Indoor Air Quality

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Improving Your Winter Air Quality

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Being indoors more often during the winter presents plenty of opportunities for family togetherness and other enjoyable moments. However, the air that’s breathed and circulated indoors during these moments may not be as safe and harmless as most people would think. Air quality issues can be just as problematic if you run a business. In…
Smoke rising, one of the smells to look out for from your HVAC

HVAC Odors That Every Home & Business Owner Should Know

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There is a popular saying in Texas that states, “If you don’t like the weather in Texas, just wait ten minutes, and it will change.” When it comes to temperature fluctuations, many Texans know that within one day, the heater may be on in the morning and the air conditioner could running in the afternoon.…
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Carbon Monoxide Safety

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As the fall months are quickly approaching, people are going to be changing up a few habits in order to stay warm. While there are many benefits to the cooler months, there are a few precautions that need to be taken when adjusting to the weather. Carbon monoxide is one of those “silent killers” that…
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How Your AC Can Help Fight Your Allergies

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Your Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) unit is constantly working to keep your home or office space a comfortable place to live and work. But, beyond just keeping your space at the right temperature all year, it helps fight against seasonal allergies as well. Especially here in central Texas where allergies run high, properly…
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Benefits Of Indoor Air Quality Tests

The air in your home will have a major impact on your overall health. Due to the importance of air, ensuring that the air in your home is safe to breathe is very important. One great way to confirm whether or not your home’s air is safe to breath is by having an air quality…
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Maximizing Your Home Ventilation System

The ventilation system and air conditioner in your home allows you to relax and be comfortable without having to deal with the hot temperatures outside. However, the chronic use of your system can lead to an increase in your energy bill every month. By incorporating some of the tips covered in this article to help…
Indoor Air Quality Series: Asthma Triggers—a guide to prevent and safely remove allergens from your home

[Infographic] Indoor Air Quality—Asthma Triggers

For many people, allergies and asthma are bad enough outside, and it’s nice to be able to get inside to escape these triggers. With spring in full swing in Central Texas, it’s easy to blame your symptoms on all the pollen, mold, and other allergens floating around outside. However, there’s a number of asthma and…
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How HVAC Zoning Works

How HVAC Zoning Works Adding HVAC zoning to your HVAC system is a terrific way to control the air temperature in individual rooms of your house. This will keep you from having to constantly heat or cool certain areas in your home. Why Choose a Zoning System? Save Money It can be very expensive to…
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Relieving Common Allergies Through Regular HVAC Maintenance

Asthma and allergic diseases affect more than 24 million people in the United States and over 6 million of these are children. When most people think of allergies, they think of hay fever, sneezing, coughing, and runny noses, but there are other allergies that many suffer from, including food allergies and eczema that, believe it…
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Air Balancing: What It Means For Your Home

Airflow balancing or air flow is the process of adjusting and measuring the temperature throughout your home or building evenly. An HVAC technician can decrease or increase the airflow into certain rooms that will help you feel more comfortable. Most commercial buildings and residential homes were not built to distribute the air evenly throughout. This…
3 Reasons Air Quality is Worse in Winter

3 Reasons Indoor Air Quality is Worse in Winter

As fall ends, most homeowners begin to think about winterizing the home. Storm doors are installed, windows are insulated and the thermostats are checked. But many homeowners don’t think about the air quality in their homes. And many don’t know that air quality is worse indoors during the winter than during the summer. As you…
HVAC Upgrades That Can Benefit Your Health

HVAC Upgrades That Can Benefit Your Health

It’s been a fairly warm winter so far in Central Texas, so you may be out enjoying the temperate weather every chance you get… but you still spend a lot of time indoors–especially when it’s cold out! While you’re inside, breathing high-quality air is important for your health and comfort. During cold and flu season,…
Reducing Indoor Air Pollutants

Reducing Indoor Air Pollutants

Our homes are places we want to make as comfortable as possible. We seal them off from the outside world, creating a controlled space with just the right temperature and humidity levels in the air. But what many of us don’t realize is that sealing off our houses from the fresh outside air can result…
Keeping Your HVAC In Check: A How-To Guide on Lowering Humidity

Keeping Your HVAC In Check: A How-To Guide on Lowering Humidity

If you’ve lived in the South, anywhere from Florida to Texas, you know how muggy and steamy the Summer weather can get. With Summer only a few short months away, keeping your home low humidity is important to keep comfortable. This is why it’s important to keep humidity levels in your home between 30-50% in…
Dealing with Spring Allergies in Central Texas

Dealing with Spring Allergies in Central Texas

We’ve covered the importance of indoor air quality on this blog before. As we mentioned, indoor space like a house can develop its own host of problems independent from the outside air, but that doesn’t mean it’s immune to the constant changes that the outside air brings as the seasons change. So as we move…
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The Importance of Indoor Air Quality

There are many facets of air conditioning and heating regarding household health that are important to be aware of. One of these is indoor air quality. Though you can’t usually see anything in the air inside your house, there are always some amount of pollutants. They vary depending on location, HVAC system, season, and other…
Sunset over a field of Texas bluebonnets

Why Do I Sneeze When My Air Conditioner Comes On?

Air Conditioning systems are made to filter the air inside your home. If you have been a little behind on changing those air filters, who can blame you, it’s always the last thing to do on our list of priorities. That simple little task can bring a lot of headaches if neglected, and that’s not just a figure of speech…
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