DB Heating & Cooling, Inc. Blog : Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

Combatting Dry Air for Your Health and Your Home

Monday, November 12th, 2018

White smoke comes out of a house's chimney on a winter day.With temperatures cooling down quickly, it’s time to make sure your home is prepared for the winter season just around the corner. This means first ensuring that you’ve had or at least scheduled heating maintenance—but there’s more to winter preparation than just that.

Do you find yourself with more sore throats, irritated sinuses, and/or dryness with your skin and hair during the winter? This is because of dry air, which can cause a number of problems. Fortunately, there is a solution, in a Bergen County, NJ humidifier installation. An installation of this kind can make you far more comfortable, not to mention healthier, in your home. But how?

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Why Indoor Air Quality Is Important for Health and Comfort

Monday, October 1st, 2018

air-filterWhen it comes to keeping their home comfortable, a lot of homeowners tend to focus on climate control. This is to be expected, especially during the summer and winter seasons. However, it’s not the only thing you need to worry about.

Indoor air quality is typically very low in homes across the country, mainly due to lack of knowledge regarding the effects it can have on your health and comfort. Let’s take a look at why indoor air quality is such an important thing for you to maintain, and how you can do it.

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Improve Your Indoor Air Quality with an Air Cleaner This Season

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

woman-blowing-noseA lot of people tend to focus on keeping as cool as possible during the summer. Why wouldn’t you, with record heat waves hitting most of the country? The thing is, though, the temperature of the air in your home isn’t the only thing that you need to worry about during the summer.

Indoor air quality often suffers during this season, as people shut their doors and windows to help with climate control and end up cutting themselves off from the fresh air flow. Low indoor air quality can have wide-ranging effects on your health and comfort, so it’s in your best interest to keep it as high as possible. Let’s take a look at one of the best ways that you can keep your indoor air quality high this year: installing an air cleaner.

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Indoor Air Quality Concerns You Should Be Aware Of

Monday, April 30th, 2018

woman-blowing-noseEveryone puts effort into getting their air to just the right amount of cool during the summer, which is all well and good. No one wants to live in a sauna for several months out of the year. You shouldn’t just be focused on keeping your home’s air cool, though. You should also take steps to make sure that your indoor air quality is as high as possible. Low indoor air quality can cause all kinds of problems for both your health and comfort levels this summer. Take a look at some of the factors that contribute to poor indoor air quality below, and what you can do to address them.

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Take Advantage of This Superior Indoor Air Quality Product

Monday, February 20th, 2017

indoor-air-quality-productThe air quality in Wyckoff may be in good condition now, but that can quickly change depending on weather conditions. And when the weather warms up again and starts getting more humid, you’ll have more to worry about than just a little discomfort—including mold and mildew. One area that this can build-up in is in the cool, damp environment of your air ducts.

This is reason enough to consider a Wyckoff, NJ UV germicidal light installation. Also called UV lights or a UV air purifier, UV germicidal lights effectively kill harmful microorganisms at the source—your air ducts. Keep reading to learn more about these systems and what they can do for your home and your health.

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How Can a Whole-House Humidifier Benefit You?

Monday, February 6th, 2017

how-can-a-whole-house-humidifier-benefit-youCases of the flu are not rare this time of the year in New Jersey, particularly for 2017. We’re only a month into the New Year and already flu cases have reached dangerously high levels in this area. This is just one of the problems that a Mahwah, NJ humidifier installation could help you avoid, but a pretty significant one.

Dry air lowers immunity, which makes it easier for occupants of a home to pass along illnesses. Additional, dry air can make individuals who are already sick feel worse, whereas a humidifier can help ease symptoms. If you need even more of a reason to invest in one of these systems, we’ve shared even more advantages below.

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Signs That Your Ductwork Is in Need of Repair

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Your forced-air heating and cooling systems play a huge role in your life, and actually account for about half of all your energy costs throughout the year, according to Energy.gov. As such, it’s only natural that you want to save as much money as you can whenever possible. You cannot do so, however, if you have breached ductwork.

Since your air ducts are mostly hidden from view, it’s natural that you cannot visually inspect them thoroughly. So how will you know when duct repair is necessary? Without regular direct interaction, you may think this is impossible. There are signs though, that you might need duct repairs.

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Does an Air Conditioner Dehumidify My Home?

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Temperatures may be cooling down to a point that you don’t need your air conditioner on such a regular basis anymore, but our humidity levels as of lately have made it seem warmer. Relative humidity levels should stay between 30-50% for you to maintain comfort in your home, yet our latest humidity readings have approached 80%. This may lead you to wonder if you can use your air conditioner to rid yourself of some of this excess moisture.

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Understanding the Importance of a Clean Air Filter

Monday, August 15th, 2016

When you live in a climate that experiences the summers that we do, there’s no mistaking that you need a reliable and efficient air conditioning system for your home. However, as much as we rely on these cooling systems we sometimes fall short of caring for them.

Scheduling regular professional maintenance is essential to a fully functioning AC system, but there is one task that you should be doing much more often that 1-2 times a year: changing your air filter. This is one maintenance task that homeowners can and should do on their own. Keep reading to learn more about why.

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Can UV Germicidal Lights Improve Your AC Performance?

Monday, June 27th, 2016

There are a number of exceptional indoor air quality products on the market today that help remove harmful contaminants from circulating through your home. One of the most powerful among these options is UV germicidal lights. These UV lights target microorganisms such as mold spores, bacteria, viruses, germs, and more.

The ultraviolet rays from this device, while safe for humans, effectively disrupt the cellular functions of the bacterial cells, killing them off and preventing them from spreading any further. While this has invaluable benefits for your health and indoor air quality, it’s also beneficial for your air conditioning system. But how?

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