Greenleaf Heating & Cooling Blog: Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

California Wildfires and Duct Cleaning Greenleaf

Monday, February 5th, 2024

With the increasing frequency and severity of wildfires in California, homeowners are facing the long-lasting impacts on indoor air quality. One often overlooked aspect of wildfire aftermath is the effect of ash, soot, and particulate matter lingering in HVAC ductwork. 

In this blog post, we will delve into the reasons why homeowners should prioritize professional HVAC duct cleaning in the wake of California wildfires, shedding light on the potential health hazards and damage to HVAC systems.

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What’s Wrong With Your Ducts?

Monday, January 9th, 2023

If you aren’t familiar with the ductwork in your home and what it does, we want to give you a small crash course. The ducts in your house serve as the delivery system for all the temperature-controlled air produced by your duct-based comfort system. When you run your ducted heat pump, central AC, or furnace, the air that these systems create is pumped through the ducts and vents and into the rooms around the house.

As you may have guessed by now, a problem in your ducts means a problem with your comfort.

Ducts can wear down over the years, the same as your home comfort systems can. The difference is that your ducts are out of sight so you can’t assess their condition. Plus, leaks or holes are much harder to find than issues like a broken fan! Here’s what you need to know about duct issues and how to handle them.

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3 Ways We Can Help You Breathe Easier At Work

Monday, December 12th, 2022

Have you ever walked into a building or facility and felt the air quality change? It’s safe to say these are the kinds of places that you don’t want to stick around in. The problem is, this may describe your commercial space!

Whether you have an office or a storefront that you are managing, you need to do more than consider your temperature control. Keeping up healthy commercial indoor air quality in Whittier, CA is going to be important to your customers, your employees, and you! Read on to find out how our team can help you improve your facility’s air quality.

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How to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Monday, September 5th, 2022

There are a variety of factors that can impact the comfort and health of your home. Indoor air quality is a very big one. Did you know that without the right products and services, your indoor air quality can actually be worse than the quality of the air outside?

Fortunately, there are steps you can take to mitigate this, and some of these steps don’t require you to buy any special equipment. Read on to learn more!

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How an Air Purifier Helps Your Home

Monday, April 18th, 2022

When you hear the phrase “air quality,” you may likely think about the quality of the air outside, like mold or pollen levels. What many homeowners don’t realize, however, is that their indoor air quality can actually be worse than that outdoors–and considering that these days we’re spending a lot more time in our homes, on average, it means homeowners and their households are at higher risk of seeing the ill effects of poor indoor air quality.

Fortunately, there are solutions to this. There are a number of products and services on the market today that can significantly help improve indoor air quality. One of these products is a whole-house air purifier–a system designed to draw particles out of the air so you can breathe a little easier.

Read on to learn more!

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How to Help Your Household Breathe a Little Easier

Monday, March 21st, 2022

How’s everyone feeling in your home these days? Health has been a huge focus for homeowners throughout the country the last couple of years, understandably. And while we can’t resolve all the health problems for you, we can certainly help you and your household breathe a little easier moving forward.

How so? With the professional installation of a whole-house air filtration system or air purifier.

“But wait, doesn’t my HVAC system already have an air filter?”

Yes, it does! But this filter actually isn’t designed to protect your indoor air quality. Instead, it is designed to protect the interior components of your HVAC system. For true indoor air quality protection, you’ll want a little help. Read on to learn more!

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What Can Be Done About Your Dry Air?

Monday, December 27th, 2021

Did you know that dry air in your home can be just as bad as air that’s too humid? You’re probably much more familiar with the problems presented by too much moisture in the air–it makes you feel uncomfortable in the summertime, plus it can encourage the growth of mold and mildew in your property. Nobody wants that!

But dry air isn’t great either. The ideal relative humidity level in any given home is less than 50% but more than 30%. Anything under that 30% is considered “too dry.” But, why? And what can be done about it? Read on as we answer these questions in detail!

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How Could Your Home Benefit from Professional Duct Cleaning?

Monday, September 20th, 2021

If you’re like the typical homeowner, you probably don’t know a whole lot about the air ducts running their way through your home. And this makes sense! After all, your ductwork is mostly hidden from view for a reason! You shouldn’t really need to think about the condition of ductwork too much; however, every now and then they need attention.

We don’t expect you to know all the ins and outs of your air ducts, but there are definitely a few things you should know about the impact that dirty ducts can have on your indoor air quality, and therefore your home.

Professional duct cleaning from a qualified team, like ours, is an excellent idea if you’re looking to not only improve your indoor air quality but help your HVAC systems perform more efficiently. Read on to learn more about why this is the case.

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How’s the State of Your Indoor Air Quality?

Monday, September 6th, 2021

Perhaps your home seems to be comfortable “enough.” So, if someone asks you how your indoor air quality is, your response might be, “I don’t know, I guess it’s fine.” If this is indeed your response, have you really ever thought about how your indoor air quality and overall comfort could be much better than fine?

If you don’t already have indoor air quality systems in your home, then it’s likely that something is missing.

There are a number of indoor air quality products and services we offer that can benefit your home, with one of the most popular choices for homeowners being the whole-house air purifier.

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Is Professional Duct Cleaning Worth It?

Monday, June 28th, 2021

Look, we get it. If you’re like the average homeowner, then you probably don’t think a whole lot about the ductwork that is snaking its way through your home. This is because air ducts are usually hidden from view, and that’s for a reason. They’re not very pretty, right? Plus, they need to be well insulated in order to keep your home cool and comfortable in the summer, and efficiently warm in the winter.

You shouldn’t really need to think about the condition of your air ducts too often, but they do need attention every once in a while. While there’s no need for you to understand all the ins and outs of your ductwork, there are a few things we would like to share with you about how dirty ducts impact your home and why you need professional duct cleaning.

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