Do I Need Air Filters AND an Air Purifier for My Home?

May 9th, 2022

This is a question homeowners often ask us when they’re looking to improve the air quality in their homes. The answer depends on the house. It helps to explain the different jobs of air filters and air purifiers and how they can work together, which we’ll do in this post.

Air filtration and air purification isn’t an either/or proposition. Many homes use both, and the successful rate of particle capture and elimination depends on how well-selected and installed these devices are. It takes professionals to perform these jobs correctly, so when you’re interested in an air filter or air purifier in Berwyn, PA, call the Michall Daimion Heating & Air Conditioning team for the best assistance.

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Is Your Air Conditioner Already Underperforming? Don’t Let That Slide!

April 25th, 2022

We’re now experiencing true air conditioning weather here in the New Orleans area. We hope you already had your AC system’s annual tune-up with our team. If not, it’s not too late to get it done! This is the best way to fend off AC repairs and energy efficiency troubles during the summer, plus it extends the life of your cooling system.

But we know that nothing can prevent every malfunction in an AC system. If you’ve turned on your air conditioner and already noticed something amiss, please call us for AC repair in Berwyn, PA. With one exception we’ll talk about below, these problems will not simply go away or magically correct themselves. Proper action and professional repairs will stop the troubles from worsening and trapping you with a non-working AC.

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What Options Do I Have for Healthier Indoor Air This Spring?

March 28th, 2022

Spring is a beautiful time of year. As the snow melts, you can almost feel the cloud of winter lifting. But with greener parks and fuller trees come seasonal allergies. Irritants in the air don’t just make it hard to enjoy a walk outside, they can follow you indoors too.

Luckily, there are ways to safeguard your home’s indoor air quality this coming spring.

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A Good Idea for the Coming Spring and Summer: A Dehumidifier

March 14th, 2022

Every building has to be resilient enough to deal with environmental factors. Your home is no different. Depending on your location, some seasons may introduce more issues than others. Due to Pennsylvania’s humid continental climate, high humidity can affect indoor air quality in Malvern, PA—especially going into summer.

But what issues can it create and, more importantly, what solutions are available to you?

Humidity and indoor air quality

Humidity is the concentration of water vapor in the air. Relative humidity (RH) is the percentage of moisture currently in the air, based on how much the air can hold in total. Outdoors, 100% RH is usually a sign of dew, fog, or rain.

Health experts recommend keeping indoor relative humidity between 30–50% for ideal conditions. Excessive indoor humidity can reduce air quality and present the following issues.

  • Mold and mildew

Mold and mildew prefer growing in wet and damp conditions. They rely on moisture to spread across surfaces like ceilings, tiles, and walls, which is more likely when there’s a lot of indoor humidity. If left too long, mold releases irritants into the air that can aggravate allergies and asthma.

  • Floor, ceiling, and furnishing

As fungi, mold, and mildew feed on organic materials to grow, they can damage textiles like carpets, curtains, and soft furnishings as a result. Depending on how extensive a case is, mildew can creep onto bedding, soft toys, and clothing. While many home remedies exist, prevention is always the first line of protection.

  • Walls

Humidity can damage walls as moisture from warm air condenses on cooler surfaces. Dampness can cause surface leeching on new paint and lead to curling on the wallpaper, aging the walls prematurely.

  • Excessive heat

Lastly, high humidity makes your home feel warmer, emphasizing the summer heat when all you want to do is stay shaded and cool. Humid air stores heat better than dry air, forcing your air conditioning system to work harder to lower the temperature. If you live in a humid summer area, this might be why your thermostat readings don’t always match how warm you feel.

Whole-house dehumidifier: the perfect solution

A dehumidifier is the best way to control indoor humidity because it treats the main cause of the issues above. Its refrigerated coils condense water vapor as humid air moves through the unit, filtering out moisture before releasing cooler, drier air.

Whole-house dehumidifiers are particularly effective at creating ideal conditions (allowing for 45% relative humidity). They’re more powerful than their portable counterparts, working with your air conditioning system to regulate temperature efficiently.

