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How To Decrease Asthma And Allergies By Improving
Your Indoor Air Quality

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How To Decrease Asthma And Allergies By ImprovingFebruary is National Care About Your Indoor Air Month. Although, indoor air quality is important all year round.

Did you know that the Environmental Protection Agency estimates that indoor air pollution is two to five times higher than outdoor air pollution levels? Because we spend up to 90% of our lives indoors, in our homes, workplaces, and schools, poor indoor air quality is an issue that shouldn’t be ignored.

Improving Your Indoor Air Quality

There are many sources of pollution that can trigger health problems such as allergies and asthma. Dirt, dust, and other particulates being blown out from HVAC systems are a primary source of poor indoor air quality.

One of the best ways to combat these triggers for asthma and allergies is with an air cleaner which can remove the majority of particulates in the air including dust, pollen, pet hair, dander, dust mites, mildew, fungus, smoke, and bacteria.

At Bruce’s Air Conditioning and Heating, we specialize in helping homeowners improve their indoor air quality. We offer a variety of air cleaning systems that can dramatically improve the quality of air inside a home.

Of course, there are other strategies that can also make you breathe easier. Here are a few of the basics:

Control Sources Of Air Pollution

Yes, this means dusting and cleaning on a regular basis so that particles don’t get stirred up and airborne. Regular surface cleaning on floors, blinds, drapes, furniture, and decorative items is a must. As well, pets should be bathed regularly, and mold should be removed as soon as it’s spotted.

Ventilate When Possible

Opening up windows and doors to let fresh air in can improve your indoor air quality. If the temperature is right, open up your house to cleaner air!

Get Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Leaking furnaces, water heaters, ranges, and clothes dryers can cause dangerous air quality issues. If you have gas appliances, you will definitely want to install and maintain carbon monoxide detectors to alert you if you should ever have a leak.

We encourage you to call Bruce’s Air Conditioning and Heating if you’re ready to improve the quality of your indoor air quality. We’re happy to inspect your home, make recommendations, and install a system that will greatly reduce health problems associated with poor air quality.

5 Ways To Save Big On Your Home Heating Bill This Winter

5 Ways To Save Big On Your Home Heating Bill This WinterAre you already cringing at the thought of what this month’s home heating bill will be? If so, you’re not alone. Homeowners across Arizona see their bills skyrocket when the temperatures drop this winter.

But, the good news is that there are some simple ways to slash your utility bill while still keeping your home warm and comfortable.

5 Ways You Can Save On Your Heating Bill

Saving money is everyone goal, but most of us don’t do everything we possibly can to save. Here are ways you can save your wallet now.

#1 Program Your Thermostat

Your thermostat can be a surprisingly effective tool when it comes to saving on your home heating bill. Why? Well, this is because you can set it to a lower temperature while you’re sleeping or away. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that homeowners can save up to three percent on their home heating bill for every degree they lower their thermostat. That’s a big savings by simply lowering the temperature when you’re at work or asleep.

#2 Replace Your Air Filters

You could be throwing dollars away simply because you haven’t replaced you system filters. This is an easy project that should be done each month. By doing so, you can reduce the load on your system which in turn saves you money!

#3 Turn Down The Water Heater Setting

If you’ve never set the temperature for your water heater, you’re most likely wasting money. This is because the factory default for water heaters is typically 120 degrees. You definitely don’t need water this hot to take a shower or to do your dishes. Since the water heater is one of the primary users of electricity or gas in a home, turning down the temperature can go a long way towards reducing your heating costs.

#4 Clear Heating Vents

House fires are caused by many things and dangers, but one of the biggest reasons can be solved before it even started. Keep all vents and your unit free of debris and vegetation. Not only will this prevent fires, it will also make sure your air is clean and the life of your system is maintained for the duration it designed for.

#5 Schedule Regular Maintenance

Preventative maintenance on your heating system is the best way to keep it working optimally. A system that is properly running will use less power and stay working longer. At Bruce’s AC & Heating, we pride ourselves on making our customers #1 priority. If you’re in need of a maintenance, call us to schedule an appointment today.

Happy Holidays to you and your family from everyone at Bruce’s Air Conditioning & Heating Repair!

5 Heating System Safety Strategies To Keep Your Family Safe

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5 Heating System Safety Strategies To Keep Your Family SafeThe holidays are just around the corner. It’s a fantastic time of year here in Arizona thanks to the great weather, but it’s also the time of year when heater-related accidents and fires are more likely to occur. Fire, burns, and carbon monoxide leaks can all cause serious accidents and even death. These, unfortunately occur because of improper use of heaters or system malfunctions.

During the holidays and throughout the year, Bruce’s Air Conditioning & Heating is dedicated to the safety of you and your family. This is why we’re sharing five heating system safety strategies that can go a long way toward keeping your home safe.

Get A Heating System Tune Up

A properly operating heating system is one that receives regular tune-ups. We service all makes and models of heaters, furnaces, boilers, and thermostats. And, we are currently offering a $59 fall tune-up heating special that can ensure your system is ready to go throughout the colder months.

Don’t Overlook Malfunctions

If something looks, sounds, or smells strange with your heating system, don’t ignore it. It could very well be an early warning sign of a potential problem. At Bruce’s, we’re available 24 hours a day. Call us today, and avoid a system failure that could leave you in the cold!

Keep Heating System Vents Clear

Hot air coming from a heating system vent can cause a fire if it is in close proximity to combustible materials such as holiday trees, decorations, wrapped gifts, or bedding. This season, take a close look at where your home’s heating vents are located, and make sure that there’s plenty of room for the heated air to circulate.

Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Is your home heated by natural gas? If so, a carbon monoxide (CO) detector is a must! CO detectors should be installed in hallways, closets, and attics to alert you if there are potentially life-threatening levels of gas in your home.

Change Filters Regularly

Dirty air filters can dramatically reduce your home’s indoor air quality and overwork your heating system. Systems that are running excessively are more prone to failure, and air that’s loaded with pollen and pet dander can trigger allergies and potentially dangerous wheezing in asthmatics. Remember – filters should be changed at least once a month or more if you live in a particularly dusty house or if you have pets to promote healthy air and to protect your heating system. Want to learn more about heating system safety? Give Bruce’s Air Conditioning & Heating today.