AAction Air Conditioning & Heating Co. Blog: Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

“Does My Furnace Air Filter Really Need to be Changed?”

Monday, November 12th, 2018

Close-up of the elements of a clean car air filter; dynamic shot using diagonal lines.Well…yes. But we won’t stop there. We’re happy to explain why this is the case, and just what it is that you get from regularly cleaning (if you have a permanent filter) or changing your air filter every 1-3 months as needed.

First off, if you have a traditional HVAC setup, with a central air conditioner and a central furnace, then it’s very likely that your two units share an air filter. And this air filter isn’t there to protect your indoor air quality either (despite popular belief) but rather the inside components OF those HVAC systems. So true, it may seem a bit early to be talking about your heating system, but because of the shared importance of your air filter, we feel this is a pertinent topic no matter the time of year.

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“Is My Air Conditioner a Dehumidifier?”

Monday, August 6th, 2018

upright air conditioner blowing air--animatedNo, and in fact relying on an air conditioner to dehumidify your home does more harm than good. More on that below.

If you’ve lived in our area for even just a year, then you’re already well aware of how draining the effects of high humidity can be. If you have a highly-efficient, fully functioning air conditioning system, then you should definitely be grateful. But although this improves your comfort, it’s still not doing enough to give you long-lasting relief from summer weather.

A whole-house dehumidifier will do that for you. This system works with your air conditioner. Sure, you can rely on portable dehumidifiers placed strategically around your home, but this isn’t the same. The whole-house approach gives you better comfort, air quality, and energy savings.

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How to Breathe Healthier Air in Your Home

Monday, June 25th, 2018

woman sitting comfortably in homeIf you’re worried about your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ), you should be. Pollutant levels can be 100 times higher inside than outside. There are two reasons for this. First, your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system typically recirculates the same air throughout your house with no fresh air being introduced. Second, new homes are being constructed with more airtight features to aid energy conservation. Given this, we’ll look at four different methods to help you breathe healthier air in your home.

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Whole-House Air Filtration Keeps Spring Allergies in Check

Monday, May 1st, 2017

air-filter-changingAir filtration is a more important part of your air conditioner than you may think. Without an air filter in place, particulate in the air can pummel the AC unit and get caught in the blower. When the filter gets too dirty, it can block air from moving into the AC system. That’s why it’s important to change your air filter every month or so.

But a filter alone won’t necessarily protect your household from the pollutants that irritate the sinuses and make allergies act up. Learn more about why it may be necessary to add a new air filtration system to your home, and why a whole-house system is best, in today’s guide. And call our team for air filtration systems in Douglas, GA.

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Two Types of Air Purifiers for Cold and Flu Season

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Cold and flu season can be a tough time of year. You’ve got the urge to run and hide as soon as someone near you lets out a cough, but of course, this isn’t the practical way to avoid viruses.

We’ve got two different types of air purifiers to recommend to you to help you keep the common cold out of your home. Whole-house air purifiers like these are typically the best bet for better health and wellness—particularly since you spend about 90% of your time indoors!

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What Can You Do about All This Humidity?

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Even as temperatures drop, the humidity can make it seem as though it’s way hotter than it really is. When you get indoors, it’s not much better. While your air conditioner does help to dehumidify, you typically have to run it for a very long time before it really makes a dent in your comfort—and by then, your home is cooler than you need it. What can you do to get the problem under control?

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Will a Better Air Filter Make My Air Cleaner?

Monday, October 24th, 2016

The quality of your indoor air can have a major effect on your comfort. Sure, temperature control is important if you want to feel comfortable in your home. But so is ensuring that the air is clean and free of allergens like pet dander and dust mites, or bacteria and viruses.

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3 of Our Favorite Tips for Better Air Quality in the House

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

We care about the communities we serve, so we want to help homeowners find out how to make their households happier and healthier. Check out our 3 favorite tips for improving air quality in your home, and consider adding some healthy upgrades into your HVAC system. Call our team for more information!

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3 Things You Should Know about Humidity and Home Comfort

Monday, September 12th, 2016

“It’s not the heat…it’s the humidity!” That’s a phrase you’ve likely heard before. And you probably notice a difference in how you feel when the forecast mentions particularly high humidity levels. But when you walk into an air conditioned room, you feel a bit better.

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Are You Getting Proper Air Filtration from Your AC?

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Think of the last time you changed the air filter on your air conditioning system. Hopefully, it was recently (as changing the filter each month is vital for proper airflow and the continued performance and efficiency of your air conditioner). When you changed the filter, you probably noticed some level of dusty buildup on the filter, and felt confident it was doing its job.

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