Douglas Cooling & Heating Blog : Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

Battle Allergy Season With These Tips

Monday, February 28th, 2022

woman-blowing-noseThe sun is making its presence known and things are (hopefully) warming up again. You are looking forward to picnics in the park and maybe some nice afternoons on the patio talking with friends. Your problem is that your sinuses may not allow any of this to be possible.

Allergy season can be a killer of your fun times, especially if your body never gets a reprieve from the onslaught of pollen, dirt, dust, and other particles that aggravate things. We know that springtime and the large number of blooming plants it creates can be an issue for those of us with allergies. We want to help.
Use these tips to help battle your allergies this season and turn your home into a breathable safe haven again.

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How Air Purifiers Help You

Monday, November 8th, 2021

wall-ventYou want to do everything possible to keep your home comfortable, right? One thing that you need to consider to accomplish this is your indoor air quality. But what do we mean when we mentioned indoor air quality? This refers to the presence of dust, dirt, pollen, fur, and other airborne contaminants in your home’s airflow. Dusting and cleaning your home is a good way to combat this debris after it lands of course but getting it out of the air indoors is a tougher situation.

Thankfully, this isn’t a battle you have to fight alone. We don’t just help keep the temperature in your home comfortable, we can also help you get the optimal air quality you need too. We provide indoor air quality systems, and the services that support them, to help improve the indoor environment of any home in and around Jefferson County. Here is what you need to know about one of the systems that have rapidly risen in popularity: the air purification system.

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Ideas to Help Tackle Your Poor Indoor Air Quality

Monday, October 25th, 2021

You’ve been sneezing and coughing and congested quite a lot lately, and it is more than the usual issue that plagues you this time of year. A day or two of allergy symptoms have stretched well into a week-long episode and it is starting to seriously impact your ability to accomplish your daily tasks. What’s more, you’re extremely uncomfortable and about to run out of tissues.

Poor indoor air quality may be the main culprit in your respiratory troubles. The extra dust, dirt, and other debris in the air in your home may be aggravating your sinuses more than usual, despite your best efforts to keep your home clean. You don’t have to take this sitting down! We have some helpful ways that you can address your poor indoor air quality and start breathing easier again.

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Why You Should Have a Pro Check Your Insulation

Monday, April 26th, 2021

Insulation is one of the most important aspects of your house’s construction. Without proper insulation, air leaks can cause discomfort, sickness, and reduced mobility. It’s also a great way to reduce energy costs as it keeps heated air inside your home.  

DIY projects are great for smaller projects with limited consequences or impact, but something as big as your home’s insulation should be left for the professionals. Here’s why: 

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3 Ways to Curb Your Allergies this Season

Monday, March 29th, 2021

Seasonal changes affect trees and flower buds in a positive way. They bloom and flourish during this time of the year, but if you’re among the millions with seasonal allergies, it could also mean coughing, sneezing, congestion, and other unpleasant symptoms. Seasonal allergies, if left untreated, can make your life a little miserable.

Here are three ways to nip those seasonal allergies in the bud and find relief from bad symptoms.

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The Impact of an Air Filter

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

When the air outside is full of dust or there is a high pollen count in your region, is your first instant to go running outside? Probably not–all that airborne debris is likely to give you a coughing fit or, in severe cases, may lead to serious respiratory issues. Now, what if we told you that the air in your home has the potential to become this, well, dirty? Believe it or not, your indoor air quality can be quite bad. We provide solutions to this problem.

If the air in your home is too dirty to stand, or even just dirty enough to make dusting a near-futile effort, you will want to learn more about our air filtration systems in Birmingham, AL.

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Get Those Spring Allergies Under Control With Better Indoor Air Quality!

Monday, April 13th, 2020

woman-blowing-noseACHOO!!! Spring is definitely in the air, which means that there are plenty of allergens to go around! Of course, you don’t want to spend the entire spring season sneezing, wheezing, and coughing, so what do you do?

Poor indoor air quality can definitely worsen allergy symptoms, as indoor air contaminants like pollen and pet dander can easily make their way into your ventilation system. Therefore, investing in the right indoor air quality systems and services is a great way to combat common indoor allergens, relieving you of those pesky symptoms.

Below, we have listed some of our favorite ways to boost your indoor air quality and alleviate allergy symptoms. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more, and of course, remember to call us when you’re ready to invest in an air filtration system in Birmingham.

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Which Indoor Air Quality System Would Fit Your Needs Best?

Monday, May 28th, 2018

UV-lightIndoor air quality tends to suffer during the summer, as people shut themselves indoors and seal their houses to help better maintain climate control. However, just because you’re indoors running your air conditioner, doesn’t mean you need to have poor indoor air quality. There are a lot of different ways that you can go about keeping your indoor air quality high during the summer season. One of the most popular is installing an indoor air quality system.

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Improve Indoor Air Quality This Summer With an Air Purifier

Monday, May 14th, 2018

woman-blowing-noseAs we get further into summer, it’s important to make sure that your home’s air quality is as high as possible. Poor indoor air quality will not only make it harder for you to remain comfortable, but can adversely affect your health as well. There are a number of different ways to make sure that your indoor air quality improves or stays high during the summer. One of the best ways, though, is to install an air purifier. Let’s take a look at why air purifiers are important, and how different types can benefit you this summer.

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Different Air Purifiers, and the Advantages They Can Offer You

Monday, April 16th, 2018

Air FilterIf you’re at home right now, take a moment to breathe deeply and think about what’s in your air. Does it seem clear, or is it a little stuffy? Whether or not you think the air in your home is clear, you should know that the average home’s air quality is actually quite low. Microscopic airborne contaminants make quite a negative impact on the air quality of most homes, causing sickness and general discomfort throughout the year. The good news is that there is hope for your home’s air quality. Installing an indoor air purifier is a great way to improve your indoor air quality.

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