How To Maintain Good Indoor Air Quality All Summer

August 11, 2020

Keeping clean air in your home is important throughout the year. During the summer months, this can be more difficult than normal. Pollen and pollutants can come in from the outdoors, and increased humidity can make the situation worse. Poor air quality can lead to a variety of health issues, including respiratory problems and heart and lung disease over time. Therefore, taking steps to improve indoor air quality is important. 1. Keeping Allergens Out The best way to keep clean air in your home is to keep dirty air out. Airborne particles such as pollen can enter through windows and...

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How to Improve Seasonal Allergies with Better Indoor Air

July 16, 2020

Seasonal allergies come and go depending on the month of the year. Fortunately, indoor air quality products are excellent for reducing the effects of these allergies. Here’s how to improve seasonal allergies with better indoor air. Dehumidifiers Too much moisture can irritate your sinus system. You might find yourself sniffling or sneezing to get rid of excess mucus. To alleviate these symptoms, consider a dehumidifier for your home. These devices remove water droplets from the air and leave you with a more tolerable humidity level. At the same time, sensors monitor the humidity, so the appliance doesn’t remove too much...

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Does My Humidifier Need Maintenance

June 16, 2020

In a dry climate, a humidifier is an absolute must. There’s nothing worse than sitting around all day in a dry home that incites coughing. However, humidifiers break down from time to time, so let’s look at whether your humidifier needs maintenance. No Effect If your humidifier isn’t having any effect, it’s clearly time for maintenance. You’ll usually be able to detect this by feel if you turn on the humidifier and the climate stays the same. There are devices that allow you to measure the humidity level if you want a more scientific approach. The bottom line is that...

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What Are The Most Common Indoor Air Pollutants?

May 13, 2020

Indoor air quality is often worse than that of the air outdoors. In fact, it’s often much worse. Here are some of the air pollutants that may be in your home. Mold Mold is a type of fungi that grows in moist conditions. It’s most common in bathrooms and kitchens, but in the right conditions, mold can grow anywhere in your house. For example, if you have a stack of cardboard boxes in the basement, that’s a place where mold could thrive in the right conditions. In Raceland, LA, helps people with their indoor air quality needs. We have a...

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How Air Purifiers Can Fight Against Viruses and Bacteria

April 14, 2020

There are many diseases that can spread through the air. When someone coughs or sneezes, especially without covering the mouth, particles containing viruses and bacteria can enter the air. These saliva particles can stay airborne for extended periods of time and harbor dangerous diseases. If someone breathes these particles in, he or she can also become infected. Importance of Proper Ventilation A properly ventilated home will regularly filter all of the air that passes through it. These highly efficient filters can remove up to 99.9% of the microscopic particles that carry bacteria and viruses. HEPA filters are especially effective at...

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How Scheduling Spring HVAC Maintenance Saves Money

March 12, 2020

A well-maintained HVAC system can save you money. It does so in a few ways. Here are the reasons you should have your HVAC system tuned-up in the spring every year. Save Money on Energy Bills If you have your HVAC system serviced every spring, it can save you up to 15% on your energy bills. Heating and cooling your home is about half your energy bills, so the savings are significant. The technician will clean your furnace, for example, and lubricate moving parts. This helps your furnace operate at peak efficiency. of Raceland, LA, provides homeowners with annual maintenance...

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How Long Should a Furnace Last?

February 13, 2020

All appliances have an expiration date, and this includes your home’s furnace. Typically, furnaces can last between 15 and 30 years. However, this doesn’t mean that your furnace will last this long. At , customers often ask us to predict how long their furnaces will last. There are different factors that determine the life expectancy of your furnace. That’s the reason it is difficult to provide an exact answer to this question. Here’s what you should know. 1. Maintenance Frequency Professional maintenance services with our technicians at can extend the life of your furnace. To benefit from maintenance services, you...

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Why Is My Furnace Filter Black?

January 5, 2020

Inside your home’s heating and cooling system, you’ll find an air filter that protects the unit and keeps the indoor air quality clean. Although the filter is out of sight and out of mind, it’s important to keep an eye on it. While it’s normal for a dirty air filter to look gray or off-white, a black furnace filter can indicate a serious problem. Our technicians can help you get to the bottom of the problem with our reliable heating repair services. If your air filter is black, it may be caused by one or more of the following: Air...

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3 Tips for Holiday Lights and Electrical Safety

December 17, 2019

For many homeowners, getting into the holiday spirit means dressing up their homes with all manner of decorations, including thousands of twinkle lights. Holiday lights add a beautiful splash of color to your home and landscape, but just like any other electrical device, they can be hazardous if used improperly. Luckily, our technicians here at know everything there is to know about staying safe this holiday season in Raceland, and they’re here to share some tips with you. 1. Pay Attention to Indoor and Outdoor Lights Some holiday lights can be used both indoors and outdoors, but certain lights can...

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Are Furnace Tune-Ups Necessary?

November 12, 2019

When the heating season begins, customers often ask us about ways to save money. We understand that keeping your home the right temperature is a big part of your utility budget. There are some easy things you can do like lowering the thermostat a degree or two. However, we do not recommend trying to save a few dollars by skipping an annual maintenance appointment. A yearly furnace tune-up saves you money in the long run. Longer System Life With the money you invest in your home heating system, you want to keep it running for as long as possible. Annual...

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