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

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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Duct Cleaning FAQ: Why Do I Need to Have My Ducts Cleaned?

Monday, February 4th, 2013

As a local Blaine duct cleaning service provider Air Mechanical feels it is our responsibility to help our customers understand the ways in which professional duct cleaning service can benefit them. A clean air duct system is a more efficient and effective air duct system. It can even help to reduce negative effects on your health. Still, some homeowners never give their ductwork a second though. Here is some information about duct cleaning that may help you better understand the benefits. Contact Air Mechanical today if you have any further questions.

There are a number of factors that may lead to the accumulation of dirt, dust and biological pollutants in your ductwork system. Because you cannot see your air ducts you may not be aware of these issues’ existence. This does not make them any less pertinent, though.

If your air ducts have any tears, gaps between the seals or other problems then it is possible for dirt and debris to make their way in. Due to the fact that it is the purpose of your air ducts to circulate air throughout your home, this can lead to serious issues. Now they can distribute airborne pollutants throughout your home in addition to conditioned air. This can reduce indoor air quality and can cause serious health concerns for residents with asthma or other respiratory issues.

Most homeowners know that mold likes to grow in damp, dark areas. When moisture finds its way into your ductwork system it is possible for it to thrive within the system. The spores of this mold can then travel throughout your home, leading to further mold issues. Only a professional duct cleaning service provider is capable of providing you with the thorough cleaning your ducts need to eliminate this potential problem.

For more information about the importance of air duct cleaning, call the Blaine duct cleaning professionals at Air Mechanical. We are always happy to help our customers protect their HVAC equipment, their homes and their health. Contact Air Mechanical today to get the high-quality duct cleaning services you need to breathe easy in your home.

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Heating Tip: Does Humidity Affect Heating Efficiency?

Monday, January 28th, 2013

Are you in need of a indoor air quality service? Call the Ramsey heating experts at Air Mechanical. We can help you choose the right indoor air quality system for your home and situation. Humidity and moisture control issues do affect heating efficiency, as well as the efficiency of your AC system in the summer. Here’s how too much or too little humidity in the air can affect your heating system.

If the air inside your home is too dry due to the heater drying it out, then you should consider a whole-home humidifier. Dry air can cause dry skin and other health concerns, and it can also increase your heating bills without you realizing it. Dry air also feels colder, so many homeowners crank up the thermostat unnecessarily.

Adding room humidifiers can actually add too much moisture to a certain area, and they only cover that room. A whole-house humidifier will add moisture back to the air inside your entire home and will also add just enough and not too much moisture. If there’s too much moisture, then it promotes mold growth and other moisture problems. Make sure your home has adequate ventilation, insulation, and sealing to ensure better indoor air quality overall.

When you start to notice dry air, too much moisture, or high heating bills, call a Ramsey heating contractor. Be sure to call the  Ramsey indoor air quality experts at Air Mechanical to help you out with all your humidity control needsContact Air Mechanical today!

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