Looking for a New Year’s Resolution that will benefit the whole family? One goal we’re focusing on this year is cleaner indoor air and water for our customers. It’s a simple, straightforward resolution to help thousands of homeowners in Redlands lead healthier, happier lives.
Cleaner indoor air and water are things all of us could use. And the experts at Burgeson’s have some great ideas to help you accomplish that. For instance, this blog will look at:
- The best air and water quality products to install for the New Year.
- Maintenance tips and tricks for the home to improve air and water quality.
- Resources to assist you with testing your air and water quality systems
And much more. You’ll undoubtedly find some great ideas to make this a resolution that sticks all through the New Year!
The Best Deals This New Year’s Are at Burgeson’s!
We’re helping homeowners enjoy healthier, happier homes this year by offering great deals on the latest air and water quality products. If you’d like to see what deals are available, check out our rebates page or reach us at (909) 792-2222.
Improve Your Air Quality
First, some bad news: According to the EPA, the air quality inside your home is often worse than outside your home. Tests performed on certain airborne pollutants show that indoor air contains up to 5 times more pollutants than outdoor air.
As homes get more efficient at keeping conditioned air from escaping the home, they also become more susceptible to higher concentrations of pollutants. Airborne pet dander, pollens, and microbes are recycled through your home instead of being removed. And that’s a serious problem!
As we begin a new year, an excellent resolution is to enjoy cleaner, healthier air inside your home. We’ll show you a few ways to do just that!
Install a Whole-Home Air Purifier
As homes become more efficient at keeping conditioned air from escaping outdoors, it’s more important than ever to have a means of removing certain pollutants from your home. The single best option here is to install what’s known as an in-duct air purifier.
Burgeson’s has installed hundreds of in-duct air purifiers over the years. And nothing beats the quality of the REME HALO line of products. The REME HALO is a patented indoor air purifier used in many hospitals and commercial properties worldwide. But you can also install them in residential properties and see the same great benefits!
So what can you expect after installing an in-duct air purification system?
- Significantly lower concentrations of airborne microbes (germs, bacteria, and even the COVID-19 virus). REME HALO kills up to 99% of these airborne microbes!
- Reduced concentrations of other airborne contaminants (pet dander, dust, pollens, allergens, smoke, and particulate matter found in cleaning products.
- Less dust buildup around the home.
- Cleaner-smelling indoor air.
Want more information on how a whole-home air purifier can give you cleaner indoor air? See our air purification service details.
For more, check out our blog: Are Air Purifiers Worth the Money? A Tech in Southern California Explains.
Get an Annual HVAC Check-Up
When it comes to New Years’ Resolutions, one of the best ways to get motivated is to do something small early on to push your goal in the right direction. If cleaner indoor air is a goal for the New Year, an HVAC tune-up is a great place to start!
Replace Your Filters
Replacing your home’s air filters is one of those do-it-yourself tasks always getting pushed back. But if there was one thing you could do todayto improve your home’s air quality, this would be it!
Regularly replacing your filters will keep certain airborne contaminants from circulating in your home’s air, helping you and your family breathe more comfortably. Burgeson’s is always happy to come by and replace these filters for you. We can even introduce and install a variety of filters like HEPA filters, standard filters, and pleated filters.
Improve Your Water Quality
You may have asked yourself if California tap water is safe to drink. The reality is water quality across the state is not created equal. In fact, there are upwards of 8,000 public water systems in California alone! All these public water systems are required to meet certain quality standards by the state and federal governments. But do some of these systems have cleaner water than others? You bet they do.
And that’s a problem! Because according to the American Journal of Public Health, nearly 400,000 Californians may lack access to safe drinking water. So it makes sense for each homeowner to take measures into their own hands, just in case. And Burgeson’s has some great ideas to share that will help!
Check the Water Quality Where You Live
If you live in an area with a great public water system, you may not need to do much at all to enjoy clean water in your home.
But it’s important to be sure. So we’ve got a few ways to help you find out.
- Use the California Water Resources Control Board online map to see whether your water supplier complies with California contaminant requirements. Simply put in your address, and you’re ready to go.
- Another way to see if your water supplier complies with established water quality standards is to obtain a Consumer Confidence Report (CCR). A CCR will list what contaminants are in the water supplied by your water provider and in what concentrations.
Install a Whole-Home Water Conditioning System
A whole-home water conditioning system effectively removes a wide range of pollutants and chemicals found in most Southern California water, including chlorine, chloramines, gases, dyes, fuels, heavy metals, artificial pollutants, disinfectants, pesticides, TTHM, sodium hypochlorite and volatile organic contaminants.
In addition to that, it also makes your water taste better, filtering out certain undesirable odors and particles. It will even help preserve your home’s plumbing appliances thanks to the reduced amounts of calcium and magnesium (crystalized particles that can corrode and damage pipes and plumbing fixtures. No thanks!)
Check the Condition and Material of Your Home’s Piping
Certain pipes may contain trace amounts of contaminants (such as lead) from the manufacturing process. When pipe components corrode, contaminants can mix with the water traveling through the pipes, thereby contaminating the water that comes out of your faucets.
A water quality test is one method homeowners can use to determine whether their home’s pipes are breaking down. To do so, you’ll need to send a sample of your home’s water to a state-certified laboratory. From there, a water quality specialist can determine where those contaminants are coming from and provide recommendations based on those findings.
It’s a New Year. A New Healthy Home Is the Perfect New Year’s Resolution!
Burgeson’s employs plumbing and HVAC specialists who are knowledgeable, friendly, and happy to answer any questions about the state of your home’s air and water systems. They can share options and provide an upfront quote for any new systems you’d like installed. Simply give us a call at 909-792-2222, or request an appointment online today.