Indoor Air Quality Articles

Dry Vent Cleaning

February 15, 2024

Failure to clean. Those words should never describe dryer upkeep in your Texas home. The leading cause of dryer fires is the failure to clean the appliance, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). The organization says failure to clean sparked 32 percent of dryer fires annually from 2014 to 2018 in the U.S.…

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Why Air Duct Cleaning Is Important

December 29, 2023
Why Air Duct Cleaning Is Important. Professional Air Duct Cleaning.

Just like your lungs are an important connection to the rest of your respiratory system, your home’s ductwork, or air ducts, are importantly connected to your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. For your HVAC system—and your lungs—to perform at peak level, the numerous airways need to be open and clear. All in the name of breathing properly.

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How UV Lights Benefit Your HVAC System

July 17, 2023
Image of UV lights. How UV Lights Benefit Your HVAC System.

Adding an ultraviolet (UV) lighting system to the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment of your Texas home or business creates a healthier environment for you and your loved ones.

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The Basics of Winter Indoor Air Quality

January 12, 2023
A woman relaxes with a mug. The Basics of Winter Indoor Air Quality.

In the winter, being snug as a bug in a rug in your home can be cozy, but it can also play havoc with your indoor air quality (IAQ) here in Texas, creating some significant health problems.

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Video – Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Family’s Health

November 28, 2022
Family of four eating lunch around their kitchen table.

Air quality in your home is important to your family’s health. Having the right humidity levels, changing your filters regularly and installing air-cleaning or filtration systems like UV lights and air scrubbers are some of the ways you can affect the air quality in your home.

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What to Know About Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

September 22, 2022
Man Replacing Battery In Home Smoke Alarm. What to Know About Carbon Monoxide Poisoning.

Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is known as the silent killer for a reason—it can easily go undetected and cause illness and even death. It’s critical to learn how to prevent carbon monoxide leaks in your Houston home—as well as what the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are in case you are exposed.

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5 Tips to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality This Fall

October 13, 2021
red mug of hot drink

Be sure to focus on enhancing your indoor air quality (IAQ) so that you can boost your overall home comfort and enjoy the autumn season to its fullest.

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Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

September 14, 2021
Old electric fan near the bed in the room improving indoor air quality

Improving the indoor air quality (IAQ) at your Houston home or business makes sense on so many levels. Consider your health, your comfort, and your household budget. It’s hard to imagine a more important investment than improving the air you breathe!

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What Are Air Scrubbers?

June 7, 2021
Exhaust fan on top in bathroom in Houston

Air scrubbers use the latest advancements in residential indoor air quality technology to keep your Texas home healthy and safe. At M E Brown Air Conditioning, we strive to provide you with the right information to get the most value from your HVAC equipment. We believe a comfortable home is a happy home.

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Air Filters vs. Air Cleaners

March 16, 2021

Our team at M E Brown Air Conditioning, along with many manufacturers of air filtration and air purification products, are working to provide tools to help you ensure clean indoor air for you and your family. Here are some details about currently available solutions.

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How to Eliminate Dust in My Home

January 15, 2021
Close-up of dust on woman finger

Everyone has it, and nobody wants it. Dust.

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Why Is Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Important?

August 14, 2020
Living Room

Do you know the importance of your home’s indoor air quality? Our team wants to help address any air quality issues your home can face.

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The Problem With Clogged Air Filters

April 17, 2020
Man Replacing Filter

Busy careers, bustling families, engrossing hobbies, and overwhelming responsibilities keep most people busy day in and day out. It’s understandable why worrying about the air filter in your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is probably way down at the bottom of the priority list.  However, our team at M E Brown Air Conditioning…

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What Does Indoor Air Quality Have to Do With Allergies?

March 9, 2020
Woman Blowing Nose|Air Conditioner Maintenance

Did you know the average American spends nearly 90 percent of life indoors? That’s why it is increasingly important to ensure indoor air quality (IAQ) is clean and healthy. If your Houston home is facing air-quality issues, you may be suffering anything from minor discomfort to significant allergy or health problems. Our team at M…

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Is Your Home Making You Sick?

January 17, 2019
Young couple sick from poor air quality in Houston

In the winter, being snug as a bug in a rug in your home can be cozy, but it can also play havoc with your indoor air quality (IAQ) here in Houston, TX, creating some significant health problems. At M E Brown, we recommend taking precautions to avoid the common issues associated with winter indoor…

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Leaky Ducts

October 18, 2018
vents

Ductwork is a hidden element that is crucial to your home comfort. Ductwork is the system by which warm or cool air circulates throughout your home. It is essential to have well maintained and cared for ductwork in your home. Most of it is hidden behind walls or in places that are not as frequently…

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Signs That You May Need a Dehumidifier

September 24, 2018
portable dehumidifier

What is a dehumidifier? A dehumidifier is an appliance that removes moisture from the air.   What are the signs that I need a dehumidifier? There are a number of things that can indicate you need a dehumidifier:   You may have condensation on your windows or doors. You will see water beading or fog/vapor…

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