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Good Air Quality is Important for your Home


The air in your home should always be the best quality it can be. This can help make everything comfortable. It will also make breathing easier. Those who are affected by asthma or allergies will notice poor air quality in the home almost immediately. You will want to have the air quality tested in your home. This will help you determine if there are any pollutants, contaminants, or hazardous things in the air. When the air is tested, you can confirm that there is not a carbon monoxide leak in your home. This can be dangerous because carbon monoxide is colorless and odorless when there is a leak. It can also be dangerous to your health, and sometimes fatal.


If the air in your home is poor, you may want to consider a home air purifier. This will help to collect and run air through a machine. It will then collect the pollutants from the air and trap it in the machine. Then the clean air is redistributed back into your home. You will want to make sure that you clean the trap in the machine so that it can continue to clean the air in your home. There are several choices for what air purifier is good for your home. You will want to make sure you get the one that would be the best for cleaning a specific room or your entire home.


You will also want to remember to contact us for regular HVAC inspections. Doing so will help keep your system working properly through the winter. Without maintenance inspections, parts can start to fail. This may lead to further issues with your furnace. It can also increase the repair bill when the HVAC system needs to be repaired.

Clean Air for your Home

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As the seasons start to change, now is a great time to have your HVAC system properly inspected. It should ideally be fully inspected and maintained twice a year. Once in the spring, and once in the fall. This will help ensure that the unit is operating efficiently through the summer and also the winter. When the unit is inspected, it can also help you to have nice clean air for your home. This will make it easier to breath and enjoy your home. If you notice any issues, it is always best to call us. This way we can inspect what the source of the issue could be.

Check the Filter

The filter is one part of the system that needs to be checked on a more regular basis. This allows the dirt in the air to be collected. It also reduces it from going into the system, and then redistributed throughout your home again. The filter will need to be changed when it is recommended. Doing so will reduce strain from the system as it operates for your home.

Air Purifier

If the air continues to be poor for your home, you can consider an air purifier for your home. This helps to remove any contaminants that might be in the air of your home. It then is captured into the air purifier, and is there until you can dispose of it. The air in your home will then be cleaner and easier to breath in. This is important incase someone in the home suffers from allergies or asthma. Having an air purifier can also help if you have pets or someone in the family smokes. Breathing easier can help you enjoy your home.



Variable Speed Air Conditioner

Variable Speed

If you have an air conditioner, chances are it is a single speed compressor. They will turn themselves on and off continuously throughout the day, keeping your home cool. You will want to choose an air conditioner that is the correct size for your home. We can check your home and recommend the right air conditioner for you.

What is Variable speed

In order to keep an indoor temperature that matches the setting on your thermostat, they should be maintained. They operate continuously at less than 100% capacity. Sometimes as low as 25% or 30% capacity. They will run for much longer cycles than single stage air conditioner units. Sometimes they might run all day, especially if it is summer out.


A variable speed compressor will typically run longer so it can dehumidify your home during the day. Relative humidity increases whenever the air conditioner is not on. This makes you feel hotter and more uncomfortable. This can happen if the air conditioner is too large for your home.

A single stage compressor will cool your home with cold air before it turns itself off. If the temperature changes, then it will turn back on. Most of your air conditioner’s electricity draw occurs when it turns on, not while it’s running. In the summer, a single stage compressor turns on and off a lot. This process is called short cycling.

If you are worried about indoor air quality, you can choose a variable speed unit. These can also help to clean and purify the air in your home. Since they dehumidify indoor air more effectively than a single stage unit, a more efficient system helps you in several ways. It can eliminate mold growth in bathrooms and kitchens. Also, it can prevent the proliferation of dust mites. The unit can create conditions that are inhospitable to insects. This will also help to filter and clean the air, while making the air conditioner more efficient. More air is cycled through your return ducts, which results in a lower volume of air contaminants.

Having an Air Purifier in your home

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Since you spend a majority of time indoors, good quality air is important. This is why it is necessary to invest in an air purifier. The air purifier can help allergy suffers by removing allergens in the environment. If you need to place the air purifier in your home, the bedroom is the ideal place. This is because you will spend a lot of time in this room. The air purifier can help to remove particles that are lighter than air. This would include pollen, mold spores, pet dander, and dust. The air purifier will draw air into the unit. It will then filter the air through the filter. The clean air will be released back into the home. The more air exchanges the air purifier has per hour, the better air quality that will be in the room.

Removing pollutants

The pollutants of volatile organic compounds can be found in numerous household products. These can include things like paints, varnishes, cleaning supplies, or disinfectants. If you notice the ingredients of benzene, chloride, formaldehyde, or ethylene, it is an indication these could be in your home. This can result in symptoms of irritation to the eyes, nose, or throat. It could also cause extreme headaches and nausea with time.


Having an air purifier can help to remove harmful airborne particles in the air. These can include particles such as pet dander, dust mites, pollen, fungi, mold, or even tobacco smoke. These can contribute to allergy or asthma attacks. Investing in a HEPA air purifier, you can help to eliminate the airborne allergens in the home.

 Get rid of Odors

An air purifier can also remove household odors or gases. These could include cooking odors, various toxins, or gaseous pollutants. It can even help to remove the smell of any pesticides or aerosols that might be in the home. Carbon filters are the most ideal for capturing gases and odors that might be too small to be captured by a HEPA filter.


If you are not sure what type of air cleaner is right for your home, make sure to contact us. We can advise you on the options and what one is best for your home.


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