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Fresh Air, L.P. Blog : Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

Professional Duct Cleaning: Help Your Family Breathe Easier

Monday, October 8th, 2018

ductwork being cleanedIf you’re anything like the average homeowners, chances are you don’t think very much about the ductwork snaking its way through your home. After all, these air ducts are hidden from sight, traveling through spaces between walls or through your attic space. Exposed ducts may be common in some types of commercial spaces, but it’s definitely not the norm in residential spaces.

This is something you should think about though. This is partly because ductwork that’s suffered damage will lead to poor heating and cooling performance, and a rise in your energy bills. For this, you will want to look into professional duct repair or sealing. Yet another factor to consider is the cleanliness of your air ducts. When is the last time you scheduled air duct cleaning in Sugar Land, TX?

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Pre-Summer AC Prep: How Clean Are Your Air Ducts?

Monday, February 27th, 2017

clean-air-ducts-summer-ac-prepThe cooling season here in Sugar Land is only just a couple weeks away. Before you start to use your AC system most heavily, it’s a good idea to make sure it’s ready to serve you as efficiently as it can. This first includes scheduling a maintenance appointment, if you haven’t done so within the last year.

Maintenance will help ensure that your system is fully operational and that there aren’t any small repair needs that need addressing. Another step to take toward prepping your air conditioner for spring and summer weather is investing in Sugar Land, TX duct cleaning services. But why does this matter?

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Carbon Monoxide: What You Should Know to Keep Safe This Winter

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Carbon Monoxide risks are not to be taken lightly—poisoning from this gas impacts thousands of people each year. We want to help you protect your home and your family from the possibility of a carbon monoxide leak, so that you never need to worry about the safety and wellbeing of your family.

Referred to as CO, carbon monoxide is a colorless and odorless gas. This means you won’t be able to detect it on your own. You and your family can become ill without explanation and you may never know the cause, unless you have carbon monoxide detectors in your home.

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Is an Energy Recovery Ventilator Right for Your Home?

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

As can be expected, most homeowners in Texas want to be comfortable in their homes. And they deserve to be! That being said, there are a number of factors that can influence someone’s heating or cooling habits. You may constantly adjust your air conditioning system or open windows throughout your home to get some fresh air in, despite this negatively impacting AC efficiency. The good news is, you don’t need to do this. Our solution for you is an energy recovery ventilator (ERV).

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Comfort for All Seasons: The Power of Good Insulation

Monday, September 26th, 2016

One of the most common misconceptions we hear about insulation is that its only purpose is to keep homes warm in the winter. While it is extremely effective for this purpose, this is not its only use. People do often associate insulation with this job, but they don’t realize that insulation also helps keep them cool.

This is why, even in a mostly warm climate such as ours, high quality insulation is essential for your home. Without it, your air conditioner would struggle all during the cooling season to adequately do its job, negatively impacting your energy and money savings.

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The Benefits of Professional Duct Sealing

Monday, August 29th, 2016

The ductwork that snakes its way throughout your home serves an essential function for your forced-air HVAC system. Since your air ducts are typically hidden from view for the most part, it can be difficult to remember to give them the attention they need. Unfortunately, ductwork problems can have a number of negative consequences in your home.

When allergens are able to escape into your home, family members who suffer from allergies and asthma may have an increase in symptoms. In fact, pollutants can impact even the healthiest of individuals. Additionally, extra dirt and dust can damage your home and your HVAC system. Be sure to read the benefits of professional duct sealing below to learn more about why this service is so important.

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Combatting Indoor Humidity: Tips and Tricks

Monday, July 4th, 2016

Residents of Texas are no strangers to humidity. Excess humidity makes us feel uncomfortable, not to mention it can be unhealthy. When this excess moisture is in your home, it’s even worse. The best way to rid your home of this uncomfortable moisture is with a quality dehumidifier. However, there are certainly some other things you can do around your home to limit the effects of humidity. We’ve shared some tips and tricks below.

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Is Your Attic Properly Insulated?

Monday, May 9th, 2016

For most Texans, when you think of insulation, you think of staying warm during the winter. And since winter weather is so short here, it’s easy to see why you might not understand the importance of good attic insulation. Just as insulation keeps heat in your home during the winter, it also keeps heat out of your home during the summer. This in turn reduces your air conditioner’s workload and helps your home cool efficiently.

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Combat Poor Indoor Air Quality with These Products

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Today’s homes are being built in a way that makes them “tighter,” meaning there is no way for air to escape. This makes them extremely energy efficient and very beneficial for your HVAC system as it won’t have to work as hard to heat or cool your home. However, due to this the indoor air quality of homes in Texas has been getting worse.

Today’s construction practices don’t allow your home to “breath,” which is causing the indoor air to become more contaminated than the outdoor air. The good news is, we have many products and services available to help combat this.

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Why a Dehumidifier Is a Great Idea for Your Home

Monday, March 28th, 2016

High humidity is nothing new to Texas residents. The phrase, “it’s not so much the heat, it’s the humidity,” is familiar to us all because it’s usually true! Excess moisture can make the warmest of days seem even more sweltering. Aside from being uncomfortable however, the rise in moisture can actually lead to damage to building material and the need to run the air conditioner more often. The relative humidity levels in your home need to be between 30-50%: any higher than this is unhealthy and inefficient. We’ve discussed some reasons why a dehumidifier is a great idea for your home below.

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Tips for Improving Heating Efficiency

December 17, 2018

By adequately maintaining your heating system, you’ll always get the best quality conditioned air from your system.

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“Why Won’t My Heat Pump Switch Modes?”

December 3, 2018

So you tried switching to heating mode on your heat pump, but nothing happened. Now what?

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