Making your air cleaner

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The average American spends 87% of their lifetime indoors

Our exposure to indoor air pollutants is rather high, especially now. Harold’s here to give you the 411 on IAQ (Indoor Air Quality) and how you can improve the air you breathe.

Each time your heating or cooling system kicks on it blows tiny particles throughout your home. Your filter will catch what it can, but are you changing it as often as you should? It’s time we focus on the air we breathe.

Check out this article where we discuss how frequently you should change your filter. We also cover the effects a dirty filter can have on your system. We expect filters to clean up bacteria, debris, pet dander, mold, pollen, particulates form fuel burning appliances and more. The bottom line is, we have high expectations for our filters. And although filters are a necessary component in any HVAC system, most of what passes through is just too small for the fibers to catch. We have the 411 on products that will help ease your filters burden. So lets take a look at your filters little helpers below!

Ionizers

These are your filters best friend! Ionizers are small boxes that are installed into your system to clean air as it passes through. These put out different types of molecules that either carry a positive charge or a negative charge. These molecules (ions) break down all the teeny-tiny stuff in your system before it passes through your filter. iWave recently released a pathogen test that showed their system can deactivate 84.2% of the COVID-19 virus in as little as 10 minutes! In as little as 30 minutes the virus was 99.4% inactivate! Take a look at their test results for yourself by clicking here.

UV light

We know you’re thinking, “aren’t those dangerous?”, but let us explain. UV lights are multipurpose lights, sure they can give you an artificial tan, but we want you to think outside the box. Ultraviolet light has been used to clean air since 1945, and have have been used to disinfect water since 1910 (check out more UV light facts here)! UV lights are used to kill bacteria and mold inside your system. These lights are not all inclusive, dirt and dust are not effected by the light. Happy Harold has certified technicians who know the importance of strategic placement of these lights inside your ductwork. Want to learn even more? Check this blog out!

Air Duct Cleaning

Your air ducts are what transfer air between each room of your home. This means that whatever is settled inside the duct will be blown throughout your home. Let us help you breath easier with a duct cleaning. Our skilled technicians typically spend 8-9 hours on each duct cleaning service. Ensuring you receive the deepest clean possible. Duct cleaning will not only improve your indoor air quality but your HVAC system’s efficiency as well. Check this article out for all you need to know about duct cleaning!

Humidification

Humidifiers are natural moisturizing agents that help you relieve dryness. Hvac.com recommends maintaining a humidity level of 35-50% to provide maximum comfort in your home. Do you know what your levels are? Take control of your home, and air with a free estimate appointment today! If you’d like to know more about each type of humidifier, click here!

Plants clean your air too!

Small things make the biggest impact. Studies show that indoor plants help boost your mood, productivity, concentration and creativity. Most importantly plants help clean your indoor air by absorbing toxins, naturally increasing humidity and producing oxygen. And it will help reduce your exposure to poor air quality while decorating! Its a win-win!

Cleaning Products

Many home cleaning products contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These chemicals can linger in the air long after you’ve finished cleaning. It’s best to make the switch to true-green products. True green products aren’t as easy to come by as your may think as some companies hide chemicals behind a green label. Check out these 14 eco friendly cleaning products for your home.

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Brighten Your Summer with UV Light

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Ultraviolet Light: Pretty neat, right?

Ultraviolet light: we’ve all heard the term before; passing by the Physics or Biology classroom, in doctor’s offices, and even in tanning salons! But what actually is it, and how does it work? Ultraviolet (UV) light is a wavelength of light created by the sun that is not visible to the human eye. Why, you may ask? Well, all light has different wavelengths, and UV light simply has a shorter wavelength than regular, everyday sunlight. So, our eyes can’t see it. Think of X-rays. When you go to the doctor to get an X-Ray, you can’t see those waves of light pass through your body. You only know they’re present because the doctor told you. It’s a similar concept for ultraviolet light!

UV & HVAC: 

Now that we know what UV light is and where it comes from, we can introduce UV light to HVAC. That’s right, HVAC! We can use it to kill bacteria and mold that spread through your house via your air ducts. By installing UV light in your HVAC system, you can lessen the chances of getting sick. While that may be so, UV light does not affect dust and dirt, meaning you’ll still have to clean your system by booking routine maintenances. The best place to install these lights is near the system’s coils, which is where all the air passes through before it spreads throughout your home. Meaning that by the time the air reaches you, the once-active bacteria and mold won’t be harmful. By combining the power of UV light, regular filter changes, and duct cleanings, those with severe asthma or other lung complications will be at a much lower risk for infection!

