Indoor Air Quality Articles

The Basics of Winter Indoor Air Quality

February 8, 2021
Winter landscape seen through the window, and green plant

In the winter, being snug as a bug in a rug in your home can be cozy, but it can also play havoc with your indoor air quality (IAQ) here in New Jersey, creating some significant health problems. At 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, we recommend taking precautions to avoid the common issues associated with winter indoor air quality.

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Video – Keep Clean Air During Your Time at Home

July 20, 2020
indoor air quality.

Even before the outbreak, adults on average spent 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.  Add it all up, and you just can’t stress enough the importance of good indoor air quality. 

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What Indoor Air Quality Accessories Can Help Keep Me Healthy?

June 8, 2020
dog breathing clean indoor air.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the novel coronavirus disease 2019—also known as COVID-19—can cause mild to severe respiratory illness when an individual is exposed to the virus. Even before the outbreak, adults on average spent nearly all their time indoors at work or at home. In fact, the US Environmental…

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Why You Need Whole-House Humidity Control

April 17, 2020
Woman Enjoying Her Living Room

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 New…

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Why Is Indoor Air Quality Important?

March 30, 2020
Living Room

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.  What Disadvantages? The most significant disadvantage is poor indoor air quality. Tightly sealed Howell area homes prevent heated and cooled air from escaping as easily, but…

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How Can Your HVAC Equipment Help Protect Against Coronavirus?

March 16, 2020
family inside with dog.

The 1st Choice team is following all recommended protocol and caution to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Our staff will be wearing gloves, covering shoes and washing frequently throughout any visit to your home. We will wipe down anything we touch, including door handles and thermostats. Additionally if you or your family is…

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Video – Does Indoor Air Quality Affect My Pet?

February 27, 2020
pets and iaq.

Protect your pets from indoor air pollution by changing your air filters regularly. 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning https://1stchoiceaircomfort.com/ 732-378-9189

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How to Eliminate Dust in My Home

March 4, 2019
dust in home.

With indoor air quality typically being dirtier than your outdoor air, you need to take measures to reduce factors contributing to the indoor pollution––both for your health and your home’s. Keep in mind, completely eliminating or eradicating dust from your home is an impossible task. By its mere definition above, you can understand why it will always exist in your home.

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Video – Facts About Humidity – 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning

November 16, 2018

Keep your home cool by learning about what causes humidity and the effects of it in your New Jersey home.

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Whole Home Humidifiers

September 21, 2018

There are many reasons you may or may not want a humidifier in your home. A whole home humidifier increases the comfort level in your home and it can decrease your annual energy cost. The humidity level in your home actually causes you to use more or less heat. Having air that is humidified to…

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Do Air Conditioners Kill Mold?

July 31, 2018

Your air conditioners can do several things––keep your home’s indoor air cooler than outdoor temperatures, help to keep indoor airborne allergens at bay, and help to your home’s humidity low. But one thing it cannot do is kill mold. It can help prevent mold, but once it exists, your air conditioner cannot kill it. If…

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Video: Replace Your Air Filter

May 15, 2018

Change your Howell HVAC filters regularly, as recommended which is usually at least every three months. A good HEPA filter will catch the particles before they reach your lungs. There’s so much floating in the air our eyes can’t see and changing your filter as recommended makes all the difference.

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Ductless Mini-Splits Improve Indoor Air Quality and Control Humidity

February 23, 2018

Indoor air quality (IAQ) is more than ten times (and, in some instances, more than 100 times) more polluted than the air outside, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. These pollutants contribute to many diseases as well as respiratory conditions like asthma and allergies. Installing a ductless mini-split, in your New Jersey home has…

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Confused on How to Set Your Programmable Thermostat?

January 10, 2018

With all the options available for setting your programmable thermostat, it’s easy to get confused. Of course, this defeats the purpose of a programmable thermostat––it’s designed to for you to “set it and forget it,” making your life easier. It’s worth taking the minute or two it takes to read this to clear up anything…

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Making Waves with Our New Maintenance Plans

October 14, 2016

Enjoy Year-Round Comfort with Routine Tune-Ups Summer storms might be through for the year, but there’s another fear on the horizon for Jersey Shore homeowners: hurricanes. In a matter of days, an approaching storm can go from mild to monstrous. As you check your phone for the latest hurricane updates, there’s something else to consider:…

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