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Excess Dust Can Impede A/C Performance — A Service Call Can Help

April 19, 2012   ·   By   ·   No Comments   ·   Posted in IAQ – Indoor Air Quality

Excess Dust Can Impede A/C Performance -- A Service Call Can HelpAre you seeing an excessive buildup of dust in your Arizona home? Not only is it unsightly and unhealthy for you and your loved ones, but did you also know that it can impact the efficiency and performance of your air conditioning (A/C) significantly? Once dust gets into your air conditioning, it can affect everything from the filters to the motor. However, getting service will help eliminate the issues that allow dust to get into your HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system. Read more…

Caution — Indoor Air Quality Suffers When Garage Air Enters The Home

March 22, 2012   ·   By   ·   No Comments   ·   Posted in IAQ – Indoor Air Quality

Caution -- Indoor Air Quality Suffers When Garage Air Enters The HomePerhaps on a crisp, chilly morning, you take a few extra minutes to warm up the car. Or, you’ve forgotten something inside your home and leave the car running for five minutes. Everybody does these things. However, if you have an attached garage, emissions like carbon monoxide and other toxins might be leaking into your home and impacting your indoor air quality. Read more…

Removing Dust Improves Indoor Air Quality

March 20, 2012   ·   By   ·   No Comments   ·   Posted in IAQ – Indoor Air Quality

The Phoenix area, even under the calmest conditions, may be one of the dustiest urban centers in the country. Removing dust is a yearlong activity, and while you can’t do much about dust outdoors, you can take steps to lower the load inside your home. Besides being a housekeeping issue, dust can have an adverse effect on your health, especially if you already have allergies or suffer from asthma. Read more…

Which Type Of Insulation Will Best Serve Your Efficiency Needs?

January 24, 2012   ·   By   ·   No Comments   ·   Posted in IAQ – Indoor Air Quality, Insulation

Insulating the home is an unrivaled way to cut heating and cooling expenses, and there are a varieties of insulations. Use this guideline to help you understand the distinctions between the types, so you can decide which is the best option for your home: Read more…

Look And Listen For These Clues And You’ll Know If It’s Time To Have Your Furnace Repaired

January 19, 2012   ·   By   ·   No Comments   ·   Posted in Furnaces, Heating, IAQ – Indoor Air Quality, Service & Maintenance

Look And Listen For These Clues And You'll Know If It's Time To Have Your Furnace RepairedFurnaces rarely break down out of the blue. They give warning signs of trouble that can help you catch small problems and call for furnace repair service as soon as possible — before they grow into big, expensive problems. Read more…

Mold May Continue To Be A Problem In Your Home If You Don’t Eliminate The Moisture That Causes It

January 17, 2012   ·   By   ·   No Comments   ·   Posted in Air ducts, IAQ – Indoor Air Quality, Mold, Service & Maintenance

Even in a dry climate like Mesa’s, homes can suffer from mold problems. That’s because mold is an equal-opportunity fungi: Anywhere spores can find moisture, a comfortable temperature and food, they will happily reproduce. Read more…

Ultraviolet (UV) Lights In Your HVAC System — The Advantages

January 10, 2012   ·   By   ·   No Comments   ·   Posted in IAQ – Indoor Air Quality, Service & Maintenance, UV Lights

When you’re looking for ways to keep your family healthier, consider ultraviolet (UV) lights for your HVAC system. UV lights use a specific wavelength that kills bacteria, viruses and mold in the air. When installed in an HVAC system, the air that blows through to heat and cool your home is sanitized, keeping your home healthier. Read more…

Consider An Electronic Air Cleaner To Help Reduce The Air Particles That Pollute Your Home

January 5, 2012   ·   By   ·   No Comments   ·   Posted in IAQ – Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation

Consider An Electronic Air Cleaner To Help Reduce The Air Particles That Pollute Your HomeAirborne contaminants in your home comes in two main forms: gases and particulates. Electronic air cleaners are helpful in removing aggravating or potentially harmful particles. You can buy small, portable electronic air cleaners to serve a single room, or systems that are installed as part of your HVAC system and clean the air throughout your home. Read more…

Extra Energy Savings Can Be Yours When You Insulate Your Home’s Water Heater Tank

January 3, 2012   ·   By   ·   No Comments   ·   Posted in Energy Savings, IAQ – Indoor Air Quality, Insulation, Water Heaters

Have you touched your water heater lately? Probably not. But go ahead, give it a feel. If it is warm to the touch, your water heating is shedding energy, which is bad news: An uninsulated water heater tank adds around 4 to 9 percent to your water heater costs, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Savers program. Read more…

If Indoor Air Quality Is A Problem In Your Home, Try To Solve It With These Three Steps

December 13, 2011   ·   By   ·   No Comments   ·   Posted in Air ducts, IAQ – Indoor Air Quality

Sometimes the effects of poor indoor air quality don’t show up for years, but they can be serious: respiratory illnesses, cancer, heart disease. Other times, you know right away your family is suffering from effects of indoor contaminants as members report headaches, itchy eyes and runny noses. Read more…

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