Category Archives for "Indoor Air Quality"

Why Do We Need To Regulate Humidity In The Winter?

The Indoor Air Quality Has Improved With The Humidifier Why Humidity Is Important In The WinterHere at John Cipollone Inc., we often get questions from our customers about the right level of humidity for their home.  The humidity level, which correlates to the amount of moisture in the air, affects indoor air quality. If you have too much moisture in the air, you could get mold or mildew in...

5 Tips To Improve The Air Quality In Your Home

The Ductwork Was Something We Improved How To Improve The Indoor Air Quality Of Your HomeBreathing in clean, healthy air has become so much more important in recent years. Well, it’s always been important, but in 2024 , it’s something that people think about and consider more often. Indoor air quality directly impacts our health, comfort, and even can impact the belongings and fixtures in your...

Furnace Maintenance Checklist: 3 Easy Steps For a Tune Up

Furnace Maintenance Checklist: 3 Easy Steps For a Tune UpBeing comfortable in the winter largely relies on how well your furnace works. An efficiently running furnace ensures a cozy home and energy bills that aren't going through the roof.The best way to ensure your furnace is working well is with regular maintenance. Using our comprehensive furnace maintenance checklist, you can...

How To Change An Aprilaire Air Filter

Changing An Aprilaire Air Filter Changing the air filters for your furnace and air purifying systems can be tricky sometimes- that’s why we put together a short video to show how you can do this change for yourself at home. Steps to Change the Filter Removing the old filter Remember to check the alignment of the airflow- This is Important!...

Will A Dirty Air Filter Stop A Furnace From Working? 

Will A Dirty Air Filter Stop A Furnace From Working?  If you leave your air filter in your furnace for too long, it can eventually get so dirty that the unit stops working completely. You should change your filter every month. After a while, it becomes clogged.  Of course, it takes a while before a dirty filter causes the furnace to shut off completely. And, you’ll notice plenty of warning...

Whole House Humidifier Pros And Cons In Havertown, PA

Humidity plays a significant role in your indoor air quality. If you've ever used a portable humidifier in the winter, you know how much more comfortable a little extra moisture in the air can make you. But, the benefits go much further than that — especially if you invest in a whole house humidifier for your Havertown, PA home. In...

Four Benefits Of A Whole House Humidifier In Havertown, PA

Keeping the relative humidity in your home between 40 and 60 percent is an excellent way to stay comfortable and healthy. But, in the winter, when it’s naturally less humid, that’s tough to do. A whole house humidifier can keep your home warm and cozy while also improving your indoor air quality. Wintertime brings a different moisture problem than the...

How to Protect Your Havertown, PA Home from Flu Season [2020]

How To Protect Your Havertown, PA Home from Flu Season [2020] There’s a lot to consider when it comes to this year’s flu season. Along with influenza, we’re also dealing with a pandemic and giving a lot more thought to indoor air quality in general. This all happens because it’s easier to spread diseases in the cold weather than when it’s warm outside. It’s why we worry about the flu more...

What Furnace Filter Should I Buy for My Havertown, PA Home?

What Furnace Filter Should I Buy For My Havertown, PA Home? The average home heating and cooling system in Havertown, PA, homes require standard one-inch furnace filters. The length and width depend on the model of the furnace. However, if you’re addressing respiratory problems, health concerns, or odors, you’ll want to consider other options.  In your heating and cooling system, the filter or screen traps small particles that you don’t want...

How Does Humidity Affect Home Comfort in Havertown, PA?

1 How Can I Lower The Humidity In My House? Five Easy Ways Humidity plays a significant role in home comfort. Too much in the summer and you’ll feel too hot. Too little in the winter, and you’ll suffer from dry skin and itchy eyes, maybe even nosebleeds. So, it’s important to keep your home’s relative humidity between 40 and 60 percent all the time.  What makes that difficult is that the amount...

How Does Humidity in the Home Affect Viruses?

How Does Humidity In The Home Affect Viruses? Indoor air quality is a huge issue in 2020. People stayed inside far more than usual for the first half of the year, and as the weather gets warmer, things are only becoming more uncertain. Science points to a decline in the spread of viruses during the warmer months. High humidity has a lot to do with that. But, research...

Four Tools to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality This Summer

Four Tools To Improve Your Indoor Air Quality In Havertown, PA This Summer Four Tools to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality In Havertown, PA This Summer Indoor air quality has been a growing concern for homeowners, especially in the summer. That’s when you get a combination of problems, including pollen and humidity. Today, Americans spend around 90 percent of their time indoors. And, this year, it’s probably even more as we stay home...

