Can Air Conditioning Affect Your Sinuses?

July 18, 2018

Air conditioning helps make the summer heat and hot climates bearable year-round. Burbank air conditioning and Beverly Hills HVAC systems are key to managing exposure to hot temperatures in these areas. In some regions of the country, air conditioning is not optional when it comes to your comfort, quality of life, and in some cases, your sinuses. However, while air conditioning can bring relief from hot temperatures, some people are triggered by it. It can affect both the sinuses and the respiratory system. The symptoms of a reaction to air conditioning often include: Runny Nose Sinus Inflammation Congestion Eye Redness Constricted Breathing One of the causes of these symptoms is related to the effect of going from one environment to another where there is a significant temperature difference; for example, going from a warm house into cold winter temperatures. The same effect happens when coming from warm outdoor conditions into a cool air-conditioned room. When we experience a big contrast in temperature or humidity, nervous system reflexes are triggered in the nasal membranes. Persons with allergies may be more sensitive to abrupt temperature differences like these. However, in most people, this effect should cause only temporary congestion and related sinus...

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Why Use a Home Humidifier?

July 15, 2018

A home humidifier is great at all times of the year but even more so during winter. During summer, the air is drier than usual and the need for indoor cooling only makes matters worse. Breathing dry air could lead to allergic symptoms, asthma, colds, and sore throats. Benefits of a Home Humidifier To Promote Health The most important reason for using a home humidifier is that it may help prevent colds, flu, allergies, and other health conditions that could be caused by dry air. A humidity level of 40% or higher is required to keep a room safe for breathing. People that suffer from allergies or asthma recover faster when they breathe sufficiently humidified air. Humidity also protects the skin from drying up. Dry skin can lead to cracking and wrinkling easily. If there is not enough humidity in a room it may cause the scalp to dry up. A dry scalp can be itchy and it produces dandruff. To Keep Pets Healthy Keeping a room properly humidified purifies the air. The air is safer for pets to breathe. It also reduces the occurrence of allergies. Most indoor pets are likely to suffer from various allergies if they breathe...

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5 Most Common HVAC Issues

July 11, 2018

Airmax Heating & Air is a full-service HVAC company located in Burbank, CA. Since 2001, we have been serving Burbank, CA and the surrounding areas with a wide variety of service benefits. We understand that knowledge is power, so we are going to take a moment to talk to you about five of the most common HVAC issues that you will run into as a homeowner. If any of these issues currently afflict your household, our staff is available to schedule a service appointment. When discussing HVAC issues, we are speaking directly to the following components: heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. Inside your home or business, your HVAC system is what keeps you comfortable. With that being said, there is a wide variety of issue that can plague them. Listed below are the most common issues you’ll run into, but they are not the only issues. 1) Refrigerant Leaks – When speaking of the cooling system within your home, you’ll likely find that your AC unit relies on refrigerant in order to keep your building cool. When you have leaky refrigerant, your cooling system doesn’t operate at peak efficiency — thus causing your home to be stuffy and uncomfortable. 2)...

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The Importance of AC Maintenance

June 18, 2018

Maintaining your air conditioner is one of the most important steps you can take to safeguard your home. Your air conditioner does a wide range of tasks for your home. It keeps humidity under control. It aids in ensuring you can maintain Los Angeles’s heat without a concern. It also works to ensure your home has clean air for you to breathe. For these benefits to occur, you need proper and consistent AC maintenance. Air Max HVAC Inc can help you with this process. Why Maintain Your Air Conditioner? AC maintenance is the process of inspecting, cleaning, and repairing the air conditioner and the air duct system. This should be done at least one time every month by the homeowner and, in Los Angeles, about twice a year by a trained professional. At Air Max HVAC Inc., we are happy to come to your home and offer this service as often as necessary. When you have routine AC maintenance, you gain several key benefits: Your home’s air remains cleaner. Though your air conditioner’s main job is to cool air, it also helps pull particles from it. This can help your family breathe easier. It ensures your air conditioner is not...

