Mesaba Heating & Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

A Humidifier Can Improve Your Home Heating

Monday, February 19th, 2024

February in Minnesota… it can be hard to remember what summertime felt like. And it can be hard for your heating system to keep up with your home’s heating needs! Running the heat all the time is incredibly expensive. Is there anything you can do to feel warmer without going through quite so much energy and driving your heating bill so high?

Actually, yes. Try to think back to summertime. (We know, it’s such a distant memory.) You’ve surely heard people who are complaining about summer weather say something like, “I don’t mind the heat so much, but the humidity really gets to me.” That’s the trick: humid air feels much warmer than dry air. So the way to use your heating system less while feeling even cozier is a humidifier.

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Mold: How It Survives and Spreads

Monday, January 8th, 2024

Some things in your home are easy to clean up and keep clean. But some things are sneaky and stubborn, hard to find in order to clean up, and quick to come back despite your best efforts! One of the worst offenders is mold. How is it that mold is so good at surviving? How does it spread from one place to another? And how can you stop it once and for all? We’ve got the answers.

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How an Air Purifier Cleans Your Air

Monday, December 25th, 2023

Ahh, winter in Minnesota. It’s scenic, it’s lovely, it’s… a great time to hunker down indoors. On average, Americans spend well over 90% of their time indoors, and that percentage is probably even higher during cold weather in northern places. And when the weather is cold, you keep the house buttoned up, so you’re not getting much in the way of fresh air.

The air in your home keeps being cycled around, and whatever contaminants are in the air keep cycling around as well. When you’re cooped up in there all winter, you have a very high likelihood of breathing in some unpleasant things. An air purifier is the best solution to winter air full of unwanted particles. We’ll tell you all about them and how they clean the air.

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Do I Need to Run My Air Purifier All Day?

Monday, October 2nd, 2023

Air purifiers come in a wide array of designs, manufacturers, and models. Some use ultraviolet light to kill pathogens. Some use an electrostatic charge to trap contaminants. They come in small portable versions as well as those designed to integrate with HVAC systems and purify the air for a whole home.

One of the most common questions about air purifiers is how much of the time they should be used. Do you need to run your air purifier all the time?

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When Humidity Goes Too Far

Monday, August 7th, 2023

In many areas of life, the key is balance: neither too little nor too much, a happy medium. And when it comes to moisture in the air, that happy medium is between 30 and 50% humidity. But the weather outdoors might be causing your indoor air’s humidity to be quite far from that ideal percentage. What happens when the humidity in your home is at an extreme? And what can you do to bring it back to an ideal level? Here are our recommendations. 

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How an Air Purifier Targets Contaminants

Monday, May 15th, 2023

If you’re concerned about your indoor air quality (and you should be, considering the fact that Americans spend more than 90% of their time indoors) you may have questions about the systems that are available to help keep your air clean and healthy. What is the difference between an air filter and a purifier? How do air purifiers work? And what benefits might you enjoy once your air is cleaner? We’ve got the answers for you right here.

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Will an Air Purifier Save Me Money?

Monday, April 3rd, 2023

When you think about air purifiers, you probably imagine breathing fresh-smelling air free from contaminants. But have you considered the financial benefits? Some of the problems caused by poor indoor air quality can lead to significant expenses, and purifying your air could save you from not just the hassles and inconvenience but also the monetary cost of these problems.

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How Air Purifiers Help Prevent Sick Building Syndrome

Monday, March 6th, 2023

Sick Building Syndrome is a collection of symptoms, largely respiratory, that people experience while in a particular building. It can have many negative impacts on different areas of life. It is absolutely awful for the people experiencing it, as well as for the owner of the sick building.

We’ve got some recommendations for keeping your building, and all the people in it, healthy and well.

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Answering Your Air Purifier FAQs

Monday, September 5th, 2022

Ahhh, autumn. That beautiful season in Minnesota when we start hunkering down, focusing on cooking seasonal treats, preparing for holiday celebrations, and readying our homes for the cooler weather. When we start spending so much more time indoors, it’s an ideal time to consider the indoor air quality of your home and learn about air purifiers in Mountain Iron, MN.

Air purifiers can help to ensure that the air you’re breathing during the fall and winter months will smell fresher and be healthier to breathe. If you have questions about what air purifiers do, how they work, and what the benefits are, you’ve come to the right place.

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How Humidity Balance Affects Your Home

Monday, July 11th, 2022

Although is the summer time and it’s important to pay attention to your home’s air conditioning if you’d like to stay cool, there are other things that should be on your radar if you’re looking to stay comfortable. One of the things we want to bring attention to today is your home’s humidity balance. We know that when summer rolls around in Hibbing, typically one of the last words you want to hear is “humidity.” After all, this is what’s making the heat feel even hotter. 

Although humidity isn’t your ally in summer, it can be your saving grace in winter. Humidity is also something that can be handled during summer with the use of a dehumidifier in Hibbing, MN. If you’re looking for a team of professionals who knows their stuff, then we’re the team to get in contact with. Let’s run through the basics you need to know below. 

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