Ace Hardware Home Services Blog: Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

How Humidity Affects Your Home Comfort

Monday, April 1st, 2024

There is such a thing as healthy humidity levels. It’s possible for your home to be too dry, but it’s equally possible for your home to be too humid, and you want to strike the right balance between the two. You can keep reading to learn more about the importance of humidity in Hickory and how humidity can impact your comfort in both the summer and winter seasons.

If you’re concerned that humidity levels are too high or too low inside of your home, you can give our team a call to schedule an in-home assessment. We can talk to you about your different options for balancing humidity levels.

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Why Is Balanced Humidity in a Home Important?

Monday, February 19th, 2024

When you think about humidity, you might be wondering when it’s good or when it’s bad. Humidity levels within a certain range can be healthy, but outside of that range, humidity can be detrimental. Maybe you have been wondering, why is humidity important in Statesville?

You can keep reading to learn more about healthy humidity levels, and what happens when the air in your home is either too dry or too humid. Then you can give our team a call to schedule indoor air quality services to help balance the humidity levels in your home and keep your family healthy and comfortable. 

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The Connection Between Your Home’s Humidity and Indoor Temperature

Monday, November 13th, 2023

Did you know that humidity plays a major role in how comfortable your home is? Humidity levels that are too high or too low can lead to an overall lack of comfort. However, when you find that just right level of humidity for your home, it’s like magic. 

You can keep reading to learn more about the importance of humidity and how healthy humidity levels can help your heater and your family alike. If humidity levels are off in your home, you can also learn more about solutions for having consistently balanced humidity levels.

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Benefits of the Phenomenal Aire Ventilation System

Monday, October 16th, 2023

If you’re interested in a Phenomenal Aire whole home ventilation system, you’re in the right place. This unique indoor air purifier works differently than other air purifiers that require either a high-quality filter or a UV light. A Phenomenal Aire system doesn’t have moving parts and doesn’t require any maintenance like other indoor air purifiers need.

The unit will last you for 8-10 years following installation. The way that a Phenomenal Aire system works is by releasing billions of ion particles into your home to capture and neutralize the harmful particles in the air. From allergens to germs and everything in between, Phenomenal Aire will exceed your expectations for indoor air quality. 

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3 Benefits of Whole House Dehumidifiers

Monday, October 2nd, 2023
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Having some humidity in the air is a good thing, but having too much humidity in the air can be detrimental to your home and family. The good news is, you have options when it comes to dehumidifying your home. While you may be tempted to purchase a small portable dehumidifier, we encourage you to consider a whole house option instead.

When you add a dehumidifier to a duct system, you can enjoy consistent humidity levels based on the settings you choose. You can keep reading to learn more about how a whole house dehumidifier works, and the benefits of installing one in your duct system.

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4 Things You Should Know About Your Indoor Air Quality

Monday, January 23rd, 2023

In most cases, people are concerned with keeping the temperature in the house where they want it to be. Your home comfort is more than just temperature control though. Another highly important (and highly overlooked) factor to keep tabs on is your indoor air quality (IAQ).

If you haven’t thought about your indoor air quality before, today is the day to start giving it some thought! Here’s some helpful information about your indoor air quality so you can figure out if there are areas that need improvement.

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One Way to Breathe a Little Easier At Home

Monday, May 16th, 2022

uv-lightNobody likes getting sick, right? Unfortunately, the things that make people sick are typically too small to see or feel–things like microscopic pathogens, such as bacteria, viruses and mold spores can lead to a variety of health issues, for even the healthiest individual.

Homeowners often think that staying indoors can help them avoid getting sick. But these contaminants can be indoors without you knowing it, and maintaining good indoor air quality in your household is vital to ensuring that you and everyone in your household stay safe.

You may be considering using an air-cleaning system like UV germicidal lights, also referred to as a UV air purifier. These systems are highly effective in eliminating these potentially harmful pathogens from your indoor air, making your living space safer for you to breathe. If you’re on the fence about getting one of these for yourself, we can help you make up your mind! Read on.

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How a Whole-House Dehumidifier Can Positively Impact Your Home

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

woman-looking-comfortableDid you know that your air conditioner is a natural dehumidifier? This means during the warmer, more humid months, your air conditioner can dry out the air–a little tiny bit. The thing is, unfortunately, air conditioners are not designed for this purpose, and actually need a lot of help when the air inside your home gets too much moisture. This is where a professional whole-home dehumidifier installation comes in. Not only will it help your comfort, but it can help keep your household healthy, your property healthy, and keep your air conditioner performing as efficiently as possible.

Whether you want to rid your home of mold and mildew growth that happens when temperatures climb during our muggy summers, or you want to reduce odors and help family members who might suffer from allergies or asthma, dehumidification is the answer. Read on to learn more!

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Is Your Indoor Air as Clean as You Think?

Monday, June 29th, 2020

woman-holding-sign-asking-how-is-the-air-quality-in-your-homeWhat many homeowners in our area don’t realize is that, without the right indoor air quality solutions in place, your indoor air can actually be worse than that of outdoors. That is, it can be unhealthy to breathe. This is particularly true if you have a home that was built in the last few decades. Modern construction has allowed for highly energy-efficient spaces that help your air conditioner and heating systems work as effectively as possible but, unfortunately, leave no opportunities for indoor air to escape out, and

This is great news for your energy bills, but you could very well be sacrificing healthy indoor air to get there. Especially if you or a family member has allergies or asthma. Things like dust, dirt, pollen, pet dander and other allergens can get trapped inside with you and make even the healthiest person suffer.

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Consider a Dehumidifier This Summer!

Monday, May 4th, 2020

We’ve all heard the saying — “It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity!” And truly the humidity can make things pretty bad. See, summers around here can get awfully muggy, sticky, and sweaty, making for some pretty uncomfortable conditions. Fortunately, though, there is something we can do about it. That’s right: we’re talking about dehumidifiers!

There are plenty of reasons to consider installing a whole-house dehumidifier in your home, and below, we have outlined some of them for you. All you need to do is keep reading to find out more, and of course, remember to call our team when you need Statesville HVAC services.

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