JMS Air Conditioning and Heating Blog: Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

Shifting Seasons, Shifting Air

Monday, March 1st, 2021

There’s a pretty interesting reason as to why we use the seasons at all in our calendars. We don’t have to name all the months and have unique names for each season and solstice, but we do. That’s because the weather can shift a lot and so does the indoor air quality of our homes.

Sure, the weather doesn’t dramatically shift in southern California as it might in other areas of the country, but it still shifts. With those shifts come contaminants that are picked up by winds, melted ice on mountain tops, and other allergens that can swiftly come into play in the spring months.

Now that spring is about to begin, it’s high time to think about an air filtration system in Los Angeles, CA. These units can filter out allergens, dust, debris, and whatever else might be coming your way in the next few months.

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Your Personal Indoor Air Quality FAQ

Monday, November 9th, 2020
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How is your home’s indoor air quality? Good? Bad? Are you unsure? That’s not really a problem, it can be difficult for homeowners to really understand their indoor air quality until someone fills them in on the details. There are a lot of aspects of indoor air quality to consider, from humidity levels to dust and debris, and even viruses or bacteria that get cycled through our HVAC systems. It’s a lot to wrap your head around.

Luckily, we’ve got the expertise to fill you in on what improvements you might need to feel safe, secure, and comfortable in your home. We supply air purifiers in Westlake Village, CA so homeowners can breathe easier, remove odors, and reduce the amount of illness-causing contaminants in the air.

Are you ready for an air purifier? Look at our checklist below to see if it’s time for an upgrade.

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What’s the Difference Between a Filter and a Purifier?

Monday, September 28th, 2020
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Homeowners that are likely to invest in air purifiers in Glendale, CA have probably run into this conundrum before. What the heck is the difference between an air purifier and an air filter? And, more importantly, what does that difference mean for your home?

Well, luckily for you, our team is full of specialists on this matter. Air filters and air purifiers do target different types of contaminants in your air. While they both essentially keep your air clean, they do it in two very different ways.

Don’t just take our word for it. Keep reading as we go into the details of how each of these systems works and what they’re normally good for. Then, you’ll be able to make a better decision when deciding which system is right for your home. It could be an air purifier, an air filter, or perhaps both!

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Combat Humidity with a Dehumidifier

Monday, July 20th, 2020

What’s worse, heat or humidity? That’s a tough question since we’re constantly associating the sweat and discomfort of summer with the heat from the sun. However, we’d argue humidity is the real villain of the summertime weather. The muggy weather of summertime is responsible for us feeling sticky, sweaty, uncomfortable, and hotter than average. So, it’s important to combat this humidity with an effective dehumidifier.

Many homeowners think they need to choose between a dehumidifier and an air conditioner. Some homeowners even think that they do the same job, and that purchasing a dehumidifier is redundant. That couldn’t be further from the truth!

Dehumidifiers are tools that contribute to comfortable homes. They can work together with your air conditioner to provide dry, cool homes when we want them. Take it from us, the experts on all things indoor air quality systems. Keep reading as we discuss the details of dehumidification.

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Air Purifier FAQ: Everything You Need to Know

Monday, June 22nd, 2020
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With the spread of a global pandemic, indoor air quality has been on the mind of every homeowner we talk to. That’s not by accident, some indoor air quality solutions, like air purifiers, are known to help in the fight against contaminants. We’d like to help you and any other homeowner by shedding light on the misinformation that might confuse you, while helping expand your knowledge on the impact an air purifier might have on your home.

Air purifiers in Calabasas, CA have a unique job in keeping our homes safe from microorganisms that wish to harm us. From bacteria, to viruses, to mold spores, an air purifier can make all the difference when trying to stay safe and secure.

So, let’s talk about what air purifiers do, how they work, and look to answer any other questions you might have about these handy systems.

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What Can Duct Cleaning Do for You?

Monday, April 13th, 2020

Your indoor air quality is important. Though, how can it be important to you and your family when you’ve got caked dirt, dust, debris, hair, and pet dander making your breathing air smell funky and feel stifling? Hiring the right team for air duct cleaning can be one of the most important things you can do to protect your indoor air quality.

Air duct cleaning services are a reliable way to rid your ducts of the dust and debris that has settled in there over their decade or longer of use. This, in combination with an air filtration system or an air purifier, can remove odors entirely from your home and keep your living space fresh and clear. So, why not give our team a call and sign up for Glendale HVAC services like air duct cleaning? We promise you’ll notice the difference.

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Could You Use a Whole-House Humidifier?

Monday, March 16th, 2020

While humidity might be a problem sometimes, lack of humidity can become a major problem as well! When it comes to keeping your home comfortable and your healthy, well… healthy, then a humidifier might be a perfect fit for your home.

Winters can be drier than they are cold in our neck of the woods, so the lack of humidity is actually a big deal. Not only that but homes these days are built to be air-tight, which means a lack of humidity outside can lead to an extreme lack of humidity inside. Humidifiers help mitigate this problem substantially and also help our heaters work more efficiently since air with moisture holds heat better than air without it.

Not convinced? Don’t worry, our advice doesn’t stop there. We’re going to go into detail about how a whole-house humidifier can help your Santa Monica HVAC systems and better your family’s health as well!

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The Difference Between an Air Filtration System and an Air Purifier

Monday, December 23rd, 2019

Contrary to what many homeowners in our area might believe, air filters and air purifiers don’t do the same thing. While they might both contribute equally to helping the indoor air quality of your home, they don’t do it in the exact same way.

While we’d like to get to the bottom of what they do exactly for curiosity’s sake, we also want to do it so many homeowners out there know what type of system they should invest in. If you’ve been having trouble with the air quality in your home, don’t just point at a catalog of indoor air quality solutions and take a guess—it’s time to make an informed decision on how you can best deal with air contaminants.

Whether you could use some help with your IAQ or not, join us for a ride through the science behind cleaning your indoor air!

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