IAQ – Indoor Air Quality

October 9, 2018

How Your HVAC Can Help Preserve Your Jack O’Lantern

We love getting in the spirit of fall and Halloween by buying lots of pumpkins and planning how we will carve our Jack O’Lanterns. Sometimes, we just can’t resist the kids when they beg to carve a pumpkin or two way ahead of Halloween. Unfortunately, when we set our carved Jacks outside in our often warmish Georgia fall too early, we suffer the consequences: a Jack O’Lantern that looks more like a large orange prune than a pumpkin.   Happily, […]
August 21, 2018

Using Your HVAC to Prevent Dust Mites

You’ve probably seen those alarming commercials where you’re told that the weight of your mattress can double in 10 years due to the presence of dust mites and their droppings. So is it true? Probably not.   What is true is that there are hundreds of thousands to millions of dust mites in our pillows, mattresses, and carpets. They love being where we are, because they feed off our dead skin cells, which also adds to the weight of your […]
December 14, 2017

Winter Ventilation Options for Your Home

We’re lucky to experience relatively mild winters on average in Peachtree City. Every now and then, we even get to turn off the heating and open a window or two when the weather is mild. But during cold spells, the air in our homes can get mighty stuffy, as we keep the heating on and the windows closed. There are ways to freshen your home’s air in the winter, however, with the following ventilation options. Fresh Air From a Window […]
December 5, 2017

When to Consider a Heat Recovery Ventilator

A heat recovery ventilator (HRV) represents a new solution to household ventilation issues. With today’s tightly-sealed energy efficient homes, it’s more critical than ever to get fresh air into the house. In the enclosed environment, indoor air quality suffers as pollutants, water vapor and airborne particulates accumulate. Exhaust Fans Aren’t Enough Simply exhausting indoor air with one-way exhaust fans isn’t an optimum solution. Because stagnant air removed from the house isn’t replaced by equal amounts of fresh air, the home […]