IAQ – Indoor Air Quality

January 24, 2012

Sealing Up Those Air Leaks In Your Home? Don’t Neglect The Attic Hatch

If your home has air leaks, sealing them will prevent unnecessarily high energy bills, increase the durability of your home and enhance indoor air quality. When doing so, don’t forget your attic hatch — a primary contributor to energy losses. It’s important to seal air leaks because they force HVAC equipment to overcompensate, and utility bills to grow. In addition, pollutants in outdoor air can seep inside your home and compromise air quality. Also, when moisture gains access to your […]
January 12, 2012

How To Keep Your Home At Ideal Relative Humidity When It’s Fall, Winter, Spring Or Summer

It’s necessary to achieve ideal relative humidity in Southern homes, no matter what the season, because too much or too little humidity can lead to health problems and potentially damage your home. A whole-house humidification or dehumidification system can help you achieve just that: an ideal relative humidity for your home suitable for the current climate. A healthy humidity level is generally between 45 and 55 percent, a point at which most people are comfortable (and healthy). Household wood products […]
January 3, 2012

Cold And Flu Season’s Coming — Make UV Lights Part Of Your Defensive Strategy

Not content to succumb to colds and the flu this year, like you have most preceding ones? Ultraviolet (UV) lights can help to purify your home’s indoor air and give you a measure of protection over germs. UV lights are particularly effective at targeting a certain class of pollutants. Namely, mold, mildew, bacteria and viruses, when in the line of UV lights, succumb to their air-purification abilities. By using safe ultraviolet lights in combination with your HVAC system, you can […]
December 20, 2011

How A Dual-Fuel System Maximizes Your Energy Savings Without Sacrificing Your Home Comfort

Winter is on the horizon, a season that usually brings high energy bills. But many Georgia residents can keep their energy costs low by investing in a dual-fuel system for heating and cooling their homes. A dual-fuel system uses two different kinds of HVAC equipment: a heat pump and a traditional furnace. A heat pump can deliver 300 percent more energy than it takes to heat your home, compared to a gas furnace, which typically has an efficiency rating of 90 […]