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Does Your Air Smell? It Could be Your HVAC Unit!

Most of us have environmentally conscious lifestyles and indoor air quality (IAQ) is everyone’s business, not just HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) professionals. Here are some common causes of air smells, but when you notice an odor, use your other senses, too. Listen for unusual noises and look for water drips on your floor as [...]

February 7th, 2017|Air Quality, Blog|

Why HVAC Wintertime Care is Essential for Indoor Air Quality

IAQ is “indoor air quality.” The air quality inside buildings and homes is something that is a fairly recent concern for our global population. Understanding the common causes of poor indoor air quality and controlling air pollutants can lower your risks of health problems. Some of the health effects of poor indoor air include: Asthma [...]

December 15th, 2016|Air Quality, Blog, HVAC System|

Don’t Overlook the Importance of Indoor Air Quality

Most of us spend 90% of our time indoors! Here are some stunning facts about indoor air quality from consumer advocates at Greenguard Certification: Indoor air is 2-5 times more polluted than outdoor air. Many home ventilation systems simply recirculate the “bad air” and minimize cleaner outdoor air. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) reports [...]

Indoor Air Pollution is a Big Problem – What You Can Do About It

Even though you maintain high standards of cleanliness in your home, the stale air trapped inside could be making you sick. In our Gulf Coast area, where we keep the home closed up for a good part of the year with the air conditioner on, indoor air pollution can contribute to allergies and respiratory problems. [...]

Expensive Repair Bills Due to Dirty Filters – Why You Need to Regularly Check Your Filters

Changing your HVAC system's air filter regularly can save you as much as 15 percent on your utility bills by improving the efficiency of your air conditioner or furnace. But that's not the only reason to change a dirty air filter. Replacing a filter before it's so dirty that it affects airflow can also spare [...]

Top 3 Signs & Symptoms of a Dirty Air Filter

Changing the HVAC filter is one of the easiest things you can do to ensure your air conditioner and heating system run properly. Surprisingly, many homeowners avoid changing the filter regularly, allowing it to collect dirt, which causes problems that range from inefficient operation to system breakdown. Read on to learn about signs that a [...]

Ensure Good Indoor Air Quality With Clean Air Filters

Residential air filters are generally located out of sight in the home, in a wall or sometimes a ceiling. That means most homeowners give little thought to whether air filters are dirty or in need of replacement. To ensure good indoor air quality. However, your air filters need regular replacement. Dirty Air Filters and Supply [...]

March 10th, 2016|Air Quality, Blog|

5 Tips to Improve Indoor Air Quality

How good is your indoor air quality? Maybe you don't give it much thought, assuming that your HVAC system does an adequate job of adequately keeping the air fresh. That assumption would be wrong, however. Here's why. There are myriad airborne particulates swirling around in your home. Some may be harmless, but a good many [...]

February 25th, 2016|Air Quality, Allergies, Blog|

Dealing With Winter Allergens: Whole House Filtration

You'd think we would get a break from allergies in the winter, but unfortunately for us Texans, that doesn't happen. In winter, we are subjected to mountain cedar pollen, an allergen that affects us in the southern part of the state from December through March. And, even when mountain cedar isn't the culprit, we can [...]

December 31st, 2015|Air Quality, Allergies, Blog|

6 Moves Homeowners Can Make to Prevent Indoor Air Pollution

Indoor air pollution infiltrates your home silently, without notice, lurking in the most unsuspecting places and hiding in broad daylight as you go about your day. It can be a greater threat to your health than the smoke and smog that billows outdoors, leading to a range of health problems. Recent studies have shown that [...]

February 10th, 2015|Air Quality, Blog|

Not Just Any Air Filter Will Do — How to Choose Wisely

The bad news is that the air in your home is full of allergens and contaminants, far more even than the air outside. The good news is that your HVAC system’s air filter can eliminate many of those contaminants, making your air more breathable. But what kind of filter should you put into the system? [...]

November 11th, 2014|Air Quality, Blog|

Four Indoor Quality Facts You Should Know

Indoor air pollution is a growing and disturbing trend in many homes and businesses throughout Southeast Texas. As buildings are built more and more airtight for energy efficiency, your home loses natural ventilation and traps indoor pollutants inside your home. This leads to poor indoor air quality. Before shrugging this problem off, read the following [...]

January 19th, 2014|Air Quality, Blog|