Pros & Cons of UV Light:

Today, we use UV light in many different ways. Forensic scientists use black lights to analyze crime scenes, it’s used for photography and fire detectors, as well as in tanning salons and for treating skin conditions. UV light also increases the production of Vitamin D and seratonin. This explains why most people are happier during the summer months. While UV light can prove to be extremely useful, there’s another side to it that we have to keep in mind. Too much exposure can cause serious damage to the eyes and skin, leading to “cataracts, pterygium and pinguecula formation“, as well as sunburn and even some skin cancers. At High Performance Heating and Cooling, we recognize the danger of ultraviolet light. Because of it’s location in your system, nobody in your home would be exposed to it. If there is a threat of exposure, we make sure to cover it!

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Healthy homes cleaned by Harold!

By | Air Ducts Cleaned From High Performance Heating and Air, Home

Why is duct cleaning so important?

Let’s start from the ground up. Did you know that the outside of your shoes carry an average of 421,000 bacteria? And that’s just your shoes. Scrubbing your floors will help, and so will dusting. But have you stopped to think about where the dust might be coming from? It’s your air ducts! 

Think about it…

Your air ducts are what transfer air between each room of your home. It stands to reason that whatever is settled inside the duct will be blown throughout the home. 

Let’s get serious!

With the flu and other infectious diseases going around, and 421,000 on your shoes every day, wouldn’t it be nice to know that the air in your home is as clean as can be?

How can we clean your air? 

It’s easy, and generally takes 1 day to complete. That means we can have you breathing better in 8 to 9 hours. It all starts with a free estimate appointment that takes about 20 minutes so that our technicians can get a grasp on what improvements you’d like to make to your homes air. Take a look below at a break down of how we can help, and all that we do!=

The break down:

  1. Step one is always a face to face estimate. This appointment provides you with an opportunity to tell us what you want and what your budget is. It also gives our technicians the ability to see first hand what they are working with, experience the air for themselves and build an indoor air quality improvement plan that works best for you. This appointment can be as short or as long as you like. We want to be sure that when we leave all of your questions have been answered and you’re satisfied with the plan you and your technician have come up with. 
  2. Step two is the approval. We don’t pressure you to approve your estimate on the spot, but when you’re ready we’re ready! We’ll set you up with a installation day that works best for you! Tomorrow? Next week? Next month? You’ve got it!
  3. Step three: installation day, the best day yet! Expect our technicians to arrive around 9:00 am to begin working on your duct cleaning. Depending on the level of clean you have selected, we’ll move onto cleaning your furnace and AC unit, then top it all off with the installation of your new humidifier or ionizer if you’ve selected these add ons. 

Add Ons:

Ionizer

What is it? Ionizers are highly efficient stand alone air filters. Rather than using a fan to draw in polluted air to a filter, the ionizer uses electricity to do all the hard work. How? By using high voltage to electrically charge air molecules. Want more info? Check it out here

Humidifier

Check out everything Happy Harold has to say about Humidifier therapy here!

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Take a look here for another article about why removing your shoes when you get home is so important. 

Welcome to the Club!

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Join Happy Harold’s Club Today!

Whats it all about? Harold’s here to offer you an incredible deal on routine maintenance, repairs, improving your indoor air quality and so much more! Did you know that you can lower your energy bill and increase your systems efficiency? You cant beat that! Take a look below at everything Harold’s clubs have to offer.

Complimentary Scheduled Maintenance

What does this mean? We’ll schedule your clean and checks annually so you don’t have to worry about it! Our system will automatically place your routine maintenance onto our calendar. One of our friendly customer service representatives will give you a call a few days before your appointment to verify the set time and date fit your schedule. If for some reason you are unable to make your appointment on the scheduled date and time, we’ll work with you to set you up with a new appointment that fits your schedule.

Guaranteed Service within 24 hours

Though our response time for emergencies is a maximum of 3 hours, what happens if we can’t make it? We’ll buy you a hotel, of course!

Discounted or Free Diagnostic Visits

If you’ve never experienced the unfortunate event of waking up to no heat in the middle of the week, you may not realize just how great this benefit is. Typically a service call is $89 during normal office hours and $149 after hours, with repairs in addition to that. Imagine not having to worry about that service all fee at all!

