Bartels Heating & Cooling Blog : Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Health

Monday, June 12th, 2017

sick-woman-indoorsIn our industry, the term “indoor air quality” can have a lot of different meanings. Poor indoor air quality can affect a home in a lot of different ways. Excess humidity can make you uncomfortable, particularly in warm weather, and a lack of humidity can dry out your skin and even the furniture in your home. Poor ventilation makes the air feel stale, and leaks in the ductwork could raise your bills.

However, probably the biggest concern with your indoor air quality is health. The health of your family matters most of all, but you may be unclear of the impact of your home’s air. We have some information below. For a customized indoor air quality product for your whole home, reach out to our award-winning team!

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Is Your Air Conditioner Making Your Allergies Worse?

Monday, May 15th, 2017

AC-filter-air-filtrationHopefully, you know by now that your central air conditioner has a filter that you should be changing regularly. (And if you don’t, check out our blog for more information.) A clean air filter helps your air conditioner run properly, but it won’t necessarily filter out the allergens that make you sick. The standard air filter is designed for the purpose of protecting an air conditioner. It should provide some level of filtration, but it may not be what you need.

Is your air conditioner making your air quality worse? We’ll investigate that issue here, and let you know what you can do to get allergies under control, starting with your indoor air quality.

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Spring Reminder: Change the Air Filter and Get the AC Ready

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

AC-filter-air-filtrationAs allergy season approaches, you might notice that the people in your household are sneezing and coughing a little more. Changing the air filter may help to alleviate allergy symptoms, which is part of why we recommend doing so each month or so. But did you know that this serves a different purpose when it comes to the state of your air conditioning system?

Changing the filter can actually help air flow through your air conditioner with ease and prevent sudden system failure. But that’s not the only step to take to prepare your air conditioner for spring. Read on to learn the importance of changing the air filter and what else you should do to get your AC ready for spring.

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Indoor Air Quality Control That Really Works

Monday, March 6th, 2017

sick-woman-indoorsYour heating and air conditioning systems should (hopefully) have filters that help to block particles from coming through the vents. You may have heard that you should change your filters at least a few times a year, with some people urging filter replacements every month.

While changing your filter regularly is certainly important, is it really going to help with your most severe indoor air quality problems? Not necessarily. For indoor air quality control you can count on, you may need something a lot more powerful. Our technicians detail their suggestions below, but you can call our team to learn more.

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Take a Stand This Cold and Flu Season

Monday, November 28th, 2016

All of the hand sanitizer you own could not protect you from germs and particulate in the air that make you sick. During cold and flu season, which typically starts around December, bacteria, viruses, and other contaminants and irritants certainly don’t help the situation.

Your heating system has a blower fan that sucks in air from your home before heating it and blowing warm air back out. And with it, a lot of contaminants can recirculate as well.

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3 Ways to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Monday, June 13th, 2016

It turns out that the quality of the air inside of buildings is often worse than the outside air—sometimes about 3-5 times worse. You may have started to notice the signs of poor air quality, whether people are coughing and sneezing, or you just feel like the air is stuffy and stale.

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Do You Have Enough Air Filtration?

Monday, May 30th, 2016

Every air conditioning and heating system that heats up air and moves it through the vents should have an air filter. This filter serves two major purposes. It can clean the air of some of the allergens and irritants that fill it. But its major design purpose is to protect the air conditioning system from the potential damage of incoming debris.

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3 Ways to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

We want to make sure that every homeowner in the area has access to cleaner air, so that allergies, asthma, respiratory issues, and illness are no longer so much of a concern. When you decide to take control of your air quality, call the local HVAC contractors at Bartels Heating & Cooling in the Hamilton, OH area. We’re always happy to offer helpful advice.

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Worried about Illness as the Weather Changes? Consider UV Lights

Monday, February 29th, 2016

As the weather finally starts to warm up, you feel relieved. But a major change in the weather can also bring with it certain concerns about your health. If you are worried about catching the cold or flu, or if your allergies tend to act up when the weather changes, you might want to consider a UV light system for your HVAC system.

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Indoor Allergies Require a Good Air Filter

Monday, October 26th, 2015

One of the benefits of the cooler fall air is that we experience the first frost. While many people may not be happy about this, allergy sufferers tend to rejoice. Why? The first frost kills off the flora and fauna that make fall allergies so challenging, reducing allergy symptoms. However, just because the cool air is here, and cold air is to follow, doesn’t mean you are out of the woods if one of your allergens is dust or pet hair. These kinds of allergies will affect you all the time, and if you have a forced air heating system, you’ll be trapped with these contaminants all winter long – unless you have a good air filter to capture them.

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