Random Facts on Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

Dusting off an old post with a BUNCH of HVAC fun facts and trivia you probably didn’t know! Have a read, and tell us which was most surprising to you!

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In the movie ‘Juno,’ Juno’s father is an HVAC technician.

John Gorrie is considered the father of refrigeration and air conditioning. He was a doctor in Florida, and in 1842 developed a machine to make ice. He used the ice create cool air for his patients. He envisioned his ice making device could be used to cool homes and other buildings. He was granted a patent in 1851.  He lost his financial backing and and died a pauper in 1855.

The concept of air conditioning was first conceived by Michael Faraday in 1820 when he discovered compressed and liquefied ammonia could chill air when it was allowed to evaporate.

Love radiant heating in your bathroom? It’s not a new concept.  The Romans had something very similar where the floors were laid out as a series of stone slabs with a heat source located below the floor.

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5 Ways To Instantly Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

Improve indoor air qualityDuring winter, we spend more time indoors. This is why it is very important to make sure that the air quality inside your home is suitable. Breathing in impure air is hazardous to the health of you, your family, and your pets. Read on for 5 things you can do today to instantly improve the quality of the air inside your home. Keep your family happy and healthy!

HOW AIR INSIDE OUR HOMES GETS CONTAMINATED

There are many ways air inside our homes gets polluted.girl-lying-on-floor

  • Dust, dirt, allergens, and bacteria picked up by our clothes and shoes while we’re outside
  • Solutions we use in cleaning our home
  • Having several people in a closed space without proper ventilation
  • Chemicals used in manufacturing common items found around our homes including paint, ink, rubber, carpet, furniture varnish, paper, etc.
  • Dead skin cells make up a significant portion of household dust

 

WHAT YOU CAN DO TO FIX THIS TODAY

There are several things you can start today, that will drastically improve the indoor air quality of your home.

1. cleaning-brushVacuum, mop, and dust regularly. Allergens and dust get stuck to our clothes while we are out, and then are brought inside the house when we come home. Bacteria and dirt gets tracked into the house on our shoes. Avoid these from causing sickness in your home by prompt cleaning.

2. Don’t allow smoking in the house. WebMD states:

“Cigarette smoke contains more than 4,000 chemicals. Research shows that secondhand smoke increases a child’s risk of developing ear and respiratory infections, asthma, cancer, and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). For the smoker, this addiction causes cancer, breathing problems, heart attacks, and stroke.”

3. Call a licensed professional HVAC contractor to check and change the ductwork and air filters in your home. If you are in the Los Angeles or Orange County areas, we at California Air would be happy to come help you out! We have provided quality HVAC services to these areas for over 25 years. Call us at 310-530-0504 or click here to schedule a service call.air-ducts-ad

4. Get a house plant. A study done by NASA indicates the powerful effect the following plants have in cleansing the air inside homes.

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Crack open the window. Most heating systems just recirculate air, and don’t bring in fresh air. This just causes the dust, germs, and chemicals already in the air to move around within the home. The US Environmental Protection Agency recommends bringing in outside air, if even just for a little bit. This gets rid of some of those pollutants, and brings in fresher air from the outdoors.

By following these tips to improve your indoor air quality, you can get a healthier house, starting today!family-eating


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How Clean Is Your Air?

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Breathing…its something so natural that we do it all the time without even thinking about it or really noticing it. With this being said if we hardly think about our breathing at all, how often do we stop and really think about what is in our air?

The truth is there is a lot of things in our air, besides the good stuff that our bodies need to keep functioning, things like dust, pollen and mold, even noxious gases. Along with dirty air comes an array of different diseases. There seems to be a strong link between dirty air conditions and diseases/conditions such as asthma, heart disease and even depression.

Not to fear! there is multiple things one can do in order to try to reduce the amount of pollution in the air, well at least in the air within your home. One thing you can do is to be sure to vacuum and dust often, by reducing the pollutants there will be less to breathe in. Another thing is to make sure that your home is getting adequate ventilation by opening windows and using things like the bathroom exhaust fan. The best thing one can do is to go out and buy an air purifier. Be aware though when shopping for air purifiers that there are different types of purifiers. There are some that remove things like dust, pollen, mold and pet dander and there are other types that remove gases/odors. They even sell air purifiers that get rid of both particles and gases/odors.


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