Greenleaf Heating & Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Indoor Air Quality’

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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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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Is Duct Cleaning a Waste of Money?

Monday, June 13th, 2022

If you’re anything like the average homeowner, you probably don’t think very much about the air ducts sitting in your home. And this makes sense! After all, ductwork is purposefully hidden out of sight–it’s not very attractive after all. You shouldn’t really need to think about the state of your air ducts too much. However, on occasion, they’re going to need some attention. While it’s not necessary for you to know all the ins and outs of your ductwork (that’s what we’re here for), there are some things you should know about dirty ducts and how it impacts your indoor air quality, comfort, and HVAC efficiency.

When you’re ready to schedule professional duct cleaning, you needn’t look any further than our team–and no, it’s not a waste of money. Read on to learn why.

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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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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’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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Can a UV Air Purifier Really Improve Your Indoor Air Quality?

Monday, May 3rd, 2021

The short answer to this is “yes” but don’t worry, we’ll elaborate further!


First, it’s important that we stress why your indoor air quality matters. Too many homeowners hear the phrase indoor air quality and think that it just means ensuring the temperatures are right in your home. This is certainly an important part of your indoor air quality, but it’s not the only part by any means.

When we talk about your indoor air quality, we’re talking about the temperature, the humidity levels, and the level of contaminants in your home. Did you know that without the right indoor air quality products and services in place, the air inside your home can be more polluted than that of outdoors? This is because of how homes are built today—they use tight construction to allow for ideal HVAC efficiency, but this isn’t great news for your indoor air quality. A UV air purifier is one of the many solutions that can help with this! Read on to learn more.

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Here’s How to Boost Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

Were you aware that the quality of the air inside your Whittier area home can actually be worse than that of outdoors? That is, unless you have the right indoor air quality solutions in place.

Chances are, you understand that dusty air is “bad.” It’s something you shouldn’t breathe in, and you probably keep your home pretty clean to account for that. But keeping a clean home isn’t the only contributing factor to improving your indoor air quality. In fact, poor IAQ can only add to your efforts of keeping a clean house!

There are contaminants and allergens to consider, as well as humidity levels. These all play a role in not only your household’s comfort but the efficiency and efficacy of your HVAC systems, too. Reach on to learn more…

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UV Air Purifiers Make for a Healthier Home

Monday, June 19th, 2017

UV-air-purifierSummers can be unbelievably hot in our neck of the woods, and because of the general conditions in Southern California, we have to do more than just address the heat. Air conditioners can keep temperatures cool, but they’re less able to deal with germs, bacteria and allergens that can flood our homes during the summer months. This is an issue for almost every home, but is particularly concerning for homes that have vulnerable family members, such as infants, the elderly or those suffering from conditions such as asthma.

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