iAir Services Blog: Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

Is Duct Sealing Beneficial at All?

Monday, November 11th, 2019
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Unless you live in an older home that doesn’t have any ductwork, you rely daily on the unseen air channels set into the walls and ceilings of your house. Because you can’t see these air ducts, it’s easy for you to forget about them and believe they’ll just take care of themselves. The suggestion of duct repair service in Austin, TX may sound a bit absurd.

For example, duct sealing. Is this something ducts actually need, and is it any benefit? And even if it’s beneficial, why hire a professional for the job when you’ve got duct tape?

We can answer these questions for you—and then provide the duct services you need.

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UV Air Purifier Against Cold and Flu Season

Monday, September 30th, 2019
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There are many reasons to enjoy the fall and winter seasons, especially since Austin doesn’t have to suffer through the intense cold weather of many other parts of the country. But even in our milder weather, we can’t escape the effects of the cold and flu season. Flu shots and other medications are recommended to help people make it through the season in good health even as numerous germs and viruses float through the air.

But did you know you can make an addition to your home’s HVAC system that improves you and your family’s defense against seasonal illnesses? Installing a UV air purifier in Austin, TX is a strong defense against the cold and flu bugs of fall and winter—and it offers other benefits during the rest of the year.

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Not Just Any Filters Will Do! Why Air Filter Strength Matters

Monday, August 5th, 2019

Low indoor air quality is an endemic problem around the country. As more homeowners become aware of the problem, they want to find solutions. Unfortunately, these “solutions” often involve purchasing expensive filters and air purifiers that don’t actually do the job they need from them. If you are looking to improve your home’s indoor air quality in Austin, TX or the greater Austin area, we recommend you call our NATE-certified, dependable HVAC technicians to help with finding the filtration system that works for your home.

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UV Purifiers Make for Cleaner Air

Monday, August 14th, 2017

UV-air-purifierSummers mean muggy air and lots of germs, with everything from mold spores to bacteria and germs floating around just waiting to make our lives miserable. Each unwelcome invader can enter a home extremely easily and remain trapped there for some time. We rarely open our doors and window during the hotter months, after all, which means that germs and mold spores can circulate throughout your home without any way to escape.

The best solution to such problems is a UV air purifier installed into the home’s HVAC system. It can help sterilize the air in the house and provides strong protection against germs and other biological contaminants. Here’s a quick breakdown of how it works.

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Insulation in Your Home Can Do More than You Think

Monday, June 19th, 2017

attic-insulation-installWe tend to think of insulation in our homes as a winter feature, working to keep heat in our homes and prevent our furnaces from having to work as hard as they should. But insulation in your home can be far more than a winter feature, and because we have mild winters here in Texas, a number of homes possess far less insulation than they might. In most cases, this can end up costing you money not only in the winter, but in the summer too. Insulation in your home can do a great deal more than you think.

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How Can a Dehumidifier Help Your Home?

Monday, April 10th, 2017

dehumidifiersWith summer just around the corner, the time has come to get your air conditioner into fighting shape. Temperature control is vital when the hotter months hit, and without reliable air conditioning, your home can turn into an oven very quickly. But the heat isn’t the only thing you need to worry about. There’s also the humidity, which can become stiflingly high in our neck of the woods, and creates a number of significant problems in the process. Air conditioners can crudely treat the issue, but there’s a much better solution out there: a whole-house dehumidifier installed into your HVAC system.

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Count on UV Air Purifiers in the Winter

Monday, January 30th, 2017

Indoor_Air_Quality_Filters_Duct_Cleaning_894326_54591782Winter season is cold season, and your home here in Manor, TX may be more vulnerable to colds and flu viruses than you realize. No one likes dealing with illnesses, especially when the weather is cold, but what can you do about it? The answer is quite a bit. A UV air purifier installed in your heating and air conditioning system, can make a huge difference in the overall health of your family. Let’s break it down to show you how it all works.

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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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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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3 Ways a Dehumidifier Helps Your Air Conditioner

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Summers in Georgetown, TX are stiflingly hot, but they also feature high humidity that can turn your home into a swamp. A dehumidifier is the easy solution to that problem, and obviously that’s the primary job that a dehumidifier does in your home. But did you know that it can also help your air conditioner do its job better? High humidity can create a lot of strain in your AC system, leading to higher monthly bills and an increased risk of repair. What kind of strain, specifically? Here’s a breakdown of 3 of the most common.

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