Collier's Comfort Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Indoor Air Quality’

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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Spotting a Breach or Leak in Your Ducts

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

duct-breach-repairCentralized heating and air conditioning systems rely on a series of ducts to carry cool air to the various corners of your home. They do the same job in the winter when it comes to hot air from your furnace. They do their jobs well in most cases, and because they’re usually hidden behind the walls or in the attic, they don’t often suffer damage. When they do, however – or even when age and wear-and-tear create leaks or breaches – then it can be very hard to spot the damage.

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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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3 Ways to Improve A/C Performance This Summer

Monday, April 24th, 2017

air-conditioning-efficiencyWhen summer hits in our neck of the woods, we can feel it: not only with high temperatures, but with mugginess and humidity that can turn your home into a swamp. Your air conditioner will likely need to perform every day for hours on end, and by default that means you’ll likely be paying higher air conditioning bill in the summer than you do in the spring or the fall. That reality can often obscure the fact that you’re paying more than you should, however. By taking steps to improve your A/C’s performance this summer, you can take a bite out of those high bills without sacrificing a cool and comfortable home.

That reality can often obscure the fact that you’re paying more than you should, however. By taking steps to improve your A/C’s performance this summer, you can take a bite out of those high bills without sacrificing a cool and comfortable home.

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Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

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