Rentmeister Total Home Service Blog : Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

How You Can Bypass Seasonal Allergies This Spring

Monday, April 8th, 2019

Spring is here! That means the weather is starting to warm up and the flowers are starting to bloom. But this season can really lose its appeal if you’re someone who suffers from seasonal allergies. It’s hard to enjoy the warm temperatures and colorful landscape if your eyes are constantly watery and you’re coughing and wheezing for months on end.

Spring doesn’t have to be like this, though—especially not in your home. If you want to remain comfortable throughout these upcoming months you can install an indoor air quality system in your house. Low indoor air quality contributes to problems like inefficiency, discomfort, and decreased health. If you’re looking for a great indoor air quality technician in Layton, UT then make sure you contact our team of professionals.

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Should You Install a Whole House Humidifier?

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

smiling woman sitting in home looking comfortableThere are a lot of things homeowners have to think about in terms of getting their households ready for winter: maintaining their heating system, insulating pipes so they don’t freeze, and making sure they don’t have any drafty doors and windows that can contribute to heat loss. But what about your Layton, UT indoor air quality? Dry air is a big deal in our area, especially during the winter. You’d do well to consider the installation of a whole-house humidifier if you don’t have one already.

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When Is the Best Time to Have a Humidifier Installed?

Monday, May 8th, 2017

humidifier-installed-best-timeLiving in Utah, we are all too familiar with the experience of dry air. The lack of moisture in the air can cause a variety of the problems in the home, particularly during the summer when you need to run your air conditioner to keep the heat away—because your air conditioner actually helps dehumidify your home, decreasing the already low levels of moisture.

If you aren’t already taking advantage of a whole-home humidifying system, then the best time for a Layton, UT humidifier installation is right now, while our current humidity levels are relatively balanced. You’ve likely seen portable humidifiers in drug stores, used to help alleviate cold symptoms or even allergy symptoms, especially for young children. But whole-house systems tackle the root of the problem.

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Winter Inversions and What They Mean for Indoor Air Quality

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

winter-inversions-indoor-air-qualityNo matter what part of the country you reside in, your indoor air quality can be worse than that of the quality outdoors. When you live somewhere like Utah, that becomes an even bigger problem—due to something called an inversion.

Wintertime inversions are a common occurrence here, and happen when normal atmospheric conditions become inverted, trapping a dense layer of cold air under a layer of warm air, and along with it trapping pollutants. As can be expected, this makes the air outdoors and within your home very unhealthy—particularly if you are not equipped with the right indoor air quality products.

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Prepping for a Cold and Dry Winter

Monday, November 28th, 2016

According to local news sources, many parts of Utah are expected to experience a much drier winter than normal this year. Is your home prepared? If you’ve had your heater maintained within the last year, then chances are you think you are prepared, but as important as this service is, it’s not the only factor of home winter preparedness.

One appliance that we highly recommend to our customers is a whole-house humidifier. And it’s not enough to just go buy one on your own. To ensure that your humidifier works as efficiently and effectively as it should, it’s imperative that you have it professionally installed and serviced. Keep reading to learn more about how a humidifier will help you prep for a cold and dry winter.

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Why Should You Choose Whole-House Air Filtration?

Monday, November 21st, 2016

If you use a central air conditioning system to keep your home cool and comfortable during the summer, and a furnace to stay warm during the winter, then you may be putting the quality of your indoor air at risk. This is also true if you keep your windows and doors open often to allow for natural ventilation.

When you use your central HVAC system or leave your windows and doors open, you are inviting airborne pollutants—dust, dirt, pollen—into your home. They can infiltrate your home through leaks in your ductwork or simply from the outdoors. Does this mean that you should stop using your HVAC system as much, or keep your doors and windows closed up more? No, the solution is a lot more convenient than that—a whole-house air filtration system.

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How to Make the Air in Your Home Less Polluted

Monday, October 10th, 2016

When the weather is as mild and calm as it’s been here in the past week or so, it’s likely that you aren’t concerning yourself too much with your HVAC system. You should of course be scheduling heating maintenance so that you are prepared for a drop in temperatures. In the meantime, now is a great time to take a break and think about your indoor air quality.

Indoor air pollution doesn’t always get the attention it deserves since it’s not easily detectable. But there are actually higher risks associated with this type of pollution than the quality of the outside air, particularly throughout Utah. But how can you reduce your risks?

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How Does Professional Duct Sealing Help Your Air Conditioner Perform?

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

If you already have a central air conditioner installed in your home, then you likely have a basic understanding of how important it is to have high quality ductwork installed as well. Your air ducts provide a direct path for both your heating and cooling units to distribute air to the various areas of your home. But since they are mostly out of sight, it’s rare that a homeowner thinks much about them, until they have a problem.

Air ducts have no mechanical components, so therefore they shouldn’t have many issues, right? Unfortunately this is a common misconception—most air ducts develop leaks at one point or another. Granted, these leaks may only be coming from small tears here and there, but these small leaks can add up to a much larger problem.

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How Does a Clean AC Filter Benefit You?

Monday, August 8th, 2016

When summertime comes and we are met with soaring temperatures, the only thing on your mind when it comes to your HVAC system is how well the air conditioner works. While this is of course a vital part of your home comfort, you should also consider your indoor air quality. The efficiency and effectiveness of your air conditioner is heavily affected by one small component: your air filter.

Our expertly trained team is here to conduct your regular air conditioning maintenance and will be happy to go over the many options of high efficiency air filters we have available. However, it’s important that you pay close attention to the air filter that comes standard with your HVAC system. This filter is designed to protect the inside components of your AC system, but if it’s compromised then it will affect not only the system itself, but also your indoor air quality.

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Should You Install an Air Purifier This Summer?

Monday, June 13th, 2016

When most people think about their indoor air quality, they consider the temperature of their home, and maybe the humidity levels as well. One often neglected factor though is the cleanliness of your indoor air. Health experts tell us that the indoor air quality of our homes can actually be worse than that of the outdoors, particularly during this time of year.

Maintaining a comfortable climate is about so much more than what degree your thermostat is set at. To truly achieve a healthy indoor environment, you’ll want to keep cool and rid your indoor air of impurities and contaminants such as allergens and other irritants.

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