Air Mechanical, Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

3 Facts About Air Purifiers

Monday, May 25th, 2020

Breathing isn’t something you think much about; but if you knew that the air in your home is packed with particles such as dust, allergens, bacteria and viruses, you might think twice about taking a deep breath when you are relaxing at home.

Fortunately, there is a way to reduce these particulates or VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) making the air you breath inside your home much healthier. With the help of an air purification system or an air purifier, you can reduce the re-circulation of those unwanted contaminants that are naturally present in the air supply inside your home. AMi’s technical staff offers you 3 key facts about Air Purification systems and how they increase the indoor air quality of your home.

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AMi has the Solution for Improving Indoor Air Quality

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Did you know….

  • Just one cubic foot of air can have more than 30 million pollutants? That’s 100 times more than the outside air.
  • Having good indoor air quality actually IMPROVES the efficiency of your HVAC system.
  • American’s spend 93% of our lives indoors where the level of pollutants are often 2 to 5 times greater than outdoors.

So what can you do about that? Although we can’t always control our outdoor or work environments, we can take steps to control the air quality of our homes. Air purification systems control the air quality filtering through your home and duct work, making the air in your home easier to breathe.

What do Air purifiers remove?

Virus Protection: Many people buy HEPA machines that are reported to kill viruses using UV lamps. Unfortunately, small UV lamps just don’t work; you need a lamp that will create at least 24,000 microwatts of UVGI.

Mold Removal: If you have a problem with surface mold, it’s best to consult with a professional AMi Technician. However, many people seek allergy relief products due to allergic reactions to airborne mold. Air purifiers that remove airborne mold usually raise ozone levels, and in the process kill odors, chemical particles and bacteria.

Dust Removal: Many people are allergic to dust, and turn to HEPA machines to filter out dust. HEPA machines usually only take care of the dust in the room where they’re located, so they’re not the best solution to keeping your whole house dust-free. Instead, it’s best to keep your HVAC running 24/7, invest in good furnace filters and a whole home air purifier.

Second Hand Smoke Removal: Smoke not only negatively impacts health and air quality, but it also seeps into fabrics and hard surfaces. Liquid air purifiers are the best and most effective way to remove second hand smoke.

The good news is AMi has many solutions for improving your indoor air quality, depending on your needs, concerns and environment.  

Even considering today’s air quality, respiratory illnesses aren’t inevitable. By improving your home air quality through cleaning and air purifiers, you are certain to breathe easier.

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Merv who?

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

No, Merv is not your grandfather’s new best friend. MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) is a rating system for the effectiveness of an air or furnace filter. In other words, how well is your air being filtered? This rating is measured by how small and how many particles the filter catches. As you can see on the chart below, the higher the MERV rating, the better the filtration. A MERV value of 16, for example, is catching the most and the smallest particles, where a lower MERV rating is only catching the biggest particles. So why does it matter? Well, in our business, we say you are what you breathe. So, breathe cleaner, healthier air with a higher rated MERV filter!

You can get ALL of your filters at our filter site!

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Take Control Over Home Air Quality for Allergy Season

Monday, March 6th, 2017

allergies-illness-air-qualityWhen your allergies are acting up, you can reach for an over-the-counter solution that offers you temporary relief. But if you really want better health for your home and your family members, it’s important to start from the source. That means paying special attention to where the allergens in the air come from and what you can do to keep them out.

We have some suggestions for whole-house approaches to indoor air quality that can help you and your family members find relief from the worst allergy symptoms, and we offer some advice to keep allergens out of the home moving forward. Call our team for more information on indoor air quality in Oak Grove, MN.

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3 Reasons to Change Your Air Filter Today

Monday, July 4th, 2016

Most people know that there is an air filter that works with the air conditioning (and heating) systems within their homes. And while many have heard that they are supposed to change their filter every month or so, most people aren’t clear on why this is. We want to make sure local homeowners are healthy and comfortable, so we give you three good reasons to change your filter today (if it’s been a while).

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Why It’s Worth Investing in a Whole-Home Dehumidifier

Monday, June 27th, 2016

When people think of humidifiers and dehumidifiers, they often picture those small plug-in units people sometimes keep by their beds or in a central location. But this just won’t do if you’re trying to improve the air quality in your home and keep your family members more comfortable.

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Aeroseal Duct Sealing: A Unique Heating and Cooling Fix

Monday, May 9th, 2016

When parts of your home seem warmer or cooler than the rest, your air conditioner or heater may not be at fault. Your forced-air system is designed to produce a certain amount of cool or warm air and move it into the rooms of the home. When your ventilation system was first installed, it was designed to keep airflow balanced throughout the home.

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Spring Cleaning and Your Air Quality

Monday, April 11th, 2016

When you think of spring cleaning, you think of dusting hard-to-reach places, vacuuming in corners, and sorting through closets and storage spaces. All of this cleaning can make you feel a lot better about clutter and the surfaces in your home, but it can make matters a lot worse when it comes to your air quality. When you’re kicking up all that dust and debris during spring cleaning, you may want to think about spring cleaning your air as well. And the best way to do so is by calling a professional HVAC technician for a new indoor air quality installation.

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Is Your Home Lacking Ventilation? We’ve Got the Solution

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Getting some fresh air helps you to feel a little more relaxed. After spending a large portion of your time indoors with the air conditioning and heating systems running, sometimes you want to open up a window or sit out on the back porch to get away from the stuffiness of the indoors.  

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Upgrade Your Heater to Prevent Illness this Season

Monday, December 7th, 2015

As the weather changes, our bodies become more susceptible to illnesses like the common cold or even the flu. Eating the right foods, getting enough sleep and staying warm can help to prevent illness to an extent. But upgrading your HVAC system can do even more, since the quality of the air you breathe has so much to do with your health. A technician can help you to upgrade your heating system and stay healthy in the following ways.

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