How to Reduce Allergy Symptoms Indoors

May 23rd, 2016 by Lisa Pixley

When your allergy symptoms are out of control, you might find yourself running to the pharmacy often for costly antihistamines and decongestants. It’s particularly annoying when it seems like, even with all of these different medications, your allergies are the worse when you’re inside of your own home! Continue Reading

Air Duct Cleaning Could Be the Answer to Your Indoor Air Quality Troubles

May 16th, 2016 by Lisa Pixley

If you’ve been searching for the solution to your biggest indoor air quality troubles, your local air duct experts might have it. Though we may not be able to get rid of all of the particles causing you trouble, a great number of them linger in the ducts. Continue Reading

Air Duct Cleaning Can Improve Air Quality…and More!

May 9th, 2016 by Lisa Pixley

You’re sick of your allergies acting up in your own home, even as you run the air conditioner and air passes through a filter. Contaminants can linger in the air ducts and force their way out into the air you breathe no matter how powerful your filter may be. Professional air duct cleaning is one of the best ways to combat this particular issue. Continue Reading

How Do Air Ducts Get So Dirty?

May 2nd, 2016 by Lisa Pixley

Dirty air ducts can have a major effect on your health and on the way that your air conditioner works. When the ducts are dirty, there’s a chance that the air from your blower fan can kick up some of the dust and debris and send it back to the air in your home, aggravating your allergy symptoms or making things worse if you have asthma or an immune system disorder. Additionally, airflow may be restricted through the system due to friction from the buildup in the pipes, which can lower AC and heating efficiency. Continue Reading

Why Don’t More People Schedule Air Duct Cleaning

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? Continue Reading

What We Find During an HVAC System Inspection Might Surprise You

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. Continue Reading

Should You Be Concerned about Mold Spores in Your Air?

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. Continue Reading

What Are the Causes and Signs of Mold Exposure?

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. Continue Reading

3 Lesser Known Effects of a Dirty Duct System

March 28th, 2016 by Lisa Pixley

People with severe allergies have to take extra precautions when it comes to running an air conditioner or heater. Since an HVAC system sucks in air from the home and forces it back out through the vents, households that include allergy sufferers might be more diligent about changing the air filter, purchasing additional filtration systems, and even cleaning the duct system. Continue Reading

I’ve Heard Duct Cleaning Is a Scam: Is this True?

March 21st, 2016 by Lisa Pixley

We’ve heard this one before too, and we’re here to tell you this just isn’t true—most of the time. You always hope that the friendly technicians who’s shown up to your door is trustworthy and able to supply you with the services you need to stay more comfortable and keep the air in your home a little healthier. Continue Reading