Roadrunner Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing Blog: Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

Your Indoor Air Quality Could Be Worse Than You Realize

Monday, January 23rd, 2023
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When you hear the phrase air quality, you probably think of warnings issued with the weather report when smoke from a wildfire is drifting our way. These warnings sometimes even come with the advice to stay indoors. What people don’t always realize is that indoor air quality is usually much worse than the air outdoors. In fact, the EPA came to the conclusion that indoor air has 2-5 times as many contaminants as outdoor air. And with the average American spending about 90% of their time indoors, this can be a huge, invisible problem that a lot of people aren’t aware of.

Where are these breathable hazards coming from? What can you do about it? Contributors to the problem may be lurking in your ductwork which can be cleaned. Read on to learn the benefits of air duct cleaning in Santa Fe, NM

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The Power of Whole Home Air Purification

Monday, September 19th, 2022
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If you were listing factors that contribute to a person’s health and well-being, you would certainly include things like a nutritious diet, moderate exercise, and drinking plenty of water. But did you put indoor air quality on your list?

The air you breathe can impact your life in a lot of ways, and the air quality inside your home is within your control. You can’t always eliminate all the causes of air quality problems, like the smoke from distant forest fires, for example. But you can make sure that contaminants are addressed when they enter your home. If you have questions about air purifiers in Albuquerque, NM, we have answers for you.

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Should You Have a UV Air Purifier Installed?

Monday, August 8th, 2022
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The average person spends over 90 percent of their time indoors. When spending time in your home, you must pay attention to indoor air quality. Consistently breathing in pollen, dust and other allergens can harm your respiratory system. 

Instead of allowing these allergens to cause sinus and breathing problems, you need to rid your home of them. Working with professionals that can help improve your indoor air quality in Santa Fe, NM, is a wise move. These professionals can provide information about why investing in a UV air purifier is a good idea. 

Below is more information about UV air purifiers and why installing one in your home is crucial. 

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Does Your Home Need Air Purification?

Monday, March 29th, 2021
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In almost all cases, a home will benefit from the installation of an air purifier. This is because the quality of your indoor air can actually be worse than that of the air outdoors.

Many homeowners these days are hyper-focused on how to stay healthy inside their homes, and for good reason. Indoor air quality has practically become a buzzword recently, but it’s one of those things you should absolutely care about. Our goal is to help you understand what exactly it is that a whole-house air purifier does and why it’s so important.

Do keep in mind, that there is no indoor air quality products that can 100% guarantee no virus transmission will occur in your home, but professionally installed and serviced air purifiers can absolutely help mitigate the risk.

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“Is a Whole-Home Air Purifier Worth the Investment?”

Monday, June 29th, 2020
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The short answer to this is, “yes, almost always!” But don’t worry, we will elaborate.

A lot of homeowners are struggling lately with deciding how to stay healthy inside their homes. Indoor air quality has become a buzzword lately. We want you to understand what exactly it is that a whole-house purifier does and why it benefits so many homes to have.

Keep in mind, no indoor air quality product can ever guarantee that virus transmission will ever happen, but using the right products and services in your home will greatly reduce your risks. Read on to learn why.

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Indoor Air Quality and Your Furnace: What You Should Know

Monday, February 25th, 2019

dirty -duct- versus- clean- ductYour heating system is a complex piece of machinery, with various components and parts that must work seamlessly together in order for it to perform efficiently and effectively, keeping your home and family comfortable. One of the components of your furnace that you probably don’t think of a whole lot is your ductwork—rather, the network that moves air throughout your home during system operation.

Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many homeowners neglect their air ducts. After all, they are out of sight so they’re generally “out of mind,” too. Your ductwork generally won’t give off many symptoms that it is in need of repair or professional cleaning, but even if those symptoms aren’t directly noticeable, the fact is that keeping your ductwork health is important to your furnace efficiency as well as your indoor air quality. Read on to learn more!

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Duct Tape for Duct Sealing? Think Again!

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Although temperatures have been a little milder than typical in the last week or so, the humidity almost makes up for it, leaving us feeling pretty hot and uncomfortable when outdoors, and craving the sweet cooling comfort that comes from our air conditioning systems.

But what if yours isn’t quite working up to par? If you’ve just recently had your air conditioner maintained and/or it is a newer air conditioner, your first reaction might be to assume something is wrong with the unit itself. But, it could actually be an issue with your ductwork—that is, the ductwork it’s breached or is leaking.

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How to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality This Summer

Monday, July 17th, 2017

improve-summer-indoor-air-qualityWhen you consider your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ) you probably think about the temperature. But this is not the only thing that you should be worried about. The quality of your indoor air is affected by many factors: allergens and contaminants in the home, your relative humidity levels, and even the condition of your air conditioning ductwork.

These problems can affect not only your comfort, but also your health, the health of your family or home occupants, and the integrity of your home’s structure. Fortunately, you can turn to us for excellent indoor air quality services throughout the  Santa Fe, NM area. But how do you know what services or products you need?

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Tackle High Moisture Before It Starts with a Whole-House Dehumidifier

Monday, March 27th, 2017

whole-house-dehumidifierIt looks like we may be in for a cooler spring, something that many residents around here will be grateful for, given the soaring temperatures we experience in the summer time. Nonetheless, even though our temperatures are on the mild side for now, it’s no time to neglect your home comfort.

Part of caring for your home in the spring and summer is ensuring that you’re equipped with the right Los Alamos, NM indoor air quality products and services, with a whole-house dehumidifier at the top of the list. If you’ve lived in this area through even just one summer, then you know how much the excess moisture this time of year can affect your comfort, and potentially even your health.

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What You Need to Know about Radon

Monday, December 26th, 2016

We are six short days away from the New Year, which means we are six short days away from January! January is National Radon Action Month, an initiative to raise awareness of radon and the potential dangers of this radioactive gas. It is a gas that occurs naturally in the environment, and not one that many homeowners know much about. However, you can suffer from adverse health effects if you are exposed to too much of it.

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