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 may not fully understand. However, monitoring for this 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 each year and as a result, it’s become an increasing concern for homeowners everywhere. Unfortunately, many victims of poisoning don’t know from where in their homes the carbon monoxide originates. 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...

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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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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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January 16, 2018

Insulation and Ventilation: Tips for Sealing in Heat and Avoiding Stale Air in Winter

When it comes to finding ways to save money, consider the importance of effective insulation and proper home ventilation. During the winter months, there are many tasks you can improve your indoor air quality and cut costs. Correcting Heat Loss Check around all of your home’s windows and doors for air leaks. If leaks are detected, there are many simple solutions to seal them: Caulking and weatherstripping of various types are available to seal windows and doors. Foam gaskets can be installed behind wall sockets and light switch plates. Foam sealant can be sprayed into large gaps around windows, doors,...

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March 1, 2016

5 Simple Ways to Improve Air Quality At Home

Many people don’t think about indoor air quality, but it has a significant effect on your comfort and health. Improving air quality reduces contaminants, allows you to breathe easier, reduces allergy and asthma symptoms, and keeps your home cleaner. Improving indoor air quality is simple and homeowners can do many of these services themselves or for relatively cheap: Air purifiers and filters – Air purifiers and filters capture contaminants as air passes through the purifier/filter. There are different types of air purifiers and filters, designed to trap different contaminants. In addition to cleaning the air inside your home, duct mounted...

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October 13, 2015

Three Rules To Find Out If You Need Your Duct Clean

We are often asked by customers “Should I get my ducts cleaned?” and unfortunately the answer is not so straight forward. Duct cleaning certainly can be a great benefit, But unlike air conditioning maintenance there is not a manufacturer suggested schedule for duct cleaning. Instead the need for duct cleaning should be left to the judgment of the home owner, and the integrity of the duct cleaning company. Though the EPA (Environmental protection agency) has published guidelines to assist in making a wise choice of when to clean your ducts, Along with NADCA (National Air Duct Cleaners Association) Creating a...

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