Sunset Air Blog: Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

How Clean Is the Air You Breathe?

Monday, August 24th, 2020
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We can’t answer this question through a blog post, but what we can do is offer some advice and tips on how to make your home’s air more healthy and breathable in general.

After all, preventing germ transmission is a hot topic these days! Amid the Coronavirus outbreak and related news, families are seeking ways to keep their homes as healthy as possible.

Of course, we cannot guarantee that the products and services we offer will significantly reduce this kind of risk and we urge you to follow CDC guidelines as well as our state mandates in this case.

Additionally, we can inform you of our products and services that will help keep your home’s air cleaner and your family healthier and more comfortable in general. By implementing the right practices in your living space, including covering your mouths when you cough or sneeze and washing hands, you and your family can improve your immunity and ideally limit your risk of germ and virus transmission. Read on to learn how!

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How to Stop Your Ducts from Ruining Your Indoor Air Quality

Monday, April 6th, 2020
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There are actually a few ways to stop your ducts from ruining your indoor air quality. First off, when they’re first installed you should ensure they are done so by a highly trained and experienced team, so the job is done correctly.

Of course, most homeowners inherit their ductwork when they purchase their home. In that case, you can stop your ductwork from ruining indoor air quality by having them repaired, or replaced, when necessary. Unsure if you have an air duct problem? Call our team for an inspection!

There’s one last thing you can do that will help with this debacle, and it’s something that not a lot of homeowners consider. That’s air duct cleaning! Professional duct cleaning from an experienced team like ours keeps you from breathing in contaminants that could make even the healthiest person sick—let alone someone who already suffers from allergies and asthma.

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Biggest Threats to Your Indoor Air Quality

Monday, October 7th, 2019

stylish-home-interiorDid you know that without the right indoor air quality products and services in place, the quality of your indoor air can be worse than that of outdoors? This is especially true if you have a home that was built in the last few decades. Homes today are built very “tightly,” allowing for no conditioned air to escape out.

This is great news for your HVAC use, as it helps your air conditioner and heater work more efficiently. But it’s lousy news if you’re an allergy sufferer—with no air escaping it means that contaminants such as dust, dirt, pollen, and pet dander get trapped inside with you. Even the healthiest person can feel ill due to poor indoor air quality!

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When Were Your Ducts Last Cleaned?

Monday, September 9th, 2019

dirty-ductA common question that HVAC professionals receive from homeowners is, “do I really need to have my ducts cleaned?”

Well, if you’re okay with breathing in contaminants, feeling colder in the winter and warmer in the summer, and paying more than necessary for your HVAC services, then no, you don’t need a duct cleaning. If you’d like to avoid those problems, however, it’s a good time to call for your next duct cleaning appointment.

The fact of the matter is, your indoor air quality impacts the quality of your home, health, and comfort. It’s always a good idea to have a professional duct cleaning from a trained and experienced technician. But, why?

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Why You Should Care about Improving Your Indoor Air Quality

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

indoor-shot-of-pretty-living-space-with-two-dogs-laying-on-floorThere are several reasons you should care about improving your indoor air quality. For instance, the level of contaminants and potentially unhealthy particles circulating through your home’s air can be greater than what’s outside, due to tight, energy-efficient construction. But this is just one example. In this post, we’re going to talk about something you’re probably quite familiar with—excess humidity.

Humidity, in essence, is moisture—moisture in the air that makes us uncomfortable when there is too much of it. The only way to rid the air of humidity is to lower the temperature. So, we all turn on our air conditioners and set them to the lowest possible temperature, when in reality all this does is make your air conditioner work too hard, rather than helping to relieve humidity in a measurable way. Ultimately, this will put undue strain on your air conditioner and cause it to accumulate damage.

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Improve Your Indoor Air Quality with These Tips

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

Air-FilterWhen the weather starts to heat up, most people tend to focus on keeping the air in their homes as cool as possible. That’s certainly a good idea, but it’s not the only thing you should be focusing on. You should also be paying attention to the quality of your home’s air. There are a variety of different ways that you can improve your home’s air quality, and your own health and comfort as a result. Have a look at some of the best ways that you can improve your indoor air quality below.

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Air Purifier Types That can Help You This Winter

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

As we move into winter, there are a couple of factors you need to consider. Keeping your home warm and comfortable is obviously a top priority, but it’s not the only thing you need to worry about. Indoor air quality tends to suffer during the winter, which can have serious effects on both your health and indoor air quality. Airborne contaminants like dust, pollen, dander, and germs can cause effects from allergy attacks to the flu. The best way to deal with these issues is with an air purifier. Read on to find out more about air purifier types that can help you this winter.

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Why a Humidifier May be a Good Idea This Summer

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Washington isn’t exactly a desert climate, so at first the idea of installing a humidifier in your home may seem a bit daft. Why add more humidity to a hot season, right? Well, if you know a bit about how air conditioners work, it is not actually that crazy. Let’s take a look at why it may be a good idea to install a humidifier in your home this summer.

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How Zone Control Can Improve Your Air Conditioner

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Central air conditioners have been around for a long time and have been at the top of the market for most of that time. They have a lot going for them, but they’re not perfect systems. There are a number of different issues associated with using central air conditioning, which contribute to a loss of efficiency and comfort. Fortunately, there is a way to solve for these problems. Read on to find out more about zone control.

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How Duct Cleaning Benefits You

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

The vast majority of homeowners are unaware of their ducts most of the time. This is no great surprise, as the ducts are sort of designed to be inconspicuous. However, this has the unintended effect of giving the impression that the ducts don’t need any sort of attention once they’re installed. This is untrue. If you don’t have your ductwork properly inspected and cleaned at least once a year, you could run into some pretty nasty consequences. Read on to find out more about duct cleaning, and why it is necessary.

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