Oaks Heat & Air Blog : Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

Would a UV Air Purifier Help Improve Your Indoor Air Quality?

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Something that most homeowners don’t realize is that the air filter that comes standard with their HVAC system is not actually designed to protect their indoor air quality. It’s there to protect the inside components of the system, to help it run efficiently and effectively.

Air filtration devices and air cleaners do a great job at eliminating allergens such as dust mites, pollen and pet dander—all of which can aggravate allergy and asthma symptoms. But what about smaller particles—microorganisms such as mold and bacteria?

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Energy Recovery Ventilators: Use and Benefits

Monday, April 25th, 2016

When you live in a hot, sticky climate such as ours, you use your air conditioner a lot. Naturally, you’ll want to find ways to save energy, and thus save money. An ERV, or an energy recovery ventilator, helps you do this by providing a method to ventilate your home without wasting precious energy.

ERVs are designed to circulate fresh air into your home without compromising climate control. In layman’s terms, you will not need to open a window or door just to let fresh air in, while running your HVAC system.

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Should I Invest in a UV Air Purifier?

Monday, April 18th, 2016

When it comes to purifying your indoor air, you have many options. It is vital that you do everything in your power to maintain good indoor air quality, as avoiding this can result in ill effects on your health and the health of your family. Standard air filters can only do so much, as they are designed to protect the inside components of your HVAC system, and not your indoor air quality. Air filtration devices are great for removing pollutants and contaminants from the air, but they are not always 100% effective in completely purifying your air. However, a UV air purifier will help.

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What Are My Air Purifier Options?

Monday, April 4th, 2016

When it comes to improving the quality of your indoor air, you have many options as far as products and services. There are a number of air filtration systems on the market, and each of them has a different method to remove contaminants from the air in your home.

Your indoor air quality is important to your health and the health of your family. The most important thing to realize is that the air filter which comes standard with your HVAC unit is designed to protect the inside components of your unit, not your indoor air. This is where an air purifier comes in: but what type is best for your home?

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Do You Need a Whole-House Dehumidifier?

Monday, March 28th, 2016

If you’ve lived through even one Texas summer, you are no stranger to humidity! Since your body is unable to cool itself off as well with all the excess moisture, humidity is extremely uncomfortable. But it doesn’t have to be that way in your home just because it’s unbearable outside. Installing a whole-house dehumidifier will improve both your indoor air quality and your health. Do you really need one though? Keep reading and decide for yourself.

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