Air On Demand Blog: Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

It’s Time for Spring HVAC Cleaning

Monday, March 18th, 2019

spring-cleaningThe time for spring cleaning is just around the corner! While your spring cleaning checklist may contain everything from waxing the floors to dusting the shelves, there’s one part of your home that you just can’t touch without the right equipment:

The air.

Dusters and cleaning products can only do so much. When it comes to spring cleaning your indoor air, you need the right combination of tools and services. We’ve listed a few things you can do to improve your air quality, for both cleanliness and efficiency.

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Just How Dirty Can Ducts Really Get?

Monday, February 4th, 2019

dirty-ductWhen it comes to your ducted HVAC system—such as those used by central air conditioners, furnaces, or heat pumps—we often like to inform our readers about keeping them maintained. After all, the ducts are one half of the HVAC system. Without them, heated or cooled air generated by the unit would have no way of traveling into the rooms of your home.

One big problem is when your ducts become too dirty. That may lead you to ask, “What does too dirty mean,” and, “Just how dirty can the ducts really get?” We’ll try to answer that in today’s post.

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Prepare Your HVAC System for the Cold and Flu Season

Monday, December 10th, 2018

woman-blowing-noseIt’s commonly believed that the flu can only spread through coughing and sneezing, but research from this year has shown that the virus can remain present in the air for minutes or even hours.

This spells trouble for homeowners who rely on their HVAC system. After all, an efficient HVAC system encourages that most of the air in the home is recirculated throughout. That means stubborn viruses and germs can take a ride through the air circulation, thus increasing the risk of exposure. Aside from the flu, poor indoor air quality can also spread colds and pollutants that aggravate allergy and asthma symptoms.

But that doesn’t mean you and your HVAC system are powerless against these contaminants. In this post, we’ll show you the steps to giving your home a deep clean and how to even fight back against germs.

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Why You Can’t DIY Duct Services

Monday, November 12th, 2018

cleaning-vent-grate-acWe hate to break it to you, but you just can’t do your own duct services. While we certainly can’t stop you from trying, we think you’re going to have a bad time. And it’s not because we think you’re incapable of doing it. Rather, it’s the fact that duct services require tools and techniques that just aren’t available to the average homeowner. We’ll explain further down below:

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3 Indoor Air Quality Myths

Monday, October 29th, 2018

virus-cells-germsIndoor air quality is one of those topics that garner plenty of misconception and myths. Most of what we know about IAQ is backed by research and tests, as opposed to what’s visible by the eye. And from the perspective of the HVAC services, there’s no shortage of misconceptions about air quality, so we’ll go over a few of them here today.

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Look into these 4 Home Air Quality Improvements

Monday, March 5th, 2018

As air conditioning contractors, we spend most of our time helping people lower the temperatures in their home. But as comfort specialists, we know that temperature is not the only factor in home comfort. Indoor air quality is just as important to your comfort and to your health.

Unfortunately, most indoor air quality solutions (like plug-in portable air purifiers) don’t truly resolve problems with germs or particulate in the air. For that, you need a whole-house solution, and we’ve got some suggestions for you.

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Answering Your Questions about Air Filters and Allergy Control

Monday, April 17th, 2017

virus-cells-germsWhen spring arrives, we see allergy symptoms spike. Beautiful weather and fresh blooms bring lots of joy, until the coughing and sneezing begins. This may continue even when you stay indoors, unless you have a quality air filter to help keep things under control.

Here, we answer your questions about air filters and allergy control. Choosing the right air filter in Homestead, FL can be difficult, but our technician are here to help! Give us a call for more information about indoor air quality and more.

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Spring Cleaning Tips for Better Indoor Air Quality

Monday, March 20th, 2017

changing-air-filter-homeSpring is here, and the allergies are too. This time of year, you may be used to taking allergy medication and spending money on doctor’s visits, or perhaps restricting outdoor time in order to keep allergies under control. But what if we told you that the biggest problem was likely within your own home?

We spend about 93% of our time indoors, according to a study by the EPA. And air quality inside of the house can be just as bad as outdoor air quality—if not worse.

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The Importance of UV Lights for Your Air Conditioning System

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Your family’s health and wellbeing is your number one priority. Of course, it’s tough for you to control everything that may affect their health, but you might be surprised that some amount of germs in the air can be stopped.

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Happy National Dog Day to all of our fellow dog lovers out there!

Friday, August 26th, 2016

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As we all know, dogs have been considered “man’s best friend” for as long as we can remember, but the relationship between your dog and your air conditioning system is a little more complicated.

How Can Dogs Affect Your A/C?

Quality of Air:

Seeing dog fur on the carpet and furniture is very common and quite easy to remove, but did you know their fur actually gets into the filters, ducts, and coils of your air conditioning unit as well? Extreme build-up of fur and dander in your system can cause damage to the unit and affect its ability to cool the home. This can also cause allergens and smells to circulate throughout your home.

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