Justice Incorporated Blog : Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

A UV Air Purifier Means a Better AC System

Monday, November 27th, 2017

UV-air-purifier-lightAs winter season approaches, so does cold and flu season. Nobody wants to go through the holidays or any of the months after sniffling and running a fever. Unfortunately, during the holidays illnesses can run rampant around a home with so many house guests. One way to fight back against the influx of germs and viruses is to have a UV air purifier installed. These devices use ultraviolet radiation within the ventilation system to kill or render inert bacteria, mold spores, viruses, and microorganisms. They’re effective, don’t place harmful chemicals into the air, and require little maintenance. They’re simple for our professionals to install.

But there’s another reason to have a UV air purifier for your house. It can actually improve the efficiency and lifespan of your air conditioner (or heat pump). Read the details below the jump. (more…)

Duct Sealing May Be the Answer to Your AC Problems

Monday, October 30th, 2017

duct-sealing-with-caulkingAir conditioning systems here in Texas don’t often receive long breaks, even during the winter. Hot days can make a sudden return in the middle cool days, so you may have to rely on your AC at some point during the coming months. With all the wear and tear the air conditioner has undergone, it might be at the point where it starts to lose cooling power or cost too much to run. It might even be making odd rattling sounds. When any of these warnings arise, you may need to schedule a major air conditioning repair in Corpus Christi, TX.

However, sometimes the issues with your air conditioner don’t originate from the air conditioner itself. A common problem in the rest of the HVAC system that will have an effect the air conditioner is ventilation system leaks. Let’s take a look at how poor ductwork can make trouble for your air conditioner, and the ways you can stand up to leaks in the ducts. (more…)

Ways to Combat Allergy Season with Indoor Air Quality Services

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Dandelion-in-FieldThe weather is steadily warming up here in Corpus Christi, TX. We experience a short winter season, but spring has only officially started and we’re already seeing temperatures in the 80s. It won’t be long now before the serious heat of summer hits us and settles in for many months.

Your first concern during this time of year is preparing the air conditioning system for the heavy work ahead. But these early days of warmth bring in problems aside from the heat. This is allergy season, the time of year when the pollen count in the air spikes and people start to suffer from allergic reactions. Allergy problems can start as early as when the weather begins to warm up. The first warmer temperatures cause plants to pollinate, and these conditions will last until the high heat of the middle of the summer.

There are a number of ways to protect yourself from the sniffles, coughs, and headaches of allergy season with indoor air quality service from professionals: talk to our HVAC technicians today and they’ll help see that you have the best installations for your home to keep everyone healthy until the pollen count drops again in mid-summer. (more…)

The Tricky Trouble with Finding the Right Air Filters

Monday, January 9th, 2017

If you have concerns about the quality of the air circulating around your house, you aren’t alone! Homes all over the country experience trouble with their indoor air quality because there’s little chance for fresh air to flow through them. A well-insulated home helps keep the heating and air conditioning system from suffering extra strain… but it can also mean a high concentration of trapped contaminants.

Putting in special air filters in the HVAC system is one of the most cost-effective ways of improving your home’s air. But if you’re considering an air filtration system for your home in Corpus Christi, TX, or the surrounding areas, you’ll run up against the dilemma of how powerful the filtration needs to be. (more…)

Stop Winter Illnesses in Your Home with a UV Air Purifier

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Winter is often a joyful and even relaxing time of the year. But it’s also one of the prime seasons when it comes to people catching flus and colds that can make days and weeks into misery. There aren’t many ways to defend yourself from catching one of these winter illnesses aside from staying away from other people as much as you can… and you don’t want to do that!

But there is a method to make your home a healthier place over the winter—and the months after—by making it place that isn’t healthy for germs and microbes and other organic pests.

What’s this secret method? It isn’t a secret, it’s just calling us to install a UV air purifier into your HVAC system. (more…)

Is High Humidity a Danger for My Furnace?

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Coastal Texas suffers from problems with high humidity, and that’s why we recommend that homeowners here install whole-house dehumidifiers. High humidity affects comfort, but it can also lead to damage to systems within the house. Air conditioners can suffer due to high humidity in the summer. But what about furnaces in the winter? Usually, winter is a period of lower humidity, but in our part of the state, we are likely to be dealing still with high humidity issues through much the season when the furnace is running. Does humidity pose a danger to a furnace? (more…)

How Does a Whole-House Dehumidifier Work?

Monday, August 8th, 2016

We strongly recommend installing a whole-house dehumidifier to help your air conditioning system during the summer. Lowering the relative humidity in your home below 50% (but not lower than 30%) makes a significant difference on your comfort in warm weather. When the humidity is properly balanced, the air will feel 8° to 10° cooler. This not only means superior comfort, it means a reduction in how much your air conditioner will need to run during the season. (more…)

How Do I Get Started with Improving My Home’s Air Quality?

Monday, July 11th, 2016

You may have heard some disturbing rumors about the low quality of the indoor air in homes. Unfortunately, many of the rumors are true, with studies showing that the air inside a house is often much worse than that outside. The reason for this is that the insulation and heat sealing on homes—which helps them stay energy efficient during hot and cold conditions—traps indoor particles, allowing their concentration to build up. Numerous products, appliances and furnishings in your house give off airborne pollutants, such as formaldehyde, smoke, and chemicals. You often can’t do much about the sources of this air pollution, but you can take steps to remove the pollution itself. Below we’ll show you how to get started on this. (more…)

Should I Install a Dehumidifier for My Home?

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Many parts of Texas experience dry summer seasons, which helps people stay cooler but also brings with it a number of problems. Our situation in Corpus Christi is different, since we’re a coastal city. We experience an average humidity during the year of 76%, which is far above the normal comfortable humidity range of 30%–50%.

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How a UV Air Purifier Cleans Your Home’s Air

Monday, February 29th, 2016

According to the EPA, the levels of many pollutants may be 2-5 times higher indoors than outdoors. In recent years not only have pollutants increased, but we’ve added elements to our homes that have accelerated the growth of microorganisms. These elements include humidifiers, energy-efficient air conditioners, and even self-defrost refrigerators.

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