Westland Heating & Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Indoor Air Quality’

Consider an Air Purifier to Improve Your Quality of Life

Monday, December 18th, 2017

happy-family-IAQDuring the winter, we rightfully focus on our heating systems to keep our homes warm and our families healthy. But it’s not the only factor involved in maintaining a pleasant atmosphere in your home. Cold air means dry air, and that can foster dust and dirt spreading throughout your ducts and other spots in your home. Most heaters come with filters to help catch the dust, but they can get clogged easily and need to be replaced often.

An electronic air purifier, on the other hand, is the perfect way to get rid of excessive dust in your home. With the holidays here, now makes an excellent time to get one installed. How do they work and what kind of benefits do they provide? We’ve placed a quick guideline below.

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Air Purifiers Can Help Your HVAC System

Monday, November 20th, 2017

air-filter-systemFall is an excellent time to look into improvements in your HVAC system. With winter on the way and cold weather already here, you’re going to be depending upon reliable heating day in and day out. That means now is the time to correct any problems with your system and look for ways to improve its performance. And believe it or not, some improvements rest in areas other than the HVAC system itself. In particular, an electronic air purifier can be just the thing you need to help your system do its best, as well as provide a number of other benefits in the bargain. A trained technician can easily install one in your home before winter arrives.

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Does Your Home Need a Humidifier?

Monday, September 11th, 2017

humidifier-for-the-homeWinter is on its way, and while we’re still enjoying relatively warm temperatures, they’re going to begin cooling off soon now. Cold air means dry air, and dry air can cause a lot of problems in your home. A whole-house humidifier makes an ideal way to keep your air comfortable this winter. The system works very simply and when used in conjunction with your heating system, it provides a number of significant benefits?

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Summer Allergies Getting You Down? Try a UV Air Purifier in Your Home

Monday, July 31st, 2017

UV-air-purifierAmong the challenges homeowners face in the summer around here is an influx of mold, allergens, and other unwelcome contaminants. They can cause numerous problems, ranging from a general stale quality to the air to active illnesses being passed from one family member to another. Frequent rain and high humidity act as incubators for germs and contaminants of all varieties, and as hard as you work to keep them out of your home, you let more of them in every time you open your door.

Luckily, there’s a solution to all of that. A UV air purifier installed in your HVAC system provides a potent weapon against germs, bacteria, and other biological contaminants in your home. It can be installed easily by professional technicians and, provided you replace the bulb periodically, it should provide many long years of reliable use. Here’s how it works.

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Dehumidifiers Keep Mugginess Down in Your Home

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

high-humidity-levelsHeat is always a concern during the summer months, when you need your air conditioner to work every day as expected to keep your household comfortable. But Ohio brings an extra wrinkle to the equation every summer: high levels of humidity, which can create that manky gross feeling in your home and cause all kinds of other problems to boot.

Air conditioners can deal with the problem to a certain extent, but they’re not set up to handle high humidity levels the way a whole-house dehumidifier can. Now is an excellent time to install one in your home, before the summer begins in earnest.

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Improve Your Indoor Air Quality This Spring

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Spring will be here in a few weeks, and with it comes an opportunity to give your HVAC system a thorough looking over. This can involve anything from routine servicing to a complete replacement. But in addition to handling those components that take care of temperature, you should pay attention to indoor air quality. Things like high humidity, dust, and germs in the air can affect your household atmosphere just as much as the temperature does. The timely installation of an indoor air quality device can make a huge difference. The precise device depends on your home’s needs, but we’ve provided a list of some options for you and your family to explore.

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Fight Dry Winter Air with a Humidifier

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Weather_Seasons_Outdoors_iStock_000013156211_XXXLarge-meWinter means dry air in our part of the world, and most furnaces don’t help the matter much. While warm temperatures are vital during the coldest months of the year and you should never skimp when it comes to reliable heating, it’s not the only component involved in your home’ comfort levels. Low humidity levels can cause a huge number of problems in your home, and if you don’t take steps to remedy it, you may never be entirely comfortable no matter what temperature you set your heater to. Luckily, there’s a solution: whole-house humidifiers can take care of dry air for you and often provide a number of other advantages as well. 

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UV Air Purifiers Mean a Healthier and Happier Home

Monday, January 30th, 2017

Couple in new homeWinter means cold and flu season here in Westlake, OH, and to a certain extent, there’s nothing we can do about that. The conditions always make illnesses spread, and while you can take basic steps to cut down on the impact, sooner or later, your family is going to get hit with a nasty bug or two. The good news is that you don’t have to leave it at stocking up on chicken soup and bundling family members up against the cold. A UV germicidal light installed in your HVAC system makes a formidable weapon in the war against winter colds.

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Suffering from Allergies? Consider an Indoor Air Cleaner

Monday, March 28th, 2016

Spring in Rocky River, OH means warming temperatures, blooming flowers, and a brand new season of Indians baseball. But it also means that allergies are on their way, and if you or a member of your family suffer from them, spring can get a whole lot less pleasant very quickly. Your heating and air conditioning system likely has a filter to help screen allergens out of the air. But if you want to really make your home a haven for those suffering from allergies, you might consider an indoor air cleaner of some variety. Here’s a short list of what they can do for you.

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Keep Your Air Clean for Newborns

Monday, January 25th, 2016

If you’re preparing to welcome a new addition to your family, life is likely pretty crazy for you right now. There are all kinds of preparations to be done, as well as health concerns for mother and child alike. In particular, you should look into ways to improve your indoor air quality, cutting down on dirt, germs and other contaminants in the baby’s new home. Here in Westlake, OH, you can call upon professional services to install or repair such devices for you, helping you to keep your air clean for newborns in your home. Here’s a quick breakdown of some of your options.

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