Do Ductless Mini Splits Dehumidify?

1 Humidity Do Ductless Mini Splits Also Dehumidify My Havertown, PA Home? Ductless mini splits are a significant investment for your Havertown, PA home. That’s especially so if you’re relying on them for heating and cooling. But, when you’re adding up the benefits, don’t leave this one out: They can also dehumidify your home. Now, if you want to get technical, all...

3 Ways To Improve Your Havertown, PA Home In 2020

Improve Your Winter Indoor Air Quality: Four Easy Tips As part of the New Year, a lot of people like to make changes, resolutions, and take steps to improve their lives in 2020. Here are a few things you can do around your home that will help keep you more comfortable this decade than any before! Add A Humidifier In the winter, the air becomes VERY DRY. The low...

Winter Indoor Air Quality Tips for Havertown, PA Pet Owners

Winter Indoor Air Quality Tips for Havertown, PA Pet Owners Improving Winter Indoor Air Quality (And Your Heater) For Pet Owners Controlling indoor air quality is already a challenge for many homeowners. Studies show that there’s more air pollution in many homes than there is outside. And, when it comes to people with pets, the problem is even worse. If you or someone you know suffers from allergies or respiratory...

Heater Air Filters: When to Change and How to Find Them

3 Heater Air Filters: When To Change And How To Find Them How to Find — And Change — Your Heater Air Filter Changing your heater air filter is a simple, but essential, step you can take to keep your HVAC system running smoothly. But, many don’t know where to find it, how to change, or when to do it. It’s just one of those things they don’t teach you in school....

Avoid Mold In Your Ductless Air Conditioner

We’ve got a video to show you. Fair warning: It’s not pretty. Someone in the office here called it, “the pimple popping video of the HVAC world.” But, if your home has a ductless mini split, it’s pretty important. What you saw was someone cleaning mold out from a ductless air conditioner. Dozens of large chunks of it, spilling out...

Should I Get A Dehumidifier For My Air Conditioning System

Should I get a dehumidifier for my AC system in Havertown, PA? All air conditioners remove moisture from the air in your home. That’s an important part of how they make the place feel cooler. However, sometimes that’s not enough to make you comfortable. You should consider getting a dehumidifier for your AC system in Havertown, PA if: Summers near...

Improving Indoor Air Quality For Asthma Sufferers

Improve Indoor Air Quality For Asthma Sufferers Improving Indoor Air Quality For Asthma Sufferers We’ve got bad news for asthma sufferers in the Delaware Valley: You’re dealing with some of the worst air pollutions on the east coast. That makes improving your indoor air quality at home especially important. According to the American Lung Association, some 47,000 people in Delaware County alone suffer from asthma. In Montgomery...

Treating Home Allergies: How To Reduce Indoor Allergens

Treating Home Allergies: How to reduce indoor allergens We’ve got bad news for seasonal allergy sufferers: That “season” is getting longer and longer. That’s thanks to the longer summers and warmer overall temperatures we’ve had the last few years. When the weather’s warm, people suffer more from home allergies when they’re indoors. In the case of seasonal sufferers, pollen is...

What Air Purifier Is Right For My Home?

1 Improve The Air In Your Home Which Air Purifier Is Right For My Home? Different people have different reasons for putting an air purifier in their home. Sometimes, they’re just to get rid of extra dust or odors. Other people need them because of allergies or asthma or even COPD. Even though everybody wants the best for their homes, the truth is that you don’t always...

Do I Need A Dehumidifier All Year In My Main Line Home?

Dehumidifier In Family Household Most homes on the Main Line only need a dehumidifier in the spring and summer. That’s the time of year when it starts getting muggy and sticky. But, if you have a damp or musty basement, a year-round solution helps keep you healthy and comfortable.  The general rule of thumb is to keep the relative humidity in your house around...

Fix Common Indoor Air Quality Problems

2 Replacing Air Filter Summer’s a time to enjoy the fresh air. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case in your home. In many cases, indoor air quality is worse than outdoors. And, since people spend approximately 90 percent of their time inside, indoor air pollution is important to consider. The air is often dirtier inside because pollutants that make their way into your home...

How Often Should I Change The Air Filter In My Air Conditioner?

Replacing Air Filter HVAC experts and manufacturers recommend you change your air conditioner filter every month while you’re using the unit. This goes for window air conditioning units as well as central ac systems. People know they need to change the air filter on their furnace or heater a few times a year. But, many don't realize that the same filter also works...