Air Mechanical, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Indoor Air Quality’

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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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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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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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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Choose Whole-Home Air Cleaners over Portable Models

Monday, May 25th, 2015

Are you still relying on a portable air cleaner for your indoor air quality control? Unfortunately, the air filter of your air conditioning and heating system may not be enough to clean the air in your home. So to combat allergies and asthma symptoms, many homeowners choose to purchase air cleaning systems in order to keep the air free of more contaminants.

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How a Dehumidifier Can Lower Your Bills

Monday, April 27th, 2015

When there is moisture in the air, you can feel it. High levels of humidity leave people with a feeling often described as “sticky” and can make you feel a lot warmer than the temperature on the thermostat would indicate. It can even lead to the development of mold. The solution? A whole-house dehumidifier. This installation helps to remove moisture from the air, and it can even reduce your monthly spending.

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Why Should You Install a New Air Cleaner?

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Everyone deserves to breathe in clean air every day, but unfortunately, achieving clean air is not always easy. The air in your home may have a number of particulates like dust and pollen or bioaerosols (living organisms) like bacteria. But how do you know whether these are a problem in your home? And doesn’t your air filter already help to trap these and keep them out of the air? We’ll answer those questions in today’s guide.

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Duct Repair Tip: How Do I Know If I Need My Ducts Repaired?

Monday, February 11th, 2013

If you have a forced air heating and air conditioning system in your home then you have ducts in your ceilings or maybe in your walls. The ducts are responsible for carrying all of the heated and cooled air through your home. At Air Mechanical, we know how important your ducts are which is why we provide complete duct repairs in Coon Rapids, MN. Not many people realize that if their ducts are cracked or leaking air that it can have a serious impact on their home. Here are some of the signs that you might need duct repair.

Common Signs of Duct Repair in Coon Rapids, MN

For most homeowners, their ducts are out of sight which means that they’re often out of mind. But if your ducts are leaking air it could make a serious impact on your home’s energy efficiency. As air passes through your ducts it will leak out any holes and waste the heating or cooling that you’re paying for. There are some signs that you should watch out for that could indicate that you need duct repair at your home in Coon Rapids, MN.

  • Increase in utility bills – During the winter you probably use your heating system every day which would explain a rise in heating bills. But if your bills continue to rise with no explanation it could be that you have holes in your ducts. Call your local HVAC contractor for duct repair in Coon Rapids, MN.
  • Strange smells – We often see that outside contaminants can get into your home through holes in your ducts. Sometimes this can be bacteria, rodents or insects. These types of contaminants will likely cause strange odors in your home as the air passes through your ducts comes in contact with them.
  • Duct rattling – If your ducts rattle as air passes through them, it’s likely the result of bad installation. Rattling means that the ducts are secured tightly to your home’s framing or attic joists. The rattling can eventually wear a hole or crack in your ducts.

If you suspect that you need duct repairs, call the Coon Rapids, MN heating and cooling experts at Air Mechanical. Contact Air Mechanical today!

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