Let the Fresh Air in this Fall!

Finally, the nights are cooling down enough to allow us to open the windows and with the chill of fall comes fresh air into the home! But, before you know it the temperatures will be too cold to leave the windows open, so before you lock up the windows for the rest of the year, ask yourself, “How is the air quality in my home?” Dirt, dust, dander, and millions of other particles build up in our HVAC duct system all year long, and as long as the debris is stuck in the ducts, it will continue to circulate into the air you and your family breathes!

Dirty Duct Work

Dirty ducts could be the source of continued allergy and respiratory irritations and unexplained illnesses. Luckily, there is something you can do to get this mess out of your ducts, and the results could last up to the three years or more! Continue reading

Decrease the Dust in Your Home

Polishing and dusting the home is no ones favorite task, but it has to be done if we want our homes to be clean and healthy. Unless you can afford to have a maid service clean the home, the typical homeowner is forced to undertake this tedious chore at least every one to two weeks, and depending on the size of your home it could take hours. How would you like to reduce the number of times you have to dust per month? Well, it is possible, and the solution will not only decrease the amount of dust in your home but it will also give you cleaner, healthier air to breathe.

Circulating Air for Cleaning

A whole house air cleaner can truly improve the air in your home and decrease the amount of dust on the surfaces as well. However, the way you use your air cleaner does matter! The air cleaner can only clean the air that circulates through the ducts. If the circulating fan is not on, the cleaner cannot clean the air. So, you have two choices. You can either run the fan around the clock or only run the fan when you are using heating or cooling. Continue reading

Changing Your Filter and Identifying Problems

Many people have questions about changing their furnace’s filter, and when searching for an answer you will find a lot of mixed information out there. There are no clean cut answers that can be applied to every home and everyone must assess their own situation in order to determine what is best for their heating and cooling systems.  You will hear many people give the blanket answer, “Change your filter every 30 days,” but filter manufacturers have no way of knowing where your unit is installed, the age of the furnace or the condition of your duct work.  Therefore, we recommend following these simple steps in order to determine what is best for your particular situation:

  • Check the filter at least every 30 days even if your filter manufacturer states your filter can be last longer.  Depending on the state of the air quality in your home you may not be able to get much more than 30 days of safe use per filter. Keeping a dirty filter in the system can cause air flow and air quality problems that can have serious consequences for the condition of your furnace. If the filter can last longer and it is still clean at 30 days, you can keep it in, but don’t forget to keep checking it every 30 days! Continue reading