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

Why You Should Only Hire an HVAC Provider for Your Duct Cleaning

Monday, September 13th, 2021

ductwork-running-into-furnaceIf you’re like the average Joliet area homeowner, you probably do not think about your HVAC systems’ ductwork a whole lot, right? That is until something goes wrong with it. This makes sense. After all, ductwork is mostly hidden from your view for a reason. It’s not exactly aesthetically pleasing. You really shouldn’t need to think about your ductwork a whole lot, but it is important that they get attention every now and then.

This includes proper duct cleaning. Duct cleaning is a service that not many people consider, but it’s one that is important to have a qualified HVAC provider for. Trying to attempt duct cleaning on your own may damage the ducts, and may not even be effective while hiring an amateur can have a similar result.

Our professional duct cleaning services are a sure way to clear out your air ducts, helping to improve your home comfort and help your air conditioner and furnace (or heat pump) work more efficiently. Read on to learn more about professional, HVAC professional provided, duct cleaning.

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Signs It’s Time to Call Us about Your Indoor Air Quality

Monday, July 19th, 2021

comfort-first-logoAre you finding that even though your home seems to be fairly comfortable, there’s just… something… missing? We hear these types of comments pretty frequently in our industry. After all, if you’re uncomfortable, it must have something to do with your HVAC system, right?

Well, maybe, but it could also be your indoor air quality. Homeowners often don’t realize this, but the quality of their indoor air can actually be much worse than that of the outdoor air, particularly without the right products and services in place. One of these products is the air purifier!

There are a few different types of air purifiers, each addressing a different need. For this reason, it can be hard for the average homeowner to determine that they actually do need one. Here are some signs that it’s time to consider an air purifier as a method to improve your indoor air quality:

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Breathe Easier with This Indoor Air Quality Installation

Monday, June 7th, 2021

woman-opening-curtains-in-homeMore homeowners these days are looking for ways to improve the health and safety of their homes. One way to do this is by tackling your indoor air quality needs through products and services such as air filtration systems, dehumidifiers, and air purifiers. There are a number of things that can negatively impact your indoor air quality–in fact, indoor air quality can be worse than the quality of the air outside without the right systems in place. Fortunately, we have the solutions you need to keep your family healthy.

One such solution is the UV (ultraviolet) air purifier! Read on as we uncover what this is and how the installation of one can help you and your family breathe a little easier.

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Improve the Health of Your Home with the Air Scrubber by Aerus

Monday, March 1st, 2021

comfort-first-logoMore and more homeowners are looking for ways to improve the comfort, and more importantly the health, of their homes these days. One way to do this is by ensuring you have the right indoor air quality solutions in place. One of these solutions is the Air Scrubber by Aerus, an air purifier that combines powerful ionization with UV technology to effectively eliminate harmful contaminants like mold, bacteria, and viruses before they even have the chance to enter your indoor air.

At Comfort First, we install and service a number of air purifier types. Read on as we uncover the benefits of having a whole-house air purifier installed, then give us a call when you’re ready to invest in improved home comfort and health!

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How Could Your Indoor Air Quality be Healthier?

Monday, February 1st, 2021

image-of-homeThroughout the country, COVID-19 has brought reasonable concerns about health and safety to the surface, especially the health of our households. And while there is no guarantee that any one indoor air quality product will completely eliminate the risk of COVID germs, and we do urge you to follow guidelines set forth by the CDC, there are certainly steps you can take to mitigate the risk of virus transmission in your living space.

For instance, you can make sure you’re well equipped with the right indoor air quality solutions. Most Americans spend 70% of their time inside—a number that might be even higher now. It makes sense that you want to ensure you’re breathing as healthy air as possible. And you can with an air scrubber by Aerus.

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How Healthy Is the Air You Breathe?

Monday, October 12th, 2020

outside-of-home-with-ac-unitIt’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

comfort-first-logoMost 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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