Bob Mims Heating & Air Conditioning Blog : Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

Filters and Purifiers Can Help Your Home

Monday, October 19th, 2020

dusty-surfaceHave you ever walked down the street and found yourself hit by a heavy wind full of leaves, dirt, and other debris? If you have, you know how unpleasant it can be to be enveloped in dirty air. While this is usually just a problem with the outdoor environment, there is also a chance that your home’s indoor environment can also create a problem that is similar to this. This means that you have poor indoor air quality.

While keeping your doors and windows closed against the invasion of any outdoor contaminants, this won’t do much to get rid of the particles that are in your home already. Thankfully, our team can help you out. With our help and the systems and solutions we provide, you can get a boost to your indoor air quality that improves your home comfort.

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Do You Struggle With Humidity Control?

Monday, October 5th, 2020

When we talk about humidity, it is likely that your first reaction is to groan. Humidity is often related to the idea of discomfort, heat, and mold. But this isn’t always the case.

The truth is that balanced humidity in your home is always better than none at all. Too much or too little humidity can impact your indoor air quality in Staten Island, NY but thankfully there are solutions available. If you are curious about how we can help with your home humidity levels, you can find out more by reading on.

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Why You Should Consider an Air Purifier

Monday, August 24th, 2020

woman-with-allergiesHow clean is the air inside your home? Is it making you sick or triggering your allergies? If you aren’t sure just how clean your home’s indoor air is, it may be time to take a closer look at your indoor air quality. The quality of the air in your home plays a huge role in your comfort in both the short and long term.

An air purifier in Staten Island may be just the system you need to get your home’s air into the shape you need it to be in. If you haven’t heard of an air purifier before now, please allow us to tell you more about how this system can help you

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How Does a UV Light Benefit You?

Monday, June 29th, 2020

uv-lightThis is the time of year when many people are enjoying some extra UV rays in the form of spending time outside and soaking up some sun. Sunshine and the UV light it contains provides us with warmth and, if we aren’t careful, a nice sunburn. But did you know it can also be used inside your house?

No, we aren’t saying you need to grab a UV light to scan the surfaces in your house for germs. But there is a way to add a UV light in your home that actually can help your health and your indoor air quality in the long run. Interested to learn more? Just read on.

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What Can an Air Purifier Do?

Monday, May 4th, 2020

woman-with-allergiesWhen it comes to keeping your home safe, your first thought is probably going to be about checking door locks, installing floodlights, and even investing in a security camera or two. But do you ever think about whether or not the air in your home is safe to be breathing, day in and day out? If you weren’t thinking about this factor to your health and safety before, you may want to start considering it now.

See, airborne contaminants do more than just create a  layer of dust on the surfaces in your home–they can hinder your comfort and your health too. Thankfully though you are not without help. Our team installs air purifiers in Staten Island specifically because we know that you should be able to be optimally comfortable in your home and we know your indoor air quality plays a huge role in that.

Curious about air purifiers and how they can help? We are happy to answer your questions.

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4 Air Filter Facts You Might Want to Know

Monday, April 6th, 2020

woman-with-allergiesThe air inside your home plays an important role in how comfortable you are and, in some cases, how healthy you feel, too. This is why having good indoor air quality is pretty important.

Let’s be clear though, just because your home isn’t filled with smoke or smog doesn’t mean that it has good indoor air quality. Your indoor air quality is impacted by factors such as dust, pollen, humidity or lack thereof, and even how much fresh air you have access to.

One way to help improve your indoor air quality is through the use of air filtration systems. If you don’t already know about the ins and outs of  whole-house air filtration, we can provide some helpful facts to help you learn a bit more about their potential benefits.

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 3 Ways To Optimize Your Indoor Air Quality

Monday, February 24th, 2020

clean-clear-freshStaten Island is still cold and spring is only being hinted at by the fact that temperatures have been above freezing for a while. With that said, no one is about to crack a window to let in the breeze for some fresh air because that fresh air is still really cold. But fresh air does sound quite good, especially when you’ve kept your house buttoned up for months on end and you’d been breathing filtered air all day long.

This craving for fresh air may be a sign that your indoor air quality needs a bit of a boost. And thankfully you can accomplish this goal without having to compromise your comfort. If you are looking for ways to improve your IAQ (indoor air quality), just keep reading to discover our tips and learn how we can help you.

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Improve your IAQ with an HRV or ERV

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

comfortable-child-relaxedYou like enjoying the clean warm air that is being pumped out of your vents. But every once in a while, that air can feel a little artificial and you wish you could open up a window and enjoy the fresh air too. Unfortunately, it is too cold out and you’d rather not run your heater just to have the hot air get sucked outside.

What if we told you there was a way to meet in the middle and get fresh air without wasting warmth or energy? There is a way and we think you should know about it. If you are craving fresh air during the cool months when you are running your heater, you may want to look into Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRVs) and Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERVs). These nifty systems can provide you the best of both worlds and are available through your local Staten Island, NY, HVAC company.

If you are ready to learn more about HRVs and ERVs, we urge you to read on.

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What “MERV” Mean for Air Filters

Monday, July 29th, 2019

air-fliter-cuMERV may look like a misspelling of the name Marv, but these four letters are vital for understanding the air filters in HVAC systems designed to trap particles from circulating through a building. Not all filters are the same: the simple panel filter on your HVAC cabinet is designed to stop large contaminants like dust and lint from getting into the system, while the HEPA filters used in hospitals are powerful enough to stop the movement of bacteria and viruses. MERV is the rating that explains the filtration power of the filter. The higher the MERV rating, the tighter the filter weave.

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The Difference Between Heat and Energy Recovery Ventilators—Revealed!

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

airflow-diagramThere are many ways you can improve your home’s indoor air quality and its ventilation. One of the most useful is the installation of an energy recovery ventilator (ERV) or heat recovery ventilator (HRV), devices which allow fresh air into your house without it drastically changing the indoor temperatures and placing more stress on the AC or heater.

We usually talk about energy and heat recovery ventilators together, but they aren’t the exact same device. When people are looking for better home ventilation, they’re often curious about what’s different between the two. We’ll explain ERV vs. HRV below.

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