Posts Tagged ‘Indoor Air Quality’

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…)

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 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…)

How Moisture in the Air Diminishes the Indoor Air Quality

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

A little bit of moisture in the air can be a good thing. Homes that are too dry make the air feel stale and can cause skin irritation, dry throats and noses, peeling paint, and illness. But a home that has too much moisture can be even more detrimental to the indoor air quality.

For one, too much humidity in the air can make the home feel stuffy and warm. Moisture keeps your skin from evaporating sweat, which is why on a humid day the weather outside can seem so much hotter than it actually is.

However, the bigger threat to you and your home is mold growth. Mold thrives in areas with a lot of moisture, so it may be growing anywhere in your home where humidity levels are not quite right. Mold slowly destroys whatever it lives on, resulting in structural damage to the home. If the problem isn’t taken care of quickly, you may need to renovate large portions of your construction. What’s worse, however, is that mold spores in the air can aggravate allergies and asthma, cause illness or irritation of the eyes, nose and throat, or attack those with compromised immune systems.

Generally, the solution is a whole-home dehumidifier. Whole-home dehumidifiers work with your HVAC system to control moisture levels and inhibit mold growth in all of the areas of your home you occupy, not just a single room. It supplies an additional means for moisture in the air to collect as condensation and drain so that it doesn’t recirculate through the ducts.

How do you know if there is too much moisture in the air in your home? Well, look for signs of moisture buildup, like wet spots on the walls or ceiling. A big giveaway is if your home tends to feel clammy and moist. And if your allergies continuously act up, don’t pass it off as something normal—we cannot stress enough how serious a problem mold growth truly is.

If you’re still unsure of whether a dehumidifier is right for you, contact Ardon Maintenance. Our highly trained technicians are experts on indoor air quality in Riverside.

Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Friday, May 30th, 2014

The U.S. currently faces a health crisis few people know about, and it’s lurking right inside your home. It isn’t some horrible chemical located in your basement or an infestation of burrowing super-termites attacking your home’s foundations. No, it’s something as simple as the quality of your air. You are probably accustomed to thinking of pollution as something that afflicts only the outdoor air; however, the U.S. EPA has identified that indoor air quality is usually far worse, and it affects millions of people every day.

How can you improve the indoor air quality of your home? There are a variety of ways, and we’ll look at a few of the top options in this post.

For some of the best advice and the installation work to raise your indoor air quality in Madisonville, TX, contact our specialists at Ardon Maintenance today.

Here are some methods to improve indoor air quality

  • Open up doors and windows during the day: This is the simplest way to circulate fresh air through your house and clean out the stale air that moves through your home’s ventilation system. But this has a serious drawback: open windows and doors can cause temperature discomfort, and during summers you can’t keep this up for long. That’s why you’ll need alternatives, such as the rest of these options.
  • Air cleaners and purifiers: Professionals in air quality can select and size special  air filters and air purifiers to go into your ventilation system and work with your air conditioner and heater to clean out contaminating particles and gases. Air cleaners use mechanical filters, like HEPA filters, to trap debris, while electronic air purifiers ionize the air to pull in even the tiniest pollutants, cleaning out smoke and chemicals. Cleaners are simple to install for technicians, and they will do their job with only the need for occasional maintenance.
  • UV germicidal lights: These are designed to attack a specific and serious problem that can afflict your air quality through the ventilation system: the growth of molds that might send out toxic spores into the air. To eliminate these pests and prevent them from returning, technicians will install UV lights that attack the cellular structure of the molds and kill them without causing any damage to your indoor air—no chemicals required! If you suspect mold growth, contact air quality specialists right away, and they will find a method to remediate the problem.

Find the air quality solution you need

Our team at Ardon Maintenance takes your health seriously, and we want to discover the best way to solve your issues with the air inside your house. Call us and schedule an appointment to look into your indoor air quality in Madisonville, TX. Along with air cleaners, purifiers, and mold remediation, we can also balance your home’s humidity and make important repairs to your ductwork.

Madisonville Air Purifiers: Benefits of Air Purifiers

Monday, February 4th, 2013

If you are not one hundred percent satisfied with the indoor air quality in your home then there is just no way that you can be one hundred percent comfortable. At Ardon Maintenance we have built a business on the belief that everyone deserves that level of comfort. If you indoor air quality leaves something to be desired contact the local experts on air purifiers in Madisonville TX. Our team is happy to help you resolve any indoor air quality problems that you may be experiencing. We want to make your home a more comfortable, healthier place to live.

Poor indoor air quality can lead to uncomfortable conditions for residents with asthma, allergies or other respiratory problems. A high-quality air purifier can help fix these problems. There are a few different types of air purifiers that you may want to consider for installation in your home. Each has its own unique benefits.

A good air filter is one of the most effective, efficient ways that you can improve indoor air quality in your home. Air filters’ efficient are rated with a MERV (minimum efficiency reporting value). The high the MERV of your air filter the more effective it will be. The air filter factory installed in your heating and cooling system, for instance, has a low MERV and is intended more to protect your HVAC equipment than to improve indoor air quality. A filter with a higher MERV will trap more pollutants, removing them from circulation in your home.

For a more advanced method you may want to consider purchasing an electronic air cleaner. With these devices electricity is used to give pollutants a static charge by ionizing them. Depending on the device, the pollutants will then either be collected on a plate that can be removed for cleaning or will simply adhere to the walls and surfaces of the room, removing them from the air.

Removing airborne pollutant from the air in your home should be a priority. Clean air is more comfortable and healthier, reducing allergy symptoms and the general air quality issues. Contact Ardon Maintenance today for more information about air purifiers in Madisonville, TX.

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