April 14, 2021

How Do UV Light Indoor Air Quality Products Work?

Air purifiers and HEPA filters are probably the first things that spring to mind when you think about air purification. Both are excellent at eliminating contaminants and enhancing indoor air quality. However, these two technologies aside, using UV lights is another excellent way to improve air quality in a building. But what exactly are they, and how do they enhance indoor air quality? Let’s find out. What Are UV Lights? Ultraviolet (UV) means “beyond violet.” While violet light is visible to the naked eye, UV light isn’t. On earth, they are largely transmitted from the sun’s rays, and unprotected exposure...

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February 4, 2021

Signs Of Poor Indoor Air Quality

Most people take indoor air quality for granted. Besides heating and cooling your home, HVAC systems maintain optimal humidity levels. Air duct leaks, dirty filters, and other issues can cause poor indoor air quality. The following are signs that you may have poor indoor air quality. Allergies The contaminants in indoor air often make you feel sick, which might explain why you suffer from allergies. Common pollutants that cause indoor air quality poor include dander, pollen, dust, and pet air. HVAC systems operate by pulling air through the registers and into the ductwork for heating or cooling. Contaminants get trapped...

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December 16, 2020

Should I Be Worried About Carbon Monoxide in My Home?

Carbon monoxide poisoning is a topic in the media that many homeowners in Harrisburg may not fully understand. However, monitoring for the gas is as important as having a smoke detector. Carbon monoxide poisoning sends thousands of people to the emergency room every year. Hundreds of people die as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning that isn’t caused by fires. Unfortunately, many of these people didn’t know about sources of carbon monoxide in their homes. They also don’t know the health effects of the gas, symptoms of poisoning, or how to keep their families safe. Here are five reasons why...

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June 13, 2020

Signs You Need a Dehumidifier

A dehumidifier works by decreasing and maintaining a certain level of humidity, or water vapor, in the air. It is essential for preventing the growth of mildew and mold in basements, crawl spaces, and other areas that attract or conserve too much moisture. However, the presence of moisture by itself does not make getting a dehumidifier an absolute necessity. Here are six tell-tale signs that you may need one. 1. You Have Health Issues Those people with allergies or asthma or who are prone to respiratory illnesses can benefit from a dehumidifier. Since too much moisture in the air can...

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May 11, 2020

How To Ensure The Best Indoor Air In Your Baby’s Bedroom

Your baby is the most precious part of your life, and you work day and night to make a safe environment. Many parents think of some components of air quality and the effect they might have on helping keep their little ones healthy. However, many parents do not understand all the components of air quality they can control and what those potential pollutants may do. To ensure your baby has the healthiest environment while sleeping, consider these six ways to improve air quality. 1. Use Non-Toxic Paints The first thing to consider is the paint you use to decorate the...

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March 18, 2020

Do Air Humidifiers Clean Indoor Air Pollution?

In today’s world, the idea of going somewhere to get “a breath of fresh air” is becoming more difficult to realize. With air pollution at all-time highs, it might seem like the only place you can go to breathe clean, fresh air is inside your Harrisburg home. Unfortunately, indoor air can often be just as polluted as outdoor air, especially during the extreme weather months when you keep your house mostly closed-up. To maintain a clean and safe interior, it’s important to know how best to purify the air. One common air treatment device is a humidifier. Since it works...

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May 2, 2019

5 Questions to Make Sure You Have the Right HVAC Contractor

There’s a lot of apprehensions involved in getting someone to repair or maintain your HVAC unit. What if they won’t do a good job? What if they try to scam you? The questions are seemingly endless. However, you don’t have to leave everything to chance. There are ways that you can make sure you’re hiring the right HVAC contractor. Here are five great questions you can ask to make sure you’re getting exactly what you need. 1. What Kind of Licenses Do You Have? Not every HVAC contractor has the necessary licenses to perform work in your state. Have them...

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August 25, 2018

Tips to Extend the Life Expectancy of Your Air Conditioner

The last thing you need in the exhausting, draining heat is for your savior, your hope, your air conditioner to malfunction before its time. You want that baby to work consistently every summer and so you need to extend its life expectancy to be reliable, consistent, and long-term. Here are five easy, practical, useful tips to increase your air conditioner unit’s lifespan. 1. Get Yearly Maintenance Just like you should get regular oil changes for your car, an annual upkeep appointment for your air conditioner is paramount to maintenance. That way, you won’t be reacting to a surprise problem but...

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July 11, 2018

3 Benefits of UV Lights

Since they were founded in the 1800s, the UV lights have been used significantly to get rid of bacteria caused diseases and improve indoor air quality for homes using HVAC systems. It is unfortunate that many homeowners in North Carolina tend to spend quality time in our homes; we often overlook the quality of the air we breathe indoors especially during these hot seasons. There is a prevalent assumption that pollution only happens outdoors from smog that comes from cars, industries or burning substances. The air at home also gets polluted, and the UV lights are specially installed to purify...

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May 22, 2018

What are the Benefits of a Ductless AC System?

Ductless cooling and heating systems are a fairly recent innovation in indoor air treatment. In general, the idea is to offer simplicity and efficiency that older methods of moving treated air simply cannot match. With summer on its way, this is a good time to go over the advantages of installing a ductless AC unit in your home or place of business. More Flexible Installation Options With all the heavy and unwieldy equipment like heat pumps and central AC motors, it can be really hard to place a traditional AC unit in an optimal way. With ductless, however, you can...

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