Tyngsboro, MA Allergy Sufferer Wonders
With less time spent outside during the winter months, indoor allergens including pet dander, dust mites and mold can exacerbate allergies. This can lead to sneezing, wheezing, itchy and watery eyes and cold-like symptoms. A home’s heating system can further worsen these symptoms, drying out the air.
For most people a comfortable humidity level at home is 40%. In the winter your home’s humidity level can drop by as much as 10%. This low humidity results in static electricity in the air, dry skin, scratchy throats and noses and increased susceptibility to colds and viruses.
Any dog or cat owner knows the ongoing battle of dealing with a pet’s shedding, which can be particularly bad when the seasons change. A homeowner in Milford recently found that her pet’s shedding was causing more damage than just unsightly hairs throughout the home.
Proper moisture levels are critical to the comfort of your home, not to mention the ability to limit mold and mildew growth through controlled moisture levels. A homeowner in Hollis, NH recently contacted us. He was concerned about mold growth in his home. A stand-alone dehumidifier wasn’t doing the trick and he was looking for a long-term solution.
Pelham, NH Family Seeks Suggestions
The hazy days of summer are upon us. Many homeowners look to their home to escape the stifling heat and humidity outdoors, but for homes with a poor indoor air quality this can be anything but. A family in Pelham recently contacted us looking for some simple, inexpensive solutions for improving their home’s indoor air quality.
It is certainly the time of year when those homeowners that have a central air conditioning unit in their home have it working overtime. Unfortunately, this comfort does come at a cost, in the form of increased electric bills. A Brookline homeowner who was sticker shocked by her electric bill recently contacted us looking for ways to make her central air conditioning unit more energy efficient.
A homeowner in Tyngsboro recently called our office concerned about a musty smell coming from his home’s vents when running the central air conditioner. It isn’t uncommon for a smell to come from the ductwork the first time the air conditioner is turned on for the year. However, what this homeowner was describing was well beyond this.
Spring is finally in the air and many homeowners all over the state are gladly flinging open their doors and windows to let the fresh air in. In the past one homeowner in Milford, NH always found this time of year insufferable. His allergies would make him miserable, even being indoors at home was unbearable. The home either felt stuffy with the door and windows sealed, or he was welcoming the springtime pollen in through the windows.
Those with asthma and other respiratory problems often find spring to be a difficult time of year. While there isn’t much that can be done about the outdoors, ensuring that your home’s indoor air quality is free of dust, pollen and other contaminants can go a long way to making things more comfortable at home.
Homeowner in Litchfield, NH Finds Improved Air Quality Significantly Eases His Allergies
A Litchfield, NH homeowner was struggling with the onset of springtime allergies. To his dismay, staying at home indoors for days at a time was not easing the symptoms. The problem lay in his home’s poor indoor air quality. The older heating and cooling system was in need of replacement, making this a great time to address the contaminants in the air such as dust and pollen and recirculating them throughout the home.
Joyce Cooling & Heating installed a new unit, including the PureAir Air Purification system in this customer’s home. The PureAir system is engineered to remove all contaminants from the air, because it is attached to the whole house system it is more effective than traditional air cleaners.
A short time after the new unit and air purification system was installed, this Litchfield homeowner began to feel relief from his debilitating allergies, breathing easier when at home. As an added benefit, the system not only improved the indoor air quality by leaps and bounds, but it also helped to improve the efficiency of the home’s HVAC system.
An air purification system like PureAir is ideal for homeowners purchasing a new unit that suffer from the effects of poor indoor air quality, which include dizziness, headaches, and exacerbated allergies and asthma symptoms.
From our clothing to the furniture and rugs, many pet owners are struggling this time of year with shedding. It can seem like hair is everywhere, and a never-ending battle in your home. But it may surprise you to know that your pet’s shedding can also have an effect on your home’s HVAC system.
Milford, NH Homeowner Struggles with Dirty Air Filter
A customer in Milford, NH recently called our office. He was convinced that there was a problem with his HVAC system. He was diligently changing his filter at regular intervals, but the dirt and build-up was leaving a grimy mess. The homeowner tried reducing the time in between filter changes, but continued to see the same results.
A quick visit to the home and our technician immediately identified the source. The homeowner had two large dogs. The pet hair and dander in the air were the source of what was causing the air filter to collect buildup over such a short span of time.
While it can be frustrating, homeowners with shedding pets often need to change their air filter more frequently. Leaving the air filter dirty can reduce your system’s efficiency, raising energy costs and can ultimately cause damage to the unit.
Reduce Pet’s Hair to Alleviate Its Effect on the HVAC System
The advice we gave this Milford homeowner was to try to control the hair and dander at the source, on his dogs. Regularly brushing them outdoors will cut down on the amount of pet debris circulating through the home. It is also key to remove the hair from the furniture, floors and bedding regularly. This will help to keep the hair and dander from your pets from affecting your heating and cooling system