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Category Archives: Air Quality

Home Filtration Systems

Keeping your home cool and comfortable is important. And one way to accomplish this is to have a whole home filtration system. When you have one, you can also help to recirculate that air that is in your home as well. If the air quality is poor, you may notice symptoms of allergies and asthma. Late summer and early fall is a common time for people to suffer from allergies. By having a whole home filtration system, we can help remove those triggers in your home. This will make breathing and living in your home easier.

Check the ductwork over

We can also check the ductwork in the home. If it has not been cleaned in several years, now is the perfect time to have it done. Over time the dust and dirt particles can build up in the ductwork. This will also result in the air conditioner or furnace having to work harder. The air will not be able to move efficiently through the ductwork, therefore making the system work harder. We can inspect and clean the ductwork for you. At the same time we can also inspect it for any signs of damage, cracks, or holes that it might have. If there is any damage to it, you will notice the air starting to leak out and resulting in a costly repair bill

 

If you ever notice an issue or problem, always make sure that you contact us. If there are loud noises or thuds in the ductwork as the HVAC system works, we can inspect it for you. We can also help to advise you on what type of air filtration system that you should have for your home. This can help make the home comfortable and more enjoyable to be in, no matter what season it is.

Summer Heat and How to Keep your Home Cool

 

The summer heat can cause issues for you and your family. It is especially hard on young children or the elderly. Make sure to drink plenty of water if you have to do anything outside on the hot or humid days. Another thing to remember is to make sure to take frequent breaks. If you are outside working in the sun, take some time to relax and cool down in the shade. Another thing you can do is to get into a cool or air conditioned place. This is why it is important to have the air conditioner working the best that it can for your home. When it is hot this summer, getting in to your nice cool home will help you be comfortable.

Remember even in the summer months, to make sure and check the filter on a regular basis. By doing so, you can notice when the filter has become clogged or has a build up of dust and dirt. When this happens, the air conditioner will no longer operate efficiently and at top performance. Based on the recommended schedule, the filter should be replaced completely. If you are not sure what type of filter is needed, we can help you with the correct one.

Summer can also cause a build up of humidity in your home. This adds moisture to the air which can make breathing more difficult. By investing in a dehumidifier, you can help prevent the heavy humid air that is in your home. This removes the humidity while also leaving you with good quality air. Having the air free of humidity will help you to breathe easier this summer.

 

High Humidity is not good for your Home

 

During the summer you will notice an increase in humidity in the air outside. But you may also start to notice higher humidity in the air in your home as well. This can lead to further issues in the long run if you do not try and reduce the humidity now. You may notice that the air is more difficult to breathe in. If you have allergies or asthma, the high humidity can actually make those symptoms worse. If anyone in your home is sick, make sure to have the air adjust so the humidity is low. We can also inspect the air and HVAC system for you to help ensure it is.

 

You will want to adjust the humidity in your home so that your furniture can stay in the best condition possible. Anything made out of wood can start to warp. Also the humidity can bring more moisture in the air, and cause mold and mildew to start growing. If your notice any odd smells, this can also be an indication of it as well. You can contact us, and we can make sure that the air in your home is in the best condition possible. If needed, we can install a whole home filtration system. This will help circulate the air and remove the humidity.  You and your family will start to notice it is more pleasant to be in for your home this summer.

 

Anytime you notice an issue with the HVAC system, make sure to contact us. No matter what it might be, we will always be glad to come and look at it for you. If there is an issue or damage to a part, fixing it sooner rather than later can prevent a costly repair bill.

Hot Days Means your Air Conditioner will need to work Efficiently

Hot Days Means your Air Conditioner will need to work Efficiently

During hot and humid days in the summer, you will have to rely on the air conditioner in your home. This will help your home to stay cool and comfortable in the summer. Make sure that you notice any issues or anything out of the norm with the air conditioner. If there are any issues with the air conditioner, it is always best to repair it as soon as possible. Any odd noises, odors, or things you notice should be taken seriously. By having these fixed right away, you can help prevent further issues from happening for your HVAC system as well.

Reduce the Heat

When it is hot, you will want to make sure that the cool air is able to reach each room in your home. When you notice an issue with hot or cool rooms, the ductwork may be to blame. Make sure that you inspect the ductwork so that it is free of any dirt or dust build up. When it is clogged, there will be a reduced flow of air through the ductwork and into your home. Also make sure that the vents to each room are open. Closed vents will result in rooms that are not as comfortable as you would like.

You can also check the HVAC system by making sure that the thermostat is working properly. If the actual temperature and the set temperature are significantly different, there could be an issue. Sometimes the thermostat will not be able to relay the information to the air conditioner so it works properly. If there is a misreading, then the air conditioner could be working much harder than it otherwise should. It will then cause the system to wear down quicker than it otherwise should. When this happens, you will find yourself having more frequent repairs than you otherwise should.

Benefits of a Dehumidifier for your Whole Home

Benefits of a Dehumidifier for your Whole Home

Having a dehumidifier in your home can help you to have a more pleasant living experience. It can remove the moisture and humid air in your home. During the summer months, you may notice that your home starts to feel damp and humid. By investing in a dehumidifier you can reduce the amount humidity that is in the air of your home. This allows you to have nice, breathable air, that also makes your home comfortable.

Dehumidifier can lower humidity

The humidity can also cause an issue for the home growing mold and mildew. When the home is warmer than normal, you will notice that there may be an increase in asthma and allergic reactions. Exposure to any mold and mildew in your home can cause health related issues. When you install a whole home dehumidifier, you can help get rid of the mold and mildew potential. You can also help reduce a musty odor in your home when you have a dehumidifier. Any surrounding fabrics, furniture, or walls can also absorb the musty smell.

Better Air Quality

Sometimes the high humidity can also lead to condensation in the home. When you use the shower or bath, it can lead to condensation starting to form. As condensation starts, you may see steaming in the mirrors or windows. Over time, this can cause damp patches on the walls or wood that warps. By keeping your home at the proper humidity levels, you can help prevent this from happening. Having a whole home dehumidifier can also help improve the air quality in your home so you can breathe easier. Improving the air quality also means reducing the amount of dirt, dust, and other contaminants that are in the air. If you have questions regarding your dehumidifier, or purchasing a new one, contact us. Keeping the air quality the best it can be is always important for you and your family.

Proper Preventative Maintenance for the Air Conditioner this Summer

Proper Preventative Maintenance for the Air Conditioner this Summer

You will want to have preventative maintenance done for your air conditioner before the hot humid summer heat arrives. If you are not sure when the scheduled maintenance should be done, it is always advised to contact us. When we inspect the air conditioning system, we can also check the filter for it at the… Continue Reading

Get your Air Conditioner ready for Summer

Get your Air Conditioner ready for Summer

To help get your air conditioner ready for summer, you will need to start with regular maintenance now. This will improve the efficiency of the air conditioner for the upcoming months. By following routine maintenance, we can inspect the system and check the parts as needed. Remember to contact us if you are not sure… Continue Reading

How Programmable Thermostats are Important for your Home

How Programmable Thermostats are Important for your Home

Programmable thermostats are important when you want to keep your HVAC system in your home working efficiently. With a programmable thermostat, you can set the temperature for certain hours of the day, and days of the week. This is beneficial if your schedule is generally consistent from day to day. If your work week is… Continue Reading

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