Comfort First Heating and Cooling, Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

How Healthy Is the Air You Breathe?

Monday, October 12th, 2020

It’s not surprising that many homeowners these days are focusing on germ transmission–or rather how to limit germ transmission–in their homes. With the COVID-19 outbreak, many households search for ways to keep their homes healthier and safer. And while we can’t guarantee there is any one product or service out there that will eliminate germ transmission, there are absolutely steps you can take to reduce that risk, while staying aware of the guidelines provided by the CDC and elsewhere in regards to COVID-19 development.

Read on as we uncover some of the indoor air quality services, tasks, and products that can help keep your home cleaner and family healthier in general. By implementing certain practices, like hand washing and covering our mouths when we cough or sneeze, we can improve our own immunities and limit our risk of virus and germ transmission. Plus following the tips below will help.

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How To Not Neglect Your Indoor Air Quality

Monday, September 14th, 2020

image-of-beautiful-home-interiorMost homeowners aren’t aware of this, but the quality of your indoor air can actually be worse than that of outdoors. With more and more folks interested in improving and maintaining their health, it makes sense that you’d want to know how to change this, right? Fortunately, we have some answers.

The thing is, without the right indoor air quality products and services in place, you’re essentially neglecting your indoor air quality, and effectively neglecting the health of your home. You don’t have to neglect this though! Read on to learn how not to.

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Are Your Ducts Hurting AC Efficiency?

Monday, August 17th, 2020

hand-sealing-up-ductworkHere’s the thing–your air ducts could be hurting your AC efficiency without you even knowing it. They could be hurting your indoor air quality as well. Your air ducts can leak out around 30% of your conditioned air–that’s air that you are otherwise paying for but not enjoying the comfort from. What’s the solution to this?

Professional duct sealing!

Now, you might be wondering–why? Why can’t you just get up there and put some duct tape on damaged ductwork? Well, that’s not actually what duct tape is for. Rather, duct tape is inappropriately named and was originally meant to tape up ammo boxes in wartimes. It actually turns brittle and falls apart if it gets too hot. So using it for ductwork would be a fruitless effort. But professional duct sealing is another story–read on to learn more!

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Spring Cleaning for Home Comfort and HVAC Efficiency

Monday, March 16th, 2020

sun-whining-into-clean-living-room-with-couch-and-two-loveseatsIt’s time for some spring cleaning! No, we aren’t talking about decluttering your home office or rearranging your bookshelves. Though, both of these tasks could certainly help you with dust buildup that impacts your indoor air quality.

What we are talking about is achieving a healthier home overall. With homeowners on high alert regarding nationwide health issues, our customers are often reaching out to see what they can do to achieve higher quality air inside their homes. Read on to learn what you can do!

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Runny Nose and Coughing? Try AccuClean

Monday, February 18th, 2019

sic-woman-blowing-her-noseDo you know how your indoor air quality affects your home? It affects your overall health, the quality of your home, and even the price of your heating bills. If you’re not concerned about the indoor air quality of your home, now is the time that you should be.

Winter is really tough on your indoor air quality. If you want to breathe clean air this season, it’s important to have a great indoor air quality system in place. We work with all the best brands here at our company because we only want the best systems possible to couple with our superior service. This is why we choose brands like American Standard for Joliet homes. If you’re looking for great AccuClean products in Joliet then contact our team today.

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How to Reduce the Negative Effects of Static Electricity

Monday, January 21st, 2019

Young woman sitting on the sofa drinking coffee and working on the digital tabletWinter weather means the holidays, the first snowfall, and many other fun winter activities but it can also bring along so many different small annoyances throughout the day. You have to get bundled up head to toe just for a quick trip out of the house, your car is freezing cold when you first get into it, and then there’s the static electricity.

Is your hair constantly standing on end? While static electricity in your home can be quite the annoyance, not many homeowners realize that standard HVAC services can eliminate this problem from your home for you. Static electricity is caused by dry air in your home. Here in Illinois, we experience very dry winter conditions. We can help you balance the levels of moisture in your home. If you’d like to counteract the effects of static electricity in your home, try installing a humidifier in your home this winter.

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Why You Need an Air Filtration System for Your Home

Monday, January 7th, 2019

dirty-air-filterDo you have clean air in your home? You’re probably inclined to say yes, but you probably don’t realize just how dirty the air in your home is. Even if you clean your home regularly and open the windows to circulate fresh air in, your home is probably still fraught with contaminants. We understand why homeowners are typically more concerned with pollution outdoors, but if you neglect the air quality in your home, the conditions can become just as bad. Here at Comfort First Heating and Cooling, Inc. we have the best air filtration systems on the market—we work with all the best makes and models of relevant brands. If you need Global Plasma Solutions services in Joliet the contact our team.

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How an Air Scrubber Helps Your Home Indoor Air Quality

Monday, December 10th, 2018

Sick woman blowing her noseIf you’re a homeowner here in Joliet who understands the importance of your indoor air quality, you’re already a step ahead. Your home’s indoor air quality is often a lot worse than the outdoor air quality here in Illinois. Are you suffering from allergies, difficulty breathing, dry or itchy eyes, sneezing, or wheezing? You can benefit from a home air purification system. There are many different styles of air purifiers that you can choose from, but we recommend an air scrubber. If you’d like an air scrubber in your Joliet home, contact our team. We can assess your space and ensure that this system is the best for you.

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How Your Furnace Affects Your Indoor Air Quality

Monday, November 12th, 2018

virus cells on a dark backgroundYour furnace is the reason your home stays comfortable all winter long here in Joliet, but without the proper maintenance, you can decrease your indoor air quality in the process. There are many aspects of your furnace and overall HVAC system that need annual maintenance to remain fully functional. If you’re suffering from the effects of low indoor air quality this winter then consider upgrading your Joliet, IL home with one of our indoor air quality services.

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Why It’s a Good Idea to Have Your Air Ducts Cleaned

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Duct-CleaningHaving your air ducts cleaned may seem like a pretty minor thing compared to the rest of the HVAC services you often schedule. How important can cleaning your ducts out really be compared to making sure that your air conditioner or heater are working properly? Here’s the thing, though. While it may seem like your ducts are just a minor part of the entire HVAC system, they’re actually very important to the operation of both. If you want to keep your various climate control systems functioning properly, and keep your indoor air quality high this season, then you should make sure that you get your ducts cleaned.

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