Ideal Services Heating & Cooling Blog: Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

You Need an IAQ System Too

Monday, August 10th, 2020
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We’re burning through the summer season and the temperatures outdoors are reaching their peak. How is your air conditioner holding up?

Let’s say that your air conditioner is holding up, but it’s not necessarily doing everything that you want it to do. This is when you need to broaden your horizons when it comes to your HVAC services in Pittsboro, NC. We can help you do this. Make sure that you’re calling our team when you want a fantastic and efficient IAQ system in our area.

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Dehumidifiers—Your AC’s Partner in Crime

Monday, June 15th, 2020

Let’s talk about your air conditioning services here in Raleigh. Even if you’ve only lived here for one single summer, you know that our summers here are hot and you’re going to need an amazing air conditioner to put your home in the right place. But let’s say that your air conditioner is in tip-top shape and you’re still not getting the service that you need. What can you do?

We would suggest adopting a dehumidifier in your Raleigh, NC home. We know that this is a little off the beaten path when you’re thinking of ways to cool off your home, but trust us, it’s probably the difference that you’re looking for. We’ll walk you through everything that you need to know below, just keep reading.

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Let’s Check in with Your IAQ

Monday, June 1st, 2020
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When was the last time you thought about your home’s indoor air quality? Normally, if we ask this question, we’d assume that you hadn’t thought about your home’s indoor air quality in quite some time. Now though, we’re living in a world that’s undergoing unprecedented circumstances. Times like this have made people like you and I think of their home health and overall sanitization a lot more.

If you’re wondering what you can do to boost your indoor air quality in Raleigh, NC, the first step that you want to take is to call one of our professionals. Indoor air quality is one of those things that unique to every home, so you want a qualified professional to conduct a calculation and ensure that you get the best work possible. Schedule an appointment with us today.

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Could You Benefit from a Humidifier This Winter?

Monday, November 4th, 2019

When the general humidity level is high, it can become quite uncomfortable. It can make you feel hot and sticky if the temperature outside is high, and too much humidity can encourage the formation of mold. However, many people don’t realize that if the humidity is too low, you can face several problems.

If there is not enough moisture in the air, the effects can be problematic in ways you generally don’t consider. It can cause health problems for your family and yourself. Additionally, there can be issues that lead to damage to your home.

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Do Your Ducts Need Repairs?

Monday, August 12th, 2019

The ducts within your house perform their function mostly unnoticed.  They move through the floors, ceilings, attic spaces, and walls within your house to ensure your comfort by providing warm or cool air.

However, since these ducts are hidden from your sight, the kinks and breaks experienced by them initially may miss you. But even if you were to find the ducts in a compromised state, you could easily assume that the ducts can continue to work without repairs.

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Recover Energy for Better HVAC Efficiency

Monday, April 9th, 2018

daffodilsEveryone wants to live comfortably in their own homes throughout the year. Not only do they want to, but, we believe, they deserve too. That is why we hate the idea of any homeowner having to sacrifice his or her comfort just to keep their energy bills manageable. The good news is that we have a solution to one of the biggest issues that plague homeowners seeking both efficient comfort and great indoor air quality: keeping the air in their homes fresh without wasting energy in the process.

That answer? The energy recovery ventilator. When you work with our Garner, NC HVAC professionals, we’ll assess your home and your HVAC system to determine if integrating an ERV into that system is the solution that you need. These unique devices are actually quite simple in theory, but they do need to be professionally installed by trained professionals in order to function properly. Read on, and be sure to let us know if you’re ready to start getting more from the energy that you pay for.

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Summer Is Coming, as Is the Humidity

Monday, January 30th, 2017

water-dropletsWhen you think of the discomfort that you’ll face during the summer season, temperatures regularly hitting the 90s are probably what you first envision. While very high temperatures will certainly prove a challenge in terms of comfort, so too will very humid weather. Our conditions in this area can be downright swampy when summer really gets underway. Using a whole-house dehumidifier in Apex, NC can help you to avoid the issues that high humidity can lead to.

When you run your air conditioner, it is true that some humidity is drawn out of the air. That is why you have a condensate drain line/pan assembly in your AC system. However, you must remember that this is really more of a byproduct of the cooling process. It is not the intended function of an air conditioner to dehumidify the air. To successfully do so, nothing beats a designated dehumidification system.

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How Does Leaky Ductwork Affect Me?

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Do you use a forced air heating system, like a heat pump or a furnace, in order to heat your home? Do you have a ducted central air conditioning system that you rely on during the summer season? If so, then you need to know for sure that your air ducts are functioning precisely as they ought to.

If your air ducts are leaking, however, there is just no way for this to be the case. Leaky ductwork is among the most common sources of energy waste in homes throughout the country. It can negatively affect you in a number of ways, so you may want to consider professional duct sealing in Cary, NC.

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Avoiding Very Dry Air This Winter

Monday, September 26th, 2016

You know that you need to heat your home successfully throughout the winter season if you hope to live comfortably during this time of the year. If you think that this is all you must do, though, you are not going to be as comfortable as we know you deserve to be. That is because you must also keep the humidity in your home in mind.

When the weather is cold during the winter season, humidity is also naturally low. That means that you’ll need to introduce supplemental humidity into the air in your living space to keep that space as comfortable and healthful as possible. To do so, we strongly recommend that you use a whole-house humidifier in Cary, NC.

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The ERV: One Piece of Equipment, Year Round Savings

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

We are rapidly approaching a transition period in terms of season and temperature. Before long, you’ll be switching your focus from your air conditioner to your home heating system. There are certain pieces of equipment that can complement both your heating and AC systems, though, and provide you with many benefits throughout the year. The ERV is one such device.

By recovering energy that you’ve used to heat or cool air in your home during the ventilation process, the energy recovery ventilator allows homeowners to walk the line between efficiency, comfort, and indoor air quality. Read on to learn more. Remember to let us know if you want to use an ERV in Cary, NC.

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