Thanks to its range, a whole-house dehumidifier maintains good air quality throughout a house, protecting the structure and ventilating out of sight areas too.

Get the best HVAC professionals for your dehumidifier installation…

Looking for an HVAC service to help you get better indoor air quality in Malvern, PA? Michall Daimion Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. has been the Main Line’s Premier Service Provider since 1976. Contact us today to speak to a service expert about our solutions!

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A Furnace Performance Check-In for Later Winter

February 28th, 2022

Seasonal changes affect your HVAC system in different ways. Traditionally, the advice around protecting your furnace says to have a professional inspection late in the fall, just before winter. This is perfectly sound advice, but there’s just as much value to running a performance check-in post-winter too.

Winter is every heating system’s busiest period. After months of peak use, your furnace is at its most vulnerable coming out winter. A check-in here can offer you vital insights into your furnace’s efficiency, performance, and repair needs.

Let’s go over some simple ways to examine your furnace at home. If you notice any of these signs, it’s time to book a professional HVAC service for repair and maintenance.

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How Your Ductwork May Be Making Your Heating Much Worse and More Expensive

February 14th, 2022

There’s nothing worse than being surprised by an unusually high utility bill at the end of the month. When you invest in an efficient heating system, you expect to see the financial benefits for a long time. The trouble is, no matter how good your heater is, problems in the ductwork can cancel out its quality.

Here are five big ways poor ductwork affects your heating system and electric bill. If you spot any of these issues, it’s time to call an HVAC repair service. Let’s break them down.

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Reasons You’re Getting Cold Spots in Your House When the Heater is Running

January 17th, 2022

Thanks to modern HVAC systems, keeping your home warm in the winter has never been easier. The right unit gives you everything you need to keep your space comfortable no matter the weather. But even the best heating units need maintenance. If you’re experiencing cold spots around the house even when your heater is running, that’s probably a sign that it’s due for service.

While the next step is to contact an HVAC professional, being aware of potential issues can remove a lot of stress. So let’s break down 5 common reasons for cold spots around the house.

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Make Sure You Keep Current With HVAC Filter Changes—Here’s Why

January 3rd, 2022

The biggest piece of advice that we can give to any homeowner about their HVAC system is to regularly change its filter. It’s an easy step to do, but also an easy one for people to forget. It might seem like it isn’t a serious problem to leave the filter in place for a few more months, but clogged and dirty air filters are the source of numerous HVAC problems that are otherwise easy to avoid. 

When you schedule any maintenance tune-up with our technicians (heating or air conditioning), they’ll change out the filter as part of the service. They can show you where the filter is located and how to change it—it’s easy, trust us! You will need to do the changes yourself until the next maintenance appointment. We recommend checking the filter monthly to see if it’s fully congested. The filter will need to be changed every 1 to 3 months.

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Some New Year’s Resolution Suggestions (HVAC-Related, Of Course!)

December 27th, 2021

It’s that time of year again—the end of the year! That means many people are beginning to think about their resolutions for the new year. 

We’d like to help! We can provide you with some excellent and easily achievable resolutions that are all about your heating, air conditioning, and ventilation system. With the proper HVAC service in West Chester, PA—which only requires calling Michall Daimion Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.—you can have most of your resolutions completed in no time.

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How Long You Can Expect Your Heating System to Last?

December 13th, 2021
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We often take the heating systems in our homes for granted. We imagine that each winter when we need them, they’ll turn on and deliver the cozy warmth necessary to make winter a joy rather than a burden. Then the heaters shut down for the middle of the year and people stop thinking about them, making it even easier to forget that, well, one day those heaters will fail.

We don’t recommend you allow your home’s heating system to run and run until it completely breaks down. That puts you in a bad position and can even lead to dangerous heater operation right before. We advise you to get ahead of a failed central heater and know when it’s best to schedule a replacement with our Phoenixville, PA, HVAC professionals.

To help with this, we’re going to look into a key question: “How long can you expect your central heater to keep working for you?”

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