Breathe Easy in St. Louis and Prevent Allergies This Fall

November 17, 2015

Spring is not the only season that triggers allergies; fall can be equally bad. As the weather turns cooler, it brings a new set of allergens in the air causing symptoms such as sneezing, watery eyes, and running nose. The American Lung Association has stated that the St. Louis area is among the top 20 most polluted areas in the United States. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, an average home’s indoor air quality is two times more polluted compared to the outside air. This, coupled with seasonal allergies, can make it difficult for people to breathe easy, so here are some tips to help you have a sneeze-free fall. In this post, we will discuss some tips to maintain your indoor air quality and prevent allergies. What Causes Seasonal Allergies Allergies are the body’s first reaction to a foreign substance. People who are allergic may experience a severe reaction to allergens such as pollen and dust. Other people might not react at all to these allergens, but some may start experiencing symptoms as soon as they come in contact. Fall allergies, such as rag weed or ambrosia, is one of the top pollen producing allergy triggers. As soon as the body detects...

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4 Types of Filtration and Cleaning Systems for Your St. Louis Home

August 7, 2015

Taking the steps to improve on indoor air quality will go a long way towards protecting the health of your family. Indoor air quality is a hot topic in the HVAC industry right now. As homeowners scrambled over the last couple of years to air tighten their homes to save energy, they often created breeding grounds for all types of irritants. Fortunately, the industry has recognized this, and is now constantly working on ways to improve the quality of air in the home. Poor indoor air quality can cause a host of problems, as the same polluted air is continually being circulated throughout your house. Not only can it irritate the lungs, and become dangerous for people with respiratory ailments like asthma, but it can cause mold and fungus growth. There are dozens of particles floating unseen in the air around you, but the most common irritants include: Dust Pollen Pet dander Dust mites Cigarette smoke Mold spores In order to help eliminate these from your St. Louis home’s breathing air, you now have a number of options to choose from. HVAC Filters Any forced air HVAC system relies on filters to remove large particles from the air. This was...

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Top Factors Influencing a Homeowner’s Decisions Regarding HVAC Equipment

July 27, 2015

Most St. Louis homeowners desire an HVAC system that is reliable, efficient, and saves them money. The top benefits that homeowners expect from their HVAC system includes long-term reliability, low monthly operating costs, competitive purchase price, and of course the ability to heat and cool their home to the desired temperature.  In a survey of homeowners to understand the factors they considered before buying an HVAC system, some interesting facts were revealed. Key Features Consumers Look For in an HVAC System Long-term reliability Low operating costs Ability to provide and maintain the desired temperature inside the home Reasons For Not Wanting to Purchase a New System Even if the HVAC system is old or has problems, some homeowners will have the system repaired instead of purchasing a new one. There could be many reasons behind this including the large cost of replacing an older system. However, long-term repair and replacement costs can quickly spiral out of control. Consider other factors such as: Energy savings Financing options Government rebates Buyer Recommendations for Buying a New HVAC System Research carefully Speak with a local HVAC company Contract a qualified company to install the new system Consider energy efficiency Profile of a Satisfied Consumer Some homeowners prefer purchasing a premium HVAC system because they desire features...

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Signs Your Ductwork Needs to Be Cleaned

June 30, 2015

Your HVAC system plays a large role in the inside air quality of your St. Louis home. Changing the air filter frequently will help improve indoor air quality, but this is not always enough. When you start to feel that, despite changing your air filter, there is a significant amount of dust circulating through your house, it could mean that you need to have the entire system cleaned. This is not a DIY project; the ductwork in your home can be easily broken if not handled properly. In order to preserve the integrity of your duct system, contact a qualified St. Louis heating and air technician. How Often Should the Duct Work Be Cleaned? How often the duct work should be cleaned is determined on a case by case basis. There are a number of variables to consider, from the number of pets in the home to if anyone smokes inside of the house. If you have recently discovered water damage in your house, the ducts should be cleaned as soon as the problem has been fixed. The best way to determine how often your ducts should be cleaned is by speaking with a knowledgeable expert at Scott-Lee Heating. Why Is Indoor Air...

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How Clean Is the Air Inside Your Home?

February 6, 2015

With so much focus on energy efficiency, indoor air quality is at times overlooked. Poor indoor air quality can lead to different types of illness and painful side effects. So how do you find that happy medium where your HVAC system and home are energy efficient, but the air quality is clean? How to Recognize Poor Air Quality in Your Home You can not see the micro-organisms floating around in the air that you breathe, but there are other signs that let you know when they are there: Condensation build up on the inside of your windows, in the walls, and on appliances and fixtures. Mold growth under sinks or in the bathroom. Heating and cooling equipment that has become overridden with scaling. A sense of stuffiness when you enter your home. Physical Symptoms of Poor Indoor Air Quality All of these signs are pointing to a house that has become rampant with dust and mold spores that are continuously being recycled into your breathing air. Before long, you and your family may begin to feel physical symptoms including: persistent and unexplained headaches frequent sinus infections frequent lung infections like bronchitis or even pneumonia unexplained coughing or difficulty in breathing If it seems as if someone in your home...

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Spring Time, Have You Had Your Air Conditioner Checked?

May 28, 2013

Why Having Your Air Conditioner Checked Will Bring You Benefits It’s been a long winter and spring is here.  Have you had your air conditioner checked?  We have so much going now.  The kids are off from school so you have vacation planned or other things and sometimes we get so involved with what we are doing and going to do that we forget to have some important items checked such as the air conditioner.  By maintaining your air conditioner you can prevent small issues from becoming bigger and costly issues down the road. There are many helpful benefits to be received by making sure you have your air conditioner checked.  One is that the quality of the air that flows through your home depends on making sure you are changing your filters and that they are of good quality.  This way you have better quality of life especially for those who have allergies or some other breathing issues.  Do you have pets?  In order to keep enjoying your pets you will want to make sure your air flow is clean by removing animal hair and allergens from your air conditioner.  This way everyone can breathe much easier. Another benefit...

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Lennox PureAir for Better Health

April 26, 2013

The Lennox PureAir air purification system will benefit you. The Lennox PureAir air purification system benefits you by targeting  small particles that are in the air. This includes dust, allergens, viruses, bacterias and odors.  It does this by using UVA-light technology, which is a industry exclusive product. It attacks indoor contaminates and eliminates ozone. It is the only system that attacks all 3 classes of indoor air contaminates and is therefore the best defense against poor indoor  air quality. The Air Purification System You Can Trust At Scott-Lee Heating we recommend the Lennox PureAir air purification system as the best indoor air quality system. We  believe that the air in your home or business should be as clean and pure as possible.  Contact our indoor air quality experts to learn more about the air purification systems that we carry at .

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