Air Creations, Inc. Blog : Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

How Often Does My Home Need Duct Cleaning?

Monday, May 15th, 2017

duct-cleaning-before-afterYou may have heard suggestions to have the air ducts in your home cleaned, either from advice on a website (you’re reading one of these now) or from a sales person offering to take on the job for a surprising small amount of money (uh, we’ll get into this later).

Yes, your home’s ducts do need regular cleaning. The big question is how often do you need this duct cleaning?

Duct Cleaning Frequency

You’ll hear different answers for this, but from our 30 years of experience we believe duct cleaning in a house should be done every 5 to 10 years. This is provided the HVAC system has proper regular filter maintenance; we recommend you change the HVAC filter every 1 to 3 months, depending on the type of filter. (This is a topic for a different post. You can always ask us during regular maintenance for our expert advice.)

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Spring Check for Carbon Monoxide and Other Dangers

Monday, April 17th, 2017

goodnight-kissSpring cleaning means more than dusting off a few shelves or sweeping the driveway—or even dong your taxes. Spring is the ideal time for you to take steps to ensure the safety systems in your house are working as they should, or to have new ones installed. Our technicians are experts at providing heating and air conditioning services to Westfield, NJ, and the surrounding areas, but they also know ways for proper ventilation that helps protect families from harmful gases.

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The Power of UV Air Purifiers for a Healthier Winter

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Winter is not only the season of snow and chilly temperatures, it’s the season of flus and colds. We know that you don’t want to get sick, or for anyone in your household to come down with something. But aside from a few medical preventions and some other precautions, is there much more you can do to protect yourself and your family?

There is a tactic that you might not have thought of: contact HVAC professionals to install a UV air purifier for your house.

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The Chill in the Air Calls for a Humidifier: Here’s Why

Monday, November 7th, 2016

When the temperatures start to drop for winter, so will the relative humidity levels. The cold conditions make it harder for the air to retain moisture, resulting in drier conditions. This is when you can start to experience static electric shocks on a regular basis—touching a door knob becomes an anxious experience! But dry air does more than make your laundry stick together when it comes out of the clothes dryer. It can have a number of negative effects on your household, ranging from higher bills to higher chances of illness.

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This Fall Is a Good Time for Duct Testing!

Monday, August 29th, 2016

The actual start of fall is only a few weeks away, and it’s already time to start making preparations for the change of seasons—a bit of “fall cleaning.” One job you might consider for this time of year is to look after your home’s air ducts.

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Air Filters: Why Choosing the Right Kind Is Important

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Poor indoor air quality is unfortunately a common occurrence today. The problem is that homes have such strong insulation on them to keep their HVAC systems energy efficient that many pollutants remain trapped indoors without fresh air to sweep them away.

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Your AC Isn’t a Dehumidifier! Here’s How to Deal with High Humidity

Monday, July 11th, 2016

When the relative humidity level rises above 60%, even the average hot summer day can start to feel unbearable. It isn’t that the humidity is making the air hotter; what’s actually happening is the moisture in the air is making it more difficult for your body to release extra heat through perspiration. This means you have more heat trapped in your body, and this in turn makes temperatures feel warmer, sometimes 10° hotter than they really are.

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