Covenant Heating and Cooling Blog: Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

Is the Common HVAC Filter Enough for Air Purification?

Monday, June 8th, 2020

dirty-air-filter When you hear the term “air quality” do you think about the air outside or inside? Chances are, you don’t think too much about your indoor air quality because you assume that your HVAC system’s air filter takes care of it. But this isn’t true.

Rather, it is in place to protect the HVAC systems themselves from dust, dirt, and other debris infiltrating its internal components. While it certainly doesn’t hurt your indoor air quality, it’s not enough to resolve any issues your home might have. For that, you’ll want to consider a whole-house air purification system.

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When Did You Last Change Your Air Filter?

Monday, December 10th, 2018

man holding air filter, imposed on white backgroundWe’ll start off by saying that if it’s been longer than 3 months, then the time to change it is now, especially if that air filter is also used for your central air conditioning system. We want you to be able to get the most efficient and effective use out of both of your HVAC systems as you can. And considering how much you use both, chances are you’d like to do anything you can to prevent unexpected Hendersonville, TN furnace services.

One proven way to do so is by performing one small maintenance task that’s easy to do on your own—changing the air filter. You may be surprised to find just how important this component is to your furnace. It’s about much more than protecting your indoor air quality. In fact, protecting air quality isn’t even its purpose! So, what is?

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Is Your Ductwork Contributing to Poor Health?

Monday, October 15th, 2018

really-dirty-duct-being-cleanedIf you are anything like the average homeowner, you probably don’t give a whole lot of thought to the condition of your home’s HVAC ductwork. Of course, with its placement, we wouldn’t expect you to give it much thought. After all, ducts are typically hidden form sight, traveling through space between walls and through your attic. Exposed ducts often look fine in big industrial or commercial spaces, but not so much in residential homes.

But, should you be thinking about your home’s ductwork? Well, it’s important to be aware that ductwork that’s suffered damage will lead to poor HVAC performance, and a rise in utility bills. Damaged ducts aren’t the only concern, though. Dirty ductwork can be harmful too. This is why we stress the importance of scheduling routine duct cleaning in Hendersonville, TN.

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Why Dry Air Is Sometimes Underrated

Monday, May 28th, 2018

Woman feeling hot and trying to refresh in summertime heatTemperatures have begun to warm up in our parts, with summer just around the corner. For the past few months, we’ve been battling chilly temperatures and subsequent dry air that makes the air seem even colder than it is. Perhaps your home is equipped with a humidifier for those drier months. But did you know that drier air can be a good thing during this time of the year?

Yes, there is absolutely such thing as too much humidity in the home. In fact, your humidity levels should be between 30%-50% and anything above that 50% means that there is too much ambient moisture in the air. To improve your indoor air quality in Nashville, TN, live healthier, and help your AC last longer, you should consider the installation of a whole-house dehumidifier.

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Is Professional Duct Cleaning Worth It?

Monday, November 27th, 2017

Male hands setting up ventilation system indoorsThe average homeowner doesn’t know much about the ductwork running through their home—and that makes sense. After all, air ducts are hidden form a view for a reason. You shouldn’t really need to think about the condition of your ductwork too often, but from time to time they will need some attention. You don’t need to know all the ins and outs of your ducts, but there a few things we’d like to share with you about how dirty ducts impact your indoor air quality.

Hendersonville, TN duct cleaning is a way to clear out your ductwork, which air moves through each and every day you use either your air conditioner or your heater. This is important for a number of reasons, which we’ll get to below. All in all, if you’re wondering if professional duct cleaning is worth it, we’re going to say yes, and here’s why!

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