Schaal Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Indoor Air Quality’

You May Need a Whole-House Humidifier!

Monday, January 15th, 2018

house-in-winterThis time of the year, the heater is the system that is front and center on most homeowners’ minds. It’s been a cold winter so far, and there is still plenty of it left to come. You know what there may not be plenty of in your home right now, though? Humidity! The air in the winter can get very,  very dry, and the well-sealed, heated homes of today can be even drier than the outdoors. That can cause a number of problems for you and your family, not to mention your property itself.

The best way in which to combat very dry air in your home is, without a doubt, by using a whole-house humidifier in Des Moines, IA. Doing so allows you to sufficiently humidify the air in your home without overly humidifying it, and it is also very convenient and efficient. Yes, there are portable, standalone humidifiers out there. Trust us, though: a whole-house solution to your humidity issues is definitely the way to go. Now, let’s take a look at some surprising facts about humidity.

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Why Is Insulation So Important?

Monday, March 13th, 2017

insulation-in-loftWe are in that tough time of the year when spring is desperately trying to break through, but we know that we’ve got plenty of opportunity for continuing to run our heating systems in the immediate future. A bit of cabin fever is understandable, but why not look at this as a great opportunity to resolve some issues that you may have encountered during the heating season. We aren’t specifically talking about problems with your heater, either.

One issue that you may have in your home, and one that can affect your lifestyle all year long in a variety of ways, is subpar, inadequate, or damaged insulation. If this is the case in your home, then you need to hire professionals to resolve the problem. Your insulation in Des Moines, IA is too important to take any chances with.

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Have Your Air Ducts Tested This Spring

Monday, February 27th, 2017

ducts-in-atticIf you noticed any problems with uneven heating, subpar indoor air quality, or high heating costs this winter, and you use a forced air heating system such as a furnace or a heat pump, then leaky ductwork may be to blame. If you use a radiant heating system, but are starting to think about your central AC as we move toward the end of the heating season, you may want to have your ducts tested. It doesn’t matter if you use air ducts in both heating and cooling your home, or just for one or the other. They play a major role in your home, and must be kept in outstanding working condition. That is why we offer both duct testing and duct sealing in Des Moines, IL.

Just because your air ducts are hidden away from view does not mean that you can afford to put them out of mind. Doing so only it makes it more likely that existing problems with your air ducts will get worse. Consider the following tips and information, and be sure to let the indoor air quality experts on our team address any issues with your air ducts.

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Use a Whole-House Humidifier This Winter

Monday, November 7th, 2016

During the summer season, we frequently lament high humidity levels. Humid air makes it difficult for our sweat to evaporate, which inhibits the body’s natural cooling process. The grass is always greener, as they say, and in the winter you may be wishing there is more humidity in the air. Using a whole-house humidifier in Des Moines, IA can help that wish to come to true.

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Monday, October 5th, 2015

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