Dalton Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, Electric and Fireplaces, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Indoor Air Quality’

Viruses and Bacteria Hate This One Piece of Equipment

Monday, January 15th, 2024

Sometimes, the solution to your indoor air quality needs boils down to one thing. You can find thousands of guides, tutorials, and advertisements online that will try to sell you products and services that might slightly help your air quality issues, but none of them will produce the effect that this one will.

That’s simply because this product is based on science, and it’s one of the most advanced technological pieces of equipment to come out of the last 50 years in this industry. We’re talking, of course, about UV air purifiers. A UV air purifier in Cedar Rapids, IA will work exceptionally well at eliminating viruses, bacteria, and even mold spores depending on your home’s situation. And, it all does this with a light bulb.

Sound too good to be true? It’s not, but by the time you read this blog post, you’ll understand how effective this unit can be in treating your home.

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HVAC Tips for When You’re Expecting

Monday, December 18th, 2023

First of all, congratulations! This is likely one of the most stressful and exciting times of your life, and we’d just like to help in any way we can. When new parents start making changes to their lives and family planning, there can be some unexpected concerns that pop up.

For instance, you might not have cared much about the air quality of your home before you became pregnant, but now that might be on the forefront of your mind. How safe is my breathable air? Is it stuffy? What can I do to fix this?

On the other hand, hot and cold spots can be devastating to your home comfort if you’ve got an old and outdated HVAC system. Pregnancy makes people more aware of how comfortable (or uncomfortable) they might be, and we’re here to help you problem-solve. For your HVAC or indoor air quality in Waterloo, IA, just give us a call.

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Tips to Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

Monday, August 22nd, 2022

Do you know how clean the air inside your home is? Did you know the quality of the air inside your living space can actually be worse than the quality of the air outside? At least, this is the case if you don’t have the right indoor air quality systems and solutions in place.

Homeowners often have an understanding that their HVAC systems have air filters in them. The problem is that these air filters aren’t designed for comprehensive indoor air quality problems. Rather, they are designed to protect the HVAC systems themselves from dirt, dust, and other debris that can harm their interior components.

For true indoor air quality maintenance and improvement, you want to look at other, stronger, solutions. Read on to learn what they are!

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Air Filters Versus Air Sanitizers

Monday, July 4th, 2022

Something that many Cedar Rapids area homeowners fail to realize is how the quality of their indoor air can actually be worse than the outdoor air. At least, this is the case without the right indoor air quality products and services in place. The right air filtration, purification, and even humidity balance can help improve the overall comfort of your living space, and therefore improve your quality of life! Contaminants in the air can cause a number of problems, both in comfort and for your family’s health.

At this point, you might be wondering if you really need anything more than the standard air filter that comes with your HVAC systems during manufacturing and installation. The answer is probably yes! The thing is, the purpose of this air filter isn’t to improve your indoor air quality. Rather, its purpose is to protect the interior components of your HVAC system from dust, dirt, and other debris that can get inside and damage its components.

Read on to learn about more powerful options that are designed to improve your overall indoor air quality.

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Don’t Make This Indoor Air Quality Mistake!

Monday, June 8th, 2020

dirty-air-filterThere is a common indoor air quality mistake that many homeowners make, and that’s assuming that their HVAC air filter is going to eliminate allergens and contaminants from their homes. Waterloo, IA HVAC filters are vital to the performance and efficiency of your air conditioner, but they aren’t actually enough to protect your indoor air quality.

And this is important information to know, particularly since we’re spending the majority of our time indoors these days, and if you or anyone in your household suffers from allergies or asthma, this is a big deal. Indoor air quality is a huge concern, and it should be. This is why we cannot say enough good things about adding a whole-home solution to your living space, with a whole-house air purifier and/or whole-house air filtration system.

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Consider the Benefits of a UV Air Purifier

Monday, March 7th, 2016

As we approach the end of winter here in Waterloo, IA, prudent homeowners may want to start considering any repairs or upgrades on their systems for the spring. Spring means pollen, which in turn means a rise in allergic reactions and general misery for family members who may be vulnerable to colds. You can take steps to protect them from such attack and improve the overall quality of your indoor air with the installation of a UV air purifier. We’ve included a quick breakdown of how it works and why you should consider its benefits this spring.

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Lower the Amount of Dust in Your Home

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Here in Cedar Falls, IA, we pay a great deal of attention to keeping our homes warm in the winter, as is only proper in a town as cold as ours can get. But it’s not the only factor in determining your household comfort levels. High amounts of dust can circulate through the air, leading to irritation of the nose and throat as well as increased chances of illnesses and increased effort to keep your house clean. Dust becomes an even bigger issue in the winter because we close our homes up tight to keep the heat in, which means the dust just keeps circling in your home until it’s removed. And if you have an infant in your home or someone suffering from asthma, the health issues can be serious indeed. Luckily, you can lower the amount of dust in your home with help from a qualified technician.

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Consider a Humidifier this Winter

Monday, December 28th, 2015

Winter is officially here and with 2016 on its way, now is the time for fresh starts. If you’re troubled by low humidity during the colder months here in Cedar Falls, IA – with its litany of discomforts – you should consider a whole-house humidifier for your home. The installation takes little time, provided you use the right service, and the advantages can be considerable. Here’s some information on how the system works and what it can do for you.

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How to Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Winters in Cedar Falls, IA are as cold as they come, and when the snow hits, you want your home to be able to retain as much heat as possible. A qualified technician can perform an inspection of your home and make recommendations based on your specific needs. Every home is different, of course, and yours may not need what another house might. But if you want to know how to improve your home’s energy efficiency, there are a few products and upgrades that can help.

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Monday, October 15th, 2012

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