Discounts on Repairs

Based on the club membership you choose you will receive between 15-20% off the cost of repairs. Pair this with your discounted or free diagnostic visit, and guaranteed front of the line service, you’ll never fear a heating emergency again!

Discounted Improvements to your indoor air quality (IAQ)

Do you know what’s in the air in your home? Take a look at one of Happy Harold’s blogs about the importance of taking care of your homes air (click here). With a club membership from Happy Harold you could receive 15% off of the improvement of your homes air. That includes humidifiers, duct cleaning, air purifiers, etc!

Both of the memberships we offer can save you over $250 a year in repair and maintenance costs! So what are you waiting for? Call us today!

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Ductwork Maintenance

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Duct Cleaning

You dust and mop each Saturday, clean the bathrooms each Sunday, change the bed sheets every 5 days, laundry every other day, but when you do clean your air? Though your home may be clean to the touch, the air you’re breathing could be doing you more harm than good. Poor indoor air quality can cause your allergies or asthma to flare up, it can also cause respiratory infections and you cant see it coming.  Lets talk about the effects of poor air quality and how to improve it inside your home.

How bad could it be?

You’re probably thinking there’s no way your homes air can do you any harm, but hear us out. If you suffer from frequent sinus problems, allergy attacks that are “worse at night”, or even asthma flare ups, it could be your ducts! Your HVAC system cycles air throughout your home every time it kicks on.

Sinus Problems

Each time your furnace or AC cycles air, dust and debris is blown into your homes living spaces. That means that each breath you take you’re inhaling particles through your nose. As a direct result, these particles can work their way into your sinuses, causing inflammation and ultimately infection.

Allergies

Did you know that the most common allergens according to Web MD are pollen, dust mites, mold and animal dander? And the most common particles located in your duct work are pollen, dust mites, mold spores and animal dander.  Having these particles floating around your homes air can set off, or lengthen allergy attacks. A key indication that whats in your ducts is a major factor contributing to your allergies would be if your symptoms become worse at home and subside when outside your home.

Asthma

Asthma attacks can be triggered by pollen, pets, mold, respiratory infections and dust mites according to the Mayo Clinic. If you find that your asthma symptoms are worse at home than anywhere else, the status of your air ducts could be to blame.

Respiratory Infections

Along with the pollen and dust mites, your duct work can house viruses, fungi and bacteria. This means that when your HVAC system cycles, it will blow germs through your living space thus causing frequent respiratory infections.

 

Benefits to duct cleaning


Increase your systems efficiency

Cleaning out the debris inside your ducts will ultimately allow for air to flow more freely through your system. The easier it is for air to flow, the less work your furnace or AC has to do. A level two or three duct cleaning from High Performance Heating and Air also offers HVAC system maintenance. With a deal like that, you’re sure to see a reduction in your energy bills!

Fight back against dust!

You could potentially cut down on the dust that plagues your home each week. If there’s less dust in the vents to blow around, it stands to reason that there will be less dust coating your belongings. What will you do with the time you get back from not dusting?

Breathe Easy

With less allergens circulating through your home, you’ll be able to rest easy, and breathe even easier. Plus the added comfort of clean smelling air should be enough to bring you joy all through the season!

Something for everyone!

High Performance Heating and Air offers three levels of protection to best suit your homes needs. All we need is 30 minutes for your free estimate appointment! One of our technicians will review with you exactly what each level has to offer. You’ll then receive a detailed estimate sent right to your email. It really can’t get any easier than that!

 

Before:After:

 

All you have to do is call HAROOOOOLD!

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Ventilation Fans VS Humidity

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Happy Harold’s tip of the week:

Whats the purpose of the ventilation fans in your home?

The primary purpose for having these fans is to remove the moisture from your bathroom or kitchen. Ventilation fans also help to reduce odors in your home. Believe it or not, fans also add to the safety of your home and the residents within! They do this by reducing fumes from cleaning agents that could potentially cause health related issues, all in all improving the air quality inside your home.

What are the benefits of use?

1) Eliminate odors

No matter who you are, there will come a time where your bathroom could use a little extra oomph to get rid of a bad odor. With the help of your exhaust fan, you can draw the odor out in no time at all!

2) Humidity Reduction

Reducing the humidity in your home is vital. Humidity can cause mold to accumulate, these spores can grow rapidly and be quite difficult to get rid of.

