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Preventive Maintenance Agreements, Residential HVAC

IAQ and Mold in NYC Buildings: Are Kids at Risk?

IAQ Mold

In houses, apartments, schools, and daycare facilities across the five boroughs, there may be a hidden threat to the city’s more than 1.7 million children: IAQ and mold.

Nationally and at the state and local levels, exposure to dampness and mold in buildings has been recognized as a public health problem.

In this article, we’ll reveal the link between IAQ and mold. We’ll also look at the dangers associated with mold as well as management and prevention strategies for mold problems. And finally, we’ll share some effective strategies for managing mold and improving IAQ.

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Preventive Maintenance Agreements

Is HVAC Maintenance Really Worth It? Before & After Photos Tell All

HVAC maintenance

We understand why people sometimes question the value of HVAC maintenance. When you’re paying for a service that prevents problems, like HVAC maintenance, you may wonder what would happen if you skipped it.

After all, the equipment is tucked away somewhere out of sight, doing its thing to keep your space comfortable. Somebody comes in twice a year or more to maintain it, and you may not notice a difference. So what are you getting for your money?

Part of the reason people wonder about the value of HVAC maintenance is they don’t get the opportunity to see the state of their HVAC equipment before and after the service visit. So they have no idea what the technician did and how regular service keeps the system running smoothly and prevents problems.

So, today we’re going to share some evidence, in the form of before-and-after photos, that will help you understand the value of HVAC maintenance.

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Commercial Air Conditioning, Commercial HVAC, Preventive Maintenance Agreements, Residential HVAC

HVAC System Cleaning: Banish These 5 Nasty Things From Your AC

Visible dirt on register prior to HVAC system cleaning

Your heating and air conditioning systems process the air you breathe every day. Over time, dirt, pollution, and illness-causing bacteria and virus particles can accumulate in filters, ducts, and other equipment components.

Since your HVAC system is hidden out of sight, it may get neglected when it comes to cleaning. However, it’s important to realize that the nasty things lurking in your HVAC system can contribute to health problems. That’s just one reason why HVAC system cleaning is so important.

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Commercial HVAC

Prevent Airborne Illness: Maintain Your Commercial HVAC Systems

coworkers taking precautions against airborne viruses

When seasonal colds and flu spread through your workplace, the lost productivity is costing your business. For a company with 25 employees, the cost can be as high as $33,000 per year in lost productivity, sick days and temporary help expenses. (To figure out how much your company is losing, use the absenteeism calculator at

The costs of spreading COVID-19 in your workplace could be considerably higher.

Airborne viruses can spread more easily in buildings with poor ventilation and poorly maintained HVAC systems. In this article, we’ll review strategies for preventing airborne illness.

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Commercial HVAC, Residential HVAC

The Inside Scoop on the Central Air Humidifier

central air humidifier

After the oppressive summer humidity evaporates, we seem to jump right to heating season and the opposite problem: super dry air. Due to COVID-19, dry indoor air is a much bigger concern than usual, since the virus thrives in low humidity conditions. Installing a central air humidifier can be a helpful solution.

In this article, we’ll explore what a central air humidifier does, and help you find a central humidifier system that will best suit your needs.

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Company News, COVID and Indoor Air Quality, Preventive Maintenance Agreements

Scheduling AC Maintenance & Start Up as Buildings Return to “Normal”

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Last Updated on October 7, 2020

AC maintenance and seasonal start up

To our valued customers:

First and foremost, we hope you are safe, healthy, and navigating these unprecedented times with a sense of hope and optimism.

We would like to share some important information about startup and maintenance of your HVACR systems as you reopen your business and increase occupancy.

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Commercial Air Conditioning, Commercial HVAC, COVID and Indoor Air Quality, Residential HVAC

Is Too Much Humidity Hurting Your Health?

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Last Updated on October 7, 2020

visible signs of too much humidity on an exterior door

You may have read recent research that suggests raising indoor humidity levels may help to deactivate coronavirus particles. During the winter months when our spaces are closed up and heated, humidity levels can drop to extremely low levels (as low as 20 percent).

Unfortunately, the COVID-19 virus has been shown to thrive and remain viable for longer periods in these low-humidity conditions. (Controlling humidity is just one way HVAC can help in the fight to prevent COVID. Get our guide to HVAC Strategies for COVID to learn more.)

guide to HVAC strategies for COVID

However, too much indoor humidity can also cause health problems. For example, viruses are known to spread more easily in humidity levels higher than 60 percent. So what is considered high humidity and what are safe indoor humidity levels?

And most importantly, how do indoor humidity levels affect your body and your health?

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COVID and Indoor Air Quality, Preventive Maintenance Agreements

5 Reasons to Change HVAC Filters More Often

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Last Updated on October 7, 2020

Man showing how to change HVAC filters

If your home or business has a furnace and an air conditioning system, these systems have air filters designed to protect the equipment from dust and debris. When these HVAC filters get clogged, system performance is compromised and your indoor air quality suffers as well.

Let’s take a look at exactly why you need to change HVAC filters regularly, how often to change them, and how to do so.

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