At Four Seasons, we find that many homeowners understand the value of a professional duct cleaning, but most cannot indentify whether or not their home needs it at the moment. Because our air quality degrades in miniscule steps, we acclimate to the change bit by bit which makes it very difficult to assess. If we could shrink down and walk through our ductwork taking an assessment of the dust level, that’d be one thing. Instead we have to take a step back and look around our home to spot the signs of dirty ducts.
Sprays, candles, plug-ins, and artificial scents provide instant improvement in the smell of your home, but they do not address the real problem. If these chemicals compose the core of your air quality strategy, the time has come to tackle the source of your bad air. Cut down on cover ups, and purify the air in your home right now by following these strategies.
There are a total of 400,000 different types of mold in the world, and interestingly enough, only 100,000 of them have been named or accounted for. Mold is relevant all throughout the world and has been a major problem since ancient times. In more recent years, mold has become a bigger problem due to the increase in knowledge and awareness of the matter. As a home owner, becoming an expert on the different types of molds and their health hazards is highly recommended to ensure that your family stays as safe as possible.
Not all filters are made in the same manner, with the same filtration levels, or even for the same situations. However, each type of filter is a modern marvel allowing us to recycle the same air, keep our windows closed for months at a time, and prevent many of the airborne irritations from affecting our respiratory systems. Today we'll take a look at the four different kinds of filters.
Four Seasons understands that manner homeowners like to take matters into their own hands. They paint their own rooms, they install their own shelving, and they lay their own flooring. We respect that. However, there are some tasks best left to the professionals; one of which is duct cleaning.
Topics: Air Duct Cleaning
To save money in the past, many homeowners would close several vents in an effort to redirect their heat only to rooms that needed it. Today, many homeowners are still following this procedure. However, If you have a forced air furnace in your home, you may be making some costly mistakes in your efforts to cut costs.
From about now until sometime in March, the windows of our home will be shut tight, the furnace will be blasting, and we'll be huddled up inside for almost all of the day. Because homes are built air tight to protect energy efficiency, air quality can become an issue during these reclusive months. Poor indoor air can lead to effects as small as dry skin or as serious as flues and illnesses. However, there are steps we can all take to clean the air we breathe and prevent these problems from occurring in the first place.
The spring months are the best time for homeowners to have their air conditioner cleaned and maintained by a professional like Four Seasons. The temperatures are still mild, and there is ample time to get the air conditioner ready for the summer ahead. Unfortunately, spring is also the rainy season here in Chicago and rain delays often stand in between you and your clean and check. At Four Seasons, we pride ourselves on our flexible scheduling options and prompt response times, but sometimes the weather prevents us from doing our work.