Indoor Air Quality

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What Is Mechanical Ventilation & How Does It Impact Your Home Comfort?

January 4, 2023

Indoor comfort goes beyond heating and cooling. HVAC experts know that the “V” for ventilation is just as important. If you don’t pay attention to it, you can run into problems despite having the best furnace and air conditioner in your home. In this article, we answer the question, “What is mechanical ventilation?”.

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The Difference Between A Portable & Whole Home Air Filtration System

September 19, 2022

Don’t neglect poor indoor air quality. Instead, get a viable solution to this problem. Typical options include a portable air filter or a whole home air filtration system. However, each of these has its own strengths and weaknesses. This article discusses some of these aspects so you can find the best solution for your home.

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What Is A MERV Rating?

January 17, 2022

Air particles may be too small to see but their negative effects can definitely be felt. Families that are concerned about air quality should replace their filters regularly. After all, the filter plays an important role. In this article, we discuss an important factor to consider when purchasing HVAC filters – the MERV rating.

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9 Ways You Can Improve Indoor Air Quality During Winter

December 6, 2021

Many dread being outdoors during winter but spending time indoors does not guarantee comfort either. It may even be worse inside as winter indoor air quality can drastically go down as the temperature plummets. In this article, we explore why this happens, how it impacts our health, and how to improve the situation.

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Benefits Of A Whole-Home Dehumidifier

May 24, 2021

The hot and humid air associated with summer creates ideal conditions for mildew growth, discomfort, and more. Therefore, with summer fast approaching, you should take measures to prevent high humidity in your home. One of the things you can do to achieve this goal is to invest in a good whole-home dehumidifier.

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HVAC Allergies: How To Get Rid Of Pollen From Your Home This Spring

April 26, 2021

Allergies affect millions of Americans each year. Some have it worse than others due to their sensitivity and their environmental conditions. If you are one of these individuals, then consider making changes to your home for greater comfort. For example, to help combat seasonal allergies, you can use your HVAC system for improved indoor air quality.

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Carpet And Indoor Air Quality: Why Carpet Is Bad For You

February 1, 2021

For some, carpet is the perfect flooring option as it provides insulation, reduces noise, enhances aesthetic appeal. However, carpet has its drawbacks as well. Acknowledging how carpet can be bad for you will allow better decisions and smarter solutions. In this article, we focus on the effects of carpets on indoor air quality.

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FAQ About IAQ: Answers To Your Indoor Air Quality Questions

October 5, 2020

One of the most neglected issues in homes and buildings is its indoor air quality. IAQ is critical because it affects the health and safety of the people that reside inside the building. To fully understand the importance of indoor air quality, this article discusses 9 indoor air quality FAQs.

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7 Reasons Your Filter Isn’t Improving Your Indoor Air Quality

September 8, 2020

We can improve indoor air quality through filters that capture the particulate matter. However, heaters and air conditioners have built-in filters but these might underperform for one reason or another. If this is your case, then you need to determine why your HVAC filter isn’t improving indoor air quality.

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How To Choose An HVAC Air Filter For Homes With Pets

August 31, 2020

Many homeowners treat pets like members of the family, giving them the freedom to roam around the house. The downside is that they spread fur and dander, creating a negative impact on indoor air quality. In this article, we discuss how to avoid these issues by choosing the right HVAC air filter.