Service King Plumbing & HVAC Blog : Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

Improve Your Heating Efficiency with Duct Sealing

Monday, December 7th, 2015

Winter is here, and most everybody is relying on their home heating systems to keep warm on a daily basis. You may or may not have already had your heating system professionally checked to be ready for the winter. However, have you also made sure to get your ducts sealed? Duct sealing is a vital part of making sure that your home heating system is in ideal condition. Read on to find out why duct sealing is necessary. (more…)

Why You Absolutely Need to Install a Carbon Monoxide Detector

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Most everyone has a smoke detector (or several) in their homes. It’s pretty easy to weigh the major benefits (safety, early fire warning, preservation of belongings) against the minor cost of purchase and installation. Far fewer people, though, have a carbon monoxide detector in their home. This is a problem, as carbon monoxide is just as much of a threat to your health and safety as fire is. Let’s examine the dangers of carbon monoxide, and why you should install a detection system. (more…)

Air Purifier Types That Can Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Monday, May 25th, 2015

The air in your home may seem clear, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it is. There are millions and millions of microscopic contaminants commonly found inside a home’s air, including dust, dander, pollen, germs, mold spores, and mites. Some of these contaminants are allergens, some of them are infectious agents, and most all of them have a negative effect on your health. If you want to improve your indoor air quality, and by extension your quality of life, you should install an air purifier in your home. Read on to find out more about air purifiers, and their benefits. (more…)

Why You Should Consider Installing a Humidifier in Your Home

Monday, April 27th, 2015

When you think of humidity, you probably don’t think of it as a good thing. Humid days always seem to be a bad thing, especially when it’s hot out. While it’s true that too much humidity can exacerbate warm temperatures and make it harder to keep cool, too little can have just as much of a negative effect. Read on to find out how low humidity can be so damaging, and what you can do to address it. (more…)

Why Insulation for the Attic Is Important

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

You may assume that your home is already well-insulated. Insulation is generally installed in a home during construction. However, it’s possible that your home has inadequate insulation or that your technician glazed over some important parts during construction. This is particularly true if you’ve ever noticed problems such as uneven heating and cooling from room to room, drafty rooms, areas that take a long time to cool, and high energy bills.

The attic is one of the most important areas to insulate as that is where much of the heat in your house tends to stay. And what may surprise many homeowners is that insulation is important for the heating season and the cooling season as well. Here are a couple of the ways attic insulation is crucial to your Schaumburg home.

Attic Insulation and Heating

Insulation creates a barrier so that heat cannot move from place to place as easily as it would otherwise. To understand the importance of attic insulation, there are two things you should know about heat. For one, heat moves naturally from a warmer area to a cooler area. So, insulation prevents heat from escaping out of your home and into the cooler outdoors in the cooler months. Furthermore, you may have heard before that heat rises naturally. When your HVAC system creates heat, it rises, and may escape through your attic without proper insulation.

Attic Insulation and Air Conditioning

Many people tend to associate the term “insulation” with heating. But insulation is important during the summer months as well. This is because the ducts that lead into your home often run through parts of the attic. As cool air makes its way through the ducts and into your home, heat in the attic may infiltrate the ducts, warming the air and taking much longer for your air conditioner to cool your home. This makes you less comfortable and costs a lot in energy spending. But with proper insulation, heat stays outdoors in the summer so that your system can cool your home quickly.

Call Service King to get insulation service in Schaumburg for new construction or retrofitted into your home.

Ways to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Monday, July 21st, 2014

You should know that the quality of the air in your home is every bit as important to your overall comfort as your ability to regulate temperatures effectively therein. If you want to boost your indoor air quality in Schaumburg, IL, you may require the assistance of an IAQ specialist. To work with one such technician, you need only call the pros at Service King. We have the indoor air quality products and services that you need to ensure that you have access to the clean, pure air that you enjoy.

One of the most common reasons that indoor air quality may suffer has to do with humidity levels. Both excessive and inadequate humidity levels may result in the degradation of your indoor air quality. Very dry air can aggravate allergy symptoms, see an increase in static shocks, and make it difficult to heat your home sufficiently. Excessively humid air, on the other hand, can lead to muggy, stuffy conditions in your home, while also promoting the growth of biological pollutants such as viruses, mold, and bacteria. A whole-house humidifier or dehumidifier can help to resolve such issues.

Airborne and biological pollutants are also very common indoor air quality problems to face, and it is necessary that you combat either of them with the right tools in order to boost your IAQ levels. Airborne pollutants can be filtered out of the air by using an air filtration system or an electronic air purifier. Biological pollutants, however, must be destroyed: they cannot simply be filtered out of the air. UV air purifiers are the perfect tool for the job. Just remember that any air filtration or air purifier equipment must be professionally installed and serviced if you want it to operate effectively.

Let Service King know if you are interested in improving your indoor air quality in Schaumburg, IL. We are more than happy to help you do so, and we are also fully qualified. No matter what issues you may be up against, you can count on us to resolve them effectively. Give us a call today to schedule your next service appointment with us.