Bell Home Solutions Blog : Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

Keep Your Home Humidified This Winter

Monday, November 27th, 2017

whole-house-humidiferWinter brings freezing air to the Denver area, and most homeowners are rightfully focused on keeping their space warm and comfortable during the colder months. But there’s more to comfort than just reliable heat. Winter air can be exceedingly dry, and dry air can cause you all kinds of problems that you may not have even considered. A whole-house humidifier makes a fast and easy solution to the problem of dry air, and now is an ideal time to have one installed in your HVAC system.

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Types of Air Cleaners That can Help You

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Indoor air quality is a major concern throughout the year, but especially during winter. The combination of poor air flow and low humidity can exacerbate the issue of microscopic airborne contaminants. Dust, pollen, dander, viruses, bacteria, and mold spores can cause all kinds of health problems. The best way to deal with these issues is to install an air cleaner in your home. Have a look at a few of the more popular air cleaner types available.

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Consider Installing a Humidifier This Winter

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Staying warm tends to be the top priority during the winter, which is understandable. However, it should not be the only priority. Indoor air quality tend to drop during the winter, for a number of reasons. One of the factors in that drop is humidity issues. Read on to find out why you should consider installing a humidifier this winter.

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Get Your Ducts Sealed Before Winter

Monday, October 31st, 2016

We’re well into heating season at this point, and it’s only going to get colder over the next few weeks. It’s important that you take steps to get your home ready for winter, if you want to stay warm and comfortable over the next several months. One of the best ways that you can make sure your home is ready for heating season is to get your ducts sealed. Read on for some of the benefits of duct sealing.

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Make Sure Your Carbon Monoxide Detectors Get Checked

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

We’re getting pretty close to heating season, which means soon you’ll be firing up your furnace or other combustion based heating system. Part of combustion heating is the creation of carbon monoxide, a highly toxic gas that can be fatal in high concentrations. Heating systems that generate carbon monoxide are designed to dispose of it safely. However, accidents do happen. Read on to find out more about carbon monoxide detectors, and why they need to be checked on an annual basis.

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How to Keep Your Indoor Air Quality High This Summer

Monday, June 6th, 2016

As you get through the next few months of the year, keeping your home cool is probably going to be one of your top priorities. That’s all well and good, but air conditioning is not the only thing you should have on your mind during the warmest months of the year. Indoor air quality is just as important as air conditioning for maintaining your comfort, and your health. Let’s take a look at how you can keep your indoor air quality high this summer.

Install an Air Cleaner

Most people don’t know this, but the average home is full of all kinds of microscopic airborne contaminants. These contaminants can cause all kinds of health problems through prolonged exposure, from the flu to asthma. In order to address these issues, it’s a good idea to install an air cleaner in your home. Air cleaners are designed to remove airborne contaminants from your air, helping to keep you healthy.

Use a Humidifier/Dehumidifier

Humidity imbalances have just as much of an impact on indoor air quality as contaminants do. If the air in your home is too humid, it will be harder for your body to cool itself. High humidity also promotes mold growth, which can have negative health effects if inhaled. Chronically low humidity can weaken your body’s defenses against disease, and makes many parts of your home more brittle. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers can correct humidity imbalances, helping to keep both you and your home more comfortable.

Indoor air quality plays a huge role in your health and comfort all year round, not just during the summer. It’s in your best interest to make sure that your indoor air quality remains as high as possible. Consult with a professional about the best ways to make sure that your indoor air quality is good.

Bell Home Solutions offers indoor air quality services throughout Denver, CO.

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Why You May Need a Humidifier This Summer

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Summer is here, and you’re probably going to be using your air conditioner quite a bit to keep yourself cool for the next few months. With how warm days tend to get during the summer, you may think that more humidity is the absolute last thing you need. However, you may be surprised to learn that low humidity can become quite the problem during the summer. Let’s take a look at why low humidity is an issue during the summer season.

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The Importance of Maintaining Your Smoke Detectors

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

We all know how important it is to have multiple smoke detectors in your home. Location is everything for these devices as well. They need to be strategically located so that they can appropriately sense smoke. They should also be hard-wired into your electrical system so they are working constantly, plus be backed up with batteries in case your power goes out. Outfitting your home with smoke detectors is only the first step though. You can’t just put them up and then forget about them. Maintenance is vital to ensuring the safety of your family and your home.

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Air Cleaner Types to Consider Installing This Year

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

Every time you inhale, you’re exposing yourself to millions upon millions of microscopic airborne contaminants. These contaminants include, but are not limited to, dust, pollen, dander, germs, and mold spores. Inhaling large amounts of these contaminants over a long period of time can give rise to allergy attacks, flu and cold symptoms, and even serious breathing issues. If you want to protect against these contaminants, you should consider installing an air cleaner in your home this year. Let’s take a look at a few of the most popular air cleaner types.

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Consider Installing an Air Cleaner This Winter

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Every time you take a breath, you inhale millions upon millions of microscopic airborne contaminants. Some common airborne contaminants found in homes include dust, dander, pollen, viruses, bacteria and mold spores. Though they are often too widespread to do significant harm in a short amount of time, breathing these contaminants over a prolonged period makes a number of health problems far more likely. For example, allergy attacks, flu and cold symptoms, and chronic conditions like asthma all commonly occur from long-term exposure to airborne contaminants. In order to address these issues, it’s best to install an air cleaner in your home. Let’s take a look at some common air cleaner types, and how they can benefit you.

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