Archive for October 2019
Pay Attention to These Common Indoor Air Quality Problems
Many homeowners don’t realize this, but the indoor air quality (IAQ) of their home can actually be worse than the fresh air of the outdoors. It’s hard to believe, when our outdoor air quality isn’t even that bad to begin with, relative to other parts of the country. But if you have a modern home, it means it was built “tightly” to allow for the best efficiency for your HVAC systems—and this type of construction also allows for allergens and other contaminants to stay trapped in your home.
This is great news for your energy bills, as your air conditioner and heater will operate more efficiently. But it’s not so great if anyone in your family is an allergy or asthma sufferer. With no air being able to escape your home, contaminants like dust, dirt, pollen and pet dander get trapped inside with you, and even the healthiest person can become ill—without the right indoor air quality products and services in place.
Remember that there is indoor air and outdoor air, and the rate that one displaces the other is called the air exchange rate, and can be taken into account when trying to keep outdoor air pollution out, as much as possible, via things like air intakes and exhaust fans that are part of a quality ventilation system.
Some indoor air pollutants aren’t from outdoor air pollution, but could be from tobacco smoke. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has a disclaimer about secondhand smoke and the damage it can cause. Regardless of the sources of indoor air pollution, the VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) and the health effects they have, is something that every homeowner needs to consider.
Coming Soon: Residential Plumbing Services!
Keep an eye out—your trusted HVAC contractor in the greater Kansas City metro area is soon going to be offering comprehensive plumbing services.
Starting in November, Climate Control Heating & Cooling will provide full service general residential plumbing services, including—but not limited to:
- Bathroom and Kitchen Plumbing
- Emergency Plumbing
- Repiping and Main Water Line Services
- Gas Piping
- Leak Detection and Repair
- Sump Pumps
- Drain Services
- Sewer Services
- Water Treatment
- A Stand-Alone Plumbing Maintenance Agreement!
- May be purchased with or without our HVAC maintenance plan.
You can count on us to keep providing the same great water heater services too, with installation options ranging from the traditional tank water heater to tankless and heat pump models.
Stay tuned for future plumbing service additions, including trenchless technology and video pipe inspection.
Keep your plumbing system in good shape—contact Climate Control Heating & Cooling today to learn more about our expansive plumbing service offerings.
4 Signs to Know When to Clean Your Air Ducts
Everyone likes a clean home—it’s part of what it takes to stay so comfortable!
This means having a home that is free of dust, allergens, and other debris. But, did you know there’s one area of your home you probably don’t consider when it comes time to clean?
It’s the “V” part of your HVAC system—the ventilation system, or rather, your ductwork.
It seems like your ductwork is just a minor component to your entire HVAC system, right? Well, your air ducts are actually very important to the operation of both your air conditioner and forced-air heater air conditioning system, and you’d be surprised at the amount of dust and tiny vermin they see. If you want to keep both of these performing well, and keep your indoor air quality at the high level you deserve, you should have a professional perform air duct cleaning, including the heat exchangers, supply registers, return vents, grilles and all other HVAC ducts, as part of the NADCA standards that NADCA service providers can offer.