Bud Matthews Services Blog : Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

We Want to Help You Beat Indoor Humidity

Monday, May 13th, 2019


Humidity. You don’t like it. We don’t like it. None of us like it—at least not during the summer! Humidity makes hot days feel worse, forces air conditioning systems to work longer and run up bigger bills, and allows mold and mildew to develop inside homes. High humidity can even damage surface, warp wood, and ruin precision musical instruments.

Yep, high indoor humidity is no fun—and we want to help you get rid of it in your house.

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Seal Your Ducts This Spring for a Better Summer

Monday, April 15th, 2019

inside-air-ductIf you’re active about preparing your home for the summer, you’ve probably already schedule air conditioning maintenance. That’s great—there are few preventive home service jobs that are more effective than an annual inspection and tune-up for an AC. However, you might not have considered services for your ducts to prepare for the summer. Ducts are easy to forget about, since you can’t see most of them because their hidden in the walls at attics. But professional duct sealing may be the most important Chapel Hill, NC, HVAC service you can have done before the summer weather arrives.

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UV Air Purifiers Are a Terrific Choice for Winter Health!

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Winter in Durham can be a lovely season, especially if you don’t mind chilly weather. But it’s also a period when flu and cold germs run rampant, and people miss many days of work, quality time with their families, and the enjoyment of vacations because of illnesses.

There are steps you can take to reduce your chance of coming down with a winter-time sickness by improving your home’s air quality. Attack those harmful germs and viruses moving around your household air with a UV air purifier.

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Install a Humidifier to Prepare for Winter

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Now that we’re fully into the fall and the Halloween decorations are up, we’re also into the season for readying homes for the winter. We’ve previously discussed how important it is to schedule heating maintenance (whether you have a furnace or a heat pump) as part of winter prep. But there are some new installations to consider as well. For example, many homes can benefit tremendously over the winter with a whole-house humidifier. We’ll explain the reasons for this, as well as whether you should have a humidifier installed for your house.

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Putting in a Humidifier for the Coming Cooler Weather

Monday, September 12th, 2016

People right now are starting to make plans for the cooler weather, which means scheduling heating maintenance is a priority. But there are other things you can do for your home to prepare your HVAC system for the coming change in the weather. One of these things is to call indoor air quality professionals and arranging for the installation of a whole-house humidifier.

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Is My Air Conditioner Enough to Take Care of Humidity?

Monday, July 11th, 2016

High humidity is a major problem for comfort in Durham during the middle of the year. The old saying, “It’s not so much the heat, it’s the humidity,” is a reality that we deal with almost every day during the summer.

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What Are the Benefits of Installing a Dehumidifier?

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Even if you’ve only been through one of our summers, you know that North Carolina residents are no stranger to humidity! With temperatures just starting to warm up, springtime serves as a reminder that we are about to enter another long stretch of excess moisture and heat. The good news is that there is something you can do to improve and maintain your indoor air comfort.

Installing a dehumidifier helps keep your home’s relative humidity between 30%-50%, which is where it should be. Any higher, and you’ll start feeling pretty uncomfortable. Not to mention, too much excess moisture is unhealthy and bad for your home’s property too. We’ve highlighted a few of the main benefits of a dehumidifier installation below.

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The Importance of Air Purifiers and Filters in Winter

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

The time of the year usually associated with allergies and asthma is the spring. This is when the pollen count rises, and it’s definitely a time when people who have allergy and asthma issues are more likely to encounter health concerns. However, a serious decline in the air quality inside a home is more likely to happen during the winter, as we’ll explain.

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Can I Do Duct Sealing on My Own?

Monday, November 16th, 2015

Keeping a ventilation system airtight is crucial for energy efficiency and comfort in a home. If leaks develop along the length of the ducts in the ventilation system, the air pressure inside will drop, which places a large strain on the heater and air conditioner. You will also lose around 30% of the conditioned air meant for the rooms in your home, which wastes money.

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