Indoor Air Quality

The Dirty Truth About AC Systems

Dusty Air Register

Most Air Conditioning System Problems are Caused by Dust and Dirt A little-known, but important fact, is that nine out of ten air conditioning system failures are caused by dirt and dust. A dirty system also makes problems for people and houses. Here are some additional facts you will want to know: It Doesn’t Take Much:…

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Your Air Conditioning System In Times of (Wild) Fire

Wildfire In Everglades of Florida with Firefighter in foreground

Where There is Smoke, There is Poor Air Quality If you’ve glanced at the news the last couple of weeks, then you know about the terrible destruction caused by wildfires in Northern California. While it’s not the headline news, the Center for Disease Control (CDC.org) has stressed that breathing smoky air from those fires is also…

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HVAC Maintenance Contracts Make Great Holiday Gifts

Give a Gift of an AC Service contract

Looking for that perfect ‘out of the box’ holiday gift? Consider an air conditioning maintenance agreement with a trusted, local HVAC pro. While it may seem like an odd choice at first it is actually a great gift for family members, like older folks or parents of young children, who might neglect to schedule preventive…

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Improving Indoor Air Quality with HVAC UV Light

In Duct UV light (blue tube)

Ever since Niels Finsen won the Nobel Prize in Medicine for using ultraviolet light (UV) to treat tuberculosis, the applications for UV light have been expanding. Today it is used to sterilize hospitals and water, in germicidal lamps, and even curing nail polish faster. UV light is also installed in residential air conditioning systems and ductwork…

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Your HVAC and Your Pets: Part 2

4 Tips to Keep your Pets Clean & Serene Let’s face it: we love our pets. They are part of our family. But the shedding of fur and dander from fluffy or feathered loved ones can negatively impact your air conditioning system, your pet, or you and your family. Here are four tips that will…

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Air Conditioning Do’s & Don’t’s

Temperatures are going up

Do you have doubts about whether you are operating your HVAC system efficiently and effectively? Here are just a few simple ‘do’s’ and ‘don’t’s’ that may help reduce your energy consumption, lower your costs or make your indoor climate more comfortable. The Air Conditioning DO’S Do Leave Your Thermostat at a Consistent Temperature: It’s actually more…

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How You Can Contain Mold Growth

Humidity and Mold

Mold Series Part III: Once your HVAC system, including handlers, air ducts and other equipment, has been professionally eliminated of mold, the good news is you can help prevent its return. To do so requires keeping track of the maintenance of your AC system and of your home itself. Mold & Your AC System Whether…

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Your HVAC Company Will Identify & Eliminate Mold

Mold on Walls and Ceiling

Mold Series Part II: Action Steps Mold will not only damage your home, it also has a detrimental effect on you and your family’s health – as we learned in Part I of a three-part series, Mold: A Danger to Home & Health. But, how do you know if your HVAC system has mold? Major Signs…

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Mold: A Danger to Home & Health

Mold on Walls and Ceiling

PART I: A Fungus Among Us! One of the biggest problems in a humid climate like ours is mold. This fungus, of which there are different kinds, thrives in damp environments, can propagate in summer or winter and can become a health crisis within 24 to 48 hours. Preventing mold in your home and eliminating a…

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Your HVAC and the Holidays

Happy Holidays from Custom Climate Concepts

Holiday Tips to stay safe and climate controlled Your HVAC system is not going to suffer with a hangover or stomachache from holiday celebrations. Those are potential downfalls for humans over the winter holidays. But there are some scenarios that can negatively impact your HVAC and home. Here are suggestions to help keep your season…

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How Your HVAC Provider Evaluates Your Call

HVAC Technician holding cleaning machine

Have you ever wondered what AC professionals are thinking, or are going to ask, when you are talking to them about a problem? Here is a glimpse – one that will help you know more about what may really be wrong and the solution which would be best for your home’s HVAC system. Your call…

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The Link Between Childhood Asthma & Air Quality

Happy, Healthy Kids, Exercising

Anyone who has ever suffered an asthma attack knows how scary it can be, especially for children. Sadly, more than 1.2 million children – nearly 9 percent of all kids in the U.S. – suffer from asthma, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Each year, asthma attacks send about 24,000 children, younger than 15,…

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HVAC Future Tech for Great Air Quality

Colorfil smart filters

Fresh Advances for Purer Air We now know that indoor air quality is widely associated with significant negative health impacts. As awareness of this connection increases, technology companies are developing state-of-the-art tools for consumers and HVAC specialists that make it easier to assess home or office air quality. From Space Suit to HVAC Filter Imagine…

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It’s Not The Heat, It’s The Humidity

Humidity and Mold

Did you know that it wasn’t intense heat that spurred the development of the air conditioner – it was humidity? So when we say, ‘it’s the humidity that’s getting to me,’ simply making the air colder may not cut it. We need to find ways to reduce moisture inside our home, because it is not…

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Your HVAC System and Pets

Luna the dog lives in an air conditioned house but loves the sun

3 Steps to protect your pets and your HVAC system You’ve heard of the ‘hair of the dog?’ Well, in the case of your indoor air quality and the smooth running of your HVAC system, that phase takes on new meaning. According to census numbers from the American Veterinary Medical Foundation at least half of…

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HVAC Duct Cleaning: Service or Scam?

man opening air conditioning filter in ceiling

True or False? A buildup of debris in ductwork and/or a dirty HVAC system can cause your energy bills to go up. True. Your air ducts are one of the largest systems in your home. If they are excessively dirty, or if the ducts are poorly sealed or insulated they are likely contributing to higher…

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Common AC Myths that Just Don’t Work

Air Conditioning Myths

We always feel better when make the most of our home investments and take action that might benefit us. That is human nature. But there is some mistaken information out there about how best to keep your home cool and maximize the efficiency of your air conditioning system. Here are a few that Custom Climate…

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6 Tips to Improve Indoor Air Quality in Your Home

man opening air conditioning filter in ceiling

Just like outside air pollution is dangerous, your home’s indoor air quality may be harming you and your family. “The air in your home can be dirty and hazardous to your health. In fact, indoor air quality can be even more polluted than the air outside,” warns the American Lung Association (lung.org). The Environmental Protection…

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