Comfy Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. Blog : Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

How Duct Cleaning Helps Both Your Energy Efficiency and Indoor Air Quality

Monday, August 6th, 2018

air-conditioner-fanYour heating and air conditioning systems are more than just their main bodies. There are also the ducts to consider, the network that moves air throughout the home during operation. A lot of homeowners neglect their ducts, though not intentionally. The ducts simply don’t advertise when they’re in need of professional services. Keeping your ducts healthy is an important part of maintaining the overall health of your heating and air conditioning systems, as well as improving your indoor air quality.

If you want to keep your air conditioner as efficient as possible, and improve your air quality at the same time, read on to find out how duct cleaning can help you.

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4 Methods to Fending Off Spring Allergies

Monday, February 20th, 2017

fending-off-spring-allergiesWhile many parts of the country are still dealing with heavy snow and not even thinking about springtime yet, some warming trends in our area are a good reminder that spring isn’t all that far off. While many look forward to this time of the year—after all it does get quite beautiful in this area of California—it’s a source of concern for those of us who suffer from allergies and/or asthma.

The air quality in our area isn’t as bad as some smoggier conditions down south, but still, springtime kicks up dust, dirt, pollen, and other debris. And according to WebMD, your indoor air quality can actually be worse than that outdoors. Fortunately, there are a number of Pleasanton, CA indoor air quality products and services that can help with this issue.

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Is it Time For You to Get Your Ducts Sealed?

Monday, January 16th, 2017

With a good amount of rain expected this week, it’s time to start thinking about the quality of your indoor air. Rain tends to pick up allergens such as dust and pollen, affecting allergy sufferers and healthy homeowners alike. If those allergens make their way into your living space, you could have a problem on your hands. But that’s precisely what can happen if you have damaged ductwork.

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What Is an Air Scrubber and How Will It Benefit Me?

Monday, December 19th, 2016

When you think about indoor air quality, you likely consider the temperature of your home, and perhaps even the relative humidity levels. These factors are both very important to your comfort. However, they are not the only things you should keep in mind. Good indoor air quality is achieved by not only maintaining comfortable temperatures and humidity, but also by eliminating unhealthy contaminants that may be in your home with the right air purification system.

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Duct Cleaning for a More Efficient HVAC System

Monday, October 17th, 2016

If you’re like the average homeowner, you probably don’t give much thought to the ductwork responsible for moving conditioned air from your cooling system through the vents. However, since we’re at the tail end of summer, giving your system many months to accumulate dirt and dust, now is the time to start thinking about those air ducts.

If left to build-up, a layer of dirt and dust can cause problems for your household and your air conditioning system. This is a great time to catch up on some maintenance by scheduling a ductwork cleaning appointment with our team.

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Why Should You Care about Clean Indoor Air?

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Indoor air quality is not something that many homeowners give a lot of thought; however it’s become a pretty significant problem in homes across the country. Fortunately, there are more people becoming aware of the harmful particles that may circulate through their living spaces. But homeowners need to know what to do about it.

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Humidifier Installation: Don’t Settle for Chronically Dry Air

Monday, September 26th, 2016

The official start of fall has come and gone, and although our recent temperatures don’t exactly make that apparent, the drop in humidity levels is a sign that a seasonal change is indeed upon us. With that dry air comes discomfort, and also unhealthy conditions for your home and your family.

Fortunately, there is a solution to this—you don’t have to settle for dry air. Contact us today to learn more about our high quality humidifiers, and in the meantime keep reading to learn about some of the benefits of such a system.

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Do Your Air Ducts Need Sealing?

Monday, August 15th, 2016

Has your air conditioning system been performing well this summer? Hopefully the answer to that is yes, as we are at the tail end of summer. Scheduling preventive maintenance is one of the most important steps you can take toward ensuring that your cooling system does in fact function as it should.

Maintenance is not the only factor that affects your AC system, however. To make sure that your air conditioner is up to the job you give to it each summer, duct sealing services are something to invest in. Keep reading to learn more about duct sealing and what the benefits are.

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The Importance of Professional Duct Sealing Services

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Most homeowners don’t realize what an integral role that their ductwork plays in their overall HVAC system. Your ductwork provides the pathway from your heating or cooling unit to various rooms of your home, and yet air ducts are one of the most neglected parts of any HVAC system.

This is mostly because ducts are hidden from view. Also, they have no mechanical components, so it might seem to you that they wouldn’t experience very many problems. While this is a fair assumption to make, it’s important to realize that 20% to 30% of your conditioned air may be escaping through leaky ducts.

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Is It Time to Replace Your Ducts?

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Without ductwork, the functionality of your HVAC system would be nonexistent. As long as your system is maintained appropriately, you may not have a problem with your ducts for decades. However at some point, whether it is from damage, natural wear and tear, critters in the attic, or even from age you might need to replace them.

The good news is, we offer professional ductwork services, including replacement. Sometimes just repairing ducts is not enough. This is particularly true if there are a number of holes, gaps, or bends in the ductwork. So what are some signs that it’s time to replace your system?

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