Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning Blog : Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

What You Should Know about Your Humidifier

Monday, December 18th, 2017

water-dripping-imageHigh humidity can be a huge problem in some parts of the country and at certain times of year, when it can add to the heat of summer and really drag you down. But in the winter in Colorado, we face the opposite problem, and as you may already well know, it can be just as bad. Many people in our areas have humidifiers to ease the trouble, but few know everything they should about their installation and maintenance.

We want to make sure homeowners everywhere have the information they need to stay comfortable. Here’s what we think anyone should know about their humidifiers!

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An Indoor Air Quality Checklist to Get You Through Spring

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

removing-filter-from-ventThis year, like every year, your family’s health is a priority. However, it can be difficult to tell just what your family members need to stay healthy, especially throughout spring and summer once allergies start to act up.

Indoor air quality is one of the biggest concerns for your home, considering you spend 90% of your time indoors. We’ve found it’s useful to go through a checklist of things your air quality may need to stay healthier during the spring and summer months, so we’ve provided our advice on improving indoor air quality below.

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Why You Should Take Action This Spring to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Monday, April 24th, 2017

couch-woman-sneezing-blanketSpring is a beautiful time of year, with near-perfect weather and blooming flowers all around. But there is one major downfall to the season of new growth: what it does to the air quality. As we move into spring, and into the summer, it’s a good idea to take action—starting inside your own home.

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Get Your Home Ready for Cold and Flu Season with These Systems

Monday, November 21st, 2016

When it comes to your family’s health, you do what you can to keep everyone as healthy as possible. From making sure that young kids understand the importance of hand-washing and other sanitary measures to reminding the family to eat their fruits and vegetables and drink plenty of water, you work hard to reduce illnesses around the home.

But something that’s more difficult to control is the indoor air quality that sometimes contributes to your family members’ illnesses. Germs and irritants in the air can lead to illness aggravate preexisting conditions. Consider one or more of these systems to help your family stay healthy.

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Let Some Fresh Air In: How to Ventilate without High Bills

Monday, May 9th, 2016

It feels a little stuffy inside, and you’d like to open up a window or let some air through the screen door. The only problem is that you’ve got your heater running. If you open up the window, you’ll let a breeze in. You’ll feel a lot less comfortable, to start with.

But what’s more is that your bills can skyrocket, forcing your heater to work a lot harder to attempt to heat your home. The same is true with an air conditioner in the summer, when opening a window will just cause trouble for your AC system and wear down the parts.

There is a system that will allow you to let some fresh air in, making the indoor air feel a lot less stale without affecting your comfort or raising your bills significantly. Learn more about energy and heat recovery ventilators below.

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Install UV Lights to Prevent Illness

Monday, April 25th, 2016

As the weather changes, it seems like the people in your family always seem to get sick. This is when allergens in the air multiply, and there may also be more germs in the air along with them. If your forced-air heater and air conditioning system has a filter, you have some form of protection from contaminants, but it’s probably not enough.

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3 Reasons to Get a Whole-House Humidifier

Monday, March 7th, 2016

With the mild spring and summer climate, yet cold and dry fall and winter climate that we experience here in Colorado Springs, CO, you may have noticed that your indoor air often gets pretty dry. Having too little moisture in the air throughout your home can actually be a pretty serious problem, not to mention annoying. But why is it a problem, and why should you invest in a whole-house humidifier?

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Let the Fresh Air In with a Heat Recovery Ventilator

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Opening a window to let some fresh air in can make you feel a lot better when the air indoors just feels stuffy and stale. But this is only true when temperatures outside are relatively mild. When temperatures are hot or cold and you just want to run your central AC and heating system, opening a window or a door really isn’t an option you have.

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Resolve to Have Better Indoor Air Quality in the New Year

Monday, December 28th, 2015

Commit to better health and wellness for you and your family members in the new year, and consider putting indoor air quality at the top of your list of priorities. We’ve got a few tips for making improvements to your heating system (and your air conditioner) so that you can stay healthy and comfortable throughout 2016!

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4 Indoor Air Quality Tips for the Heating Season

Monday, November 16th, 2015

In the fall, allergies and asthma can act up just as they do in the spring, since temperatures begin to drop and new particles can move through your heating system and circulate around in the air in your home. Control common indoor air quality issues with a few tips from our experts.

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