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Tag: indoor air quality

Should You Go Ductless?

Wednesday, June, 5th, 2019 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

How to Know if Ductless Mini-Split HVAC is Right for You There used to be just two ways to add heating and air conditioning to your home. Either buy an unsightly, inefficient window unit or make a substantial investment in a traditional HVAC unit with ductwork. But there is now a third option — ductless mini-splits. These units involve two pieces of equipment, a wall-hanging indoor unit and a small outdoor compressor/condenser connected using a…

Should You Get Your Ducts Cleaned?

Wednesday, May, 22nd, 2019 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

The Answer is ‘Maybe’ for Your Brooklyn HVAC System Should you get your HVAC ducts cleaned? The answer might seem like a no-brainer, especially if you or a loved one suffers from allergies or asthma. Cleaner equals better, right? Not necessarily. While there are instances in which duct cleaning is the way to go, it’s not a fix for every indoor air quality problem. In some cases, it might even make matters worse. The indoor…

Is the Air Quality in Your Brooklyn Home Making You Sick?

Wednesday, February, 6th, 2019 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

Does it surprise you to hear that pollutants inside your home can be even more harmful than pollutants outside it? The EPA estimates that city dwellers, especially, spend 90 percent of their time indoors, so it makes sense to pay attention to indoor air quality. Brooklyn homes can harbor all sorts of air pollutants including dust mites, chemicals like solvents and cleaning agents, secondhand smoke, and mold and mildew. These problems can be even worse…

Improve the Air Quality in Your Brooklyn Home

Tuesday, July, 17th, 2018 at 7:04 am by Petri Plumbing

It might not occur to our Brooklyn neighbors, but the indoor air quality in their homes could be even worse than outside. Keeping the air inside your house clean is important to your quality of life. The Environmental Protection Agency advises that indoor air pollutants can cause lasting health effects: Some health effects may show up shortly after a single exposure or repeated exposures to a pollutant. These include irritation of the eyes, nose, and…

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