Saddleback Plumbing Heating & Air Blog: Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

How We Can Make Your Allergy Season Less … Sneezy

Monday, April 19th, 2021

The break between winter weather and spring weather isn’t a sharp one in Southern California, at least not as sharp as in other parts of the country. But there is a change, and the warmer weather is enough to start the spring bloom in plants. Nice as the warmer temperatures are, that plant bloom brings something else with it that isn’t as nice—allergy season. 

If you have sensitive allergies or asthma problems, then spring can often be unpleasant. Spring allergies can bring sneezing, coughing, watery and itchy eyes, dry itchy skin, headaches, nausea, and asthma. Many spring allergies resemble the flu or the common cold. The source of many of these problems is tree and grass pollen, and it can be hard to get away from them, even in your house.

There are several medical ways to alleviate the problems of allergy season. But we can offer you indoor air quality solutions to lessen allergy season. You only need to call us and we can find the best way to help.

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Your HVAC Filter Is NOT a Way to Purify Your Air

Monday, September 21st, 2020

People are more concerned about indoor air quality than ever before. During the fire season, we often bring up the topic of making sure to change the air filter in your HVAC system regularly, since it can trap ash and other harmful pollutants that get into the air because of drifting smoke.

But we also want to make something clear about cleaning and purifying your air: the HVAC air filter, the same one we want you to change regularly so not to damage air quality, is not actually an indoor air quality system. It isn’t an air purifier, it isn’t an air scrubber, it isn’t designed to improve the quality of the air you and your family breathe. If you are looking for better indoor air quality, talk to us to install a dedicated air purification system and/or install an air purifier in Mission Viejo, CA.

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What Contaminants Can an Air Purifier Remove From the Air?

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

If you are concerned about the quality of the air inside your home—and many people share your concern—then one option to consider is installing an air purifier in Ladera Ranch, CA. If you don’t already have an air filtration system in place (and the filter on the air conditioner cabinet does not count), we suggest you start with that. Mechanical filters are excellent at straining out larger contaminants that circulate through a household ventilation system: dust, dander, lint. Once you have the right filters installed, you can consider an air purifier to take care of the smaller particles that often slip through the mesh of a mechanical filter.

And what are those particles? Let’s take a closer look at what an air purifier can eliminate from your home’s air.

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Beware of IAQ Problems During Wildfire Season

Monday, November 4th, 2019

dramatic-smokeWe often do a post at this time of year to caution people about the potential effects of wildfires during this season in indoor air quality in Irvine, CA. It’s different this time, because California is already in the midst of major wildfires across the state. Although Orange County isn’t dealing with a specific wildfire now, trouble with air quality will spread through large parts of the state, and more fires are always a possibility we need to be aware of.

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How to Keep Your Indoor Air Quality High During the Summer

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Keeping cool isn’t the only thing you need to worry about during the summer season. Indoor air quality plays a big part in determining your overall health and comfort all year round. During the summer, though, many people inadvertently take steps to actually reduce their indoor air quality. Let’s take a look at some of the things you can do to keep your indoor air quality high this summer.

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How You Can Cope with Allergy Season This Year

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Spring may be coming to a close, but allergy season will be around for a while yet. For some unfortunate souls, allergy season is never really over. If you’re one of those people struggling with allergies this season, read on. Let’s examine some of the best ways to cope will allergies this year.

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Why It’s a Good Idea to Install an Air Filter This Spring

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Spring has sprung, and millions of people across the country cannot see or breathe very well thanks to allergies. This time of year can be a nightmare of sneezing fits, tissues and anti-histamines, ruining the otherwise beautiful weather and flowering plants. There isn’t much that can be done about the minefield of pollen and other allergens outside, but you can certainly do something about the ones in your home. Read on to find out how an air filter can help you.

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Why You Should Install an Air Filtration System This Winter

Monday, February 1st, 2016

When it comes to indoor comfort during the winter, most people tend to focus on getting their heating systems in order. While this is certainly a good idea, it’s not the only thing that you should be doing. Indoor air quality is also a concern in winter. While indoor air quality is technically something that should always be a concern, it’s exacerbated by certain conditions and behaviors during this season. Read on to find out why indoor air quality tends to decrease in winter, and how an air filtration system can help it improve.

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Why It’s a Good Idea to Install a Humidifier in Your Home This Winter

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Your indoor air quality is affected by a lot of different factors, and affects you in turn. Your health and quality of life can be substantially impacted by poor indoor air quality, without you even realizing it. One of the biggest problems for indoor air quality in Southern California, especially during the winter, is chronically low humidity. Dry weather is more than simply uncomfortable; it can lead to you getting sick more often, as well. Read on to find out why it’s a good idea to address chronic dryness with a humidifier this winter.

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Reasons Why You Need to get Your Ducts Tested Every Year

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

We’ve posted about the importance of duct sealing on this blog before. Ducts may not seem like they need a lot of professional attention, but they can develop some serious issues if left alone for long enough. One of those serious issues is duct leaks. Duct testing serves as a way to identify any leaks in your ducts, so that they can then be sealed. Let’s take a closer look at what duct testing entails, and why you should have it done at least once a year.

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