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Spring forward. But don’t surge ahead.

March 04, 2015

Storm-surge-protector-for-your-HVACSpring is on the way and, along with warmer weather, we can expect storms – the main cause of power surges. Is your home protected from power fluctuations that can damage expensive electrical systems and devices?

Many homeowners think they’re covered if their computers are plugged into a power strip. Unfortunately, that’s not enough. A power surge can enter your home through any wire – even the phone and cable lines. It may last less than a second. However, in that miniscule amount of time, it can do massive damage, frying expensive electronics and appliances. One brief surge can also hurt your HVAC system, typically the most expensive mechanical system in a home.

The risk is real. The time is right. Purchase a surge protector now, and “spring forward” with one less job on your to-do list. A surge protector, sometimes called a surge suppressor, is designed to help protect electrical systems, electronics and appliances from power fluctuations, including the voltage spikes we see with storms.

What’s more, a surge protector offers year-round assurance. That’s important, since storms aren’t the only cause of potentially damaging power fluctuations. The fluctuations may be caused by downed power lines; a temporary power interruption, such as a brownout; or even the on-off cycle of electronics in your home.

Take advantage of our urge to protect you from a surge.

Purchase an air conditioning surge protector during your next service visit from Lee Company. You’ll receive a $25 gift certificate for a future Lee Company visit, plus the peace of mind that comes from knowing your surge protector can:

  • Reduce loss of equipment and the related downtime
  • Reduce maintenance costs
  • Provide a form of low-cost insurance for your HVAC system through the manufacturer.


Purchase this protection from Lee Company, and you know you’ll receive professional installation for reliable operation. But don’t wait! Spring is around the corner, and the $25 gift certificate offer is only good through March 31, 2015.

Click here to learn more about this limited time offer.


Love is in the air :)

February 10, 2015

Improve indoor air quality.

Is there a welcome mat at your front door? That mat does more than express your personality and invite visitors inside. It helps protect your home sweet home – and your family – from pollution.

We often think of pollution as something that happens outside our homes, but inside air quality is also a critical issue. Taking steps today to improve inside air quality is a healthy way to show your Valentines just how much you love them. In a home that’s well-cared for, love really is in the air!

What can you do to improve indoor air quality? The first step is understanding what you’re dealing with on a daily basis. The air we breathe can be polluted with allergens, dust mites and bacterial growth. Your beloved Rover and Tabby are great sources of pet dander. Even the chemicals in our furniture contribute to the overall indoor air quality.

For some people, the accumulated indoor air pollution isn’t an issue. Others can be more susceptible to all or some of these factors. Think of Aunt Mary – the one with all the allergies. When was the last time she spent more than 10 minutes in your home?

Make a clean sweep

Fortunately, there are simple actions you can take today that will make a difference in your home’s air quality:

  • Extend the welcome. Use a mat at every door. You’d be amazed – and appalled – at the dirt and pollutants people track in on their shoes.
  • Don’t smoke – or allow anyone else to smoke – inside your home.
  • If you have pets, you have pet hair and dander floating around. Remember to vacuum the furniture regularly, as well as the carpets.
  • You don’t have pets? Your home may still have pet dander. It’s one of those pollutants known as a community allergen. Vacuum that furniture.
  • Periodically after you vacuum, clean the vacuum filters. And, to catch leftover dirt, mop the floors after you vacuum. The results make the work worthwhile.
  • Minimize dust mites in your bedroom. Wash the bedcovers and pillows once per week – and use the hottest water setting that’s appropriate for your linens.
  • Do you keep stuffed animals on the bed? They’re no doubt cute, but they’re also dust mite magnets. To help prevent asthma attacks and other allergic reactions, move the stuffed animals off the bed.
  • Install and use a ventilation fan in bathrooms to minimize bacterial growth.
  • Make sure you have working carbon monoxide detectors in living areas, and near your HVAC units.

Sitting by the fireplace to enjoy the crackling flames with your Valentine sounds like a terrific plan. You could even make s’mores! Just be sure the room is well ventilated and the flue damper is open. After all, we want to take care of those we love.

Professionals, such as our team at Lee Company, are happy to perform indoor air quality tests and recommend simple changes or new equipment that can help you and yours breathe easy. Call us today to schedule an indoor air quality assessment!