Tag: indoor air quality
How Does Humidity Affect HVAC Performance?
When the humidity rises, it’s nice to retreat inside your home where the air conditioning system has kept the air cooler and less humid. But have you ever thought about how high humidity affects the performance of your HVAC system? Here’s a look. Humidity and Your Air Conditioner It’s your air conditioner’s job to remove
One Room Won’t Heat—What Should You Do?
Do you have a room in your house that is never as comfortable as the rest of your home? We get called on to solve the puzzle of the always-cold room each winter. Some of the solutions take a technician to diagnose and solve, but some could be handled by a homeowner. The following are true
What’s the Proper Humidity Level for Your Cleveland Home in Winter?
The winter has arrived, and that means air will turn extra dry. While rubbing lotion on your skin and reducing your time in the shower will help, being mindful of your Cleveland home’s humidity level will make an even bigger difference. Research has shown that an indoor humidity level of 40-60% is ideal for maximum comfort and health.
Spring Has Sprung: 3 Ways to Prepare Your Home for the Season
Officially, spring started on March 20. But looking at the weather outside, it may be hard to determine what season it is. Cleveland’s recent highs in the 40s and above, paired with occasional sub-freezing days, have been the theme as we move from March into April. It’s important to stay ahead of the weather and
What You Should Know About Injection Foam Insulation
Many older homes, and even a few newer ones, have inadequate levels of insulation. Adding more to a finished home can be expensive and difficult with conventional insulation like fiberglass batts. As an alternative, you may want to consider injection foam insulation services in Ohio, like P.K. Wadsworth Heating and Cooling, which can insulate and seal your
7 Steps to Keep Pollen Out of Your House Improving Indoor Air Quality
The spring season is upon us, and you’re likely finding it harder than you anticipated to keep the pollen out of your home. Fortunately, these thoughtful steps can put you on the right track to preventing pollen indoors and improving the overall air quality in your living space. Keep your car sheltered. This may not seem
Bad Smells In Your Home
Sometimes it’s hard to track down where an unpleasant smell is coming from. That can make them tough to eliminate! Here are some common household odor offenders to help you narrow it down. If you notice something that smells: Dank or Musty. Areas of moisture in your home allow mold/mildew to form. Take care of any water
Whole-House Ventilation: Yes, Tighten Your Cleveland Area Home, but to Remain Healthy and Safe, Your Home Still Needs to Breathe
In recent years, the issue of whole-house ventilation has emerged because indoor air pollution is a real problem in many homes, notably those that are tighter and have less air coming inside. While it’s important to live in an energy efficient home, it also needs adequate ventilation to avoid the accumulation of harmful indoor gases. Radon, carbon monoxide (CO) and
Best Methods For Removing Dust From Your Home
Removing dust from your home is a goal to shoot for. Eliminating all dust isn’t really practical. That’s because the source of most household dust is within the house. Dust is made up of everything from tiny skin flakes to floating fibers from everything like rugs, draperies and blue jeans. Control, not prevention, is the answer to dust problems.
What’s the Best Way to Operate Your Ventilation System? Tips for Optimizing Your HRV
A heat recovery ventilator (HRV) brings fresh air into your home all year long while minimizing energy waste. During cold weather, as the system exhausts stale indoor air outdoors, heat from that outgoing air is transferred to the fresh air that’s brought into your home. This lessens the load on your home comfort equipment while improving the circulation of fresh