North Wind Mechanical Blog : Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

Avoid Issues with Carbon Monoxide This Winter

Monday, December 26th, 2016

When you think about heating your home for the winter season, mild as it may be in this part of the country, you probably think about scheduling routine heating maintenance and ensuring that you are able to heat your home efficiently. These are important considerations, of course. The most important consideration, however, is guaranteeing that you are heating your home safely.

When you combust fuel in order to heat your home, you run the risk of exposing those in your home to carbon monoxide. For reasons that we’ll discuss below, it is vital that you have a good carbon monoxide detector in Mesa, AZ. Schedule service with us to ensure that this is the case.

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How Can Dry Air Affect Me?

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Living in an arid climate has its benefits. For instance, we don’t have to deal with oppressive, uncomfortable humidity during the summer season. It definitely gets very hot, but the dry heat is certainly preferable to most. There are many ways, however, in which very low humidity levels can negatively affect you, your home, and your health.

We are definitely moving into the cooler time of the year, with nighttime temperatures already falling into the forties and, occasionally, the thirties. As temperatures fall, humidity tends to as well. As you run your heater during the coming chilly night, make sure that you are not reheating and circulating air throughout your home that is excessively dry. Consider using a whole-house humidifier in Mesa, AZ.

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Choosing the Right Air Purifier for Your Home

Monday, November 28th, 2016

For many homeowners, keeping their homes comfortable around here just means cooling it effectively in the summer and, when necessary, heating it reliably during our mild winters. This attitude overlooks another very important fact of one’s comfort: indoor air quality. Not only can subpar indoor air quality negatively affect your comfort, but your health as well.

In a lot of cases, basic air filtration is enough to maintain adequate indoor air quality. Certain situations require a more active resolution to the problem, though. That is when you may find yourself in need of an air purifier in Mesa, AZ. But which to choose?

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3 Signs That Duct Repair Is Necessary

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Modern HVAC systems are extremely convenient, allowing homeowners to maintain comfortable temperatures with the push of a few buttons on their thermostats. Because it is so easy to use these systems, though, many homeowners forget that there is much to their HVAC systems than meets the eye. Take, for instance, the ductwork that forced air cooling and heating systems use.

The ductwork in these systems plays a huge role in determining the success, or lack thereof, with which such systems operate. Because your ductwork is largely hidden from view, you may not understand how it is that you can spot trouble with it. We’ve got 3 warning signs that you can look out for that will help you recognize the need for duct repairs in Mesa, AZ.

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How Do Smoke Detectors Work?

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Living comfortably is an important goal to achieve, but there is one goal that beats all others when it comes to life in your home. That is maintaining a safe environment therein. If you have any safety concerns in your home, they need to be resolved promptly so that you and your family are protected. One of the most effective ways in which to ensure that your home is as safe as possible is to have reliable smoke detectors installed in Mesa, AZ.

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Why Might Air Ducts Need to Be Replaced?

Monday, September 5th, 2016

With the heat of summer being what it is in this part of the country, you really cannot afford to ignore any signs of trouble with your home cooling system. If you have issues that are specifically related to your air ducts, having those ducts repaired and sealed may be enough to get everything back on track. It is also possible, though, that you’ll need to schedule professional duct replacement in Mesa, AZ.

If this is the case, you really need to know that you have a qualified individual on the job. There is no point in taking risks when it comes to your air ducts. You rely on their overall performance too much each and every day.

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Are UV Germicidal Lights Necessary?

Monday, August 15th, 2016

There is no set answer to this question, as it really depends upon the conditions in each individual home. That being said, there are certainly a great many homeowners that can benefit considerably from the use of UV germicidal lights in Mesa, AZ. Of course, it is necessary that your UV germicidal lights are professionally installed if you hope to reap the full benefits of their use.

While UV germicidal lights may be simple in their operation, their installation and servicing is anything but. Fortunately, you can count on us to ensure that everything is in proper working order. We are more than happy to help you enjoy outstanding indoor air quality in your home.

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Should I Have My Air Ducts Tested?

Monday, August 8th, 2016

There are certain services, such as air conditioning maintenance, that you obviously need to have completed on a yearly basis. Other services, though, are on more of a need-based schedule. Of course, you can only schedule services as needed if you are able to recognize when they may be needed. That is why we’d like to share with you some of the signs that you may want to schedule professional duct testing in Mesa, AZ.

When problems occur with the ductwork that you use to distribute cooled — and, though seldom necessary, heated — air throughout your home, you’ll encounter a number of different problems. It is always best to have those problems resolved promptly, which is why you need to know what to look for.

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Do I Need a Whole-House Humidifier Installed in My Home?

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Maintaining great indoor air quality in your home is just as important as keeping the temperature comfortable is. One of the biggest challenges for homeowners in our area is simply keeping the air in their homes humid enough. Our climate is obviously very dry to begin with, and running your air conditioner nonstop for so much of the year will only dry things out further.

If you suspect that the air in your home is too dry, you may benefit greatly from the use of a whole-house humidifier in Mesa, AZ. Read on for some tips about spotting very dry air. If you notice these warning signs, contact us so that we can outfit your home with a great humidification system.

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What Is an Energy Recovery Ventilator? Why Should I Use One?

Monday, July 18th, 2016

It goes without saying that Arizona is a very hot, dry place to be for the majority of the year. Homeowners in this area tend to run their air conditioning systems nonstop throughout the long, arduous cooling season. We also tend to seal up our homes pretty tightly, so that we are not wasting energy when trying to cool our homes. This can put our indoor air quality in Mesa, AZ on the chopping block, though.

If you use an ERV, or energy recovery ventilator, however, this need not be the case. These devices are helping countless homeowners to strike a balance between efficient cooling and great indoor air quality. Read on and contact us to learn more. 

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