or upgrading HVAC systems isn’t just about replacing boxes like it used to be. Here, Aris Parviz of Virginia’s Able Air-1, Inc. reveals some of the latest trends in home HVAC system ..

How to Avoid HVAC Contractor Scams

(April 18, 2010)  Simply having a business license doesn’t make someone an HVAC contractor. Aris Parviz of Virginia’s Able Air-1, Inc. warns that HVAC contractor scams are definitely out there. Here, he talks about what you can do to avoid scammers and find a reputable HVAC service provider in your ..

Choosing the Right Refrigeration System for Commercial Use

(April 17, 2010)  Commercial refrigeration systems are substantially different than residential ones. Aris Parviz of Able Air-1, Inc. is an expert on commercial refrigeration systems. Here, he discusses the types of refrigeration systems available for commercial use, and how business owners can choose the right ..

How to Troubleshoot Issues in Commercial Refrigeration

(April 17, 2010)  To a restaurant, grocery store or any business that deals with food, a lack of or inadequate refrigeration constitutes an emergency and will be cause for an immediate call to a contractor. Aris Parviz of Able Air-1, Inc. knows a lot about commercial refrigeration systems, and here, he discusses a ..

What You Should Know About HVAC Systems

(April 17, 2010)  An HVAC professional with Virginia’s Able Air-1, Inc. , Aris Parviz shares his DIY tips, common HVAC safety concerns, guidance for business owners, and insights into HVAC industry trends in this series of informative articles. Avoiding HVAC Contractor Scams: Here, Parviz talks about what ..

How to Recondition Your Car

(April 10, 2010)  Aaron Baird owns West Coast Recon, a mobile car reconditioning company. Based in southern California, the company offers a financially viable alternative to the traditional body shop as it can do on-the-spot repairs for a fraction of the price. Here, Baird discusses why his business is able to save .


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