If your indoor air quality is scary, maybe it’s time to check it

October 11, 2022

If you or your family suffers from allergies, asthma or get stuffy noses and sore throats for no apparent reason, maybe it’s time you have your Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) checked. October isn’t just the month we celebrate goblins, ghosts and ghouls, it’s also National Indoor Air Quality Month. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has estimated that indoor air pollutants may be two to five times higher than those found outdoors and are among the top five environmental risks to public health. At C & C Heating & Air Conditioning, we take your indoor air quality seriously and will...

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Ways You Can Reduce the Allergens in Your Home

September 5, 2022

The average Michigan home is filled with a substantial number of allergens. Mold spores, pollen, dust mites, pet dander, and other common household allergens are a huge issue for anyone who suffers from severe allergies. They can also be especially troublesome for people with other respiratory ailments such as asthma, COPD, or chronic bronchitis. Even if you don’t have any breathing issues, all of those allergens can still cause coughing, sneezing, runny nose, and watery eyes. The good news is that numerous steps you can take will help reduce the allergens inside your home. Keep Your Windows Closed We’ll start...

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Indoor Air Quality Improvement Tips for Pet Parents

August 15, 2022

The EPA warns that poor indoor air quality is among the leading health risks for Americans. For many of us, being a pet parent is a rewarding experience, but it also comes with some downsides, such as pet dander. Animal dander directly contributes to reduced indoor air quality. It can trigger respiratory responses in otherwise healthy people, and it can intensify symptoms among people with allergies, asthma, and other respiratory conditions. Pets can also introduce odors and bacteria, and there are several strategies that pet parents can employ to mitigate those effects. Managing Dust and Dander in the Home The...

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Houseplants That Can Improve Indoor Air Quality

July 28, 2022

House plants are gorgeous and help bring a little bit of nature indoors. They can spruce up any room in your home, but do you know that they can also help you breathe easier? Yes, houseplants can help with home air quality. That’s because certain plants filter out airborne toxins that can lead to various health issues, including migraines, vertigo, eye discomfort, and more. In addition, according to the NASA Clean Air Study, some indoor plants help lower indoor air pollutants, including formaldehyde, which is excellent news for indoor plant enthusiasts. Breathing and Air Pollution The Environmental Protection Agency has...

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Which air filter is right for your system?

July 12, 2022

One of the easiest but most cost-effective ways to ensure your air conditioning unit works efficiently is to regularly change the air filter. But do you know what filter is right for your home and the unit? How do you choose the filter that will both fit your budget and keep the cool air flowing? Your Detroit cooling experts at C & C Heating & Air Conditioning can break down the differences. There are three primary factors you can use to determine the best air filter for your needs: Size, material and MERV rating. 1. Filter size: This is important...

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Spring cleaning? Don’t forget the HVAC system!

April 12, 2022

After a long season of closing our homes to protect us from the cold Detroit winter, many of us make a habit of cleaning out our stale houses in the spring. And, one of the best ways to really clean a home is to clear out our HVAC systems of the dust and dirt it’s gathered from a season of providing us with heat. A good cleaning will also help prepare your air conditioning unit to run without issue during the upcoming summer months. Homeowners should try these four tips to give their HVAC system the same deep-cleaning they give...

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Do You Need an Air Quality Test for Your Home?

March 14, 2022

Everyone wants a home that smells fresh and clean. But scientific research in recent years has revealed that there is much more to indoor air quality than pleasant or bad smells. In fact, the EPA warns that indoor air pollution is among the top health risks facing Americans. We often think of our homes as a sanctuary from the threats that lurk beyond it, but indoor pollutants are often more concentrated due to less ventilation. That often results in indoor levels of pollutants that are three to five times higher than the outdoor pollution levels. It is, therefore, imperative that...

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13 Ways to Enhance Your Indoor Air Quality This Autumn

September 15, 2021

As summer draws to a close and each day brings you closer to fall, it is an excellent time to consider your home indoor air quality once again. In Metro Detroit and the surrounding areas, people start spending less time outdoors and remain indoors where pollution can be two to five times higher. With that in mind, consider more than dozen strategies that you can use to breathe healthier air in your home. 1. Dust Often Top to Bottom Your number-one obstacle when it comes to poor indoor air quality is dust. Dust is more than just dirt. It also...

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What Are the Most Common Indoor Air Pollutants?

March 20, 2021

Most people believe that contaminants only exist in the outdoors due to industrial wastes and locomotive pollution. However, the air inside your house may not be as clean as you may want to assume. It might contain a mixture of potential contaminants. Prolonged exposure to polluted air can result in adverse health issues. Some of these pollutants are odorless and invisible, making it hard to detect them. The best way to prevent your house occupants from the effects of low indoor air quality is by knowing the sources of such contaminants so that you can eliminate them. Here are the...

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How To Improve Indoor Air Quality Naturally

February 10, 2021

When people talk of air pollution, the first things that come to mind are industrial fumes, traffic and power plants among others. Only a small percentage of people know that some of the worst pollutants are within our walls and can cause serious health problems. The air conditioner in your home, if not properly checked, can be as bad as the air pollution you read about. And with the average American spending a total of 87% of their life indoors, life can get quite messy! Air pollution in your home can be up to 10 times worse than the outdoors,...

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