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Spring Cleaning: Ductless Air Filters Edition

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What do you think of when "spring cleaning" comes to mind? Does it almost seem nostalgic? Maybe someone in a home, with the windows open, cheerfully dusting surfaces and humming away? Or do you have your spring cleaning routine narrowed down to an ultra-specific checklist? If so, do you remember to fit air filter cleaning into your tidying up? We recommend cleaning your ductless air filters every two weeks. But don't worry if you are unsure how it’s done. We'll go over everything you need to know to make sure your filters are clean and performing their best. The Importance...

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A Guide to UV-C Germicidal Lamps

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UV-C (Germicidal) lamp radiation is a method of disinfecting air, water, and surfaces from infection and bacteria. Viruses (including the various strands of coronavirus) have been tested to respond to UV-C radiation processes and completely disinfect surfaces from them in as little as just a few seconds.  The Ultraviolet (UV) light within the lamp gives off a light that is unable to be seen by the human eye and effectively breaks down the DNA of microorganisms, eliminating their ability to replicate and cause disease. UV-C lamp technology is: Trusted. It’s been used for over 40 years. Effective. Every virus tested...

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OEM Air Filter vs. Knockoffs: What’s a Better Choice?

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Changing the filters in your air filtration or heating and cooling systems is one of the largest components to keeping a safe and clean home or office environment. Especially in today’s world, breathing clean air shouldn’t be taken lightly. Changing your air filters on schedule is particularly significant, but 1 out of every 5 people believe it’s not important to do.  The damage that can be caused by a lack of regular filter replacement reaches beyond just dirty air, and heavily into your wallet. Your HVAC system can suffer and require costly repairs if it’s frequently trying to operate with...

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Can Your Furnace Air Filters Help Fight Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

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It’s become quite a cliche statement, but we really are experiencing “unprecedented times,” nearly ONE YEAR later. To help stop the spread of COVID-19, it’s important to take safety precautions in many aspects of our lives. These measures include your use of “central” furnace and air conditioning filters in your home and/or office. The Basics of Air Filters The filter’s primary function is to protect the operation of the equipment, not the occupants of homes or businesses! Sounds outrageous, doesn’t it? We call the typical 1-inch thick filter you’ll find at “box” stores “boulder catchers”; certainly NOT appropriate to catch...

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If my home's air filters are clean when I change them, are they really working?

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What should I do if my air filter looks clean when it's time to change it? According to Freddie Williams, an instructor of air-conditioning technology at Lanier Technical College in Oakwood, Ga., high-grade filters are the most efficient way to clean the air in your home. But what do they look like when they've done their job? When it's time to change your filter -- anywhere from 1 to 3 months after you installed a fresh one -- it should look dirty. "A build-up of dust is usually apparent," Williams said. "There should be gray, ashy-looking material on the duct...

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