Air Quality

29 08, 2017

Air Pollution

Air Quality|

The Lowdown on Indoor & Outdoor  Air Pollution in Phoenix, AZ Phoenix, AZ has recently been ranked by the American Lung Association as one of the most polluted cities in the US. This means that residents are at an increased risk for serious health problems, including asthma attacks, cardiovascular consequence and even premature [...]

30 05, 2013

Are Pleated Filters for You?

Air Quality, Consumer Alerts|

If you live in Phoenix, you will often find the air outside your home to be beautiful and clear. The air inside the home on the other hand, can have potential allergens, pet dander, and pollen, along with, mold spores, viruses and bacteria, all of which are made up of particulates, that can be hazardous [...]

15 12, 2012

Sometimes You Just Need to Vent

Air Quality, Consumer Information, How-to's|

Since the attic is not a part of the home normally inhabited, it can easily be ignored.  Many homeowners may not appreciate the need for proper ventilation of the attic.  Solar heat on the roof can cause the space to become very hot.  Without proper insulation and ventilation, the heat is often transferred through the [...]

27 07, 2012

Two Stage Compressor Improves Home Comfort

Air Quality, Consumer Information, Saving Energy, Saving Money|

Air conditioning systems that are used today can provide homeowners with a large selection of features to improve energy efficiency along with home comfort.  New improvements include everything from check filter lights to thermal expansion valves.  However, one innovation many find to be useful is the dual stage compressor. Use of the traditional compressor, which [...]

3 04, 2012

Indoor Air Pollution: It Really Exists

Air Quality, Consumer Information|

Most homeowners never think about indoor air pollution, but it’s a common occurrence in your home. Dust particles, smoke, chemicals in carpeting, asbestos, formaldehyde, pesticides – there are many ways that the air inside your home becomes a potential risk to the health of your family. Although you may not realize it, the air inside many [...]

1 03, 2012

MERV and Your HVAC Air Filter

Air Quality, Consumer Information|

Let’s discuss how MERV, not Merv Griffin the talk show host from years past, but, MERV. The  Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value, and how it is used when measuring air filter effectiveness.  The MERV rating reveals how well your system’s air filter traps air particles and pollutants in your home air. The MERV ranges from 1 [...]

1 03, 2012

Ductless Mini-Split Heat-Pump Systems

Air Quality, Heat Pumps|

If you’ve never heard of ductless mini-split heat-pump systems, you’re not alone. New to the U.S. market, these systems provide a way to heat and cool spaces without ductwork. The systems have outdoor compressors, like other heat pumps. But instead of a central air handler inside that sends conditioned air through your home’s ductwork, the [...]

23 01, 2012

UV Lights and Mold: What You Need to Know

Air Quality, Consumer Information|

The Problem Mold in the home has become a major public health issue and the leading culprit when it comes to poor indoor air quality.  Mold growth is accelerated in dark spaces with poor air circulation and ventilation. Forced-air HVAC systems or poorly working systems are susceptible to mold growth.  Old ductwork can help spread [...]

14 11, 2011

Common Threats to Indoor Air Quality

Air Quality|

Did you know that our indoor environments can have up to 10 times more pollutants than outdoors?  Knowing what you’re up against is the first step to improving your indoor air quality. Below, are the three most common contaminants and their remedies. Biological Contaminants -Microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, dust mites and mold can grow [...]

18 09, 2011

Top-Ten Tips for Controlling Allergies in Your Home

Air Quality, Consumer Information|

Maintaining a healthy home goes beyond managing the temperature inside—especially if you suffer from allergies or respiratory illnesses. Controlling allergies in your home is directly related to the air you breathe. At Hobaica Services, we believe that maintaining your home’s indoor air quality is the best place to start in the war against allergies. Here [...]

25 06, 2011

Indoor Air Quality and Your Family’s Health

Air Quality, Consumer Information|

Indoor air quality is not something we think about on a daily basis - but maybe we should.  The air quality in your home is vital to maintaining good health for your family.  According to the World Health Organization, indoor pollutants cause asthma, allergies and respiratory diseases. Common indoor pollutants include: Dust mites Pet dander [...]

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