October 2, 2019

Fall Indoor Air Quality Concerns & How to Prevent Them

If you’re looking forward to the new season and chilly weather, you’ll want to ensure that your indoor air quality is optimal. With dry winter air and through the use of a heating system, the air in your home can become extra dry. Thankfully, is here to help alleviate those concerns and provide you with some tips to help get you ready for the fall. Dry Air Can Cause Trouble for Many While a reduction in humidity may seem like a blessing this time of year, your immune system and allergies don’t always agree. Dry air can cause sinuses to dry out, and you’ll be breathing in more pollutants inside your home. Children, seniors, asthmatics, and anyone else with health issues should consider using a humidifier or having an air purification system installed. Your air filter can also cause issues if it hasn’t been changed in more than three months or at the recommended service interval. A true-HEPA filter should be used for the best results. Get a Tune-Up Before The Chilly Weather Arrives Having your HVAC system looked over by a technician from once a year is always a smart idea. We can check your indoor air quality to...

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August 7, 2019

Eliminating Hot Spots in Your Home

If your AC is operating and set at your desired temperature but you find an area of your home that is significantly warmer than the rest of the building, you have a hot spot. This can be due to a few different factors, and there are fixes you can apply in each case. Let’s look at some solutions you can use to get rid of hot spots. Make Sure It’s Not Due to the Sun Getting a lot of sun exposure can cause parts of your house to heat up significantly. Try replacing your curtains and drapes with ones made of a material more suitable for reflecting the sun and keeping the heat out. The sun alone is capable of increasing the temperature inside your home by several degrees, and that can cause hot spots. Unclog or Reroute Ducts If the sun is not the cause of your hot spot, then there’s potentially an airflow issue in the area. Check and see that cool air is coming into the space where you are experiencing the hot spot. If not, this could be a case of clogged ducts. If you are living in an older house, you may need to have...

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April 20, 2019

How to Tell If You Need a Humidifier in Your Home

Humidifiers are not as common as heaters and AC units, but they can be just as important. These helpful systems ensure that the humidity levels in a home stay balanced. When trying to decide whether or not you want a humidifier, see if you notice these signs in your home. Cracking, Creaky Wood When wood becomes too dry, it starts to crack or warp. You may notice that your wooden furniture is starting to look a little rough, and your floors or doors might creak whenever you use them. Static Electricity Residents in Aurora, IL, and the surrounding areas may want to take advantage of professional indoor air quality services if they notice an increase in shocks from static electricity. It is easier for the tiny static electric charges to fly around in dry environments, so excessive amounts of static electricity are generally a sign you need a humidifier. Increased Number of Cold Symptoms If you are getting a lot of colds, allergy attacks, or other respiratory problems, you probably need to take a look at the humidity in your house. Dry air irritates the membranes of the nose and throat, making it easier for infections to spread. People are...

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January 26, 2019

How the Winter Months Affect Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

If you’re like most people, you spend more time inside your home during the winter months of the year. Spending more time inside means that the indoor air quality in your home makes a big impact on how you feel. Our technicians at can explain how the wintertime affects indoor air quality and what you can do in order to improve it. Germs Viruses, bacteria, and parasites are known to spread widely during the winter months of the year. Sicknesses such as the common cold and influenza are spread by viruses while strep throat and ear infections often result from bacteria. Using a quality air filter in your furnace or heat pump could reduce the spread of many germs. The filters capture particles as small as many of the viruses that cause wintertime illnesses. Dryness In places like Chicago, the indoor air in the wintertime tends to be dry. The dry air can be irritating to your lungs, especially if you have a breathing disorder. Dryness in your nasal passages also increases your risk of getting sick. The dry air can also make your skin itchy and flaky. Homes with electric heat are more prone to dry indoor air. A...

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