Celco Heating and Air Conditioning Blog : Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

Think Humidity Doesn’t Matter? Think Again!

Monday, May 27th, 2019

Here in Connecticut, we know all too well what a humid summer feels like: it’s hot, it’s muggy, it’s sticky, and it’s quite uncomfortable. Of course, it’s easy to brush off humidity as “no big deal” or as “just something that happens”, but the truth of the matter is that you shouldn’t have to suffer the effects of high humidity levels inside your home.

Too much humidity can cause some pretty serious issues for both your comfort and for energy efficiency, so it is important to address the issue as soon as possible. One way to combat high moisture levels is to have a whole-house dehumidifier installed in your home. A whole-house dehumidifier in Fairfield, CT works to remove excess moisture from your indoor air, improving comfort and leaving you with more money in your wallet. Keep reading to find out more! 

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Is the Air in Your Home too Dry?

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

woman-relaxingHopefully not, because it is much more than a “minor” issue, despite what some homeowners may seem to think. What many homeowners don’t seem to realize is the fact that very dry air can strike your home at any time of the year—even when the weather is hot and muggy outdoors! Today, we’re going to discuss the effects that dry air can have on your property, as well as the greatest solution to the problem that is currently available to homeowners.

That is the whole-house humidifier. It is true that there are portable, standalone humidifiers that you may place throughout your home. That is fine if you’re just trying to humidify, say, a child’s nursery. However, for a whole-house solution, a whole-house system is without a doubt the best way to go. Give us a call if you are ready to start using a whole-house humidifier in Westport, CT.

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Dry Air Is a Serious Problem in the Winter Season

Monday, January 9th, 2017

During the winter season, which can obviously be quite harsh in this part of the country, your heater may demand most of your attention. There is no denying just how important it is that you are able to heat your home effectively when the temperature outside plummets, obviously. However, the effect of your heating system on your comfort is only one factor to consider.

Another important one is the quality of the air in your home. There may not be allergens from blooming plants to worry about in the winter season. There is, however, the issue of very dry air to keep in mind. Fortunately, you can keep the problems caused by very dry air at bay with the use of a whole-house humidifier in Fairfield, CT.

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Be Sure to Get Your Ducts Sealed This Summer

Monday, April 25th, 2016

When it comes to preparing for the heat of summer, most people know to get their air conditioners professionally checked. Far fewer people, however, pay any attention to their ducts. That ends up costing them quite a bit every summer, both in terms of comfort and efficiency. Read on to find out more about duct sealing, and why you should schedule it this summer.

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What Is the Point of UV Air Purifiers?

Monday, March 28th, 2016

Achieving good indoor air quality is more important than many homeowners realize, contributing not only to your comfort, but the health of your family as well. There are many options for air purifiers, each with its own method of air filtration and their own benefits.

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Air Purifiers That Can Help You This Winter

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Did you know that every time you inhale, you are breathing in millions of microscopic airborne contaminants? If you didn’t, don’t panic! Most of these contaminants are dispersed widely enough that your body can easily fight them off. Over a long enough period of time, though, there is a very real possibility that you will start to suffer some negative effects. Increased flu and cold virus infections, allergy attacks, asthma, and a host of other problems can arise from prolonged exposure to airborne contaminants. If you want to protect yourself against these issues, the best thing to do is to install an air purifier in your home. Let’s take a look at some common air purifier types that can help you this winter.

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Moisturize Your Forced Hot Air with a Whole Home Humidifier

Monday, December 7th, 2015

It looks like the weather has finally caught up to our holiday season, meaning you have turned on your heating system for the season. Forced air systems can heat homes very quickly, but they can also dry out your indoor air. Every home needs a certain amount of moisture, aka, humidity, to be comfortable and balanced. Otherwise you may develop itchy skin, dried out eyes, noses and throats, and even see damage to wood products in the form of splintering and cracking. One of the best ways to keep your indoor humidity levels balanced during the winter months is by using a whole home humidifier.

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Indoor Allergies Don’t Stop with Winter Weather

Monday, November 9th, 2015

For many allergies sufferers, the coming of cold weather brings in a season of relief from allergy symptoms – but this isn’t the case for all allergy sufferers. If you or a family member is allergic to things like dust, pet dander, mold or mildew, your allergies don’t end with the cold weather, they continue right along. This is why, if you do suffer from indoor allergies, it is very important to keep an upgraded air filter in your home’s HVAC system throughout the winter months.

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Does Your Ductwork Need Service before Winter?

Monday, October 19th, 2015

If your home uses ductwork to deliver the warm air from your heating system, you know how important having an efficient, reliable ductwork system is to your home. But it can be hard to tell when your ductwork needs help because the vast majority of it resides behind walls, ceilings and floors. Being aware of the signs of faulty ductwork is important, and your Celco Heating and Air Conditioning expert will be able to determine which duct service will best remedy any issues you are experiencing with your ductwork.

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What Is Duct Sealing and Why Is It Important?

Monday, August 17th, 2015

When you look at your whole home air conditioning system, you can see that there are two separate but equally important aspects to the system: the air conditioner, which generates the cool air, and the ductwork, which delivers the cool air to your living spaces. If either one of these systems is faulty, your air conditioner will not work as optimally as it should. One way to resolve issues of faulty ductwork is to hire the indoor air quality professionals at Celco Heating and Air Conditioning to perform professional duct sealing on your home’s ductwork system.

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