How Low is the Air Quality In Your Home, And How Can You Fix It?

Everyone knows what HVAC stands for -- heating and air conditioning systems -- right? It's easy to take the Ventilation part of HVAC for granted, but without it, your home wouldn't be able to circulate warm or cool air at all.But having a well ventilated home is crucial for another important reason -- your family's health. Our Huntsville heating and cooling experts have seen many older homes in the Alabama area with HVAC designs more than 30 … [Read more...]

How Painting Your Roof Could Cut Your Air Conditioning Costs

Talk about getting one cool paint job.A recently-released study from Australia's Queensland University of Technology (QUT) has found that outfitting homes with a special roof coating can lead to a 30% reduction in air conditioning usage by reducing the amount of heat entering the home through the roof.According to GreenBuildingElements.com, the roof coating -- a special reflective white paint -- successfully reflects 88% of the sun's … [Read more...]

How to Get the Most Out an HVAC Duct Cleaning

HVAC systems play a large role in the indoor air quality of a home. Though you can change your air filter once every three months to reduce dust, allergens and dirt in your air, sometimes you have to clean the whole system.How Often Should I Have My Ducts Cleaned? There's not one answer that suits every household. The frequency of duct cleaning depends on several factors: homeowner preference, how many smokers are in the household, how many … [Read more...]

Carbon Monoxide and Your Gas Furnace

    What is carbon monoxide (CO)? Carbon monoxide (CO) is a poisonous, colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas. Although it has no detectable odor, CO is often mixed with other gases that do have an odor. So, you can inhale carbon monoxide right alongĀ  with gases that you can smell and not even know that CO is present.    Where is carbon monoxide (CO) found? CO is a common industrial hazard resulting from the … [Read more...]

Dirty Vents? It May Be Time to Service Your System.

If you see dust and dirt buildup on your supply air vents, it's your system's way of telling you that it's not at its best. This can be indicative of a couple of things.It may mean that the HVAC system filter has not been changed often enough. That can mean the indoor coil is dirty and may need to be cleaned so it functions as efficiently as possible.It also could indicate that there is a problem in the attic or crawlspace, and there … [Read more...]

Home (Indoor Air Quality) Improvement

Indoor air quality is a growing concern for many homeowners. As we spend more and more time indoors, and the air outside becomes increasingly polluted with contaminants; many people are looking for ways to ensure that their home is a safe haven of purified air. Between the contaminants you track in from outside and the large amount you create inside from day-to-day activities, it can be quite difficult to keep the air in your home fresh and … [Read more...]