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Burgeson's Heating & Air Conditioning Blog

How to Improve Indoor Air Quality and Remove Pesky Allergens

When you think of air pollution, you probably think of smog lingering in a big city. Poor air quality may be closer to home than you think, though. If you’re not taking proper precautions, you may be breathing in allergens and pollutants right inside your home. 

Indoor pollutants can enter your home in a variety of ways. While typical house dust is common, cleaning products, new furniture, and visitors can all bring in pollutants that decrease your home’s air quality. Mold, dust mites, and pet dander can also become irritating. This can make you and your family sick or even cause serious health problems.

Is Energy Conservation More Important Than Indoor Air Quality?

If you are house hunting, what are some of the first concerns that come to mind? You most likely have a checklist in your head: desired location or neighborhood, square footage, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms are probably up there. Maybe that list also includes details like curb appeal or a state of the art kitchen. Besides the checklist, however, your primary concern is most likely whether or not this dream home is within your budget. But when setting your budget, are you accounting for hidden factors, like an outdated electrical or HVAC system?

Best Air Filter to Improve Brain Function

Anyone that has been around a campfire or charcoal grill knows that inhaling smoke hurts. It burns the lungs and airways. But have you thought about what it’s doing to your brain? We spend 90% of our life indoors. Chances are that without proper ventilation and a good air filter, your brain may not be getting what it needs to function at optimum capacity.

Is There Pet Dander Circulating Through Your Home?

 For many, pets are an important part of their family. They have been proven to lower blood pressure and ease symptoms of depression. Although the benefits are clear, to some, pets can lead to certain allergic reactions. To minimize this, frequent home and HVAC maintenance is recommended.

Is Your Heating System Making You Sick?

 We are in the midst of winter which means we're all retreating to the cozy warmth of our homes. Winter also means that it's flu season. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) flu activity starts as early as October and ends as late as May, peaking between December and February. This is not entirely coincidental.

Homeowner's Guide to MERV Ratings

 Are you on the hunt for a new home air filter? Do you keep wondering what all of these MERV ratings actually mean? Understanding MERV ratings is essential to choosing the right filter for your home and equipment. Choosing the right filter also means the protecting your family against airborne allergens... and you'll even get to dust less!

Why Whole Home Filtration is SO Much Better than your Honeywell Air Purifier

Do you own a portable Honeywell Air Purifier? Are you looking to buy or upgrade your air purification system? If you own a portable Honeywell air purifier, you may think it's improving your home's indoor air quality. While this may be true, there's a better and more powerful way to clean your air. Integrated home comfort system filtration is the solution. If you want to fight allergens and pollutants on a grander scale, opt for a whole home filtration system. Unclean air can lead to asthma, nasal problems, dry eyes, and more. When you're looking remove dust, pet dander, and airborne allergens from every room in your home, consider whole-house filtration systems. Since we spend a significant amount of time indoors and modern homes are often very well insulated, these pollutants can get trapped for an extended period of time without proper filtration. Here's why integrated filtration is so much better than your portable Honeywell air purifier.