Oasis Heating, A/C & Refrigeration Blog : Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

Which Is Better: Air Filters or Air Purifiers?

Monday, January 9th, 2017

If you’re asking this question, it’s almost certainly because you have concerns about the quality of the air in your house. Maybe there’s an increase in illness, or the air feels dustier and dirtier than normal. Or you may have read some of the worrying statistics about air quality in homes—most of which are true.

Whatever the reason, you’re wondering if you should have an air purifier or an air filter installed. Air filters are non-powered systems that use fiber weaves to trap unwanted particles, while air purifiers are electrically-powered devices that use ionization, ultraviolet radiation, or other methods to remove pollutants.

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UV Germicidal Lights Will Cut Down on Winter Illnesses

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Do you want to avoid getting sick during the winter? Of course you do. And there a number of ways to increase your chances of staying hale and healthy through the season. One you may not have considered is to call professionals to install a special kind of air cleaner into your HVAC system: UV germicidal lights (also known as UV air purifiers).

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How a Humidifier Improve Comfort and Health in a Home during Winter

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Our Virginia summers often get humid, which makes the heat much less pleasant. But during the winter the opposite problem frequently occurs: as the temperature drops, the moisture level in the air declines. This can lead to problems in a home with comfort and even health.

The best way to solve problems from low humidity if they happen in your home is to have a whole-house humidifier integrated into the HVAC system. A professionally installed humidifier will properly balance humidity levels so it’s neither too dry or too humid.

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Why a Whole-House Dehumidifier Is a Better Option Than a Portable One

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Proper dehumidification for a home is often vital during the humid summers here in Virginia. If the humidity is balanced between 30% and 50%, it makes a significant difference in indoor comfort: the air can feel as much as 10°F cooler, and that often means you won’t need to rely on the air conditioner. Not only will you enjoy better comfort in summer, you’ll have reduced energy bills as well.

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3 Ways to Keep Your Indoor Air Clean

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Are you frustrated by the way that your air smells? An odd smell is one of the most common indicators that your indoor air should be evaluated, but it’s not the only one. In fact, indoor air quality is not so easily assessed by the senses alone, and it may take a professional evaluation to figure out what’s exactly in your air. Let’s take a look at three ways you can keep your indoor air clean! 

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Is UV Light Installation Actually Worth It?

Monday, April 11th, 2016

You have many options when it comes to filtrating your indoor air to make your home more comfortable, and your family healthier. Each type of air filtration system has its own method of removing pollutants from your air. Air filters are beneficial, but they can only do so much, and may not be fully effective for your needs. UV germicidal lights are an excellent addition to your indoor air quality devices. But is it really worth it?

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Some of the Benefits of a UV Air Purifier

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Spring is allergy season, and a few weeks ago we wrote about the best ways to prepare for it with indoor air quality installations for your home. One of those recommendations was a UV air purifier, which uses ultraviolet radiation to eliminate a wide range of organic pollutants.

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Here Comes Allergy Season! And Here’s How to Get Ready for It

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Allergy season usually starts in early April, just as spring is getting underway. When the temperature rises above 60°F and stays that way for three to four days, plants start to release more pollen into the air. And that’s when your allergy problems will start..

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Pollutants That Might Be in Your Home’s Air… Right Now!

Monday, February 1st, 2016

One of the services that we offer to our customers is the installation of a range of air filters, air purifiers, and UV lights to clean their air of various contaminating particles. But many homeowners don’t believe such measures are necessary: after all, it’s the outdoor air that’s polluted and unhealthy, not the air that’s kept circulating through the inside of a house.

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Protecting Your Indoor Air Quality in Winter

Monday, January 4th, 2016

Virginia winters aren’t as bad as in some of other parts of the country, but you’ll still need a heater running during a good portion of the season to stay warm. But cold isn’t the only issue you’ll run into during the season: indoor air quality often declines during the winter. Spring isn’t the only period when allergy and asthma from air pollutants pose a problem.

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