Professional Heating & Air Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Indoor Air Quality’

Are These Indoor Air Quality Issues Killing Your Business?

Monday, November 12th, 2018

commercial-hvac-systemA commercial HVAC system is big, built to last, and requires complex planning. After all, bringing air to multiple floors or rooms efficiently is no easy feat.

While HVAC installation is one challenge, it ends with the completion of the installation. As for something like indoor air quality? Not the same story. Indoor air quality is a constant battle. And the reason you should care about it is that poor indoor air quality could be killing your business! Read on to find out how this is possible.

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Dehumidifiers Benefit Air Conditioners and Your Home in General

Monday, August 7th, 2017

happy-family-dehumidifierHigh humidity levels are as much or a problem during our Louisiana summers as high temperatures. Muggy air can feel like a wall when you step out of your home, and cause a lot of problems if it takes place inside your home. A good air conditioner can address high humidity levels, but only crudely at best, and in the process can take on a lot more stress and strain than it should. Whole-house dehumidifiers, which area specifically build to handle muggy air, are usually a much better option than simply leaning on your AC.

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UV Air Purifiers Stop Germs and Mold

Monday, May 29th, 2017

UV-air-purifierLiving in Louisiana means dealing with high humidity as well as high temperatures, and that can lead to all kinds of unwelcome additions to you home. Germs, viruses, mold spores and bacteria seem to be everywhere during the humid summer months, and it can be a chore keeping them from gaining a foothold. Luckily, there’s an excellent means to keep those biological contaminants at bay: UV air purifiers to stop germs and mold.

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3 Ways to Control Spring Allergies

Monday, May 1st, 2017

sick-woman-blowing-noseSpring has arrived, and with it means blooming flowers, high humidity and lots of pollen in the air. Spring allergies can be terrible for a household with sensitive family members, and to some extent, you can’t avoid them. But a centralized heating and air conditioning system can prove exceedingly adept at controlling spring allergies, thanks to timely upgrades and additions performed by a rained technician. Depending upon your needs, they may be just the thing to stop your spring allergy problem cold.

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Signs of a Breach in Your Ducts

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Air-DuctsMost homes in the area use centralized heating and air conditioning systems: generating warm or cool air in a single spot and then distributing it through your home using a system of ducts. The ducts themselves thus become an important part of your HVAC system, and when they run into trouble, they need to be treated with the same seriousness that any other issue is. Duct breaches and leaks rank among the most common problems with duct systems. The good news is that a qualified HVAC repair technician can usually correct the problem, provided you can spot the signs and give them a call.

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Control Humidity Levels in Your Home

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Family eating pizza and watching TV on sofa

Humidity levels can be just as trying as high temperatures in Louisiana, and while most local homes are focused on temperature control during our steamy summer months, muggy weather can be just as devastating as hot weather. People tend to lean on their air conditioners to take care of the problem, and while that works – crudely – it also adds a great deal of strain to your system. A better solution is the installation of a whole-house dehumidifier to control humidity levels. Here’s a quick breakdown of how it all works.

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How to Protect Your Home from Allergens

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Summers in Covington, LA mean more than just high heat. They mean high levels of humidity as well, plus a heaping fistful of allergens from pollen and similar sources. If you or someone in your family suffers from allergies, you home needs to be a haven from everything Louisiana can throw at you, and the cleaner you can keep your air, the better. there are specific steps you can take to help keep your home clear of allergens. If you’re interested, now is the time to implement them before the summer set in in earnest.

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Reduce Asthma Attacks With Timely Cleaning

Monday, January 11th, 2016

We love our sultry summers and mild winters here in Hammond, LA, but our muggy climate and high pollen counts can wreak havoc with family members who suffer from asthma or similar conditions. Unfortunately, there’s not a lot we can do about the weather around here. There is, however, quite a bit we can do about making your home healthier and happier if you or another family member suffers from asthma. With timely cleaning sessions, as well as judicious upgrades, you can help reduce the frequency of asthma attacks among vulnerable residents in your home and raise the indoor air quality.

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What is Formicary Corrosion?

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

It doesn’t sound like a pleasant term – formicary corrosion – and the reality is even worse than the name. It’s an insidious form of corrosion that strikes at the copper tubing in your heating and air conditioning system. It’s particularly prevalent in towns like Hammond, LA, and we’ve seen a sharp increase of late in the number of calls to deal with it. What is formicary corrosion and what can you do to address it? It starts by understanding the exact nature of the condition.

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3 Signs That You Need Duct Sealing

Monday, August 17th, 2015

The duct system in your home is vital to ensuring that cool air from your air conditioner and warm air from your heater gets where it needs to go. Normally, they don’t encounter any problems, since they’re tucked safely away in your attic or in the crawlspace between your walls. But breaches can occur, either because the ducts suffer damage, or because the bolts and fittings become loose.

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