Climate Control Heating & Cooling Blog: Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

The Many Benefits of Duct Cleaning

Monday, June 24th, 2019

duct-being-cleanedIf there’s anything humans and bears have in common, it’s the desire for a clean home. Okay, well that’s not necessarily true, but even Comfort Bear will admit that when I’m indoors, I don’t want to be sniffling and sneezing because of dust.

You might be thinking that’s just a fact of life this time of year, as the cooler temperatures dissipate and all the dust and pollen outdoors gets kicked back up again and makes its way into our homes. Well not to worry! In addition to getting you set up with the right indoor air quality services, my team will also make sure that your ducts are so clean you can eat out of them. Not that you would want to, but you catch my drift.

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Reducing Humidity Is Key for Comfort in the Summer

Monday, May 27th, 2019

fan-familyComfort Bear here, ready to dispense some wisdom for you. Hold onto your seat, because this one’s a real mind blower:

You know how it gets hot and uncomfortable in the summer? You might think that it’s the high temperatures that have got you feeling gross and sweaty. But you’d be mistaken.

The truth is that it’s not the heat, it’s actually the humidity that makes you feel uncomfortable.

Sorry, what? You say you’ve already heard that expression? And you’ve heard it more times than you can stand it?

Okay, okay. But did you know that you can turn your home into a safe haven, free from the discomfort of high humidity, with the simple addition of a whole-house dehumidifier?

And not only will this help you feel more comfortable, but it can even save you money! Here’s the complete rundown:

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Don’t Forget About Duct Cleaning

Monday, April 29th, 2019

air-duct-cleaningComfort Bear here, this time with an important PSA for all homeowners:

Duck cleaning is a scam. Don’t trust anyone who comes to your home claiming that your ducks need to be cleaned. For one, ducks are constantly in the water. And two, it’s called “preening,” not “cleaning.”

That being said, duct cleaning is definitely something you should have performed if you want your HVAC system to run efficiently and smoothly. If there’s ever any concern, you can always consult the National Air Duct Cleaners Association. They were founded specifically to establish the standards for what makes a proper duct cleaning in Kansas City.

Duct cleaning is an essential part of a balanced maintenance tune-up, so I don’t want you to forget about it when it comes time to fire up your air conditioner again this year. Don’t worry, I’ll explain everything:

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How Low Humidity Affects Indoor Air Quality

Monday, January 21st, 2019

dry-airComfort Bear here, checking in for the week. Lately, I’ve begun my posts by talking about how I really have no need for furnaces or heaters thanks to my fur. Sorry, but I just can’t sympathize with you humans on that front!

But there’s one thing I can totally relate with you guys on: dry air.

The air in the Arctic was always dry (especially in winter, but it was pretty bad all year-round). I don’t miss the feeling of dry air, so today, I’m going to talk about one of my favorite human inventions: the humidifier.

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Improve Indoor Air Quality, Improve Health

Monday, November 26th, 2018

virus-cellsHere at the office during this time of year, when my coworkers are coughing and sneezing thanks to seasonal colds, they always like to point something out to me: “Comfort Bear, you’ve never taken a sick day! What’s your secret?”

The answer has something to do with indoor air quality.

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How Duct Cleaning Improves Your Air Conditioner Efficiency and Indoor Air Quality

Monday, August 20th, 2018

duct-cleaningDuct cleaning is not one of those things that homeowners often think about. After all, the ducts are not the flashiest parts of your home. At least, I certainly hope they’re not. Take it from a bear who knows, though, keeping your ducts healthy is just as important as making sure that your air conditioner is functioning properly. After all, they’re two parts of the same system! The ducts serve as the lungs of your home. If they’re not in good shape, your air conditioner won’t be able to cool your home effectively. Poor ducts also have a negative effect on the quality of the air itself. Let’s take a look at why it’s so important to keep your ducts as clean as possible.

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Improve You Indoor Air Quality This Summer with These Systems

Monday, April 30th, 2018

clean-air-filterSummer is not far off, now, and when it arrives you’re going to have more to worry about than keeping cool. Indoor air quality tends to suffer in homes across the country during the summertime, for a variety of different reasons. As indoor air quality in a home drops, so does your comfort. Low indoor air quality is also responsible for increased illness, so it’s a good idea to keep it as high as possible. Look at the following systems for some easy ways to improve your indoor air quality this summer.

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How Often Should I Schedule Duct Cleaning?

Monday, April 16th, 2018

Flex-ductThe ducts in a home are among those things that, despite being quite important, don’t get a whole lot of attention. The problem is that your ducts aren’t really things that you can afford to ignore all the time. Ducts that are neglected by their owners will have a tendency to develop a couple of different issues that will impact the efficiency of the climate control systems hooked up to them, as well as the health of the homeowners. One of the best ways to make sure that your ducts remain in good shape is to schedule duct cleaning for them. Let’s go over why duct cleaning is a good idea, and when you should schedule it.

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The Many Reasons Why You Should Schedule Duct Cleaning

Monday, March 5th, 2018

Air-duct-cleaningOkay, so we’re coming to the end of winter, but summer’s still a little way’s off. You’re probably still relying on your heating system to keep your home comfortable during the day. So, since your heating system is working fine and you won’t need to use your air conditioner for a while, you don’t need to worry about any HVAC stuff right now, right? Nope! There is still one thing that you probably haven’t done for a while, if ever. Something that could both improve your HVAC efficiency and your indoor air quality at the same time: duct cleaning. Let’s take a look at why it’s such a good idea to have your ducts cleaned on a regular basis.

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How to Manage Humidity

Monday, November 13th, 2017

thermostatNobody likes to deal with air that’s too dry or humid. It’s a great way to make a pleasant day uncomfortable, and an already-uncomfortable day worse. Humidity imbalance is much more than a comfort issue, though. There are health considerations that you should be aware of. It’s a good idea to know how to manage humidity levels in your home, if you know that they tend to get unbalanced frequently. Have a look at some of the best ways that you can manage humidity levels below.

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