MVP Electric, Heating & Cooling Blog: Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

Don’t Forget About Air Quality!

Monday, January 7th, 2019

floating-microbesHVAC is about so much more than controlling the temperature in your home. Nearly everything involving the indoor air in your home falls under the responsibility of an HVAC contractor, and that includes air quality and comfort.

Unfortunately, just having a heater or air conditioner won’t guarantee that the air is healthy. A range of air quality products in Overland Park, KS do exist, however, specifically for that purpose. We’ll discuss several of them down below.

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Can Your Home Benefit From Improved Indoor Air Quality?

Monday, July 9th, 2018

UV-germicidal-lightIndoor air quality is a silent danger in your home. In fact, indoor air quality can be worse than that of the outdoor air quality at times. Low indoor air quality will agitate those suffering from asthma or allergies, and it can also promote the growth of mold and mildew. It’s bad news no matter how you look at it.

Unfortunately, the climate and environment has a lot to do with the pollutants that find their way inside your home. You can’t change the environment outside, but there are things you can do on the inside that will count.

If you can say “yes” to any of the points below, it’s possible that some of these indoor air quality products will help you.

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Worried About Germs? Consider a UV Air Purifier!

Monday, May 28th, 2018

uv-lightWe think of our homes as a refuge, a safe place to protect us from the dangers of the outside world. When it comes to the air inside our homes, however, the exact opposite may be true. According to the Report on the Environment (ROE) produced by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), pollutants such as mold can have concentrations 2–5 times higher inside than outside. On average, most Americans spend 90% of their time indoors. People with allergies and respiratory issues? They stay indoors at an even higher rate.

So what should you do about mold and other contaminants?

The best solution may be the installation of an ultraviolet (UV) air purifier system.

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Could Your Home Benefit from a Heat Recovery Ventilator?

Monday, January 8th, 2018

signs-heating-repairWinter has arrived, and while the East Coast suffered a serious bout of cold weather last week, we here in Kansas concede nothing in the brutal winters department. Your heating system needs to perform every day in order to keep your home warm and comfortable. But it goes further than that. You want your home to be as energy efficient as possible in order to lower the strain on your heater (and lower your monthly bills as well).  Then there are other considerations such as indoor air quality, which can take a big hit when you button up your home to fend off the cold.

We recommend the installation of heat recovery ventilators, or HRVs, in homes with concerns about indoor air quality, as well as those that want to help their heater do its job more efficiently. How does it work and what can it do for your home? Read on for the answers.

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Humidifiers Make a Good Addition to Your Home This Winter

Monday, October 30th, 2017

whole-house-humidifierWinter is on its way, complete with deep freezes, snowstorms, and the kind of temperature that can send the hardiest residents running for the fireplace. A quality heating system is absolutely indispensable during our long cold winters, and local homeowners are rightfully concerned with making sure theirs is running reliably before the cold weather hits. But temperature control is not the only aspect of home comfort that merits your attention this winter, and in the midst of your preparations, you might consider an addition to your home that addresses them.

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How Do UV Air Purifiers Help Your Home?

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Spring is in the air, and with it comes a host of problems associated with the spring. Allergens choke the air, pollen counts increase, and the rains give rise to mold and bacteria infestation. That can spell big trouble for your household, and unfortunately, these aren’t threats you can prevent simply by locking the door and shutting the windows.

On the other hand, an  HVAC technician can install a UV air purifier in your air conditioning system. It will keep your home protected from biological contaminants and help your family enjoy a healthier and happier spring. Here’s how it all works.

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Get a Great Deal on Installing an Air Scrubber Plus!

Monday, March 28th, 2016

Spring is allergy seasons. As the temperatures warm up, the pollen count rises… and that can mean some unpleasant times for people who suffer from even mild allergies.

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Some Common Airborne Contaminants Found in Homes

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Poor indoor air quality is a serious problem in homes today, with the U.S. EPA identifying that the quality of the air indoors can often be as high as 3 to 4 times worse than the air outdoors. Where are these pollutants coming from? Your house actually contains multiple source that produce contaminants. Below we listed some of the more common types that can start to accumulate in your home during the year.

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Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality during Winter

Monday, January 11th, 2016

The winter is one of the worst times for air quality in homes. Spring is known as allergy season, but winter can be just as bad—if not worse—when it comes to airborne pollutants in a house. The reason for this is the level of insulation and heat sealing on a home during cold weather.

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Benefits of Installing a Heat Recovery Ventilator for Winter

Monday, October 19th, 2015

One of problems that modern homes face during periods of extreme outdoor weather is that they need to be heavily sealed against the outside in order to maintain indoor energy efficiency. You can’t have a heater running in your home on a cold day when there’s a window wide open! It would be a tremendous waste of energy. But this heat seal against the outside will lead to stuffy, dusty air inside that’s unhealthy to breathe and can make everyone uncomfortable.

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