iAir Services Blog: Archive for October, 2016

Insulation Helps Your Home Throughout the Year!

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Fall is a good time to perform upgrades on your house here in Manor, TX, especially when it comes to energy efficiency. A more energy efficient home means lower bills in the winter and reduced strain on the heating system as well. Many people look to adding insulation into their homes as a way of accomplishing this. Truth be told, there are few ways easier or more effective. But what few people understand is that insulation works just as well in the summertime as it does during the winter, and investing in more insulation now will pay dividends for many years to come.

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Indoor Air Quality Products can Cut Down on Winter Colds

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Winter is on its way here in Georgetown, TX, and that means that winter colds are coming as well. Colds are prevalent in the winter because cool air is dry air, which dries out your sinuses and makes your body more vulnerable to germs. This is true for every household, but especially for homes with new babies, elderly family members, or anyone suffering from asthma or similar conditions. You can take steps to keep your home free of those germs with the timely installation of an indoor air quality product. There’s a wide variety available and one of them may be the perfect fit for your family. Here’s a few options to consider:

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Check for Heating Problems Early in the Season

Monday, October 17th, 2016

The weather takes a turn for the chilly every October here in Georgetown, TX, in anticipation of the cold winter months to come. Chances are you’ve already put your home’s heating system to use, especially during our increasing low temperatures at night. If you have an older heater, or one that struggled through last winter, now is the time to check for heating problems to see if you need repairs. Specifics vary and you should never attempt to diagnose a problem yourself. But by checking for general signs, you should be able to determine if a problem exists. Such signs can include anything that you don’t normally associate with your heating system’s normal functioning. More specifically, look for the following.

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What the R-22 Phase-Out Means for Your Air Conditioner

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Air conditioners rely on refrigerant to cool the air in your Austin, TX home. As air conditioning technology improves, so are older types of refrigerant phased out in favor of newer, more efficient blends of refrigerant. Since January 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency has orchestrated a phase-out of the use of a specific blend of refrigerant called R-22 in all air conditioners bought and sold in the United States.

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Keep Dry Air at Bay with a Humidifier This Winter

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

As the temperatures cool, the air dries out. this is a matter of basic physics, since the ambient moisture in the air shifts from gaseous to liquid form when the temperature drops, leaving much drier air behind. (That’s the reason that dew forms in the early morning, during the coolest hours of the day.) Winters in Round Rock, TX aren’t as cold as they are further north, but dry air can still be a big problem. The solution is a whole-house humidifier installed in your HVAC system, keeping the air comfortable and solving a whole slew of issues in the bargain.

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