Brown's Heating & Cooling Blog: Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

Why Is a Whole-House Humidifier Necessary?

Monday, October 24th, 2022

Did you know that Colorado has some of the driest air in the country? Because of Colorado’s elevation and distance from large bodies of water, we experience dry air year-round. However, the dry air that makes hot temperatures more manageable in the summer isn’t necessarily advantageous in the winter.

Low humidity in the winter causes dry, uncomfortable air in your home. Here are some signs that your humidity is too low.

  • Dry, chapped, cracked, and itchy skin
  • Dry mucous membranes (one of the reasons why colds are more common in winter)
  • Static electricity in the home
  • Damage to wood furniture, floors, and wallpaper
  • A heating system that works harder to heat your home

That last one might be one you’ve never heard of and should be a cause for homeowner concern.

When the air in your home is dry, it makes your house feel like it’s much cooler than it actually is. This causes you to run your heating system more, which leads to higher heating bills and a system that isn’t running as efficiently as it could. 

When your home’s humidity is balanced, the benefits are twofold: it will increase the overall comfort level of your home while decreasing your heating bills and energy consumption.

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Do I Need to Run My Air Purifier All Day?

Monday, July 18th, 2022
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If you’ve read our previous blogs or have ever read about indoor air quality, you know that without the right products or services in place, your indoor air quality can be worse than the quality of the air outside.

This means that you need air filtration and air purification systems to resolve this. Before you ask, no, your HVAC air filter is not enough to resolve any indoor air quality problems your living space may have. This is because this air filter is designed to protect the HVAC equipment itself from dust, dirt, and other debris that can do it harm.

But adding a whole-house air filtration system or air purifier to your household can certainly help improve your indoor environment. As for the answer to the question this blog post presents–whether or not you should run your air purifier all day–it actually depends.

The answer depends on if you have a whole-house air purifier, a portable one, what kind of filter it uses, and more. Read on to learn more!

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Have You Had This Important Indoor Air Quality Product Installed?

Monday, September 13th, 2021
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If you’re like many other homeowners, when you hear the term “air quality,” you might think about the air outside, not the air inside. We get it–we don’t think many homeowners think about their indoor air quality at all unless it’s so bad you can’t ignore it (we hope it never gets to that point!)

Unfortunately, the truth is the air you’re breathing might not be as healthy as you think. You also might not be as comfortable as you could be. Many folks think that all they need for air filtration indoors is their HVAC air filter, but this air filter is meant to protect the equipment itself, not your indoor air!

No, for that, you’ll want to consider the installation of a whole-home air purifier. Read on to learn more!

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The Perks of Whole-Home Air Purification

Monday, June 21st, 2021
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When considering air quality, your mind probably goes to what’s in the air outside, like mold or pollen. But what many homeowners don’t realize is that the air indoors can be much more concerning. In fact, without the right indoor air quality products and services in place, your indoor air quality can be worse than the air quality outside.

This is especially detrimental if you have household occupants who suffer from allergies, asthma, or any other type of respiratory condition. So what can you do about it?

One big step you can take toward improving your indoor air quality is having a whole-home air purifier installed. Read on to learn more!

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Breathe Easier At Home: Here’s How

Monday, April 26th, 2021
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Have you ever wondered how you can breathe easier at home? The good news is, there is a way, with one simple installation.

These days, many homeowners are wondering how they can be healthier in their homes—in fact “indoor air quality” has become a bit of a buzzword. We want you to understand what your options are so that you can breathe easier.

One type of indoor air quality system to consider is the installation of a whole-house air purifier. Do keep in mind, an air purifier won’t guarantee that you’ll completely eliminate potentially harmful particles like bacteria, germs, and viruses. But it will certainly help mitigate the risks. Read on to learn more!

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How to Make Your Home Healthier

Monday, January 4th, 2021
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2021 is here! If you’re like many homeowners, the last year has brought about many concerns about health. With COVID-19, folks are looking for ways to build immunity and prevent the transmission of disease among their households. While we can’t promise that any product will guarantee that COVID germs will not be transmitted and we encourage you to follow guidelines set forth by the CDC and take steps to make your home healthier to reduce the risk of virus transmission.

One way to do this is by ensuring that you are equipped with the right indoor air quality solutions. Even before our current health crisis, most Americans spend about 70% of their time within their homes. Don’t you want to ensure that the air you’re breathing is as healthy as it can be? You can start doing this by investing in a whole-house (versus portable) air purifier.

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3 Ways We Can Help Improve Your IAQ

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020
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The air quality in your home can be just as important as the temperature of that air for your home comfort. It might sound like a strange concept but your indoor air quality really can make or break your ability to enjoy the environment in your home. This is why we include indoor air quality (IAQ) services as a part of our HVAC services in Fountain, CO.

So what factors can help or hinder your home comfort and how can you address indoor air quality? We can answer these questions and provide you with solutions to help you boost your IAQ.

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