Indoor Air Quality Articles

Why Is a Home Dehumidifier Important?

April 12, 2024
Why Is a Home Dehumidifier Important? Glass door with condensation and a tree, high humidity.

Our professionals at Arctic Mechanical want to provide you with the information to create a healthy, comfortable environment for you and your family. Here is some important information about dehumidifiers and the role they play in your home’s health and comfort.

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Learn the Facts About Carbon Monoxide

June 14, 2023
Learn the Facts About Carbon Monoxide - Carbon monoxide alarm studio cutout.

We often hear from Minnesota customers who want to understand the risks of carbon monoxide (CO).

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What to Know About Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

April 10, 2023

Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is known as the silent killer for a reason—it can easily go undetected and cause illness and even death. It’s critical to learn how to prevent carbon monoxide leaks in your Spring Lake Park home—as well as what the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are in case you are exposed.

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Why Is Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Important?

July 11, 2022
Why Is Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Important?

Energy-efficient homes are more common than ever. Although they provide many benefits, including reducing overall energy usage and a smaller carbon footprint, they come with some disadvantages as well.

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Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

March 15, 2022
Indoor Air Quality

Improving the indoor air quality (IAQ) at your Blaine home or business makes sense on so many levels. Consider your health, your comfort, and your household budget. It’s hard to imagine a more important investment than improving the air you breathe!

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What Are Zone Control Systems?

September 17, 2021
Pensive woman relaxing at home

If you have a large home with multiple stories or a large household with family members who prefer different temperatures, consider installing a zone control system.

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Leaky Ducts and You

June 14, 2021
Ventilation pipes in silver insulation material hanging from the ceiling inside new building.

Diagnosing and correcting your leaky ducts is a simple process that will greatly improve the comfort and health of your home.

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The Problem With Clogged Air Filters

April 26, 2021
The young man cleaning filters in the air-conditioning split device in the recently rented apartment

Changing your air filter in your home usually needs to be done a few times a year, which helps your health and comfort.

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What You Need to Know About Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

April 8, 2021

Most people will have no symptoms at 1 to 70 parts per million (ppm). If you have someone in your house who is more susceptible, such as someone very young or old, you may see symptoms at any level.

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How to Eliminate Dust in My Home

December 31, 2020
How to Eliminate Dust in My Home

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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Why Do I Need a Humidifier?

November 13, 2020
Steam Humidifier in the Living Room

Winter is around the corner and with it comes dry air. If you struggle with this in your home, you may benefit from a humidifier.

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Air Filters vs. Air Cleaners

September 3, 2020
air filter

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 significant area of concern as a contributor to potential health problems.

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Fall Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

November 8, 2019
A cup of tea in front of a window with autumn view. Fall indoor air quality.

With fall now upon us in Coon Rapids, 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 Arctic Mechanical, we know in cooler weather people tend to spend more…

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Carbon Monoxide—Quick Facts

March 20, 2019
HVAC technician installing a new carbon monoxide detector in Mounds View

Schedule annual maintenance inspections for your appliances. Professionals check for any punctures, blockages, sediment, or disconnected lines

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