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How to Reduce Energy Costs on Aging AC Units

June 14, 2018

It is somewhat common to struggle with energy cost increases with your home’s aging AC units. They no longer run as efficiently as they once did. This causes your bills to go up. But, this is nothing to ignore. When you call Air Max HVAC, Inc., our team can troubleshoot your system to determine what types of concerns exist and then offer solutions to help you get your system back up and working at its best. How to Reduce Costs The first step is to have a comprehensive service call on your air conditioner. Our team will come to your home to inspect, clean, and repair your system. This can help to increase your overall efficiency right away. Or, it can give us some insight into the underlying problems present. From here, we’ll talk about key concerns causing your aging air conditioning units to struggle. Your system may need significant repairs or upgrades. This may be possible in some models. You may need to have your ducts and filters cleaned and replaced as needed. This can help to reduce your overall energy efficiency of poor maintenance or significant dust buildup causes the problem. If the system is over 10 to...

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When is it Time to Replace Your AC Unit?

June 11, 2018

Knowing when it’s time to replace your home’s AC unit can help you save a considerable amount of money in the long run. Following are some tell-tale signs that it may be better to buy a new unit than it would be to fix an existing one. Age The Department of Energy recommends replacing any AC unit that is over ten years old. Old units not only tend to need regular repair but are also significantly less energy efficient than their younger counterparts. Look for a new unit that has a high SEER rating in order to keep your electric bill low. Subpar Service If your AC unit isn’t keeping your home cool, call a reputable AC company to have it serviced. In some instances, the problems may be remediable. However, in other instances, you may need to replace the unit with a newer model. You should also seriously consider replacing your HVAC unit if it is either too large or too small for your home. A unit that is just the right size will be the most effective in keeping the home at a comfortable temperature. Maintenance Problems If your HVAC unit needs regular repairs in order to work...

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Why Are Indoor Air Quality Audits Important?

May 30, 2018

According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the indoor air quality is an important factor in the human health. One of the best ways you can be environmentally conscious is by creating a clean healthy environment in your own home. Contrary to what you can imagine, the air inside our homes is more polluted than the outside. As such, indoor air quality audit is important. We discuss the significance of indoor air quality testing; To Ensure a Constant Flow of Fresh Air The only way to ensure that your home is as comfortable as possible and that you’ve kept the health-threatening pollutants at bay is by ensuring there’s an uninterrupted flow of fresh air. Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) can be a result of several products that include new carpeting, cleaners, paints, and furniture. The smell of VOCs can last several days to a few weeks and can cause short-term symptoms that include headaches and nausea. Carbon monoxide from furnaces, gas stoves and fireplaces is also another risk to the fresh flow of air. Although CO is invisible, the gas is deadly if it accumulates to dangerous levels. An air quality test should reveal the presence or accumulation of...

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What to Look for In An Air Conditioning Company

February 7, 2017

For most of us, a house represents the largest financial investment we’ll ever make. That means finding a company to handle your AC needs is of utmost importance, as well. The company you pick will be your partner in choosing and maintaining your home’s HVAC unit, which has consequences you might not have thought about. Since cooling and heating can account for almost half of a typical homeowner’s energy costs, making the right decision can have an impact on your financial well-being, in addition to the comfort of you and your family. For years, people in have trusted for their HVAC needs. We’ve assembled a list of things to consider when you’re looking for a company to trust with your air conditioning needs. It pays to seek out a firm with that gets consistently good reviews. Do you homework and see what the Better Business Bureau has to say, and check for consumer reviews on Yelp and other sites that post real-life feedback on local companies. An HVAC company should hire technicians who are certified by North American Technician Excellence. A NATE certification signifies a firm believes in hiring employees who are knowledgeable and know their stuff. Ask friends, neighbors...

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Should I Continue Repairing My AC Unit?

February 7, 2017

We have a lot of customers ask us if they should continue repairing their air conditioners, or if they should just go ahead and replace them. We tell them to consider the following factors: How old is your unit? After a unit has been in use for 10-15 years, it’s time to replace. By this age, parts start to break down and air quality is compromised. How often are you repairing your AC unit? If you’re repairing your air conditioner often, it could mean the unit needs to be replaced. Think about how much money you’ve spent on repairs and what portion of the cost of a new system that could cover. How efficient is your system? Older systems have poor energy efficiency ratings, and you could notice a big difference with a new, efficient system. How much are you spending to cool your home? The more efficient a system, the less you’ll spend on energy bills. Whether you’ve decided to continue with AC repair in or to go ahead and schedule the installation of a new, energy efficient system, we have you covered. Our knowledgeable techs will provide you with the services you need to have cool and comfortable...

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