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

New Year’s Goals: Eat Right, Exercise, Change the Furnace Filters Monthly

Thursday, January 16th, 2020

Breathe Easy for a Healthy New Year

Each New Year, millions of people make resolutions to live a healthier, happier life. The list often reads something like:

  • Eat heathy, low-sugar, lower-fat foods
  • Exercise 4 times a week
  • Change the furnace filters once a month

OK, so the furnace filters don’t usually make the top 10 list. Or even the top 50 list. But think about it. In addition to food and exercise, what’s more basic to your health than the air you breathe in and out?

Allergens, pollutants, illnesses, micro-organisms, and humidity can all affect our health through the air we breathe which essentially ends up distributed throughout our bodies in one way or another.


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Yes, You Do Need a Duct Cleaning

Monday, October 7th, 2019
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You might be saying to yourself, “Why should I clean my ducts? Air blows through them all the time, doesn’t that keep them clean?”

The answer to that question would actually be, “No, it gets them dirtier!”

The idea of cleaning your ductwork might seem a little silly but we promise its necessary. Not only does dirty ductwork hinder your heater’s ability to do its job, but it also affects your indoor air quality (IAQ).

Scheduling a visit from a professional HVAC technician who can give your ductwork a good scrub can help your home on multiple levels. Make sure you reach out to our team about a duct cleaning in Orem, UT sooner rather than later.

To discover why keeping your ducts clean can impact your IAQ, read on.

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How Duct Cleaning Helps You Breathe Easier

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

Spring is a very contentious time for air quality. This is probably the time of year that you’re noticing that you’re having those pesky allergy symptoms like coughing, watery eyes, and sneezing. If you’re worried about the pollen count outdoors, make sure that you do your due diligence and get concerned with your indoor air quality too!

Your indoor air quality is a really sinister sink on your health if you don’t take the extra care to keep it high. Since so many homeowners think of indoor air quality as a “cherry on top” service, you might not even know where to start improving your IAQ. That’s why we want to point you in the direction of duct cleaning. If you’re looking for duct cleaning services in Orem, UT then make sure that you contact our team today.

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How Duct Problems Affect Your Comfort

Monday, June 18th, 2018

sick-woman-blowing-noseYour heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) ducts are always out of sight behind walls and above your ceilings. Given that, many homeowners don’t give ductwork much thought, especially as it is a passive system – hot or cool air is pushed through it – with no mechanical parts. Even so, poorly designed or faulty ductwork can have a significant impact on comfort and air quality in your home. We’ll go over three common duct problems below and the effects they produce.

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Dehumidifiers Fight Muggy Air

Monday, August 14th, 2017

whole-house-deumidifiersWe’re used to leaning on our air conditioners during the heat of the summer to fight those high temperatures and keep our homes comfortable. But heat isn’t the only problem you face during the summer months. Humidity levels can go up as well, and muggy air contributes just as much to an uncomfortable home as straight-up heat. Air conditioners can deal with the issue in a very rough way, but they’re not set up for it, and that extra load can cause it a lot of problems. A whole-house dehumidifier, on the other hand, can treat the problem safely and effectively, while bringing a number of other benefits to your home in the process.

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UV Air Purifiers Keep your Family Healthy

Monday, July 31st, 2017

UV-air-purifierSummertime usually means high temperatures, and homeowners are rightfully concerned about keeping their space comfortable and cool. But that can ironically lead to problems of another nature: namely, stale air stuck inside your home, along with germs and bacteria that circulate among family members. This is caused in part by the very normal need to keep your home bottled up, and not open doors or windows in the heat of the day which wastes the cool air your AC is working so hard to create.

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Dry Air a Problem? A Humidifier Can Help

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Whole House Humidiifier

We live in Utah, which means high elevation and very dry air. That can cause a large number of problems in your household, especially during the summer, when the need to run your air conditioner to keep the heat away can actually lower the humidity levels in your home. You’ve likely seen smaller humidifiers on sale to help alleviate medical issues such as coughs, or perhaps to help keep plants in the home healthy. Whole-house humidifiers are available as well, and can solve the problem of dry air quickly and effectively.

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Install an IAQ Product in Your Home

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Sick woman blowing her nose

Utah residents usually have to deal with freezing temperatures in the winter and hot weather in the summer, which rightfully puts the onerous on their heating and cooling systems. But in addition to controlling the temperature, the quality of the air in your home needs to be addressed as well. Things like high levels of dust, excessive humidity (or a lack of humidity) and the presence of germs and similar biological contaminants can affect your household comfort levels as much as the temperature does.

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Stop Winter Colds with a UV Air Purifier

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Indoor_Air_Quality_Filters_Duct_Cleaning_894326_54591782Here in the high altitudes of Utah, colds and illnesses are a considerable winter problem. A number of factors contribute to the increase of illnesses in the winter months, and unfortunately, there’s little you can do to prevent them.

You can, however, take steps to protect your household from the spread of germs and flu bugs: a UV air purifier installed at the apex of your ducts and working in conjunction with your furnace (and your air conditioner during the summer months). Here’s a quick breakdown of what they can do for you.

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Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors Today

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Carbon monoxide is a surprisingly common and insidious threat to your household’s safety. It’s an odorless and tasteless gas that can prove poisonous to members of your Sandy, UT household if it’s introduced into your home. A carbon monoxide detector can be used to help safeguard you and your family in the event a carbon monoxide leak occurs.

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