3) Reduce airborne contaminants

Bathrooms and kitchens are typically cleaned with aggressive chemicals which can cause a variety of health issues if inhaled. This is a cause for concern among small children, the elderly or those with current lung conditions. Therefore it is vital you run your fans following cleaning.

Lets start Fresh!

Add a duct cleaning onto your spring to-do list to ensure you’re starting your summer off right. High Performance Heating and Cooling offers multiple levels of protection when it comes to cleaning your ducts. Following your cleaning, be sure to utilize your ventilation fans to help maintain the air quality within your home.

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Whats in your ducts?

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Take a look at the photo below. What do you think that pink dot laying on top of the dust bunnies is? Whatever it might be, this is an inside look at the duct work in a building that our installation crew is working on this week. As with any big project our crew can’t wait to see the finished product following a level 3 duct cleaning.

Level 3 duct cleanings provide an optimal level of clean. Are you interested in finding out what your duct work looks like? Give us a call! We’ll send one of our skilled technicians out to go over all three levels of protection, and let you know the best option for your home.

 

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Interested in a duct cleaning?

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You’ve seen us advertise it, you may even know someone who has had it done. But do you know why we at High Performance Heating believe every home should have their duct work cleaned and checked? Having your ducts cleaned will not only make your home a cleaner place to live but could also benefit your allergies, and overall health.

Whats in your air?

Its been said that the air inside your home is dirtier than the air outside, can you believe it? The National Human Activity Pattern survey found that most people spend 90% of their time indoors, a statistic that has remained fairly consistent for decades. Meaning, you spend most of your time breathing poor quality air. Your air ducts could contain  as much as 40 lbs of dust, debris and particles! Imagine the size of those dust bunnies. Those dust bunnies contain dust mites, bacteria, pollen, mold and aspergillus.

What are the effects?

You could be suffering from the effects of poor indoor air quality and not realize it. Bad allergies, coughing, sniffles, and headaches can all be a result of poor air quality. Another major problem is that your HVAC system will have to work harder to circulate air through your home, as it navigates though the dust and debris.

What can you do about it?

Call us for a free estimate! Our technicians are happy to come out and take a look at your ducts with you. Following that, they will draft up an accurate estimate that fits your budget and your needs. Then all that is left to do is schedule a date to have them cleaned! You’ll be breathing cleaner air in no time!

 

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Ductwork Can be Dirtier Than You Think..

By | Air Ducts Cleaned From High Performance Heating and Air, air filters

Your Air Ducts are Probably Dirtier than you can Imagine. Air Ducts collect particles and debris from the air in your home and bring it, ideally, back to your furnace filter be be collected and removed. However, just like you dust your furniture and throw away the junk, it is not all collected by the filter and ends up in your ductwork. That means, that you, as well as everyone else will breathe that nasty junk.Your duct system is the lifeline to the air in your home. Our Experts will access the duct system from the inside, and will make every attempt to remove 100% of all of the junk that is in your ducts, 585-302-5018 Now for your free Duct and Air vent clening estimate! ]]>

Stop Allergies – Air Duct Cleaning Rochester Trusted Contractors

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Stop Your Allergies – Indoor Air & Air Duct Cleaning Rochester Trusted HVAC Contractors

Rochester is in full bloom as the temperatures are rising and we make our way into the hot, muggy, sticky heat of summer. Allergies are starting to get worse, and so is the indoor air in your Rochester home. With all the summer projects and activities that are done during the summer, you’ll need our professional Air Duct Cleaning Rochester trusted HVAC contractors will help you start breathing easier and healthier.

When spring rolls around, most people start to open more, if not all of the windows in their home, trying to bring in fresh air. Along with that fresh air, pollen and other pollutants will also come in, entering your vents and air ducts, getting trapped in the dust that resides in your duct work. It can also follow the air down your duct work and into your furnace. When the weather starts to become unbearable, you’ll close all of your windows and turn on your Air Conditioning unit. Which will recirculate the air that is in your home over and over. Making it very import to keep your duct work clean and free of pollutants. Especially if you suffer from allergies or suffer from continuous sore, scratchy throats when your HVAC unit comes on.

Don’t suffer another day continuously sneezing with a scratchy throat. Allergies and other pollutants that have accumulated in your indoor air and your air ducts are going to recirculate throughout your whole house. Call today and check out our Memorial Day weekend deals and specials. Get a thorough indoor air and air duct cleaning Rochester residents will start breathing easy and living healthy today. Call High Performance today! 585-366-0557

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