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Winter Indoor Air Quality Tips You Should Follow

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

It may seem like your home’s air is clean, but that doesn’t make it true. In fact, your indoor air quality is probably quite a bit lower than you think. There are a number of reasons why the average home has poor indoor air quality, from airborne contaminants to leaky ducts. If you want to improve your health and comfort this winter, you should start by taking steps to improve your indoor air quality.

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How to Keep Your Indoor Air Quality High This Summer

Monday, June 6th, 2016

Summer is here, and that means that you’re going to be doing things in your home a little bit differently for the next few months. One of those things is air conditioning. It’s fine to use your air conditioner on a regular basis to keep cool during the summer. However, it’s also important that you know some of the consequences of relying on your air conditioner so much. One of those consequences is a drop in indoor air quality. Read on to find out more about how you can keep your indoor air quality high this summer, even while using your air conditioner.

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Why You Shouldn’t Attempt Duct Sealing Yourself

Monday, August 17th, 2015

We’ve written before on the importance of duct sealing. Though duct leaks may not seem like much, they can result in massive loss of output for forced air systems. In fact, up to 30% of a heater or air conditioner’s output can be lost to duct leaks, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s ENERGY STAR program. So, duct sealing is a big part of keeping your ducts healthy and your forced air systems efficient. Since it seems like such a simple job, you may be tempted to try and seal your ducts on your own. That is not advisable at all. Read on to find out more about why you shouldn’t try to seal your own ducts.

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Dehumidifiers and Indoor Air Quality

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Texas is well known for its heat, so it’s no surprise when the temperature climbs into triple digits around here. What might surprise new arrivals to the area, though, is how incredibly humid parts of the state can get. Humidity makes hot days that much worse, and can make your home seriously uncomfortable. Comfort isn’t the only thing affected by humid weather, though. Read on to find out more about the effects that high humidity can have on your health, and why a dehumidifier is a good idea.

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Why You Should Consult a Professional Before Installing an Air Filter

Monday, June 15th, 2015

Indoor air quality is a big deal in maintaining your quality of life, even if you don’t think about it all that often. All sorts of airborne contaminants are commonly found in a home’s air, including dust, dirt, germs, mold spores, dander, and pollen. These different pollutants can cause illness, allergy attacks, and all sorts of other health issues. The best way to address these contaminants is to install an air purifier, and the most common type of purifier is the air filter. You can’t just pop an air filter into any given home and expect it to work, though. Read on to find out why you should consult a professional before installing an air filter.

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Types of Air Purifiers That Can Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Monday, June 8th, 2015

The air in your home is teeming with millions upon millions of microscopic airborne contaminants. These contaminants include dust, dirt, pollen, dander, viruses, bacteria, and mold, among other things. Some of them are lung irritants, some are allergens, and some are infectious agents. None of them are good things for you to be inhaling with every breath. If you want to improve your air quality, and your health, it’s a good idea to install an indoor air purifier in your home. Read on for an outline of some of the more popular types of air purifiers.

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Why it’s a Good Idea to Install an Air Purifier in Your Home

Monday, April 6th, 2015

You may not have been aware of it before now, but your home is actually infested with all kinds of airborne contaminants. Dust, pollen, mites, dander, viruses, bacteria, mold spores, and many other kinds of pollutants are present in every breath intake. Some of them are lung irritants and allergens, while others are infectious agents that can make you seriously ill. So, why are you not sick all the time? Because of the method by which these contaminants move through your home. That doesn’t mean you don’t need to worry, though. Read on to discover more about these contaminants, and why it’s a good idea for you to install an air purifier in your home.

Airborne Contaminants

As mentioned above, the air in your home is full of all kinds of airborne contaminants. The only reason that you’re not having allergy attacks or getting sick all the time is because in most cases, these contaminants are fairly well dispersed throughout the house. It is only when your immune system is weakened, or if there is a large concentration of these contaminants, that you will start to see a substantial effect. Unfortunately, it is rather easy to dose yourself with a large amount of these contaminants.

The ducts in your home serve as a haven for these pollutants to hide in, isolated from any cleaning efforts you may undertake. This allows them to build up in your ducts, until you turn on your heater or air conditioner. When that happens, all of those contaminants are blown around the house at once, making it much easier for you to experience ill effects.

Air Purifiers

The best way to prevent this from happening is by installing an air purifier in your home. These devices are designed to remove contaminants from your air, improving your air quality and your health. The type of purifier will differ, depending on your individual needs. Electronic air purifiers use electric fields to capture particles, while UV germicidal lights sterilize any germs in the air using ultraviolet light. What is important, however, is that you take steps to ensure that your air quality is as high as you deserve.

If you have questions about your indoor air quality, call Switzerland Air. We provide air purifiers throughout Lake Jackson, TX. 

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Monday, February 18th, 2013

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