We know the benefits of maintaining an ideal humidity range in the home—the question is no longer if you need a humidifier, but rather which one is best for you. A portable unit can help, but obviously its range is limited and you’re going to spend a lot of time refilling it. Instead, professionals like those at DuctWorks Heating & Air Conditioning recommend a whole-home humidifier that provides continuous comfort to every room in your house for:
The same heating and cooling system that keeps you comfortable can also make you sick if you don’t take steps to keep it clean. The cool, moist coils inside these units are an ideal breeding ground for germs, viruses, and mold. Outside, ultraviolet rays in natural sunlight keep these tiny organisms at bay; inside, a Bryant® UV light from DuctWorks Heating & Air Conditioning kills them and neutralizes odors in your home.
Thanks to a few sticky summer days, humidity has something of a bad rap. While a high humidity level and hot temps can be uncomfortable, experts like those at DuctWorks Heating & Air Conditioning know that a really low level is just as bad. This is especially true in winter, when indoor air can literally be as dry as a desert. When the moisture level drops to only 35 percent or lower, you’re going to notice a drop in your air quality and comfort as well.
Why You Should Care About Dry Air
Heating your home accounts for about 42 percent of your total energy use, so it makes sense to consider new ways to manage your comfort and budget. Heating and cooling experts like those at DuctWorks Heating & Air Conditioning are a great resource for tips on improving efficiency. Below are our top six suggestions for staying warm and saving money.
The easiest way to control your home temperature is also the smartest way to manage heating and cooling costs. Wi-Fi thermostats are quickly replacing standard controls for home comfort systems, and adjusting your HVAC operations based on your schedule and conditions in your home, as well as the weather outside.
With a name like DuctWorks Heating & Air Conditioning, you might think we only work with ducted heating and central air conditioning. Not at all! We are experts when it comes to installing ductless split systems that bring treated air and total comfort to hard-to-control areas. They can be installed in older homes, additions, new construction, condominiums, apartments, and offices—wherever you need more than a fan, window air conditioner, or space heater.
Radon is an extremely toxic, cancer-causing, radioactive gas found in nearly 80 percent of Minnesota counties. All major health organizations, including the Centers for Disease Control, the American Lung Association, and the American Medical Association, agree that radon presents a significant health risk for the general population. When inhaled, the gas gives off radioactive particles that damage cells lining the lungs. In general, there is no safe level of radon. Even breathing low levels of radon carries risk.
Spring is the perfect time to schedule an appointment for an air conditioner tune-up, sometimes called a clean & check. Research shows that regular maintenance for your air conditioning improves efficiency and keeps it operating at its best. Here are five more reasons to have your system cleaned and inspected:
- Identifying red flags can thwart major repairs
New, higher efficiency heating and cooling equipment from Bryant can lower your utility bills, improve the overall comfort inside your home or business, and enhance indoor air quality—particularly if your older, existing equipment is giving you problems or near 15 years old. As spring rolls around and preseason sales abound, there are compelling reasons to get serious about buying right now. Here’s the major reason:
- Money-saving rebates + best selection = great value
No matter how old your furnace is, there are noises you don’t want to hear it make—especially in the middle of the night or the dead of winter. Certain noises can alert you to potential problems—or indicate that you may need to call for furnace repair service. Here are five of the most common uncommon noises to listen for.
- Loud banging or hard knocks