Max Sr. & Paul Schoenwalder Plumbing Heating Air Conditioning Blog : Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

How to Improve the Air You Breathe Indoors

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

woman-leaning-back-on-couch-looking-comfortableIt would be really easy for us to say, “just buy an air purifier!” and call it a day. However, you deserve more of an explanation than this, and also that’s not super helpful. The thing is, there are a number of factors that can impact the quality of your indoor air, and there are a number of products that can help improve the air you breathe indoors.

Indoor air quality is a bigger deal than most people realize, no matter what time of the year it is. In fact, your indoor air quality can be worse than the quality of the air outdoors, without the right products in place, And today, we’re going to talk about one product in particular. A UV air purifier!

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How Do Hospitals Combat the Spread of Germs?

Monday, November 2nd, 2020

woman-coughing-in-bedHow do hospitals combat the spread of germs? The same way we help homeowners to! With high intensity UVC (Ultraviolet Light).

But wait, isn’t ultraviolet radiation dangerous?

No, not in the application we are referring to. We’re talking about UV lights, also known as UV germicidal lights or a UV air purifier. These systems are used to combat bacteria and viruses that can be lurking in your home’s ductwork.

There is a lot of information out there about the use of UV lights in combatting the transmission of diseases, many of that information being provided by indoor air quality manufacturers. We consider it our duty to ensure that you are getting the best information from trustworthy sources, such as the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) and HealthChem Inc.

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How Humidifiers Help During the Winter

Monday, October 21st, 2019

couple-relaxing-on-sofaWinters here in New Jersey can get quite chilly, and also quite dry.

When you think of “humidity” you probably think of hot summers made even hotter by the excess moisture in the air. However, humidity is actually something we want more of when winter hits. Balancing the humidity levels in your home can help you in a number of ways.

You know the dry hair, skin, nails, and frequent colds you contend with each winter? This can be alleviated with one simple purchase. We’re talking about professionally installed humidifiers in Union, NJ. If you’re thinking about such a purchase or want to learn more, read on!

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Indoor Air Quality: How UV Rays Are Actually Good for You

Monday, August 27th, 2018

UV light on blue backgroundYou might be scratching your head on this one. “What? UV rays are GOOD for me? What about sunburns—skin cancer risks?” You’d be right, but that’s not the level of UV light we’re talking about here. This is more of what you know as a “black light”—seen at many concert and amusement parks after dusk.

We aren’t talking about that level of UV light, but rather the UV rays that help eliminate mold, mildew, and other microorganisms from the inside of your ductwork so that you can breathe and live more healthfully in your home. With fall and winter well on their way, this is the perfect time of year to think about just this, and take the proper steps in defending your family against wintertime illnesses as best you can.

In addition to helping you live more healthfully though, UV lights—also referred to as a UV air purifier—can even benefit your air conditioning system by improving its efficiency and lifespan. Keep reading to learn more!

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Maintaining a Humidifier for Your Comfort and Health

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

If you have a whole-house humidifier, your winters are a whole lot more comfortable. Low humidity is a huge problem in the winter, when the dry air often leaves us with chapped lips, dry skin, and even an increased chance of the cold or flu.

Whole-house humidifiers make us a little happier and healthier at home, but only if they are properly maintained. Keep your humidifier in good shape to ensure that this winter is the most comfortable one yet.

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