Hagerstown Heating & Cooling Blog: Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

Does HVAC Duct Cleaning Really Do Anything?

Monday, March 11th, 2024

One of the most common questions we get from homeowners is: “Does HVAC duct cleaning really do anything?” Here at Hagerstown Heating & Cooling, you can always rest assured that we never recommend services that aren’t beneficial or necessary. After all, our motto is “Honesty at its best.”

We recommend air duct cleaning be performed every 3–5 years—not nearly as often as annual HVAC maintenance. Scheduling this service every 3–5 years brings many benefits not just to your HVAC system, but to your home, family, and health as well. Let’s go over six benefits of duct cleaning.

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Breathe Easier in the New Year

Monday, January 1st, 2024

Now that the holiday season is behind us, it’s time to think about the new year. New Year’s resolutions often have to do with health. Eating better, exercising more, and losing weight are some common ones. Some people may even resolve to use their phones less often and increase the amount of sleep they get.

When it comes to improving health, many people fail to consider the role their home plays. Your home’s indoor air quality could very well be a culprit when it comes to hindering your health goals. That’s because your home’s indoor air quality (also called IAQ) is usually worse than the air outside. Keep reading to learn about the importance of IAQ and health.

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Cold & Flu Season—You’ve Been Lied To

Monday, December 4th, 2023

At Hagerstown Heating & Cooling, we pride ourselves on debunking info so that our customers will be informed consumers when it comes to making decisions about their home comfort. As the first day of winter approaches, let’s talk about “cold and flu season” and your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ).

Some people think that they can only get colds and the flu during cold and flu season. But that just isn’t so. You can catch the flu or a cold any time of the year. Let’s look at what causes colds and the flu and why they seem more prevalent in the winter. 

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4 Tips for Improving Your Home’s Air Quality for the Holidays

Monday, November 6th, 2023

It’s the holiday season and for some people, it’s their favorite time of year. From baking cookies and putting up holiday decorations, to spending more time with friends and family, there’s a lot to look forward to!

But one thing that’ll interfere with your merriment and enjoyment of the holidays is poor indoor air quality in your home. After all, no one wants to host out-of-town visitors when there’s a smell you can’t get rid of or your home’s air causes their allergies to flare up. So here are four tips to help make sure everything about your home is festive and welcoming—especially its air!

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How Does Humidity Affect My HVAC System?

Monday, October 9th, 2023

It’s a cold, dry winter day and you’re at home, trying to get comfortable. But every now and then, you get a surprising static shock. Ouch! Static shock is an annoying side effect of the dry air we have to deal with in our climate here in Hagerstown, MD. 

Then, when you turn the furnace on to get warm and increase your home comfort, your forced-air heating system just seems to make the air even dryer. Most homeowners think that dry winter air is just something they have to deal with. But what if there was a way to achieve humidity control in your home?

The humidity levels in your home can easily be controlled with a whole house humidifier installed by the pros at Hagerstown Heating & Cooling. Read on to learn about the benefits of a whole house humidifier and how it’ll vastly increase your home comfort. 

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Combat Wildfire Smoke with a Whole House Purifier

Monday, August 28th, 2023

2023 was unprecedented in the number of states that were affected by wildfire smoke–wildfires that were burning in another country. The 2023 Canadian wildfires caused the air quality to plummet in many northern and mid-west states that weren’t used to its negative effects. 

Most of these homeowners aren’t aware of the connection between wildfire smoke and their home’s indoor air quality. Trying to make do with portable air filters isn’t very effective when smoke, ash, and particulate matter have infiltrated the rooms of your home despite your best efforts to keep it out.

Let’s go over whole house solutions that’ll combat not just particulate matter from wildfires, but other types of indoor pollution. Then you can contact us for air purifier service in Boonsboro, MD.

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How Your Indoor Air Quality Affects Allergies

Monday, June 19th, 2023

There’s a lot to love about the summer. Longer days, warmer temperatures, spending time outside, and all the blooming plants and flowers. That is unless you suffer from allergies. Then you might not be a big fan of that last one. 

Anyone who suffers from allergies knows that the constant sniffling, sneezing, and watery, irritated eyes can really diminish the enjoyment of summer. Most allergy sufferers just put up with the symptoms, assuming there’s nothing they can do. 

But that’s where we come in! For any home with allergy sufferers, read on to learn how air filtration services in Hagerstown, MD will improve your indoor air quality (IAQ) and decrease your allergy symptoms.

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