Wall Heating & Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

Why You Might Need a Dehumidifier to Help Your AC

Monday, August 7th, 2023

You’ve surely heard people say, “It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.” Maybe you’ve said it yourself! And there’s no doubt that air at the same temperature will feel hotter and heavier when it’s humid than when it is dry. Why does humidity make you feel hotter? What can be done about it? With a dehumidifier, you can feel cooler while using your air conditioner less. Here’s why.

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3 Ways an Air Purifier Helps Your Home

Monday, May 1st, 2023

How’s the air quality inside your home? Are you concerned about how much time you spend indoors, which, for the average American, is estimated by the EPA to be more than 90% of your time? Have you heard the alarming fact that indoor air has much higher concentrations of contaminants than outdoor air? Do you want to know what you can do about it?

There are a few different systems that can dramatically improve indoor air quality. What exactly are the ways that your home will benefit? And what are the different options for getting your indoor air cleaner? Here’s the rundown.

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Are UV Germicidal Lights Worth It?

Monday, June 29th, 2020

uv-lightbulbHomeowners are even more concerned these days about the quality of the air they breathe, and for good reason. But while we are wearing masks and socially distancing in public spaces, are you do everything you can to address the quality of the air inside your own home?

Without the right indoor air quality products and services in place, you could be doing yourself a disservice—in fact in many cases the quality of your indoor air is actually worse than that of outdoors. One indoor air quality product in particular that can help combat this is the UV air purifier, also referred to as UV germicidal lights. Are they worth it for your home?

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Don’t Let Damaged Ducts Ruin Your Air Quality

Monday, April 6th, 2020

technicians-hands-fixing-ductworkDid you know that your indoor air quality can actually be worse than that of outdoors? At least, this is the case if you don’t have the right indoor air quality systems and services in place, and/or if your ductwork is in bad shape!

On that latter point—there are a variety of contaminants and pollutants that can enter your home’s air through breached ductwork. Pollen, dust, cleaning material fumes, pet dander, and even mold spores can get circulated and recirculated back into your home because of holes in the ducts and other ductwork damage. Fortunately, there is something you can do about it! While in severe cases duct repair or even replacement might be necessary, you can usually get by with professional duct sealing.

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Are Germicidal Lights Right for Your Home?

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

uv-light-on-blue-backgroundAs summer approaches, so does humidity, and along with humidity comes some byproducts, like the development of mold and mildew. These can cause significant ill health effects, especially for people who already suffer from allergies or asthma.

One way to fight back against this is to have germicidal lights installed in your HVAC ductwork. These devices use ultraviolet radiation within your ventilation system to kill, or render inert, bacteria, mold spores, viruses, and microorganisms. They’re effective, don’t place harmful chemicals into the air, and require little maintenance.

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Will I Need a Humidifier This Winter?

Monday, September 10th, 2018

Digital humidifier with ionic air purifier at home interiorIt may seem early still to be talking about this, but it’s good to think about now before you actually need the equipment to comfortably make it through winter. And we get it, if you have a fully functioning, efficient heater, you might think that’s all you need to get through a chilly winter.

But a good furnace or heating system is only a small part of the equation when it comes to keeping your home as comfortable as possible in the winter. You’ll also want to consider your Lawrenceville, GA indoor air quality. Dry air can be not only uncomfortable—with our home heaters not helping the problem at all—but it can be unhealthy as well. If you’ve ever considered the installation of a humidifier, or even if you never have, now is the time to look into its benefits!

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Why Do I Need UV Germicidal Lights?

Monday, May 21st, 2018

uv light on blue backgroundDid you know that diseases can be treated with concentrated UV light rays? In fact, Professor Niels Finsen won the Nobel Prize for Physiology of Medicine for this discovery over 100 years ago! We aren’t really talking about that here, but it is good insight into the fact that UV rays can actually be good for you.

You might be surprised to find that a leading benefit of UV light rights is actually what it can do for your Lawrenceville, GA indoor air quality, and subsequently the health of you and your household.

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“Can I Repair Breached Ducts On My Own?”

Monday, May 7th, 2018

A dirty male hand, holding a paintbrush, is spreading caulk over a house air duct joint with a paintbrush. The caulk has been applied from a tube with a caulk gun and the brush is evenly spreading it over the joint. Caulking residential ducts prevents air-conditioned or heated air from escaping the duct and prevents ambient air from entering the system. This is a new practice in homebuilding to increase energy efficiency, eventually it may be come standard or mandatory.With the better part of spring behind us and summer well on its way, now is the perfect time to take care of any air conditioning maintenance needs. This is the best way to ensure your cooling system will work without fault over the summer and won’t cost more to run than it should.

During your maintenance appointment, our technicians will thoroughly inspect your entire system for any signs of repair needs. Among the things we find may be the need for duct repair in Lawrenceville, GA. Breached or broken ductwork is one of the biggest “energy thieves” in homes, since it allows conditioned air to leak out into unoccupied spaces, such as your crawlspace or attic, instead of your living space.

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Is Filter Air Flow Important?

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Air flow importance!

Air flow importance!

img_8076Another Friday!  Another frequently asked question answered!  Is it important to put the filter in correctly?  YES!  The air flow arrow should point toward your furnace/air handler.  If your filter is put in wrong, it can get sucked into the system and cause other issues!


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How to change your HVAC filter continued!

Friday, November 25th, 2016

For this weeks frequently answered questions answered, we’re continuing with last weeks on how to change your filter.

Another way of changing your HVAC filter.

Another way of changing your HVAC filter.

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