Joe Miller Law MARCH 2018

The Importance of


How Often Should You Replace Your Air Filter?

The start of spring brings everyone’s favorite seasonal chore — spring cleaning! As you dust, vacuum, organize, and declutter, don’t forget about the one room that often gets neglected. This year, give special attention to the utility closet. The utility closet houses your furnace, boiler, water heater, A/C junction, and other similar large appliances. Homeowners often forget about these appliances because they are out of sight and out of mind, and this can cost a lot in the long run. Like all the other rooms in your home, this space needs to be kept clean. Dust, for instance, can be hard on HVAC systems. Over time, it accumulates in the HVAC intake and clogs the air filter, reducing its effectiveness and efficiency. This results in a short lifespan for your system, higher power bills, and a poorly heated or cooled home.

spread throughout the home, which can lead to health issues, including respiratory problems. A routine inspection will identify potential problems in your HVAC system. On top of that, you can get these systems professionally cleaned and maintained. These are simple steps that will keep your home’s air

Homes with minimal foot traffic (single or double occupancy) and no pets or allergies: 6–12 months.

Family homes (three or more occupants) with no pets or allergies: 3–6 months.

Family homes with at least one pet or minor allergies: 2–3 months.

systems running smoothly

Family homes with multiple pets or allergies: 1–2 months.

for years to come. Plus, you’ll be ready for the summer months ahead!

In addition to changing the air filter, it’s important to schedule a routine inspection of your home’s HVAC system. This includes an inspection of the appliances themselves and any connecting ducts. Dust, dander, and mold can accumulate in the ducts and

Another Happy Ending

2 | www .J oe M iller I njury L aw . com contacting Joe Miller Law, I received a call from paralegal Lisa Hancock, who assured me that she was there for me. She explained my rights and urged me to contact her with any issues. Knowing that I was one of many clients, I was skeptical, but when I did have an issue and needed her, she was available! Lisa’s professionalism and enthusiasm for her job are second to none. She guided me through the entire process (two years), easing my I was injured on the job in 2015. At first, it was just one of those things ... what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, right? The insurance adjuster and my employer assured me they would take good care of me. Then reality hit — I needed surgery to repair the damage to my knee. I was assigned a new adjuster who said he was working for me, but his words and his actions were on different planets. I’m not one of those people who sees dollar signs, but early on, I started thinking … my employer and the insurance company both have lawyers, so maybe I need someone on my side. After

anxiety and stress level and allowing me to concentrate on myself. She has an uncanny intuition that picked up on my personality and matched it, making me feel like I had a friend and not just an attorney. She was relentless when I hit a wall, and she dealt with every issue that I just couldn’t deal with anymore. I would strongly recommend anyone who is injured on the job to contact Joe Miller Law. Their fees are reasonable, and they get results. I never spoke with Joe directly, but through communications with Lisa, he always answered my questions promptly. This has been a long drawn-out and potentially stressful experience for me.

But — and there’s always a but — throughout it all, Lisa has been my rock, guiding me along the way and calming me down when necessary. And for this, I thank you, Lisa, for being so good at what you do! –Tam V.

“They get results, through it all Lisa has been my rock and guiding me along the way”

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