AZ Air Conditioning and Heating Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Indoor Air Quality’

Don’t Use Your Air Conditioner to Lower Humidity Levels

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Weather_Seasons_Outdoors_iStock_000013156211_XXXLarge-meMost of the country experiences low humidity levels in the winter, when falling temperatures dry out the air. For our service area, it’s the exact opposite problem. Winters are mild in Southern California, but also very wet, and with the high levels of rain we’ve experienced this year, you may be dealing with too much humidity, not too little.

People have a tendency to run their air conditioners as a way of lowering humidity levels. This works to an extent, but it’s also very inefficient, and can cause a number of serious problems for your system. A whole-house dehumidifier can do the job a lot better. Here’s how it works. 

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How Does a Heat Recovery Ventilator Help You?

Monday, November 21st, 2016

A heat recovery ventilator and its cousin, the energy recovery ventilator, are designed to improve your home’s efficiency in the winter and save you money. Most homes in the Torrance, CA area lack adequate insulation, owing to our hot summers and mild winters. An HRV or ERV can be a great way to help make up that difference without the difficulty of installing new insulation in your home. Here’s how it works.

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3 Advantages of Commercial IAQ Products

Monday, November 7th, 2016

IAQ stands for “indoor air quality,” and it can be as important to your commercial operations as the heating and air conditioning system. Here in Thousand Oaks, CA, there’s so much more to making your business space work than providing a comfortable temperature. Fluctuating humidity levels, dust and dirt in the air, and the presence of biological contaminants like germs and mold can all wreak havoc with your operations.

The timely installation of an indoor air quality devices can make life easier for you in a number of ways, and with the right team on your side, you can select the types of device that best suit your needs. Here’s a quick list of 3 ways installing an IAQ unit can help your business.

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3 Home Improvement Options for the Fall

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Warm weather continues here in Torrance, CA, but as September moves into October, milder temperatures will soon be on your way. This makes a great opportunity for you to assess the current state of your home, and determine is any improvements are needed. Additions to your household can hep make the home more energy efficient, as well as easing the burden on your heater, air conditioner and even your plumbing. Best of all, they can be installed very easily by friendly professionals without disrupting the other key components in your home. Here’s a quick list of some for you to consider.

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Energy Saving Additions to Your Attic

Monday, January 18th, 2016

Most people think of attics as good storage places for their homes and not much more. But an attic makes a very important part of your home when it comes to energy efficiency and helping your heater and air conditioner perform at their best. Here in Los Angeles, CA, trained experts can install a number of products in your attic that help your home hold onto the warm temperatures that your heater has generated (and do the same with cool temperatures in the summer). Hot air rises, which makes your attic ground zero in maintaining an energy efficient home. Here are some improvements to that space that you may want to consider.

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Protect Your Home Against Allergens This Year

Monday, December 28th, 2015

2016 is almost here, and with it comes a slew of new commitments and resolutions. Amid the festivities, you may want to consider a few new additions to your home to protect against allergens and similar contaminants. With El Nino here this year, Los Angeles, CA residents have been subjected to a wide variety of weather extremes which can increase the pollen count and wreak havoc on sensitive lungs. If you have a family member with asthma or just someone more sensitive to the contaminants in the air, you can take steps to protect your home against allergens this year. Here are a few suggestions:

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Improve Indoor Air Quality and Stop Allergies in their Tracks

Monday, November 16th, 2015

The solution is an electronic air purifier installed in your home in the air ducts, which can create a much cleaner and healthier household environment for you. It makes a surprisingly easy way to improve indoor air quality and stop allergies in their tracks.

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Improve Your Energy Efficiency Today

Monday, September 28th, 2015

We live in Los Angeles, CA, which means long, hot summers and mild, short winters. Because of that, a number of Southern California homes aren’t as energy efficient as they might be. Most people assume that energy efficiency means insulation and that insulation only matters in areas with cold winters. Not so. Keeping cool air inside during the summer is just as important as keeping warm air in in the winter, and you may be surprised how much more energy efficient your home can become with just a few simple installations to improve yours. We’ve included a brief list below.

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New Baby? Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Monday, September 7th, 2015

The arrival of a new baby in your home is cause for great celebration. But it also means a lot of planning and preparation to make sure that your home is as safe and healthy as possible for the latest addition to your family. In addition to physical steps such as child-proofing electrical outlets, you need to be aware of your indoor air quality, and ensure that it stays as clean and healthy as it can be. Here in Los Angeles, CA we can help with that in a number of ways. Here are 3 products offered that can improve your indoor air quality.

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3 Kinds of Air Filtration System

Monday, July 13th, 2015

Los Angeles, CA has plenty of hot days for residents to contend with, which is why we rely on our air conditioners to keep our homes comfortable. But they’re not the only weapon you have in this fight. Indoor air quality plays a huge role in your household comfort as well, and you need to look out for high dust levels, pollen and mold, and varying levels of humidity as well. An air filtration system, working alongside your air conditioner, is an excellent way to address these problems. Here are 3 specific types for you to consider.

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