Scaran Blog: Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

Struggling with Your Allergies? Start with Your IAQ

Monday, June 24th, 2019

virus-cells-dark-backgroundDo you ever feel like you’re allergic to your home? Really take a moment to think about it. There are so many homeowners across the state that think the watery eyes, sniffly noses, and irritated sinuses they have when they’re at home are just a way of life. A lot of homeowners feel this way because they think that the problems they’re experiencing have to do with their personal health. In reality, the problem stems from poor indoor air quality.

We know how hard it can be to find great HVAC services in Edison, NJ. It’s why we have so much pride in the fact that we’re a NATE-certified team of technicians with over 90 years of experience in the HVAC industry—not many other companies can say that! When you want service that keeps your mind at ease make sure you contact our team.

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Man’s Best Friend, Air Quality’s Worst Enemy: How Your Pets Affect Your IAQ

Monday, December 24th, 2018

English bulldog trying to reach cookieSo many homes here in Staten Island suffer from poor indoor air quality, you might not even realize the toll it’s taking on your home comfort. You love your pets, but your furry four-legged friends are probably taking a toll on your indoor air quality. Although they mean no harm, your pets are a major source for allergens in your home. So, what should you do? You’re not going to get rid of Fido, he’s a member of the family! You can love your pets and improve your indoor air quality at the same time. If you’re concerned about your indoor air quality here in Staten Island, try installing an air purifier. If you want to learn about your options, keep reading below.

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You May Need Duct Testing to Help with Heating Problems

Monday, December 25th, 2017

inside-air-ducts“Why can’t my heating system keep up in the winter?”

We hear this question often. When something isn’t working with a home’s heater during a New York winter, it means miserable days until it’s fixed. There also isn’t a simple answer to the question, because many different troubles might lurk behind the furnace or heat pump that’s falling behind on the job. For example, a furnace that was poorly installed (a huge risk with amateur work) may be unable to output sufficient warmth. This is called an undersized heater, and the solution is to replace it.

The heater could also be suffering from a number of malfunctions, such as clogged-up burners, a congested air filter, or issues with the blower fan. Sometimes, the thermostat could be at fault. In most situations, a repair technician can restore the heater to proper operation.

There’s another possibility, which is that the heater is fine—the problem is damaged and leaking air ducts. Solving this problem requires having professionals do duct testing and sealing.

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Need Fresh Air In a Stuffy Home This Winter? Try an ERV

Monday, December 11th, 2017

heating-cooling-vent-homeAny home can stay warm through the roughest winter thanks to the power of modern heating systems. But heating a home can also make it feel stuffy. This is often a complaint people have about gas furnaces, but it can happen with boilers and heat pumps as well. The obvious solution is to open up some windows—but that lets in blasts of cold air, leading to discomfort and making the heating system work extra hard trying to overcome it.

However, we propose another solution. One that allows you to vent out the stale and stuffy air in your house and replace it with fresh air from outside, but without having to open up the house to cold drafts and driving up your energy bills. And that solution is an ERV.

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