Five Benefits of Adding Air Purification to Your Heating System

November 20, 2019

The average American spends a large amount of time indoors. It’s the reason it’s so important to make sure that the home environment stays as clean and comfortable as possible. One of the ways to achieve this is by adding an air purifier to your AC/heating system. In this article, we let you know five specific benefits of installing an air purifier in your house. 1. You Get to Breathe Healthier Air The primary benefit of adding an air purifier to your AC/heating system is that your family gets to enjoy cleaner, healthier air all year round. Home air purifiers like the Reme Halo™, supplied by GVEC Home® in South Central Texas, use an ionization process to neutralize allergens, mold, viruses and bacteria, reducing germs in your living space. 2. Air Purifiers Eliminate Odors Because an air purifier can trap many airborne particles, they can help to avert bad odors coming from those particles. Consequently, your home smells fresh, even after you’ve cooked smelly food or smoked tobacco. 3. There’s Less Dust Buildup Dust accumulation on surfaces, books, electronics, and other items can be quite frustrating. A whole-home air purifier leads to less dust accumulation since most of the dust...

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Six Reasons to Sign Up for Rush Hour Rewards

May 29, 2019

GVEC and Rush Hour Rewards: Peak Time Payback As GVEC’s latest peak time rewards program, Rush Hour Rewards is designed to reduce the overall load on the Cooperative’s electric grid when usage tends to be at its highest. You’re eligible for this program if you have a Nest® thermostat connected to your HVAC system. If you don’t have a Nest installed, but would like to participate, GVEC sells two Nest models, both of which are compatible with Rush Hour Rewards. Plus, when you purchase a Nest through GVEC and sign up for this program, you’ll get special savings on both the thermostat and on installation! Undecided about Rush Hour Rewards? Wondering if Rush Hour Rewards is worth it? If you’re still on the fence about participating or whether it’s worth investing in a new Nest, here are six benefits Rush Hour Rewards provides. 1. Rush Hour Rewards Saves You on Utility Costs One of Rush Hour Reward’s most appealing incentives is the chance to save on your electricity bills. Who doesn’t like saving money? Program participants receive a one-time $85 bill credit just by signing up for Rush Hour Rewards and another $30 bill credit each year they’re enrolled between...

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How Candles Affect Indoor Air Quality

July 10, 2018

We love our home fragrance. Candles are especially loved for their decorative look, wonderful smell and romantic glow. According to The National Candle Association, more than 80 percent of Americans use fragrance in their homes. Many consumers don’t realize that along with the wonderful fragrance, candles release chemicals into the air, causing a major impact on your indoor air quality. Candles are created using paraffin wax and petroleum products. In addition, the fragrances candle manufacturers use additional chemicals to create the fragrance. What this all adds up to is burning candles, although smell wonderful release hidden pollutants into the indoor air. You may ask, “candles are polluting the air? But they smell so, so good.” The answer is “yes,” they are affecting the air you breathe and could be harming your health! Have Your Candles and Burn Them Too With Healthier Air Quality For most people fragrance is not going to cause any health issues. For others who have asthma, allergies, heart issues or are sensitive to smells may find it uncomfortable to be inside while a candle is burning. They might not even realize it but that constant cough or runny nose or even an irritable mood might be...

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