Yost & Campbell Heating, Cooling & Generators Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Indoor Air Quality’

Duct for Cover! The Problems with Ducts in Disrepair

Monday, November 2nd, 2020

We could talk for hours about air ducts. Seriously, these parts of our HVAC systems might not seem like that big of a deal, but they’re special places. They are responsible for transporting the cooled or heated air from an HVAC system directly into a home. Without them, an HVAC system would just push an uneven flow of air from wherever the system was, leaving certain rooms uncomfortable.

What can possibly go wrong with air ducts? Can’t anyone just use duct tape to clear up the leaks and gaps? Plenty can go wrong with the air ducts in a home, and duct tape is far from the best solution. In fact, duct tape is inappropriately named because it’s so bad at solving air duct issues.

Call our team for duct services in White Plains, NY as we talk about the problems people in our area face every year.

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The Five Levels of Poor Air Quality

Friday, October 30th, 2020

It’s always been tough trying to get homeowners to understand the importance of their indoor air quality. We’ve used everything from funny puns, to informative blocks of text, but nothing seems to work as well as a quick and easy to understand breakdown of the facts. That’s what we’re going to do here today.

Simply put: there are five important levels of indoor air quality contaminants. These matter dearly to everyone who values the safety and comfort of their indoor air. This list exists regardless of what kinds of HVAC services in Hawthorne, NY are offered. That’s why we find them so important.

If anyone can manage each of these levels for their indoor air, we promise that a home will be healthier. We can help install air purifiers, repair air filtration systems, and whatever else is needed on the mission to keep indoor air clean!

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Air Purification: Here’s Why It Matters

Monday, July 27th, 2020

We don’t have to convince people that their health matters. Anyone can find articles, blog posts, and videos all over the web that talk about how to make positive impacts on someone’s health. We’d like to take a crack at it and talk about how important indoor air quality is to anyone’s health. To be specific, we’re here to talk about air purification.

When it comes to HVAC services in Queens, NY—air pollution should be on the forefront of anyone’s mind. The “V” in “HVAC” stands for ventilation, which means having conditioned, clean air brought into a home. If anyone out there is struggling to breathe healthy air in their home, then we urge them to continue reading this post. We’re going to talk about the effectiveness of air purifiers and how they work. It’s time to make some big impacts on indoor air quality today.

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Why Is My Cough Not Getting Better?

Monday, April 20th, 2020

Indoor air quality service isn’t just for comfort purposes, it’s also for improving the health of homeowners in our area. Coughing, sneezing, and trouble breathing can all be helped or hindered by the status of air quality in a home. If homeowners in our area are suffering from coughing and sneezing that doesn’t seem to be going away, the culprit can likely be the air of their own home. That’s why we offer indoor air quality solutions and HVAC services in Queens, NY, to provide a way to combat the nasty health effects of poor indoor air.

We’re going to talk about the ways that an air purifier or air filtration system can help reduce coughing and sneezing, while also improving the health of homeowners who use these systems. Different indoor air quality problems call for different solutions, and it’s time we took a look at what those solutions entail.

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It’s Time to Invest in an Air Filtration System

Monday, December 30th, 2019

Air filtration systems or air purifiers are two sides of the same coin—better indoor air quality. There’s nothing more important than the quality of breathing air in a home, especially for those with sensitive respiratory systems or asthma. The problem is, not many homeowners understand just what can be done about such problems.

Today we’ll be talking about the unique benefits that can be enjoyed from a professionally installed air filtration system or air purifier, specifically because so many people don’t know just why they’re so important. They can eliminate specific germs, mold spores, and anything that might cause an asthma attack while keeping out dust, pet dander, bugs, and fumes that can come from vehicles here in the city.

We’re not just writing this blog in hopes homeowners out there decide to purchase an air filtration system in the Bronx. We generally want homeowners to be more informed when it comes to their air quality.

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Tips to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Monday, October 7th, 2019

Air quality is more important than most homeowners realize. Indoor air pollution is on the rise as homes get more efficient and are built with tighter seals. Opening a window for some fresh air sometimes feels like an old-fashioned way to deal with this problem, but it’s on the right track. From air filtration systems to humidifiers, there are a multitude of systems that can work to improve the quality of indoor air.

However, homeowners have proven time and time again that they don’t want to spend the money on an IAQ unit unless they absolutely have to, so in this post we’re going to focus on ways to help the quality of air without spending the money on a new IAQ system. Keep in mind that no DIY solution is ever going to be as powerful and efficient as working with Yonkers HVAC company to install some filtration or humidification technology.

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Are Duct Leaks the Cause of High Energy Bills?

Monday, June 17th, 2019

ductsWhen you are looking for an HVAC company in Queens, you need to know that the individuals you’re hiring to do the job are going to do the job right. That doesn’t just mean fixing a problem. It means finding the root cause of the problem in the first place! Don’t settle for treating symptoms when our technicians are here to diagnose problems accurately and to resolve them completely.

One issue that homeowners often come to us with is high energy costs. If you notice that you’re having trouble cooling your home efficiently this summer, you may automatically assume that the problem lies with your air conditioner itself. That may not be the case, however. It could be the result of leaky ductwork! Before you go reaching for a roll of duct tape, let us tell you that you absolutely cannot fix this problem on your own—and certainly not with duct tape! Reach out to us for a job well done.

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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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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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Electronic Air Purifiers Help Keep Homes Clean

Monday, June 5th, 2017

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Every home, whether large or small, needs regular dusting to keep clean. Dust has a way of circulating thanks in no small part to our centralized heating and air conditioning systems, which blow the air through a series of ducts and circulate it throughout the home.

Every HVAC system comes with a filter designed to help screen out those contaminants. But they can quickly clog and create other problems within the system. Replacement filters are inexpensive and available at any hardware store or home improvement center, but they can be messy when replaced, and they don’t always do a good job at capturing the smallest particles. Electronic air purifiers make a much more viable option, and can help keep a home clean without the fuss and bother of replaceable filters.

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