Signature HVAC Blog: Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

How an Energy Recovery Ventilator Helps Your Home in Winter

Monday, January 4th, 2021

Conditions in a house get stuffy during winter. The doors and windows must stay closed to keep heat trapped inside. The only way to enjoy any fresh air that sweeps out the stale and polluted air is to open up windows—and who wants to do that when it’s below freezing outside? 

But there’s a solution. Open doors and windows aren’t actually the only way to enjoy fresh air. We can install a device called an energy recovery ventilator (ERV) in your HVAC system that lets you enjoy fresh air all winter without the chills.

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How UV Air Purifiers Can Make Your Home Healthier

Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

People are worried about the air quality in their homes, and for good reasons. Concerns over the transmission of viruses are greater than they’ve ever been, and people are looking for ways to improve their household air quality. (Please read more regarding our special safety precautions during this time.)

One option people ask about is the installation of an air purifier in West Chester, PA. There are several types of air purifiers available; we want to focus on one in particular: the UV air purifier. This device can help defend a home against bacteria, mold, viruses, germs, and various microbes—but it must have an expert install it for it to work.

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Do I Need an Air Purifier as Well as Air Filters?

Monday, July 6th, 2020

If you have air filters installed into your home’s HVAC system, or you are currently considering it, then it means you have concerns about your household’s indoor air quality. You’re probably right to be concerned; poor indoor air quality is a problem across the country, and right now everyone is worried about indoor contaminants.

But are those air filters enough? Do you need to have an electronic air purification system installed as well?

The best way to find out is to work with our indoor air quality professionals. We can provide you with some helpful information while you’re waiting for us to arrive.

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Defeat Humidity This Summer With Our Help!

Tuesday, May 26th, 2020

It’s something everyone knows from when they’re young: when a summer day is more humid, the heat feels worse. This isn’t because high humidity makes the day hotter. When it’s 85°F outside, it remains 85°F no matter if the relative humidity is a bone-dry 10% or a sopping wet 90%. What changes is how that 85°F feels. With more moisture in the air, it becomes more difficult for the human body to release heat through the skin. Perspiration slows down because there is too much water in the air. The result is more heat is trapped inside the body, making it feel hotter. It’s as if you decided to put on a coat on a hot day!

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