Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

Why Is My Air Quality Suffering?

Monday, October 1st, 2018

IAQ-SneezeLow indoor air quality is a really common factor in poor health and comfort for homeowners across the country. It’s a problem that not a lot of people know they have, and those that do know they have it often aren’t sure how to fix it. If you suspect that your home’s indoor air quality is lower than it should be, but you aren’t sure how to fix it, read on for some tips. You can improve your indoor air quality! You just need a bit of professional help to do it.

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Is the Air in My Home Too Dry?

Monday, February 19th, 2018

couple-with-coldRunning an air conditioner removes moisture from the air in your home. That is just a byproduct of the cooling process. It’s not enough to dehumidify air with high humidity levels, but it does have some dehumidifying effect. Contrary to popular belief, running your heater does not really dry out your air the way that your AC does. However, keep in mind that you are starting out with much drier air in the winter than you are in the summer.

As you seal up your home to keep heat in, and recirculate air throughout your home over and over, low humidity and indoor air quality can become serious problems. While there are portable humidifiers that you may use to inject some humidity into the air in your home, they are not ideal for whole-house humidification. A whole-house humidifier in Loveland, CO, is just what you’re looking for. So ask yourself this—is the air in your home sufficiently humidified?

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Take Advantage of the TrueEASE™ Evaporative Humidifier

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

family-dog-on-couchIf you have visited this blog before, then chances are you’ve seen us talk about the importance of indoor air quality in relation to comfort and overall health. Heating and cooling your home successfully is essential, but doing so should not overshadow the need for maintaining high indoor air quality in your home. One product that can help you to do so is the TrueEASE™ Evaporative Humidifier from Honeywell.

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What Is Energy Recovery Ventilation

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

woman-blowing-nosePicture this–and it shouldn’t be too hard this time of the year: The temperature outside is soaring, and you have to run your air conditioner pretty much around the clock to stay comfortable. Okay, that’s fine. Your system is tuned up and ready to go. Of course, you also want to ensure that you are using your system efficiently while you live comfortably, so you double check to make sure that all of your windows are closed. This is the problem.

When you seal up your home in order to keep conditioned air inside, you are cutting off your supply of fresh air. Air conditioners dehumidify the air as they run, so sealing up your home to keep your AC bills down can really have a negative affect on your indoor air quality. Using an energy recovery ventilator in Timnath, CO can help you to avoid this issue.

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Can UV Air Purifiers Benefit Me?

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

UV-lightIt is certainly possible. However, because of the very specific purpose of UV air purifiers, they are not necessary in every home. For those simply looking to remove pollutants like dust and dirt from the air that they breathe, ultraviolet germicidal lights are not going to be needed. These types of pollutants are removed by air filtration systems and electronic air purifiers. If you are experiencing problems with biological pollutants, however, then UV air purifiers in Fort Collins, CO can help.

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Are Your Air Ducts Ready for Spring?

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

In our previous post, we talked about the different types of air cleaners and air purifiers that you may benefit from using this spring, as allergens spike once more. Today, we want to talk about another source of subpar air quality, as well as general discomfort and considerable inefficiency. We want to talk about leaky ductwork.

If you use a forced-air air conditioning system, as most homeowners do, then you use air ducts in order to distribute cooled air throughout your home during the hottest time of the year. There is nothing wrong with doing this, obviously. The issue is that many homeowners fail to recognize that their air ducts are actually not in good working condition.

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Spring Is Coming — Along with Allergens!

Monday, March 6th, 2017

dandelion-fieldWe’re not quite out of the woods yet as far as colder weather goes, but March is definitely the turning point when it comes to springtime. Now that February is behind us, you’re surely starting to eagerly anticipate the warmer weather and blooming vegetation that spring brings with it. Keep in mind, however, that spring can bring a number of problems with it as well. This is especially true for those of us with allergy and/or asthma symptoms.

Contrary to what some homeowners seem to believe, the air in our homes is not inherently of high quality. In fact, it is possible that the air in your home is more polluted than the air outdoors! If you want to breathe clean, healthful air in your home all year long, you may require professional indoor air quality products and services in Loveland, CO.

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Use an ERV for Year Round Benefits

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

When you heat your home—or cool it, for that matter—you want to do so in the most efficient manner possible. Nobody wants to overpay for their comfort. That is why so many homes are constructed so tightly these days.

The problem is that, by sealing up your home extremely tightly, you can actually put your indoor air quality at risk. If your home does not have sufficient insulation, you may be able to cut down on unwanted heat transfer. Your air quality will likely fall as a result, however. An ERV helps you to enjoy both great efficiency and outstanding indoor air quality. 

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Protect Your Health with a Good Air Purifier

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Now that winter is settling in for another cold season, many homeowners are really scrutinizing their heating systems. This is understandable. After all, you are not going to live comfortably throughout the heating season if you are unable to successfully heat your home. However, there are other considerations to make.

Your indoor air quality in Laporte, CO is equally as important as the temperature in your home. Subpar indoor air quality can not only leave you living in discomfort, but it can negatively affect your health as well. Following are two examples of air purifiers that you may want to consider using in your home.

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Take Advantage of Our Whole House Duct Cleaning Promotion

Monday, November 21st, 2016

The heating season really is upon us. If you use a forced-air heating system in order to keep your home warm and cozy during the coldest time of the year, you may need more than routine heating maintenance to enjoy the best heating experience possible. You may need whole-house duct cleaning in Fort Collins, CO.

If you think that you can clean out your air ducts on your own, you need to reconsider. It is a procedure that only trained professionals with the proper equipment can complete. Through the end of November, we are offering homeowners throughout the area 10% off of their duct cleaning services

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