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

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!

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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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Whole-House Dehumidifiers: The Comfort System Your Home Is Missing

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Your air conditioner works hard in the summer to keep you cool. Could yours be working harder than it needs to be? If you struggle with humidity levels in your home and you don’t have a whole-house dehumidifier in place, the answer may be yes.

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Allergy Season Is Here: Install an Indoor Air Quality System Today

Monday, June 15th, 2015

When your family members can’t seem to stop coughing and sneezing throughout the day, you know that allergy season has hit.  It can be tough to keep your allergy symptoms under control, especially when they are just as bad indoors as when you are outside. You might be able to save some money on allergy medications and tissues by taking preventive measures today and calling a technician to install a whole-home indoor air quality system. Take a look at some of your options.

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