Climate Experts Air and Heat Blog: Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

How Duct Cleaning Helps Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

Monday, May 15th, 2023

In the 1970s, new homes started to be constructed with ductwork. This was to accommodate the new and popular central air conditioners which have now become so common. There are many reasons why this system continues to be popular more than sixty years later, but like everything, there are some potential downsides.

One is that deep inside the ductwork, where you can’t see, dirt and debris accumulate, and as your conditioned air blows past that, it can contaminate the air in your home. What can you do if you suspect your ductwork is dirty? Consider professional duct cleaning services. 

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Benefits of Blown-In Insulation for Your Indoor Air Quality

Monday, March 20th, 2023

Did you know that many homes, especially older homes, have never had their attics insulated? And even in homes that were properly insulated at one point, that insulation may have deteriorated with age, been damaged by humidity, or even been carried off by rodents to make nests. Some estimates suggest that up to 40% of a home’s energy loss happens through the attic.

As spring arrives and summer is not that far away anymore, think about all your lovely cool conditioned air. Do you want to let it escape through your attic? No, you want to keep it inside where it’ll keep you comfortable! And here’s another benefit of blown-in insulation: it can improve your indoor air quality, keeping the air you breathe cleaner. How? We’ll tell you.

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How Duct Cleaning May Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Monday, February 20th, 2023

If you have ductwork in your home, it’s easy to forget about it while you enjoy the heated or cooled air that it provides. But as with any space in your home, it’s possible for debris to accumulate there. How could you possibly know what’s lurking inside your ductwork? The answer is, by having it professionally cleaned.

Let’s look at factors that make it critical that you have your ductwork cleaned, whether there are any reasons not to have your ductwork cleaned, and some benefits you may enjoy once the cleaning is done.

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