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Indoor Air Quality St. Louis One of the most bothersome threats to your indoor air quality is mold in your HVAC system. To prevent mold and other microbiological growth from growing inside your HVAC system, you can keep up with these good habits. Furnaces St. Louis Make sure to clean out the drip pan and condensate line of your furnace regularly. When your furnace produces water as a byproduct of running, it collects into a drip pan. The drip pan needs to be emptied and cleaned regularly or else mold will grow in the pan. Condensate lines transport excess water away from the central air system in your HVAC unit. Sometimes these lines can clog with external debris. Make sure to have these pipes cleared to remove water from the furnace. Otherwise, water will back up and allow mildew to grow. Furnace Maintenance St. Louis While you can clean a drip...
Air Quality St. Louis A clean filter allows air to pass through your HVAC unit freely, without the blower fan working overtime to draw air in through a clogged filter.  By replacing your air filter every 3-6 months, you decrease any strain on your HVAC system and prolong the lifespan of the unit while decreasing overall operating costs. Moreover, by catching dust and debris, a clean air filter keeps your air ducts from filling with dust and allergens, reducing contaminants circulating in your home’s air. Air Filters St. Louis So what types of filters are there? You can choose from these three types: Fiberglass filters: These are most common, do the bare minimum, are cheap and easily replaced. Polyester and pleated filters: These are mid-range filters for people with slight allergies, live in areas with high pollen content or have pets. These generally are better than fiberglass filters for removing pollutants....

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Humidifiers St. Louis With Fall approaching, we finally have some relief from the unbearably hot and humid St. Louis summer. However, this also means that Winter will be here sooner than we know it. In the Winter, the colder air cannot hold as much moisture, causing very low humidity. When the air is dry, the low humidity can create a variety of problems: Dry & itchy skin Static electricity Higher susceptibility to colds & infections Damage to wood furniture & floors Indoor Air Quality St. Louis If you’ve ever experienced a St. Louis winter, then you probably are very familiar with these problems. Thankfully, there are a variety of ways to combat the dry, Winter air and keep your indoor air quality optimal. An indoor humidity level of 30-40% is recommended during the Winter. You can check and control this from your thermostat.  Here are some ideas to increase home humidity: Use...
Heating and Cooling System Control St. Louis The right thermostat for your home can help keep you comfortable and control your energy usage. Depending on how you want to program your heating and cooling system and utilize its functions, you have multiple choices for thermostats. Just make sure that the model you choose is compatible with you HVAC system. Thermostats St. Louis There are 3 types of thermostats: Manual, Programmable and Smart. Manual thermostats work by you manually moving a needle up or down to how hot or cold you want your home. They are good for people who prefer a fixed temperature, but they are limited on energy efficiency. Programmable thermostats allow you to set a specific schedule with settings for every day of the week. Depending on the model, you can program your thermostat for 7-day, 5-1-1 day, 5-2 day or 1-week. These types of thermostats can help you...
With St. Louis County medical facilities and hospitals anticipating an influx of new patients this fall, a spike in infectious and airborne diseases is paramount. UV lights help defend against the proliferation of airborne bacterium. For decades, UV lights have been found to stabilize indoor air quality in the health sector. In St. Louis County, clean indoor air quality is especially critical in health clinics, laboratories, pharmaceutical manufacturers, hospitals, and other medical facilities, where bacteria and mold have the ability to multiply. Mold is a perennial element. In St. Louis County, health centers are hypersensitive to airborne contaminants, mold, and allergens. Given the humidity level of southeastern Missouri, airborne disinfection involves a medical environment’s HVAC system. An HVAC system is vulnerable to mold growth on the cooling coils of the cooling system. Germicidal UV lights defend against the recirculation of such airborne contaminants. In a public health report, published by the...
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