If you’re unsure about having your air ducts cleaned, read this article from NPR to learn exactly what dust is made of.
For additional information on air duct cleaning, take a look at this page from EPA.gov.
Are you in the market for a new Energy Star air conditioner? Look to EnergyStar.gov for information on Energy Star air conditioners.
Did you know that leaky windows and doors could be wasting your home’s heating and cooling energy? Visit this link to ConsumerEnergy.org to learn more.
- A dehumidifier can reduce the risk of mold growth in your home. Get the facts on mold and your health from the CDC.
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Your HVAC system makes comfortable indoor living possible year round. Find out more about maintaining your heating and cooling system, air duct cleanings, energy-efficient products, and HVAC services by exploring the following links.
At Swift Air Mechanical, Inc., we take great pride in our work. We strive to offer our customers the best products available and the most comprehensive diagnoses of HVAC problems. Call us today at (317) 364-4045 for more information about home energy audits, energy-efficient air conditioners, and HVAC maintenance.
The Energy Star rating is like a badge of honor for many manufacturers. It’s not exactly easy to get this rating, especially for major home appliances like central air conditioners. It takes ingenuity and resolve to create an energy-efficient appliance that meets the strict standards of the government’s Energy Star program. Those that do make the grade offer numerous benefits for homeowners:
Higher Energy Savings
Heating and cooling are often responsible for about half of a home’s overall energy use. Energy Star-rated appliances help curb those costs because they’re held to a higher standard in terms of energy efficiency. One example of these standards can be seen in the SEER rating, or seasonal energy efficiency ratio, of Energy Star air conditioners. Older air conditioners have an average SEER rating of around six. New Energy Star-rated models must have a rating of 13 or above, with some reaching SEER ratings above 20.
Lower Environmental Impact
The use of Energy Star appliances has made a substantial positive impact on the environment. According to EnergyStar.gov, in 2010 alone, Americans prevented the equivalent of 33 million cars’ greenhouse gas emissions from entering the atmosphere with the help of Energy Star appliances. By switching to an Energy Star-certified air conditioner, you can lower your carbon footprint with very little effort.
Certified Quality Appliances
It seems like everyone wants to jump on the “green” bandwagon these days, and it can be hard to tell if you’re buying an appliance that’s actually energy efficient. Energy Star ratings take away that uncertainty. Every Energy Star-qualified appliance has been rigorously tested by government entities to verify its energy efficiency.
To choose from a variety of energy efficient heating and cooling appliances, including those with Energy Star ratings, contact Swift Air Mechanical, Inc. We strive to offer only the best products with an emphasis on customer choice. We also offer air conditioning repair and maintenance services for all kinds of air conditioners, young and old. Call our Indianapolis office today at (317) 547-5355 for more information.
The surfaces in your house can collect pounds of dust each year. Without regular cleanings, your air ducts may be contributing to and circulating that dust. Consider a professional duct cleaning to improve your home’s air quality. Read below to learn more about the benefits of professional air duct cleanings.
Clear the Air
Duct cleaning services remove the dirt, dust, debris, and allergens in your duct system so that they don’t end up in your air. Substances like these gather and settle over time, becoming airborne when the HVAC unit starts up. The substances blown around throughout the duct system will either end up in the air or get stuck in the grills of your distribution vents. A professional duct cleaning uses powerful suction methods to remove the particles that would otherwise end up in your air.
Protect Your Health
Duct cleanings also improve your indoor air quality and reduce your chances of suffering negative health effects that are a result of poor indoor air quality. The air inside a home is often more polluted than that of the air outside, so regular cleaning practices are essential.
Improve HVAC Efficiency
All the dirt and debris inside your ducts can also end up in the various components of your heating and cooling system. This is especially true for the air filter, which may soon become overwhelmed with particles and reduce air conditioner performance and efficiency. A professional air duct cleaning also provides a chance for an HVAC specialist to spot potential trouble spots and leaks in your duct system that are causing your HVAC system to waste energy.
Swift Air Mechanical, Inc. is here to help you enjoy a cleaner, healthier home environment with professional duct cleanings. Choose us for our 16 years of experience in the Indianapolis area and our 100% customer service guarantee. We also perform air conditioner maintenance and repair services. To talk to one of our team members, call (317) 547-5355.
While your air conditioner or heater can keep your home at the perfect temperature, it cannot control the humidity in your home. Too much humidity in a home encourages mold growth, while too little might leave you with itchy skin and a dry throat. Luckily, there are solutions to control the humidity in your home:
Install a Whole-House Humidifier
A whole-house humidifier can be attached to your supply or return ducts, where it will distribute the amount of humidity you desire throughout your home. A sensor on the humidifier detects when humidity levels fall below the chosen level, and the humidifier brings in and distributes extra moisture from a nearby water line. Whole-house humidifiers are the solution for homes that constantly have overly dry air.
Consider a Dehumidifier
If excess moisture is your problem, a dehumidifier is your solution. High levels of indoor humidity can add enough excess moisture to your home environment to support mold growth. Mold is not something any homeowner wants, as the fungal spores released by mold may be a health hazard. High humidity levels also make a home less comfortable—floors may feel sticky, mildew smells may arise around the home, and allergies may become aggravated.
Ventilate Your Home
You can also better control humidity levels in your home by ventilating certain rooms that produce moisture when used, like the kitchen and the bathroom. If you have a fan in the bathroom, turn it on while you shower and make sure that it stays on for several minutes afterwards. If you don’t have a fan in the bathroom, open a window after you shower. In the kitchen, open a window or turn on the range hood fan while cooking.
At Swift Air Mechanical, Inc., we take a careful approach to helping our customers choose the perfect humidification control products for their home. We pride ourselves on our ability to satisfy customers, and back our pride with a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. Give us a call today at (317) 547-5355 for more information on humidifier, air conditioner, and heating system installations, repairs, and services in Indianapolis.
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