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The Importance of Air Balancing in Grow Houses

Airtek Indoor Air Solutions collaborates with MSE Environmental Regional Manager, Erik Lundgaard to Discuss:

THE IMPORTANCE OF AIR BALANCING IN GROW HOUSES

Many residential and commercial forced air duct systems are typically not properly engineered or balanced to distribute air where it is needed; causing some rooms and/or spaces to become too hot or too cold. Airflow balancing systematically moves air around to increase comfort level for its occupants, plants, and to increase a HVAC (Heating-Ventilation-Air Conditioning) system’s efficiency.
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3 Cases Where Air Duct Cleaning is Necessary

If you are concerned about pollution and allergens, you may be considering an air duct cleaning for your HVAC system. We have put together three tips for knowing when to call a professional for this service:
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AirTek Museum Duct Cleaning Case Study

Museum Duct Cleaning Case Study

Air duct cleaning is not just about cleaning.  Ensuring that proper care is taken to protect articles in the room and surrounding areas is vital to a successful air duct-cleaning job.  Recently, Airtek Indoor Air Solutions performed an extremely sensitive duct cleaning operation at a museum, including two storage rooms where rare and antique artwork is preserved. The Airtek team had to efficiently clean the air ducts without contaminating the artwork.   Continue reading

HVAC Hygiene

The heating ventilation and air conditioning system is the lungs of any building. It helps pumps air flow in and out of the area for you to breathe. As you can imagine, it is important to keep proper HVAC hygiene in order to promote good health. Removing the ductwork of any mold, debris, or contaminants can be the difference between proper indoor air quality and health dangers. Continue reading

What is Air Duct Cleaning?

You probably have heard the term air duct cleaning and are often seeing advertisements for this service – but do you truly know what an air duct cleaning entails?

Your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system consists of many different components: supply and return ducts and registers, grilles and diffusers, heating and cooling coils, condensate drain pans, fan motors, and the air handler unit. Any one of these components can become contaminated if not properly maintained. Common contaminants include pollen, dust, pet dander, and moisture can lead to mold growth within the system. If you are looking to get your HVAC system cleaned, it is important to confirm with the air duct cleaning company that they will be cleaning all of the above listed components. If a company only cleans part of the system, risk of re contamination is present. It is also important to make sure the duct cleaning company is certified and licensed to perform such work.
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How to Avoid Duct Cleaning Scams

Have you ever heard the expressions “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!” This is a common case scenario in the air duct cleaning world. There are many companies that advertise an extremely low rate of $49.99 or $99.99 to clean up to 16 vents in a home or building. Unfortunately, these are often scams. A proper air duct cleaning requires more man power and time to effectively and completely clean all the duct work. A company advertising such low costs may be skipping sections of duct work or not producing thorough craftsmanship. Continue reading

Asthma Statistics for World Asthma Day

Today, May 2, 2017 is World Asthma Day. We thought it would be important to highlight some shocking statistics about Asthma in the United States.

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• The number of people with asthma continues to grow. One in 12 people (about 25 million, or 8% of the U.S. population) had asthma in 2009, compared with 1 in 14 (about 20 million, or 7%) in 2001.
• More than half (53%) of people with asthma had an asthma attack in 2008. More children (57%) than adults (51%) had an attack. 185 children and 3,262 adults died from asthma in 2007.
• About 1 in 10 children (10%) had asthma and 1 in 12 adults (8%) had asthma in 2009. Women were more likely than men and boys more likely than girls to have asthma. Continue reading

Building Ventilation – Not as Easy as 1, 2, 3

Modern day buildings come with an array of requirements and standards that need to be met. With new regulations and programs such as Title 24, The Well Standard, and LEED certification, designing a perfect ventilation system in a building is not as easy as it may seem. Continue reading

Planting Trees and Saving Lives

The world is finally beginning to listen to Mother Nature. Over the past couple years, people have started to realize that we need to take care of the planet in order to take care of ourselves. Along with the expanded stress of eating healthier and exercising regularly in advertisements, green building and design has also come into play. With new standards such as LEED and the Well Institute, everyone is coming together to help preserve our land instead of ignoring important environmental factors. A new study has found that simply planting trees can help improve our health. Continue reading

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