Understanding MERV Air Filter Ratings

Are you searching for ways to ensure your home’s HVAC system continues to run smoothly? If so, maintaining your system’s air filter should be at the top of your list. Along with helping you save energy, choosing the proper filter for your home will help prevent premature breakdowns of your equipment while improving overall indoor air quality. Continue reading “Understanding MERV Air Filter Ratings”

Tips to Minimize Asthma Attacks with Your HVAC System

While you may not realize it, your home’s HVAC system plays a huge role in alleviating allergy and asthma symptoms. When working properly and efficiently, the system can help improve indoor air quality and reduce allergens. In fact, there are even accessories you can purchase for your HVAC system that will boost indoor air quality further. If you want to boost your HVAC system to alleviate allergies and asthma, there are several easy steps you can take. Continue reading “Tips to Minimize Asthma Attacks with Your HVAC System”

What Can an Air Purifier Do for Your Home?

An air purifier uses a single item, or combination of, filters, U.V. lights, Ionization, and charcoal to remove or kill various airborne particles and odors, such as viruses, mold, bacteria, pollen, and dust. The air purification system will circulate your home’s air through your HVAC system keeping your inside environment healthy and clean. Continue reading “What Can an Air Purifier Do for Your Home?”

My Salesman Said a Variable Speed (VS) Motor Will Fix My Airflow Issue

The word “variable speed” refers to the blower motor that is inside your air handler or furnace. It is an ECM (electronically commutated motor). An ECM’s are types of DC motors that function with a built-in inverter and a magnet rotor. Together, these components can achieve higher levels of efficiency than most of the AC motors being used today. Continue reading “My Salesman Said a Variable Speed (VS) Motor Will Fix My Airflow Issue”

Will a Higher Quality Filter Help to Keep Dust Off Your Counters (and Other Surfaces)?

When it comes to air filters used in your HVAC system, you know they are a crucial part of of your home comfort system.  In fact, the air filter you are using can have a huge impact on your indoor air quality and whether you or someone in your family feels relief from allergies, asthma, or other respiratory-related issues. Continue reading “Will a Higher Quality Filter Help to Keep Dust Off Your Counters (and Other Surfaces)?”

How Damaged Ducts Can Affect Your AC

Has your air conditioner been making strange sounds, or failed to start when temperatures started rising in the house? If so, you would probably call for professional repairs right away. After all, you want to remain comfortable in your house, right? This means your air conditioner really needs to be functioning properly. The bad news is, not all AC systems are too easy to spot. Continue reading “How Damaged Ducts Can Affect Your AC”

The Fall Allergies Fight: It Starts with Your Home’s Heating System

Do you know what the best line of defense against uncomfortable temperatures and subpar indoor air quality is? It’s your HVAC system, of course! Gas furnaces, air handlers, air conditioners and heat pumps are all built with components that can significantly improve the quality of the air inside your home – and make your home more comfortable than ever before. Continue reading “The Fall Allergies Fight: It Starts with Your Home’s Heating System”

4 Signs Your Home Has Poor Air Quality

Unfortunately, poor air quality is more of an issue than many people realize. When issues occur related to your health or your home because of bad air quality, they are often attributed to other causes. Many think that lethargy and a cough is just the common cold, failing to realize it may be mold caused by an improperly maintained ventilation system. Continue reading “4 Signs Your Home Has Poor Air Quality”