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IAQ – Indoor Air Quality

Dust-Reducing Strategies That Will Improve Indoor Air Quality

By |February 7th, 2013|IAQ – Indoor Air Quality|

Even though you may be enjoying more time outdoors in our mild climate now that it’s winter, for most people the majority of the air they breathe will still be indoors. This means that ensuring your home’s indoor air quality is the best it can be is of the utmost importance. The top cause of poor indoor air quality is dust — a fine layer of shed skin particles and minute fibers from fabrics and furnishings. […]

Whole House Humidifier Maintenance Tips to Try When It’s Too Dry

By |February 5th, 2013|IAQ – Indoor Air Quality|

Life in the Phoenix area is much more tolerable with a whole-house humidifier. Experts recommend that the humidity in your home should be less than 60 percent in the summer and about 45 percent in winter. Maintaining an optimum level on a consistent basis is possible, but whole-humidifier maintenance is essential. […]

3 Options That Help Solve Poor Indoor Air Quality Problems

By |January 29th, 2013|IAQ – Indoor Air Quality|

You may not know it, but the air inside your house is dirty. On average, indoor air is 70 percent dirtier than outdoor air, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Pollutants that can infiltrate your home range from particulate matter (pet dander, spores, liquids droplets and microscopic solids) to gaseous pollutants, which include combustion gases and organic chemicals. […]

A Whole-House Humidifier Can Ease Your Breathing During Phoenix’s Dry Spells

By |November 8th, 2012|IAQ – Indoor Air Quality|

Phoenix has some of the longest stretches of dry air of any place in the country, and if you’re tired of the itchy skin and respiratory irritation dry air causes, consider a whole-house humidifier. Ideal indoor humidity levels range between 30 and 60 percent, and it’s almost impossible to maintain those levels without some kind of humidifier when the humidity outdoors is in the single digits.  […]

Air Leaks In Your Home? You’re Wasting Money

By |November 1st, 2012|IAQ – Indoor Air Quality, Insulation|

Could you be paying less for your energy bill if your house was better sealed and therefore more energy efficient? Even if your home is relatively new, areas of air leakage are not uncommon. If you feel drafts in your house, you know air is leaking in. These are usually felt around windows and doors, but more significant drafts can occur in the basement and attic. If these areas have been insulated, finding the air leaks can be challenging. […]

Air Leaks: Small, But Very Costly

By |September 4th, 2012|IAQ – Indoor Air Quality|

Considering how much we depend on our air conditioning bills to make summer tolerable, even the smallest air leaks can add to electric bills. Fortunately, fixing most leaks is relatively easy once they’re detected. A few tubes of caulk and a can of expanding foam may be all you need to stop the needless energy drain leaks create. […]

Ceiling Fans And Your Cooling System: Why They Work Better Together

By |August 16th, 2012|IAQ – Indoor Air Quality|

If you’re not using your home’s ceiling fans to assist your air conditioner, you could be losing out on two distinct advantages they afford: better home comfort and increased energy savings. And while you could conceivably use any type of fan to boost your air conditioning, ceiling fans are ideal. They circulate the air in your home well and create the best wind-chill effect, compared to other types of fans such as a floor or portable fan. […]

With Air Purification You Can Expect These 3 Benefits

By |July 12th, 2012|IAQ – Indoor Air Quality|

Microscopic contaminants floating throughout the air can create a variety of problems in your home. Fortunately, with the help of an air-purification system, you can remove the contaminants and expect at least three benefits for you, your family and your home:   […]

Whole-House Dehumidification Helps Phoenix Valley Homeowners Control Comfort

By |May 31st, 2012|IAQ – Indoor Air Quality|

Did you know that you can lower the cost of energy in your home simply by lowering the humidity? Humid air feels warmer than dry air, which leads to homeowners lowering the temperature of their thermostats in the summer months. Just lowering the temperature by a few degrees can increase your energy bills by up to 10 percent. Adding a whole-house dehumidification system will allow homeowners to raise the thermostat a few degrees without impacting comfort. […]

Air Leak Problems In Your Home That Require Expert Help

By |January 31st, 2012|Air Conditioning, Air Conditioning Tips, HVAC Contractor, IAQ – Indoor Air Quality|

Air leak problems in your home can not only make your life during the winter unpleasant, even in a warm area like Arizona, but can also end up costing you excessive amounts of money on [...]