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

What Might Be in Your Ducts?

Monday, October 17th, 2022

Air ducts are a spot in your home reserved for one thing only: air. That’s not just because they’re called “air ducts,” but because it relates to their sole function. Air ducts are supposed to bring cool, conditioned air in the summer (and heated air in the winter) throughout your home and deposit it into the rooms where you can feel it. Without air ducts, you’d simply sit in your uncomfortable room while your AC or heater churned out the temperatures you wanted but only in the area that it worked.

Air ducts are great, but the truth is that they don’t get nearly the attention they deserve. Sometimes they fall into disrepair (which we can help with), but even when they’re in relatively good shape, they’ll get covered in contaminants. Those contaminants can end up in your breathable air if you don’t hire a team for air duct cleaning service in Warsaw, IN.

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Battling Dry Winter Air in Your House

Monday, January 21st, 2019

cold-man-with-thermostatWe’re dedicated to the local community, and making sure our neighbors have the best household heating through the winter is extremely important to us. That’s why we offer services like our HomeSavers Club so our customers receive the help they need to get through a winter without any heating system trouble.

But there’s another important job we do for comfort, and that’s installing whole-house humidifiers in Fort Wayne, IN and the rest of our service area in Northern Indiana. The right whole-house humidifier can make a huge impact on comfort and energy savings during the winter.

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Fight Flu Season with Air Purifiers

Monday, November 27th, 2017

UV-air-purifier-lightWinter can be festive and beautiful. It can also be aggravating, uncomfortable, and filled with flus and colds. There are ways you can prepare to keep sickness away from your household during the coming flu season, such as arranging to have flu shots. But you may not have considered indoor air quality installations as one of the best weapons against the spread of germs and viruses in your house. The proper installation of air purifiers (as well as air filters) will improve health in your house and alleviate issues for asthma and allergy sufferers. Contact us for an air purifier in Syracuse, IN, and we’ll help you find the right IAQ options for your house.

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How a Dehumidifier Helps in the Summer

Monday, July 10th, 2017

woman-in-front-of-fan-hand-on-headHigh humidity is a common comfort problem people experience during the summers here in Northern Indiana. High relative humidity levels make hot days feel even hotter, but there are other troubles that high humidity can cause when it occurs inside a home, from illness to building damage.

If you’re dealing with high humidity problems in your home, the best solution is to have a whole-house dehumidifier installed. You can purchase portable dehumidifiers, but not only are these limited in how effective they are (you don’t really want to drag the unit from room to room, do you?) they can also present fire hazards. It’s easy to enjoy a whole-house dehumidifier in Fort Wayne, IN: you only need to contact our experienced indoor air quality team and arrange to have one installed.

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An Important Spring Cleaning Job: Duct Cleaning

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

duct-cleaning-with-vacuumSpring means both house cleaning and financial cleaning. As you look over your taxes for the year and think about big-scale home cleaning jobs, it’s easy to pass over a few cleaning jobs hiding out of sight. One of these is professional air duct cleaning.

You can’t see most of the ductwork in your home, so it’s no wonder you probably give little thought to having it cleaned. But if more than a couple years have gone by since you arrange to have the air ducts cleaned—or you’ve never had them cleaned—right now during spring and tax season is an excellent time to have it done. You can relax outside while the professionals do the work, or spend the time getting the last bit of your taxes finished.

When you need duct cleaning in Columbia City, IN or the surrounding areas, we’re the people to contact!

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The Benefits of a UV Air Purifier for Your Home

Monday, January 9th, 2017

There are many ways to improve the air quality inside a home. Air filters are the most common, and in many situations all a house will need to remove the airborne contaminants floating through it is a professionally installed set of filters.

But filters have limitations. The more powerful filters that can stop small allergens, bacteria, viruses, and other microbes are usually a bad idea for a house. These filters have such thick weaves that they will cut off the airflow from a residential HVAC system—and that means no comfort and higher bills.

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The Power of a Whole-House Humidifier in Winter

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Winter is the time of year when the weather here in Indiana can turn drier than normal. This is because much of the moisture vapor in the air freezes. Furnaces in homes can contribute to the problem, since the standard atmospheric furnace draws air from the home to run, allowing more outside air to move in—outside air that’s drier than the indoor air.

When relative humidity falls below 30%, it can start to create comfort and health issues in a home. A single portable humidifier doesn’t do much good against this; these humidifiers are best for use in an infant’s room. We recommend you instead have our professionals install a whole-house humidifier in your HVAC system.

Here are a few of the benefits you’ll experience during the winter thanks to balanced humidity:

  • Better comfort: Low humidity allows heat to escape from the human body faster. That’s great in summer. It’s not so great in winter. When the humidity is balanced, people in your house will feel around 10°F warmer than they would otherwise.
  • Energy savings: When people feel warmer in the home, it means you won’t have to keep the heating system running as often. Balanced humidity can mean a reduction of 25% off the usual cost to keep your house warm in the winter.
  • Fewer illnesses: Dry air dries out mucus and sinus membranes. Since these are vital bodily defenses against germs and viruses, dry air will mean a higher chance of people getting sick. With a whole-house humidifier, you can expect a healthier winter season for everyone.
  • Stop dry skin: Dry conditions allow moisture out of your skin, leading to itchy, cracked, and dry skin and lips. If you use skin lotion and lip balm all through the season, maybe you should have a humidifier put in.

You only have to call our indoor air quality experts to find out more about setting up your home with a great whole-house humidifier. And if you want to prepare for humid summers, we also install whole-house dehumidifiers.

Collier’s Heating & Air Conditioning serves Syracuse, IN and the surrounding areas. “A company you’ve grown to trust.”

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Monday, November 14th, 2016

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Call Collier’s Heating & Air Conditioning for all your heating, air conditioning, geothermal heating and cooling, fireplace, solar, indoor air quality, and commercial hvac needs.

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