Should You Have the Air Ducts in Your Home Cleaned?

Duct cleaning has never been shown to actually prevent health problems. Neither do studies conclusively demonstrate that particle (e.g., dust) levels in homes increase because of dirty air ducts. This is because much of the dirt in air ducts adheres to duct surfaces and does not necessarily enter the living space. It is important to keep in mind that dirty air ducts are only one of many possible sources of particles that are present in homes. Pollutants that enter the home both from outdoors and indoor activities such as cooking, cleaning, smoking, or just moving around can cause greater exposure to contaminants than dirty air ducts. Moreover, there is no evidence that a light amount of household dust or other particulate matter in air ducts poses any risk to your health.

Let Us Help You with Air Quality this Spring

Indoor air quality concerns are common among homeowners, especially once spring begins. Mold spores, pet dander, smoke, dust, allergens, and other debris can easily make their way into a home’s indoor air and have negative health effects. Harbin Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc can help advise you on improving indoor air quality. Fortunately, there are several products you can recommend that address many of the most common concerns.

How Often Do You Think about Air Quality?

When we think about pollutants, we often think about those found outside whether in the air, the ground, or in waterways. Indoor air quality, though, is just as vital to our everyday lives and health, and the pollutants found inside should concern us just as much, if not more.

Let’s take a look at some information on indoor air quality standards, classifications, and more to highlight what families need to know about their indoor air quality and why utilizing a fresh air ventilation system is key.

Time to Consider HVAC Maintenance

As we are entering the Spring months, many of us start Spring Cleaning. Cleaning your HVAC might not be at the top of the list, but it should be.

When is the Best Time to Schedule Maintenance?

We get it: when an HVAC company recommends maintenance for your air conditioner or heating system, it can be an easy suggestion to just pass over. Unless something is seriously wrong with either your cooling or heating system (such as, you aren’t receiving any heat in the middle of winter) you may be tempted to put off calling a technician, especially if everything worked “just fine” last season.

The Importance of Attic Insulation

Summer will be here before you know it, be prepared! We can help beef up your attic insulation and help make your home cooler.

It’s hard to imagine life in the heat of the summer without the cool refuge that air conditioning provides. An air conditioner alone can’t keep your home cool, however — your unit needs help from a host of silent partners, and none so important as your attic insulation. Although you rarely see it or think about it, your attic insulation is a valuable part of your home cooling system.

Don’t Let Rain Affect your HVAC

If you have a traditional forced-air HVAC system, it has both indoor and outdoor components: the air handler/evaporator/furnace that’s located inside, and the compressor/condenser unit that’s situated outside. Half of your system is well-protected from the elements, but since the other half sits fully exposed all year long, you might wonder how rain affects your HVAC unit.

Reasons to Love Your HVAC

Valentine’s Day is the perfect holiday to show those you love how much you truly care for and appreciate them, so it only makes sense to do the same for your HVAC system! After all, if you care for your HVAC system it will return the favor by running smoothly and that’s something you’ll always appreciate! The best way to love and care for your HVAC system this Valentine’s Day is through regular maintenance and professional HVAC service.