Why You Should Change Your AC Filter This Allergy Season

June 29, 2021

Everyone knows it’s a good idea to change their AC filter, but this is one of the most frequently overlooked household chores. Since AC filters are not prominently invisible and don’t have an immediate effect on your AC’s performance, it is easy to forget all about them. Unfortunately, this can lead to major issues. If you want to save money and feel comfortable, it is important to remember to change your filter. Especially during allergy season, changing a filter comes with all sorts of benefits. Keep Allergens Out of Your Indoor Air Air conditioning filters play

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Benefits of Stand Alone AC Units

June 20, 2021

With more people working from home, there has been a demand for more convenient home comfort systems. Homeowners want a solution that can enhance the interior and boost their productivity. A stand-alone AC unit is the answer to hassle-free conditioning of interior temperatures. This article will outline how a stand-alone unit works and the benefits of using such a system. 1. Stand-Alone Units Are Easy to Move One of the top benefits of stand-alone air conditioners is that they are portable. Compared to a conventional window air conditioner, they are much easier to move. You can

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Why Does My Air Conditioner Smell?

May 20, 2021

If your air conditioner malfunctions, it can make the sweltering summer in New York unbearable. One of the common issues you may encounter is unusual odors. Strange smells can indicate a malfunctioning system, and it is often a sign of a hazardous issue. To keep your home safe and comfortable, you ought to understand the different smells and what they mean. Burning Smell From Dust and Debris You may notice the smell of dust when you first turn on your air conditioner after the cold season. The odor will usually go away after a while. It

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What Size Air Conditioner Do I Need for My Home?

May 10, 2021

Choosing the right AC size can be a very daunting task considering that this is a long-term investment for your home and family. In most purchasing decisions, people tend to think that the bigger item offers greater value. However, when it comes to an AC, a bigger unit isn’t always better. An oversized AC will quickly cool your house and then shut off. Since it doesn’t go through the entire cycle, heat will soon infiltrate your home once again, and the AC will kick on. The short cycles strain your AC, and it’s more likely

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What Are the Major Parts of an Air Conditioner?

April 20, 2021

Air conditioners are major appliances in our homes nowadays. With their ability to keep the indoor air at comfortable humidity and temperature, we cannot do without them, especially in extreme weather conditions. To appreciate these useful appliances, we should understand their main parts, which include. Refrigerant The refrigerant, also known as coolant, is a specialized fluid that is essential in the cooling and freezing technology. This fluid is contained in a closed-loop and works to carry heat from the indoors of the building to the outdoors. The refrigerant is able to do this efficiently because

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How Do UV Light Indoor Air Quality Products Work?

April 12, 2021

While HVAC systems keep our living spaces well ventilated at moderate temperature and humidity, they do not have the capacity to trap biological contaminants in the air. However, when UV lights are installed in the HVAC system, they can improve indoor air quality immensely. Ultraviolet Light Basics Ultraviolet light is electromagnetic radiation that exists between visible light and X-rays. It features a wavelength range of 100 to 400 nanometers and is of three types; UV-A, UV-B, and UV-C. UV-C light, which has a wavelength of 100 to 290 nanometers, is responsible

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What Are the Most Common Indoor Air Pollutants?

March 17, 2021

When talking of pollution, most people visualize large factories puffing out fumes from their chimneys. However, according to EPA, exposure to pollutants is two to five times more likely indoors. Pollutants can be harmful to the health of you and your family. In this article, we will look at some of the common indoor air pollutants and their sources. 1. Biological Pollutants and Allergens One of the primary contaminants in most households is microbes and allergens. For homes with multiple occupants and pets, the quantities of these pollutants are often higher. Pet dander and microbes are

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Is It Normal to Smell Gas Near a Furnace?

March 16, 2021

You’re in the basement of your Syracuse home to put some items in storage. On the way, you pass by your furnace and smell the unmistakable odor of natural gas. If you’re not properly prepared, this situation could be cause for panic. Fortunately, not every natural gas release is a major emergency. At Holbrook Heating & Air Conditioning, we want you to be properly prepared so that you know how to respond when you smell natural gas in your home, whether it’s a small release or a major leak. What Is Natural Gas? Natural gas is a colorless and odorless

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What Are The Different Types of Furnaces?

February 20, 2021

One thing new homeowners often don’t know about furnaces is that there’s no one-size-fits-all model. Furnaces are unique for every house in terms of size and features. Every household has its own heating requirements, so each furnace must be unique. When shopping for a furnace, you must do extensive research to come up with the most appropriate appliance for your heating needs. Some heaters come with industrial settings, while others are solely for residential needs. If you’re confused about which model will best suit your needs, then this guide introduces you to different types of furnaces

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How To Improve Indoor Air Quality Naturally

February 11, 2021

Poor indoor air quality can cause allergies and worsen health conditions, such as asthma. An inefficient HVAC or duct system can compromise the air quality in your house because it can cause an accumulation of dirt, dust, and other air pollutants due to poor ventilation. If you notice some signs of poor indoor air quality, such as musty smells, allergic symptoms, or inconsistent airflow, it is time to work on your indoor air quality. Here are some ways you can naturally improve your indoor air quality. Vacuum Away Air Pollution One of the most effective ways

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