Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

Is Your Comfort Issue In Your Ductwork?

Monday, January 11th, 2021

air-ventImagine what your hot water heater would do without any pipes that connected it to the faucets and spigots around your home. Without those pipes to deliver the hot water, your water heater would be useless. Even leaking pipes are going to negatively impact the job the system has to do. The same concept can be applied to your ductwork.

Leaking ducts, dirty ducts, or even disconnected ducts are going to have a negative impact on your home comfort. Your ductwork is the delivery system for the temperature-controlled air your heater (and, in summer, your AC) provides. So, when something seems off about your home comfort, the issue may lie with your ducts rather than your heater! We can help you determine the source of your troubles.

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What’s the Deal with HRVs and ERVs?

Monday, February 24th, 2020

blue-question-markIt is rainy and cold out and you’re all bundled up with the heater going strong. Of all the things you could do right now, would you open a window?

The answer is probably a resounding, “No!”

You likely don’t want to go hang around outside either. And yet, how else are you going to fulfill that craving you have been feeling for fresh air lately?

What if we told you that there was an air system that you could install in your home that would provide you with fresh air without negatively affecting your comfort? It might sound too good to be true but we promise it is a real thing!

This is exactly what Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRVs) and Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERVs) do! Let’s talk a little bit more about what these systems can do for your home.

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Controlling Humidity Goes a Long Way

Monday, July 1st, 2019

Some things just go together — peanut butter and jelly, milk and cookies, humidity and comfort… Okay, okay, we know what you are thinking and yes, this is going to be another blog about humidity. Why? Because it’s important! Striking the perfect balance of humidity in your home is key to enjoying a comfortable and efficient environment.

In general, most of us prefer a relative humidity level of around 30%-50% — anything above or below that can impact your comfort, efficiency, and even your health! Therefore, it is important to be aware of the effects of high and low humidity and learn about what you can do to restore a perfect balance in your home. All you have to do is keep reading below to find out more.

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How Ventilation Factors Into Efficiency

Monday, November 5th, 2018

woman-blowing-noseThe “V” in HVAC stands for “ventilation!” Not everyone knows this, and most homeowners aren’t very concerned about it. After all, heating systems and air conditioners are usually the stars of the show. Of course, neither of those are possible without a working knowledge of ventilation.

Taking ventilation a step further, it’s important to realize that principles of ventilation will come into play when dealing with efficiency. Simply put, you need to keep cooled or heated air inside the home! It’s a little more complicated than that, though. We’ll explain further down below.

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Check Out Our Blog for the Latest in HVAC Technology

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

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Call AirSouth Cooling and Heating for all your air conditioning, heating, indoor air quality, home performance, and commercial HVAC needs.

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