Indoor Air Quality Articles

The Basics of Winter Indoor Air Quality

December 16, 2021
Winter landscape seen through the window, and green plant on a windowsill.

Cold weather can play a havoc on your home. We recommend taking precautions to avoid these issues associated with winter indoor air quality.

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Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

June 15, 2021
electric fan in the room

Improve your indoor air quality at your home or business to help better your health, your comfort, and your household budget.

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What Accessories Can Help With My Indoor Air Quality?

April 9, 2021
Indoor Air Quality

Our Scott Brothers Heating & Air team wants to give you a comprehensive list of the different indoor air quality accessories available today. Investing in one or more of these technologies and tools will help you and your family breathe a little easier.

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What Are Zone Control Systems?

February 28, 2021
What Are Zone Control Systems? Portrait of a pensive woman relaxing sitting on a sofa in the living room in a house interior in winter

At Scott Brothers Heating & Air, we always look for ways to improve the comfort, health, and safety of homes and businesses in Boone and surrounding areas. Your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is a significant purchase—a big part of our job is to help ensure you get the maximum value from this investment.

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How to Eliminate Dust in My Home

December 31, 2020
How to Eliminate Dust in My Home, Close-up of dust on woman finger taken from wooden table

It’s rampant everywhere around the country and has become the subject of a lighthearted, frequently repeated myth at both the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). Officials at these agencies understand farming does not occur without creating dust. So the EPA and USDA “have never proposed tightening rules on farm dust. And they have told Congress and the American people that they won’t propose stricter standards.”

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What Accessories Can Help With My Indoor Air Quality?

May 28, 2020
Humidifier spreading steam into the living room

In modern society, average adults spend nearly all their time indoors at work or at home. In fact the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports this amount of time reaches upwards of 90 percent for most people. That puts the importance of good indoor air quality at a whole new level. Our Scott Brothers Heating & Air team…

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Air Filters vs. Air Cleaners

April 10, 2020
dehumidifier indoor air quality

Our highly climate-controlled indoor environments can often be extremely comfortable in our modern world. Combine that with the fact so many of our daily needs are easily met without needing to go outside, and you find a society that spends nearly all its time indoors. As a result, poor indoor air quality has become a…

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Why Is a Home Dehumidifier Important?

March 26, 2020
Dehumidifier

Although most Boone homeowners understand the importance of having a working heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system to provide heating and cooling throughout the year, some people don’t realize the equally important factor of controlling a home’s humidity levels as well. Our professionals at Scott Brothers Heating & Air want to provide you with the information…

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How Can Your HVAC Equipment Help Protect Against Coronavirus?

March 16, 2020
Couple reading their ipad.

The spread of coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) has all of us greatly concerned in North Carolina. At Scott Brothers Heating & Air, our top priority is the health and safety of you and your loved ones. We take great pride in selling indoor air quality products to Boone homes and businesses that are energy efficient,…

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What Does Indoor Air Quality Have to Do With Allergies?

March 5, 2020
Woman Blowing Nose

Did you know the average American spends nearly 90 percent of life indoors? That’s why it is increasingly important to ensure indoor air quality (IAQ) is clean and healthy. If your Boone home is facing air-quality issues, you may be suffering anything from minor discomfort to significant allergy or health problems. Our team at Scott Brothers…

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What You Need to Know About Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

January 11, 2020
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We know how serious carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is. Our Scott Brothers Heating & Air professionals provide maintenance and service on all possible carbon-monoxide-producing appliances, as well as carbon monoxide detectors for your Fleetwood home and office.  What Is Carbon Monoxide? Carbon monoxide is a poisonous, odorless, and tasteless gas. It’s formed by the incomplete combustion of…

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Why You Need Whole-House Humidity Control

December 23, 2019
Condensation on a wine glass in North Carolina.|Humidifier|Whole-House Humidity

Everyone knows temperature plays an important role in comfort. When the weather gets chilly, you automatically adjust your furnace or heating system. And the air conditioner tends to be center stage in the heat of the summer. However, it’s important to realize humidity levels play just as much of a leading role in your North…

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Fall Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

September 23, 2019
Maple leaves in autumn. Fall indoor air quality.

With fall now upon us in Jefferson, cooler temperatures are here to stay. This transition from one season to another most definitely affects your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ). And your indoor air quality directly affects your comfort in your home. At Scott Brothers Heating & Air, we know in cooler weather people tend to…

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Leaky Ducts and You

September 13, 2019
Ventilation pipes in silver insulation material hanging from the ceiling inside new building. Leaky ducts and you.

Though it’s a hidden element in your home, ductwork is crucial to your home comfort. It’s the system by which warm or cool air circulates throughout your home. And all your conditioned air, whether it’s warmed or cooled, has to travel through these ducts. As such, it’s essential to have a well-maintained duct system in…

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The Benefits of Humidifiers

September 25, 2018
humidifier

A humidifier is a device that emits water vapor to increase the humidity in your home. A humidifier battles the symptoms associated with cold weather. Cold weather can wreak havoc on your respiratory system but it can also damage your wooden furniture or musical instruments. A humidifier combats all of these things by reintroducing the…

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About Indoor Air Quality

April 26, 2018
Green room interior with grass floor and sky walls clouds. Indoor Air Quality in Jefferson

People spend 90% of their time indoors and indoor air can be 2 to 5 times more polluted than outside air. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has indoor air quality ranked as one of the top 5 environmental dangers. It is linked to severe asthma and allergy development in children and to heart problems and…

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Clogged Air Filters

April 19, 2018
dirty air conditioner filter hand pick up

Air filters are used to keep the air in your home or office clean, and to keep your furnace or air conditioner clean. Dirt from the air can clog your air filter and cause your appliances to work double time to get air through your home. This extra effort can cause some serious problems, including…

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Why Do I Need a Humidifier in the Fall?

January 1, 1970

In many places, evidence of fall’s presence is obvious by way of beautiful fall colors. But many only experience fall with its subtlety through lower humidity levels.   No matter which way you experience it, one thing is evident in them all––fall brings drier air. The cooler air simply can’t hold as much moisture as…

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