Indoor Air Quality Articles

Why Air Duct Cleaning Is Important

April 10, 2023
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Just like your lungs are an important connection to the rest of your respiratory system, your home’s ductwork, or air ducts, are importantly connected to your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. For your HVAC system—and your lungs—to perform at peak level, the numerous airways need to be open and clear. All in the name of breathing properly.

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Learn the Facts About Carbon Monoxide

December 9, 2022
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We often hear from Kansas customers who want to understand the risks of carbon monoxide (CO). At Smith Service Company, we’re glad to share as much information as possible about protecting your indoor air quality (IAQ)—especially when it comes to the deadly nature of this silent killer.

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Air Filters vs. Air Cleaners

June 28, 2022
Air Filters vs. Air Cleaners

Our highly climate-controlled indoor environments can often be extremely comfortable in our modern world. Combine that with the fact so many of our daily needs are easily met without needing to go outside, and you find a society that spends nearly all its time indoors. As a result, poor indoor air quality has become a significant area of concern as a contributor to potential health problems.

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Why Do I Need a Humidifier?

November 29, 2021
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Winter is right around the corner and with it comes freezing temperatures, frequent illness, and dry indoor air. If you struggle with discomfort during the winter in your Eudora home, you may benefit from investing in a humidification system. 

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How to Eliminate Dust in My Home

October 11, 2021
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In reality, dust is definitely no laughing matter, no matter the setting. It’s easy to see how it can affect the indoor air quality (IAQ) of your Lawrence home, leading to allergens. At Smith Service Co., we know how important clean indoor air quality is for your home.

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Why You Need Whole-House Humidity Control

September 15, 2021
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When indoor plumbing became more popular in the 1940s, a whole new level of comfort and convenience began for homeowners. However, with that convenience came new challenges.

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Air Filters vs. Air Cleaners

July 15, 2021
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Our trained team can help you choose an air treatment system that can meet the needs of you and your family.

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How to Eliminate Dust in My Home

May 28, 2021
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Dust affects the indoor air quality of your home, leading to allergens. You can reduce dust by using these recommendations.

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What Are Zone Control Systems?

April 16, 2021
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If you have a big home with family members who prefer different temperatures, consider installing a zone control system.

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What Are Air Scrubbers?

March 17, 2021

At Smith Service Co, we strive to provide you with the right information to get the most value from your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment. We believe a comfortable home is a happy home.

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How a Whole-House Humidifier Keeps You Healthy

February 10, 2021

At Smith Service Co, our professionals will walk you through the design process and ensure that your Olathe home is the ideal design to properly utilize a whole-house humidification system. We believe you should have total control of your indoor health, safety, and comfort—our mission is to provide you with practical solutions so that you can achieve that goal!

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What Indoor Air Quality Accessories Can Help Keep Me Healthy?

December 28, 2020
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Even before the outbreak, adults on average spent nearly all their time indoors at work or at home. In fact, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports this amount of time reaches upwards of 90 percent for most people .

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The Basics of Winter Indoor Air Quality

December 14, 2020
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In the winter, being snug as a bug in a rug in your home can be cozy, but it can also play havoc with your indoor air quality (IAQ) here in Kansas, creating some significant health problems. At Smith Service Co, we recommend taking precautions to avoid the common issues associated with winter indoor air quality.

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What Are Air Scrubbers?

August 31, 2020
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These days, you cannot help but think more about killing germs, staying healthy, and paying a little extra attention to personal hygiene. Given that most of us spend about 90 percent of our time indoors, effectively destroying viruses and bacteria is now very relevant to all of our lives. Air scrubbers use the latest advancements in residential indoor air quality (IAQ) technology to keep your Kansas home healthy and safe.

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Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

August 11, 2020
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Improving the indoor air quality (IAQ) at your Baldwin City home or business makes sense on so many levels. Consider your health, your comfort, and your household budget. It’s hard to imagine a more important investment than improving the air you breathe!At The Smith Service Company, we specialize in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems that add value to your home and enjoyment to your lives. After all, nothing spells happiness like fresh air.

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Why Is a Home Dehumidifier Important?

June 15, 2020
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Although most Baldwin City homeowners understand the importance of having a working heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system to provide heating and cooling throughout the year, some people don’t realize the equally important factor of controlling a home’s humidity levels as well.

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The Air Scrubber from Aerus

March 16, 2020
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To learn more about the Air Scrubber or to have one installed, call The Smith Service Company at 785-594-8800 or request service online.

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What Accessories Can Help With My Indoor Air Quality?

March 6, 2020
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Interested in accessories that can improve your Lawrence home’s indoor air quality? Our team wants to give you a list of the different appliances available.

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What Does Indoor Air Quality Have to Do With Allergies?

February 25, 2020
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Do you know the relation between Indoor Air Quality and allergies? Our team wants to keep your Baldwin City home’s air quality high for you and your home.

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Furnace Filters 101

October 18, 2019
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Your furnace filter is the unsung hero of your furnace. It quietly does its job without any fuss and allows the rest of the furnace to do its job. It’s not a complicated item, but there are some basics we at The Smith Service Company think you should know to help it do its job.…

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Heat Gain Prevention

May 13, 2019
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One way to save money this summer is by learning how to battle heat build up, or heat gain, in your home.

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Improve Your Winter Indoor Air Quality

February 27, 2019
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There are several ways in which you can improve your home’s indoor air quality. At Smith Services, we can help!

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Four Ways to Change Your Home’s Air Quality for the Better

October 19, 2018
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When you think of air pollution, what pops into your mind? A giant smoke stack? Cars spewing exhaust? A trash incinerator? Chances are you may not have considered your own home is full of air pollution. According to the EPA (U.S. Environmental Agency), you may be exposed to 2-two to five times more airborne pollutants…

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Clogged Air Filters

September 6, 2018
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Air filters are used to keep the air in your home or office clean and to keep your furnace or air conditioner clean. Dirt from the air can clog your air filter and cause your appliances to work double time to get air through your home. This extra effort can cause some serious problems up…

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CO Detector

May 31, 2018
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Smith Service Company, Inc. provides maintenance and service on all possible CO producing appliances as well as Carbon Monoxide detectors for your home and office. What is Carbon Monoxide? Carbon monoxide is a poisonous, odorless, tasteless gas. It is formed by the incomplete combustion of carbon, or the incomplete burning of natural gas and other…

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Why is Indoor Air Quality Important?

April 15, 2018
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People spend 90% of their time indoors and indoor air can be 2 to 5 times more polluted than outdoor air. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has indoor air quality ranked as one of the top 5 environmental dangers. It is linked to severe asthma and allergy development in children and to heart problems and…

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Air Cleaners

January 15, 2018
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Air quality is one of the most important and yet least thought about contributors to our health and well being. Call Smith Service Co, Inc today.

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Fall Indoor Air Quality

October 25, 2017
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In cooler weather, people tend to spend more time indoors at home, so it’s important to be sure your indoor air quality is protected.

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Managing Humidity

June 19, 2017
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Humidity is a major player in home comfort, and your air conditioner and dehumidifier can play large parts in helping you manage the level of humidity in your home.

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Leaky Ducts, Leak Money

March 28, 2017
Air conditioning vent on the blue wall.

Ductwork is a hidden element that is crucial to your Kansas home comfort. Ductwork is the system by which warm or cool air circulates throughout your home. It is essential to have well maintained and cared for ductwork in your home. Most of it is hidden behind walls or in places that are not as…

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