Shaw's Air Conditioning & Heating Blog: Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

Insulation Is Important in Summer, Too

Monday, June 20th, 2016

For some reason, a lot of people most closely relate insulation with the colder months of the year. We can see the logic in this, as this is when we insulate our bodies with layers and jackets. However, it is important to remember that insulation is, in fact, performing a vital service in your home all year long. Insulation is a two-way street, and you cannot ignore the need for great insulation just because it is warm outside. If you suspect that your insulation in Lemoore, CA is not outstanding, contact us right away. Read on to learn more about the importance of great insulation.

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Why Installing an Air Purifier Is a Good Idea This Summer

Monday, May 30th, 2016

Indoor air quality has a substantial effect on your health and comfort. However, it’s also one of the most ignored factors in the home. You’re probably going to keep your home cool by closing all of your windows and cranking your air conditioner up. That’s fine for maintaining a comfortable climate, but your indoor air quality will suffer greatly for it. Let’s take a look at how you can both keep cool and maintain your air quality with an indoor air purifier.

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How a Dehumidifier Can Help You

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Humidity is not something people think about very often, unless it involves making a hot day seem hotter. However, chronic humidity can have far-reaching effects beyond making you uncomfortable. If you’re not careful, there could be some substantial impacts on your health due to high humidity. Let’s take a look at the effects of high humidity, and how a dehumidifier can help you.

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Types of Air Purifiers That Can Benefit You This Winter

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Every time you take a breath, you are inhaling millions upon millions of microscopic airborne contaminants. Some of these contaminants include dust, pollen, dander, viruses, bacteria, and mold spores. Prolonged exposure to these contaminants can cause all kinds of negative health effects, including allergy attacks, flu, and asthma. In order to deal with these contaminants, you should install an air purifier in your home. There are a wide range of different air purifier types available on the market, far too many to list them all here. However, we can outline a couple of the more popular ones.

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Consider Installing an Air Purifier This Winter

Monday, January 11th, 2016

You may not know it, but every time you take a breath you are inhaling millions and millions of microscopic contaminants. Some of these contaminants include dust, pollen, dander, viruses, bacteria, and mold spores. Prolonged exposure to these contaminants can cause all kinds of negative health effects, from things as mild as allergy attacks to more serious conditions like asthma. Normally airborne contaminants are widely dispersed, enough so that your body can easily defend against them. However, this isn’t always the case. Read on to find out why you should install an air purifier this winter.

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Installing a Humidifier Can Help Keep You Healthy This Winter

Monday, November 30th, 2015

It shouldn’t be a surprise to anybody that we live in a desert, and with the state in its fourth year of drought there are some things that you need to be aware of. Chronically dry air can have some nasty effects on your health, and it gets worse during winter. Let’s take a look at what happens when your home’s air is too dry, and how a humidifier can help keep you healthy this winter.

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Indoor Air Quality Concerns to Address This Fall

Monday, September 28th, 2015

Fall is here, and that means we’ll soon be shutting down our air conditioners and revving up our heaters to deal with the cold weather. Along with that shift, however, comes the resurgence of indoor air quality concerns. When winter sets in, a lot of us are going to be keeping windows closed and heaters running to maintain a comfortable indoor climate. That’s all well and good, but it does mean that there will be a buildup of airborne contaminants and an increased likelihood of illness. There are a number of ways to address these indoor air quality concerns. Let’s take a look at a few of them below.

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How a Dehumidifier Can Help You

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Summer is here, and that means uncomfortably warm weather on a fairly consistent basis for the next several months. The only thing that can make it worse is high humidity, which occasionally happens even this far inland. High humidity can make a hot day much, much worse, and creates other problems for your home as well. Let’s take a look at how you can solve high humidity with a whole-house dehumidifier.

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Why You Should Consider a Whole House Humidifier

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Humidity is often referred to as a negative thing among the general populace. How many times have you heard, “Yeah, but at least it’s a dry heat!”? The thing is, while high humidity can indeed be a problem, low humidity can be just as bad. If you allow the air in your home to have consistently low humidity, you’re creating a number of problems for yourself. Read on to find out more about how low humidity can be harmful, and how a whole-house humidifier can help.

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3 Air Purifiers You Should Consider Installing

Monday, May 25th, 2015

A lot of people seem to believe that their indoor air quality is actually pretty good. Those same people would probably be horrified if they could see some of the things that they inhale with every breath. The average home’s indoor air contains millions of microscopic particles, many of them harmful contaminants. Things like germs, mold spores, dust, dander, and pollen are just a few of the contaminants that contribute to lowering your indoor air quality. If you allow these contaminants to keep circulating freely through your air, you might experience an increase in allergy attacks and illnesses. If you’d like to improve your indoor air quality, have a look at these three air purifier types.

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