Improving Indoor Air Quality For Asthma Sufferers

May 5, 2024

Indoor air quality issues can negatively affect asthma sufferers, but many people in Greater Metro Detroit have turned to for help. As an HVAC contracting team, we have seen plenty of cases where improvements to customers’ systems have relieved their asthma symptoms. Here is a look at how indoor air quality concerns can drive asthma issues and how HVAC services frequently reduce those problems. Indoor Air Quality Factors That Affect Asthma Several indoor air quality factors can drive asthmatic responses. The most obvious is airborne irritants that float into a person’s breathing passages and get asthma attacks going. In many...

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Indoor Air Quality and Allergies: What You Need to Know

February 4, 2024

If you want to win the fight against allergies, you need to know how various indoor contaminants enter your house. You also need to know the best ways to reduce your exposure to indoor pollution and how to improve the overall air quality. Scheduling regular HVAC maintenance is a key part of keeping allergens at bay. 1. Dust Mites One of the most common causes of indoor allergies is dust mites, which are tiny bugs that thrive in warm and humid conditions. Their excrement and other body parts are typical components of indoor dust that can cause allergic responses, asthma...

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UV Lights and Indoor Air Quality: Understanding the Science

January 18, 2024

If you’re searching for an effective solution for improving your home’s air quality, installing HVAC UV lights is a good choice. Although some UV light units can be somewhat expensive, installing one in your home will provide major benefits and help keep your family healthy. Read on to learn about how UV lights work, how they can improve indoor air quality and the other benefits they can provide. What Effect Do UV Lights Have on Indoor Air Quality? Germicidal UV lights can be installed inside any existing HVAC system, and they work to prevent the system from circulating bacteria, viruses...

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Don’t Let Mold Ruin your Home’s Air Quality

September 12, 2023

Exposure to mold in your home can result in more than an unpleasant odor or an aversion to its presence. It could cause health problems for you or your family. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has deemed September as National Mold Awareness Month, and there’s no time like the present to address this serious health risk. At C & C Heating & Air Conditioning, our ductwork experts have some tips to help you determine if mold may be present in your air ducts and some advice on what to do if it is. If you notice the following, there is...

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10 Easy Ways You Can Improve Indoor Air Quality

July 20, 2023

It can be surprising to learn how many toxins may be present in what appears to be healthy and clean indoor air. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) even states that indoor air quality may be worse than the air outside. Many cleaning products contribute to the pollution of the air inside your home. Breathing in unhealthy air can lead to respiratory illnesses such as asthma and lung cancer. In addition, it can aggravate allergic reaction symptoms and skin problems. The following are ways you can improve indoor air quality, thus protecting your health and that of your family. 1. Change...

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Ways to Better Manage Your Home’s Humidity Level

July 1, 2023

Both high and low indoor humidity can be a major problem. When the relative humidity in your home is too high, condensation can start to form on your walls, ceilings, and inside your ductwork, leading to a potential for both water damage and mold growth. When the humidity level is too low, the dry air can potentially lead to wood and leather furnishings starting to crack or warp. Dry air can also make it feel more difficult to breathe and worsen any breathing issues or respiratory problems. The good news is that managing your home’s moisture level and preventing high...

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Does My Home Need an Air Quality Test?

June 1, 2023

Indoor air quality refers to the quality of the air we breathe in closed spaces. It encompasses the pollutants, toxins, and contaminants affecting our respiratory health and well-being. Air particulates and chemical fumes make indoor air unsafe to inhale. Air Quality Test Conducting air quality tests ensures the safety and health of a building’s occupants. Air quality tests measure the concentration of pollutants in the air. Professionals can run these tests at different times during the day or over multiple days to get an accurate picture of the air quality in a space. If the test results indicate a problem,...

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Five Reasons Why Having Your Air Conditioner Tuned Up is Essential

April 11, 2023

If there was an affordable way to save money, breathe cleaner air and enjoy increased comfort in your home, would you invest in it? That’s just a short list of the benefits of having your home’s air conditioning tuned up before the summer season of increased heat starts. Your home’s cooling system will work hard this summer to keep your home cool, so treating it to some yearly maintenance is a small price to pay for an excellent return on investment. And, while some manufacturers require tune-ups to maintain the warranty, it’s generally just a good idea and here are...

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This Valentine’s Day, love the air you breathe with these IAQ tips

February 8, 2023

It’s no secret that winters in Detroit are cold and most homeowners lock their houses up tight to keep out the frigid winter air. But that can lead to stale, mildewy air that can cause a number of respiratory ailments. These include asthma attacks, allergies and difficulty breathing. Your Detroit-area heating experts at C & C Heating & Air Conditioning want you and your family to stay warm and improve your Indoor Air Quality (IAQ). Here are some tips to help you do both: 1. Change your heating system’s air filter Regularly changing your heating system’s filter not only keeps...

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Questions To Ask Before Hiring a Duct Cleaner

December 1, 2022

What Should I Ask Before Hiring a Duct Cleaning Service? Cleaning and maintaining your air duct system is essential to ensuring your home environment is safe and healthy. Most homeowners want their HVAC systems to be energy efficient, and a clean ductwork system is one way to ensure both efficiency and indoor air quality. Regular ductwork cleaning removes dust, debris, and allergens from your HVAC system, preventing these toxins from circulating throughout your home. How often you clean your ductwork depends largely on your situation. Are there pets in the home? Does anyone smoke? Are there some family members with...

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