3 Benefits of Good Indoor Air Quality

June 1, 2019

Many people don’t give much thought to the quality of the air in their home and often assume that it’s always clean. Unfortunately, pollutants and allergens can come through doors and windows each day, negatively affecting the health of the house’s residents over time. Here’s a look at a few benefits of having good indoor air quality and why it’s important to maintain the air that you breathe. 1. Avoid Allergies Many people suffer from allergies while spending time outside, but you can also experience allergies indoors. By replacing the air filter on your air conditioner, you can prevent allergens from circulating in the residence to avoid suffering from sneezing, wheezing, and itchy eyes. Breathing in clean air can make it easier to feel comfortable and less irritated by your surroundings. 2. Prevent Respiratory Issues From secondhand smoke to radon, there are a number of harmful chemicals and indoor pollutants that can affect your respiratory system. With cleaner indoor air, you can prevent respiratory issues that are common among both children and adults. Respiratory problems often lead to asthma, headaches, and fatigue, which can affect productivity and overall well-being. 3. Maintain a Cleaner Setting Homes and offices that have poor...

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Why You Should Clean Your Ducts

May 23, 2019

Your heating system isn’t something that should simply be left alone to operate. It functions best when you actively take care of it. One way to do so is through duct cleaning. Here are some of the benefits. It Reduces Your Heating Costs When the ducts are clogged, it takes more air to accomplish the same job of heating your home than it would otherwise. Air flow directly impacts the efficiency of your HVAC system. A less efficient system means that more electricity is necessary to accomplish the same amount of work. Your energy dollar can be stretched further if your HVAC system is operating at peak efficiency. The money you spend on duct cleaning can be returned to you in the form of lower heating costs. It Improves the Quality of Air Clogged ducts can spread all sorts of impurities through the air of your home. When the substances are trapped in your heating ducts, they become part of the air that you breathe. Eventually, dust and pollutants can make the people who live in the home less healthy. By ridding the ducts of these substances, the air that goes into your lungs will be improved. This is especially...

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How to Maintain Superior Indoor Air Quality During Winter

January 26, 2019

is an HVAC company that serves residential customers in Boling-Iago and beyond. We provide all of the maintenance that you may need, including seasonal checkups, air filter replacement, and air duct cleaning. A common question we encounter is how to maintain good indoor air quality with all of your windows closed. The Benefits of Humidification Humidification can be a big help whether you invest in a whole-home system or buy standalone models for the rooms you use most. Humidification makes your home more comfortable at lower temperatures, so your heat can run less often, and studies have shown that an optimal relative humidity can eliminate 85 percent of airborne viruses that would otherwise be present. Ensuring Adequate Ventilation The ventilation in your home is crucial during winter for optimal air quality. If you haven’t recently, have a professional inspect your ventilation and make recommendations on how you can improve it. It’s also a good idea to test for mold, radon and so forth every several years or so. Check Your Air Filters Regularly Air filters should be replaced every 90 days or so. If you have reusable filters, then they should be washed at least every quarter. If you are...

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Tips to Extend the Life Expectancy of Your Air Conditioner

August 27, 2018

When you buy an air conditioner you expect it to last. According to the Department of Energy (DOE), the average life expectancy of a central air conditioning unit is 15 to 20 years but as with any appliance how long an air conditioner lasts depends on how much you use it and how well you take care of it. The good news is, thank today’s cooling technology, air conditioners get better and better every year but even the best can not be expected to last forever. But whether your AC is brand new or 15 years old, the following tips can keep help it extend its life expectancy. Don’t Run Your Air Conditioner Continuously Like our bodies, an air conditioner asked to work day and night is going to break down sooner rather than later. Here in the Boling area, we rely on AC to give us relief from the oppressive heat and high humidity that define our long summers, but there are times you can shut the AC off. If you will be leaving the house for an extended period of time, or while you’re at work, dial the thermostat up at least five degrees. This will keep the...

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The Importance of Air Duct Cleaning

June 6, 2018

Both heating and cooling units like your air conditioner have air ducts. These also include return and supply ducts for passing and receiving the cooler or warmer air. Other important parts of your air conditioner are its fan house and motor, the condensate drip/drain pains, cooling coils, diffusers, grilles, and registers. However, as a part of your regular air conditioner maintenance schedule, you should get your AC air ducts cleaned regularly. Otherwise, you could have a slew of issues. Some of these problems include: Dust Particles from the Ducts Get into Your Home Air ducts are supposed to transfer cool air from one part of the house to another. When these are clogged up with debris, that stops happening. Instead, dusty particles may be released into the cool air. That air gets breathed in by you and members of your family. If everyone is coughing or sneezing more often than usual, it could be because of dust particles in the air. Insects and Rodents Can Make Their Homes in the Ducts This is pretty gross, but it does happen. Insects and rodents will enjoy the haven that is the air ducts. These are hidden out of sight, so these critters...

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