Collier's Comfort Blog: Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

Air Filters vs Air Purifiers: Which Is Better?

Monday, November 19th, 2018

UV-air-purifierIt depends, actually. Various kinds of air filters and air purifiers exist, but they’re not all made with the exact same purpose in mind. Although some of their functions do overlap, it’s more about finding out which one makes sense for you and your home.

For the average homeowner, you just need to make sure that you’re getting the right kinds of treatment for your unique needs.  Allow us to explain:

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Tips for Improving Indoor Air Quality This Season

Monday, November 5th, 2018

replacing-air-filterAre you concerned about illness and allergies through the cold season? The cold doesn’t make our home’s air quality any worse, but our immunities will be lowered due to the cold. If your home is not already equipped to combat poor indoor air quality, then here are some steps you can take to change that:

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Alleviate Your Allergies with These Air Quality Services

Monday, August 13th, 2018

indoor-air-quality-contaminantsFor allergy and asthma sufferers, it can feel like there’s little hope for them. Aside from what the doctor can provide, most of them have accepted that it’s just a condition they’ll have to live with. It means the potential of suffering whenever they go outside.

While we can’t change the outdoor environment for you, it doesn’t mean we can’t try to improve things for you in the home, where you’re supposed to be most comfortable. Below are just a few indoor air quality products and services that have been shown to help relieve allergies and asthma.

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What to Do About Bad Air Quality

Monday, June 18th, 2018

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We are often concerned about exterior air quality relating to levels of pollen and other particulates. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), however, pollutant levels can be 100 times higher inside your home than outside. That’s because new homes utilize more airtight construction techniques for greater energy conservation. Plus, most air conditioning units are closed systems: the same air is recirculated without fresh air being introduced. This may result in bad air quality, and we’ll discuss three methods to deal with this below.

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Humidifiers Help Your Heater Keep Your Home Comfortable

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

whole-house-humidifierWinter will be here soon and temperatures are dropping every day. Homeowners in the area are probably focused on keeping their heaters running effectively, and with good reason. But cold air is only one part of keeping your home healthy and comfortable this winter (though granted, it’s a big part). Low humidity levels can be a huge problem as well, especially in homes with forced-air furnaces instead of boilers or radiators.

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UV Air Purifiers Keep Your Home Clean

Monday, August 14th, 2017

UV-air-purifierSummers in Indiana are defined by high temperatures and soaring humidity. That makes our environment a breeding ground for bacteria and germs of all varieties, and they can easily infiltrate your home to cause all manner of mischief. In fact, germs and other biological contaminants can cause a lot of damage in the summer, since we keep our doors and windows locked tight to preserve the cool air generated by our air conditioners. Since HVAC systems circulate the air in your homes when they run, that means the contaminants can stay there for a long time, leading to that stagnant musty feeling in your house as well as passing colds and other illnesses between different family members.

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Dehumidifiers Make Summer Easier to Handle

Monday, June 5th, 2017

home-dehumidifiersSummers in Indiana are stiflingly hot, with temperatures routinely climbing towards triple digits and beyond. But worse than the heat is the high humidity: turning our homes into swamps and reducing everything to a muggy soggy mess. Air conditioners can deal with humidity by default, but they’re not set up to handle the problem the right way, which can add to monthly bills and increase strain on the system overall.

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Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

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