A-Avis Home Services Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Indoor Air Quality’

5 Signs You Need Duct Sealing Services

Monday, June 25th, 2018

worker-sealing-duct-atticWould you ever try to carry all your money in a plastic bag full of holes? Of course not—your dollars would go flying in the wind!

When you leave your air ducts unsealed, you might be surprised to find it’s not too different than doing just that.

It’s estimated that about 20 to 30 percent of your cool air is lost due to duct leaks. And for the owner of an AC, there’s no denying the one simple truth:

Air = Money

We’d never want to see you chasing after lost money, so we’ve put together a list of 5 signs that you need duct sealing in Riverside, CA.

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The Benefits of an Air Purification System

Monday, May 14th, 2018

happy-family-eats-pizzaAir conditioners come equipped with basic filters to help screen out dust, pet hair and other contaminants as the air in your home cycles through the system. It’s helpful in keeping the air clean in your home. But filters are incomplete protection from dust and dirt. They can become clogged very easily, and need to be replaced periodically (an unpleasant task at best).

Furthermore, they provide incomplete protection, since smaller particles can slip through the screen and remain in your air. And the cost of replacing filters can be an unnecessary nuisance, something your household budget can easily do without. Considering the high dust count we get in the Inland Empire, which only gets worse in the summer, now is a great time to explore other options. 

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The Advantages of UV Germicidal Lights

Monday, April 30th, 2018

UV-light-filterIndoor air quality is of huge importance here in the Inland Empire. Dust, germs and allergens are common intruders in our home, and they can have a huge negative impact on the quality of your life. Germs and bacteria, in particular, are causes for concern, and if you experience a lot of illnesses in your home, you make wish to take steps to keep them in check. This is true for every home, but especially homes with sensitive family members such as infants, the elderly, and those with conditions such as asthma.

In these circumstances, we strongly recommend the installation of UV germicidal lights in your centralized HVAC system. It can protect your home from all kinds of biological contaminants in an extremely efficient way, and works in conjunction with your heater and air conditioner to provide comprehensive coverage. Here’s how it works.

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Keep Your Home Healthy with UV Germicidal Lights

Monday, October 30th, 2017

UV-light-filterIndoor air quality is as important as heating and air conditioning here in the Inland Empire. Your HVAC system may keep your home perfectly comfortable, but germs and other contagions can enter at a moment’s notice, and use the air blown through your furnace and air conditioner to spread through throughout your home. With winter comes winter rains, and that means more bacteria, allergens, and similar unwanted houseguests slipping into your air.

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Is a Whole-House Dehumidifier Right for You?

Monday, July 24th, 2017

dehumidifiers-homes-comfortableIt’s been another hot summer here in the Inland Empire, and it’s also been a surprisingly muggy one. High humidity isn’t unknown in our part of the world, but it’s gotten significantly worse in the last few years, and while a good air conditioner can address the problem in a crude fashion, that’s not the best way to get the job done. A whole-house dehumidifier makes an excellent addition to your HVAC system: helping your air conditioner as well as your home in general. Here’s a quick breakdown on how it all works.

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Electronic Air Filters Improve the Air in Your Home

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

electronic-air-filtersThe Inland Empire gets hot and dusty in the summer, a reminder that we live in an arid desert environment. Dust becomes a significant issue in most area homes: entering when we come in and out and often circulating endlessly during the summer, when we rarely air the house out by opening the windows.

Your HVAC system has a filter that can catch the dust as it circulates through your system, but this filter is actually there to protect the inside components of your HVAC system, and not your indoor air (regardless, it’s important to remember that this should be replaced at least every few months to avoid HVAC problems and air quality problems).

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How to Reduce Dust in Your Home the Easy Way

Monday, May 1st, 2017

happy-family-eats-pizzaWe live in a desert environment here in the Inland Empire, which we feel most keenly during the summertime. Rainfall usually stops in April and 100-plus temperatures are common on a daily basis. But that can have effects that go beyond the heat, especially when it comes to dust and dirt. If you’re not careful, they can prove almost as much of a problem as the heat, especially in homes with sensitive family members.

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What Are UV Germicidal Lights?

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Indoor_Air_Quality_Filters_Duct_Cleaning_894326_54591782-me How do they work and what are the benefits to installing one in your home? Read on for the answers.

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Plan Now for Upgrades to Your Air Conditioner

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Temperatures have slowly begun to cool here in Ontario, CA, which means you’ll slowly be switching over from your air conditioner to your heater over the next few weeks. Now is an ideal time to give your AC a maintenance check, and also to plan for any upgrades you may want add to your system before next summer. Upgrades are additions to your existing air conditioning, which usually cost less that replacing the entire system, but which can have a huge impact on its efficiency and provide other benefits as well. Here’s a quick list of some options for you to consider:

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The Benefits of Indoor Air Quality Products

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Indoor air quality is as important to the comfort of your Rancho Cucamonga, CA home as temperature control. We get a lot of dust in the Inland Empire, and high humidity is always a problem, to say nothing of germs and bacteria fostered by stale air. Indoor air quality products range from air scrubbers, UV air purifiers and dehumidifiers, but all of them serve to help make your home more comfortable and healthier. Beyond that, there are a number of specific benefits provides by indoor air quality products that you should seriously consider.

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