Yost & Campbell Heating, Cooling & Generators Blog : Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

Facts About Air Ducts

Monday, September 10th, 2018

duct-sealingFor a central air conditioner or furnace, air ducts are the most important component, but perhaps the least understood. While homeowners are often asking questions about how the air conditioner itself works, they might not realize how much work goes into taking the air from the air conditioner and sending it through the vents in the home. In this post, we’ll go over some facts about air ducts that shouldn’t be overlooked.

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Control the Humidity, Control the Indoor Air Quality

Monday, August 27th, 2018

mold-created-by-humidityMany factors can affect indoor air quality, and not all of them are noticeable. Those with allergies or asthma will certainly feel allergens and contaminants in the air, but what about for everyone else?

The humidity level is undoubtedly the most noticeable symptom of poor indoor air quality because it tends to affect everyone equally. When the humidity is under control, the indoor air quality will also be under better control. This post will explain how controlling humidity can improve indoor air quality in general.

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3 Ways to Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

Monday, June 4th, 2018

heating-cooling-ventAir quality in the home is just as important as it is easy to forget—air is invisible, after all, and it’s not something homeowners often think about. They vacuum the floors when they see dirt and they wipe off the counters when they see dust. But why don’t they focus on scrubbing the air with air purifiers with the same intensity? Here is a startling fact: out of every 10 people, 5 are breathing air that would be given a grade of “F” when rated.

It’s no wonder 26 million people a year suffer from some hay fever and other respiratory problems—the air people breathe is stale, full of pollutants, and in need of a good spring cleaning.

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Install an Indoor Air Quality Product this Spring

Monday, March 26th, 2018

indoor-air-qualityWith the coming of spring comes spring cleaning operations in homes throughout the area: a chance to air out the house after a long, stuffy winter. Part of those operations should include a long, thorough assessment of the heating and air conditioning system, and perhaps to consider some upgrades. Indoor air quality products can be connected to existing HVAC systems and do wonders for solving all manner of problems. What kinds of indoor air quality products are there, and what kinds of benefits do they provide? A short list of options follows.

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3 Benefits of Dehumidifiers

Monday, April 10th, 2017

hot-person-with-fanNew York suffers from high temperatures in the summertime, as well as stifling levels of humidity. Most homes use centralized air conditioners to regulate the temperature, but that doesn’t always address high humidity levels. A whole-house dehumidifier can remove excess moisture from the air, benefiting both the air conditioner itself and the household as a whole. Here’s a quick look at how dehumidifiers work, along with three specific advantages they provide.

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The Importance of Humidifiers in the Winter

Monday, December 5th, 2016

This winter looks to be one of the coldest on record in Bronx, NY, which means that residents will be running their heaters more than ever to maintain a cozy home. Temperature control is very important for every household, but it is not the only factor that prudent residents should consider. Dry air can create as many problems as low temperatures do, and cold weather always results in low humidity levels. The solution may be a whole-house humidifier installed by professionals.

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Signs of Leaking Ducts

Monday, November 28th, 2016

The duct system is an integral part of heating and air conditioning in many homes throughout the Rye, NY area. It carries heated air in the winter and cooled air in the summer, ensuring that the entire household is heated or cooled evenly. Because they’re hidden in the attics, the crawlspaces, and other out-of-the-way locales, they don’t often suffer damage. But damage can occur when bolts between duct sections wear out, animals like raccoons enter the home, or even when work on another part of the house runs into trouble. A trained technician can seal a leaking or a breached duct, but the problem can be hard to spot since the ducts are usually tucked away out of sight. A diligent homeowner can detect distinct signs of trouble, however, and summon assistance promptly. Such signs can include, but are not limited to, the following:

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Use Indoor Air Quality Products for a Healthier Home

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Most air conditioners and heaters come equipped with filters, which are designed to filter out dust, pet dander, and other contaminants in your home. Filters can function effectively, but they require regular changing or cleaning. Homeowners can purchase replacements at any hardware store or home improvement store in the Westchester, NY area, and changing filters takes only a few minutes.

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