Comfort Incorporated Blog: Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

Does a Dirty Air Filter Hurt Your Indoor Air Quality?

Monday, July 1st, 2019

closeup-picture-of-a-dusty-air-filterThe short answer to this is, “Well… it doesn’t help.

A dirty air filter certainly does not help your indoor air quality, but improving your indoor air quality is not its intended purpose either. We touched on this very briefly in our previous blog post, regarding tips on how to boost AC efficiency while preventing repair needs, but your air filter needs to be cleaned every 1-3 months in order to maintain airflow and block debris from reaching the interior components of your air conditioner.

Reach on to learn more about what a dirty air filter does:

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Are Your Air Ducts Doing You Harm?

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

inside-an-air-ductThe short answer is, they could be, if they’re too dirty!

Chances are, you don’t actually think about the condition of your home’s ductwork very often. After all, the ductwork in most homes is hidden from sight, traveling through spaces between walls and through the attic. Exposed ducts might look fine in commercial buildings with high ceilings, but that’s not the appearance for a cozy and pleasant home.

Residential air ducts need some consideration though. These ducts can suffer damage that can lead to poor heating and cooling performance that result in high utility bills. But physical damage isn’t the only way they can suffer—or rather, cause you to suffer. Dirty ducts are a problem too.

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Are UV Lights Worth the Investment?

Monday, February 25th, 2019

blue-uv-lightIt would be really easy for us to just say, “Yes!” and leave it at that. But you deserve more of an explanation than that. There are many things that can negatively impact your indoor air quality, and there are a number of systems that can help improve this situation.

The fact of the matter is, indoor air quality is a big concern just about any time of the year—in fact, your indoor air quality is actually worse than that of outdoors, especially without the right products in your home. And a UV air purifier is one of these products!

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Can Humidity Hurt Your Air Conditioner?

Monday, June 4th, 2018

hvac vent on wallLong story short? Yes.

Residents of Edmond are no strangers to the high humidity levels that come along with summer heat. And your air conditioner can deal with that humidity a bit, but it’s not designed to lower the humidity—only the temperatures. Furthermore, excess humidity can actually cause damage to your cooling system as it tried to deal with the humidity, and ultimately you’ll be left with a muggy and uncomfortable home.

The good news is that there is a very effective way to rid your home of this uncomfortable and damaging humidity, and prevent AC system problems—the installation of a whole-house dehumidifier.

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Your Immune System and How Better Indoor Air Quality Can Help

Monday, February 19th, 2018

woman wrapped in blanket holding cup of tea, and thermometer in mouthOur weather has been a little wacky lately, with temperatures going from one extreme to the other in a matter of days. What hasn’t changed much, though, is the dry air. When this dry air is combined with the fluctuating temperatures, it can do a number on your immune system, meaning that ultimately it can make you sick.

There’s a common misconception that cold air is what makes people sick, but this is not actually the case. It’s the dry air that attacks your immune system, and dries out your sinuses to make you more susceptible to illness. You can help resolve this problem by having an Oklahoma City, OK humidifier installed, but we’d like to help you understand a little bit more about how your indoor air quality affects your health in the meantime.  

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Are Your Ducts in Need of Sealing?

Monday, July 31st, 2017

ducts-need-sealingThere are a great deal of homeowners throughout Midwest City who rely on central air conditioning systems for their cooling needs, and for good reason. If you are one of these homeowners, it means that you have a series of air ducts running through the crawlspace between your walls and attic, which are ideally airtight. In most cases, when professionally installed, your ductwork can last a very long time.

However, as your air ducts age, weather and other forms of wear and tear—including just using your central air conditioner and furnace—can take its toll. In some cases this can lead to significant ductwork repairs or replacement, but in others, professional duct sealing services in Midwest City, OK will do the trick!

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Friday, February 24th, 2017

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