Archive for April, 2016

Why Don’t More People Schedule Air Duct Cleaning

Monday, April 25th, 2016 by Lisa Pixley

Many people notice a difference in the quality of the air they breathe soon after a technician provides cleaning services for the insides of their air ducts. But some people with allergies or asthma are content to neglect this important home maintenance service, even though it could help ease symptoms and improve the performance of their air conditioners and heaters. Why is this? (more…)

What We Find During an HVAC System Inspection Might Surprise You

Monday, April 18th, 2016 by Lisa Pixley

Commercial HVAC (heating and air conditioning) systems have a lot of parts to them. There’s the air conditioner and the heating unit—often much larger than the ones at your home. And then there’s the ductwork, leading to all of the various offices or portions of the building, with complex zoning regulations and thermostats that regulate each zone. (more…)

Should You Be Concerned about Mold Spores in Your Air?

Monday, April 11th, 2016 by Lisa Pixley

If you’re like most homeowners, your windows and doors are sealed up tight for much of the year, in order to keep your air conditioning and heating systems operating efficiently and so that you can stay comfortable. However, a lack of ventilation can sometimes be detrimental for your air quality. Not only can it make the air feel stuffy and stale; it can also make conditions ideal for the growth of mold. (more…)

What Are the Causes and Signs of Mold Exposure?

Monday, April 4th, 2016 by Lisa Pixley

Mold growth can be caused by a few different things: water damage, an overflowing condensate drain pipe, or leaking pipes. No matter the cause, mold only really needs the right consistent temperature along with moisture, oxygen and food to develop. The unfortunate thing about mold is that it’s pretty sneaky: it can grow and make home occupants sick before you ever see it—if you ever see it. Even though it may be well-maintained, your AC system is a huge contributor to spreading mold throughout a building. (more…)