Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

Fight Allergies this Spring with a UV Air Purifier

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Spring is on its way here in Madisonville, TX, and with it comes the inevitable onslaught of pollen and other biological contaminants to invade your home. If you suffer from allergies or someone in your family does, you know how distressing this time of year can be. Any steps you can take to make the air in your home cleaner and safer are steps well worth taking. A UV air purifier, which shines an ultraviolet light across the apex of your cooling ducts and forces air to pass through it when you run your heater or air conditioning, is an ideal way to fight allergies this spring. We’ve provided a quick breakdown on how it works. (more…)

Make Your HVAC System Happy in 2016

Monday, December 28th, 2015

The new year is here, and with it comes the chance to reflect and make new resolutions for the next twelve months. Most of us think in terms of personal improvement, such as exercising more or watching what we eat. But the same principles can apply to your home, and your HVAC system in particular, which is seeing a lot of use here in Huntsville, TX this winter. A few new habits starting this January 1 can make a huge difference in your system and your household in general. (more…)

What Is Formicary Corrosion?

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Here in Huntsville, TX, we’ve finally reached the cooler months, which means our air conditioners are done for the season. That makes it a great time to look into improvements that can help it handle potential future problems more readily. Among the calls we’re seeing more of these days is problems caused by formicary corrosion, which strikes the copper tubing in your system and can lead to refrigerant leaks or even replacement of the entire component. What is formicary corrosion and how can you prevent it? Read on for the answers. (more…)

How Does Humidity Impact My Indoor Air Quality?

Monday, September 14th, 2015

We tend to focus more on temperature control when determining our household comfort levels. That means quality air conditioning and heating systems, which remain most people’s priorities. But here in Huntsville, TX, humidity levels play just as much of a role. High humidity and low humidity can each create very specific problems: affecting not only your indoor air quality, but also your family’s health and comfort. The good news is that you can use a whole-house humidifier or dehumidifier to adjust the relative humidity levels. But before you pull the trigger on an installation, you should understand how humidity impacts your indoor air quality, and why these products are so important to your household. (more…)

3 Ways Your Air Conditioner is Improved by Indoor Air Quality Services

Monday, September 7th, 2015

Your air conditioner is the first, best weapon to keep your home comfortable. But it’s not the only one, however: indoor air quality products help keep your air from feeling stagnant or musty, and well as eliminating a host of undesirable conditions from your home. None of those products work in a vacuum, which means they can affect your air conditioner in beneficial ways as well as doing the jobs they were meant to do. That’s no small consideration here in Huntsville, TX, where our brutal summers can really put the squeeze on your monthly cooling bills. Here’s a brief list of 3 ways your air conditioner is improved by indoor air quality services. (more…)

What are the Benefits of UV Germicidal Lights?

Monday, August 17th, 2015

Indoor air quality plays almost as much of a role as temperature control in maintaining the comfort level of your home or business. Dust, bacteria and other contaminants have a way of getting into your circulation system and spreading throughout your house. Here in Huntsville, TX, you can install a number of indoor air quality devices to help combat those tendencies. Chief among them are UV germicidal lights, which help eliminate biological contaminants in your home and keep your family members healthy. (more…)

What Kinds of Air Cleaners Are Available?

Monday, July 13th, 2015

Air conditioners and heaters are vital to a comfortable homes, but they can only address the temperature in your home, not the indoor air quality. Huntsville, TX often experiences air quality issues, from dust and pollen to issues created by high humidity. An air cleaner installed in your household can make a huge difference in your life: raising the indoor air quality and helping your family to a happier, healthier life in the process. But not all air cleaners are the same. Many of them are designs to address specific issues, and which one works best depends on the needs of your family. Here’s a quick breakdown of the kinds of air cleaners that are available. (more…)

How Are Duct Breaches Repaired?

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

When your ductwork gets damaged, repairing it can be challenging and usually requires the services of a trained technician. But it’s often quite necessary. A breach in your ducts can cost you a great deal in lost cooling power: raising the price of your monthly utilities and increasing the strain on the core system. Hot air is pulled in or cool air pulled out of the breach, resulting in more effort needed to keep your home cool, as well as spreading dust and contaminants throughout your home.  In cities like Huntsville, TX, with high heat and stifling humidity, a duct breach can lead to further problems with your air conditioner as it struggles to keep up. Duct breaches can be repaired by qualified personnel, but what’s involved in the process? Here’s a quick look. (more…)

How Does a Whole-House Dehumidifier Help Me?

Monday, June 15th, 2015

We live in Huntsville, TX, where the only thing worse than the heat of the summer is the high humidity. People tend to ignore humidity levels in favor of simply lowering the temperature, but in truth, the two are very closely related. In addition to a reliable air conditioner, you might want to consider a whole-house dehumidifier to help maintain your indoor comfort levels. How does a whole-house dehumidifier help you? We’ve provided a few answers below. (more…)

What Kind of Households Benefit from UV Germicidal Lights?

Monday, June 8th, 2015

UV germicidal lights are used to cleanse the air in your home of harmful germs and bacteria. They’re relatively easy for professional technicians to install in your existing HVAC systems and because they have no moving parts, they will last a good long time. (You usually need only replace the UV lightbulbs periodically when they burn out.) They can be particularly beneficial in towns like Huntsville, TX, which have a lot of dust and pollen in the air as well as high summertime humidity. What kinds of households benefit from UV germicidal lights? As always, it depends on your needs. (more…)