Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Indoor Air Quality’

Can Your Air Conditioner Cause Allergy Symptoms?

Monday, June 1st, 2020

Using your air conditioner can cause your allergy symptoms to flare up if you aren’t utilizing the right indoor air quality practices and products.

Ideally, you are well aware that your central air conditioning system has a filter in it that you should change on a regular basis (every 1-3 months, to be exact—it depends on the type of filter and the level of contaminants in your home). A clean air filter helps your cooling system operate as it should. What it won’t do, however, is filter out all the allergens and contaminants that can cause you to have flare-ups.

The standard air filter is actually designed with the purpose of protecting the air conditioner itself. It should provide a basic level of filtration, but may not be all you need. In fact, it probably isn’t. Read on as we explain.

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Don’t Let Excess Humidity Get You Down

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

woman-using-fan-to-cool-downWith temperatures finally on a cooling trend, it’s almost time to shut down our air conditioners for the season and turn our attention to maintaining our heaters to ensure they’re ready for winter. In the meantime though, we’re still dealing with the warmer temps, as well as humidity that makes it feel even warmer.

Have you ever considered the installation of a whole-house dehumidifier? This system works with your air conditioner, increasing the quality of your indoor air to make you and your family more comfortable. Many homeowners use portable dehumidifiers around their home, but this just isn’t the same when it comes to efficiency. You’d do well to consider a whole-house approach to dehumidification, for improved comfort, better air quality, and energy savings. Keep reading to learn how eliminating humidity in your home can benefit you.

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Common Winter Threats to Your Indoor Air Quality

Monday, December 4th, 2017

women looking comfortable in homeWhen it comes to where we live, the biggest concern around wintertime is how cold it’s going to get. It’s understandable that this is your concern as well. After all, a lack of heat can not only be uncomfortable but even unhealthy. However, a good furnace or boiler is only part of the equation when it comes to your Chicago, IL indoor air quality.

Dry air can present a number of threats in the cold months, and a heating system does little to nothing to resolve this. A whole-house humidifier may be a great addition to your HVAC system and eliminate the problems that dry air brings before it has a chance to make your winter miserable. You may have already begun using your heater for the season, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to have a humidifier professionally installed!

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Is Your Home Prepped for Spring?

Monday, March 13th, 2017

home-prepped-for-springWith rainy weather and chilly temperatures still ahead of us for a while, you probably aren’t thinking too much about your indoor air quality. However, soon enough spring will be here—and with spring comes allergens that threaten your health and the health of your family.

According to WebMD, your Lincolnwood, IL indoor air quality could actually be worse than the quality of the air outdoors. Throughout the year—but particularly in spring—you and your family are exposed to airborne allergens including dust, pollen, dander, mold spores, and even bacteria—all of which can negatively affect even the healthiest people in your household.

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Stay Healthy with a Humidifier

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

We’ve written before about the problems associated with indoor air that is too humid. While you certainly don’t want the air in your home to be too humid, you don’t want it to be devoid of all moisture, either. A lack of humidity is just as bad as too much of it, in terms of your comfort and health. Fortunately, you can fix chronically low humidity with a whole-house humidifier. Let’s take a look at why you may need a whole-house humidifier, and how it works.

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How a Dehumidifier Can Help Keep You Cool This Summer

Monday, July 13th, 2015

Everyone turns on their air conditioners on a daily basis when summer rolls around, and in some areas that’s more than enough to maintain a comfortable indoor climate. Around here, however, humidity can make it much more difficult to keep comfortable. If you have a problem with humidity in your home, you should consider installing a dehumidifier. Let’s take a look at how a dehumidifier can correct your humidity imbalance, and help keep you cool throughout the summer months.

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3 Types of Air Purifiers That Can Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Monday, June 8th, 2015

The air in your home is teeming with millions upon millions of microscopic particles, most of them harmful in large enough doses. Dust, dirt, pollen, germs, mold spores, and the like are all common in homes. These can cause all sorts of health problems, from allergy attacks to illnesses. The best way to get rid of these contaminants is to install an air purifier in your home. Read on for some of the most popular air purifier types that can remove contaminants from your home.

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Another Way Shavitz Offers Excellent Customer Service

Friday, July 19th, 2013

At Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning, we know that your home should be comfortable year round for all members of your family, including your pets! We’re proud to offer exceptional customer service that will leave you satisfied with our work and Shavitz dog biscuits that will leave your canine satisfied too. Your air conditioner should be running in top shape this summer to maximize the efficiency of the unit and help you save on your energy bills. And with so many allergens in the air, air cleaners can help filter dust, pollutants, and dander in the air and improve the quality of the air in your home. We’ve been a trusted name in the business since 1904 so give us a call today or schedule service online!

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Monday, March 25th, 2013

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