How To Test Indoor Air Quality For Mold

February 11, 2021

Having good indoor air quality is vital for you, your family, and your animals. If you think you could have mold in your home’s air, a test is usually necessary for you to determine how to get rid of it. There are several ways to test the air in your home for mold. An Air Test One of the most common tests for mold is an air test. A sample is collected from your home’s air and then analyzed under a microscope. While this is one of the most common tests, the problem is

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Why Are Humidifiers Used More In Heating Than Cooling?

January 5, 2021

Even though you can’t see it, humidity is everywhere. Most people associate humidity with sweltering summer days. During summer in Cape Coral, FL, it’s common for people to plan their schedules around relative humidity readings. For one reason or another, humidity seems to slip away from your attention during winter. Humidifiers are much more relevant to winter than summer. If you want to stay comfortable this winter, make sure to incorporate humidity into your daily routine. Humidity’s Effect on How You Feel Life on Earth is supported by a near-perfect harmony of natural processes and phenomena

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How Often Should You Get Your Air Ducts Cleaned?

December 3, 2020

It’s recommended you get your air ducts professionally cleaned every three to five years. This can vary, though, depending on your individual circumstances. There are signs you need your air ducts cleaned sooner rather than later. New Home or Major Renovation If you just bought a new home or recently had a major renovation, it’s likely you need your air ducts cleaned. Construction is messy as it releases dust, dirt, debris and other particulates you don’t want your family breathing. This occurs no matter how careful the contractor is. These particulates invariably end up

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Do Air Purifiers Help Prevent Respiratory Diseases?

August 11, 2020

The air in a typical Fort Myers, FL, home is two to five times more polluted than the outdoor air. Some of those pollutants include bacteria, viruses and allergens that trigger or worsen respiratory diseases. Read on to learn how air purifiers can help clean your home’s air and lower your risk of respiratory illnesses and breathing problems. 1. Trap Germs Most air purifiers have a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter. These filters have tiny pores that are able to capture bacteria and viruses. They do not catch all of the viruses, but they do remove

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How to Remove Mold from AC Ducts

June 16, 2020

Having mold circulating in the air of your home can cause an array of health issues. Running an air conditioner can promote mold grown in your ductwork. If this mold becomes detached from the walls of a piece of ductwork, it can be carried into your house and be inhaled. The mold growing on the inside of ducts can be difficult to clean using standard methods. Here are some things you can do to reduce mold from AC ducts. Effective Ozone Shock Treatments Exposing mold to high levels of ozone is an effective way of

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How to Clean the Air in my Home to Avoid Viruses

April 16, 2020

There are several ways that viruses can be transferred between people. In a home, if someone sneezes, viruses might be in the saliva particles that they expel. If you breathe in these small particles, you can also become infected. Viruses can exist for several hours in the air, but a quality air purification system in your home can remove them so that you and your family can stay safe and healthy. Air Purification Systems Additional air purification systems in your home can add extra safety to the air that you’re breathing. You can choose to

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Carbon Monoxide’s Impact on Indoor Air Quality

March 12, 2020

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that prevents our bodies from effectively using oxygen. It is extremely toxic and can cause serious illness or death when at high levels. The only way to detect the gas is through a carbon monoxide detector. This is something all families should be concerned about in regard to indoor air quality. How Is Carbon Monoxide Introduced Into a Home? Your home’s indoor air quality can be affected by CO through multiple sources, including your: Gas-fueled heating system Wood fireplace or stove

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Why Is Indoor Air Quality Important?

January 5, 2020

Gulf Shore Cooling, Inc is the place residents of Fort Myers call when they have a problem with the temperature in their homes. Our skilled technicians can handle any heating or cooling system issues. However, we also know that there is more to your home comfort than the thermostat setting. If there is a problem with your indoor air quality, it can have a serious impact on you and your family. Common Household Impurities When the sun streams through your window, you may see bits of dust floating around in the light. This kind of dust is a mixture

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