Combating Bad Air Quality in Colorado

May 20, 2021

The fresh mountain air of Colorado is definitely something to behold. And while homeowners in even the more urban areas of Denver or Boulder enjoy fresher air than people in other parts of the country, poor indoor air quality is still a problem that many Colorado homeowners face. The good news is you’ve got options if you’re looking for ways to remove contaminants in the air such as mold spores, pollen, bacteria, dust, smoke and more  In this blog, we’ll go over the following ways to combat bad indoor air quality: Keeping a clean home Replacing dirty and used air...

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Can a Whole-Home Air Purifier Protect Against COVID-19?

April 1, 2020

We know times are scary right now. And unfortunately, we’ve seen a lot of HVAC companies take advantage of that fear by making false claims about air purifiers and their efficacy against COVID-19. As experts in the HVAC industry, we felt it was our responsibility to weigh in on this question: Should I invest in air quality products to better protect myself and my family from COVID-19? Our answer? There is currently no evidence that an air purifier can completely sterilize/eradicate the COVID-19 virus.  However, we do know that the virus becomes more dangerous when combined with other respiratory issues....

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Understanding Airflow in Your Home

September 24, 2019

Understanding How Air Flows Through Your Home Airflow is a critical aspect of a comfortable, efficient and healthy home. Inadequate airflow can result in uneven cooling and heating as well as poor indoor air quality. Too much airflow can also result in uneven heating and cooling as well as a much higher energy bill. Natural Ventilation Natural ventilation refers to outside air that enters your home through cracks as well as gaps around doors and windows. Not all natural ventilation is unintended. Some is expected and even relied upon for optimal airflow. However, modern homes are very well-sealed and tend...

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10 Steps to a Green Home

September 15, 2019

10 Ways to Make Your Home Greener Making your home greener, aka more eco-friendly, is good for the planet and your utility bills. Changes you can implement could from the simple to the complex. Here are 10 methods to achieving a greener home. 1. Update Your Lightbulbs To save money and make your home greener, install compact fluorescent lamps in addition to LED bulbs. Aside from using less energy, this type of lighting lasts longer. 2. Install a Programmable Thermostat A programmable thermostat regulates the interior temperature of your home based on the settings you input for particular times of...

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HVAC Ductwork Basics

September 8, 2019

What You Should Know About Your Ductwork Ductwork Plays a Major Role in Your HVAC System’s Performance If your HVAC system isn’t performing up to your expectations, there could be many causes. However, ductwork is often the unknown culprit. The ductwork in our homes and buildings takes the air and pushes it from the source to the destination. Along the way, it flows to the areas intended, and it delivers air to its destination. The problem comes in when we make changes to the external parts of the system or the living area, causing a change in the delicate balance...

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Do Salt Lamps Really Improve Your Indoor Air Quality?

September 1, 2019

Can You Actually Improve Air Quality With a Salt Lamp? If you are interested in interior design or healthy living, you have probably seen bloggers and influencers recommending salt lamps lately. These lamps look like a huge, glowing rock, and some people claim that the lamp purifies the air. Does this really work? Keep reading to find out. How Salt Lamps Supposedly Work Salt lamp supporters suggest that these lamps work because the warmth of the light bulb inside gently heats the salt. Supposedly, this salt can then release negative ions that help it trap moisture and dust inside the...

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5 Helpful Indoor Air Quality Tips

August 20, 2019

It’s important to keep the air in your home as clean as possible so that you and your family can breathe easy. Here are five tips to improve air quality at your home in Denver. 1. Clean or Change HVAC Filters Regularly Almost all HVAC systems have a filter in them. This filter collects the dust and dander from your air. When the filter gets clogged, it can’t work effectively. Therefore, you should change or clean it regularly. 2. Get Regular HVAC Maintenance Every appliance in your home requires regular maintenance to run at peak efficiency. Your HVAC system is...

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3 Ways to Control Static Electricity at Home

July 5, 2019

Do you ever feel a shock when you flip a light switch in your house? This phenomenon is caused by static electricity, and it most often happens in the winter when the air is extra dry. While static electricity isn’t harmful, it can be a nuisance. Fortunately, there are a few easy ways to cut down on the static electricity in your home. 1. Use Dryer Sheets Static electricity has a tendency to build up in clothes, towels, and bed linens, causing them to deliver unwanted shocks throughout the day. Not to mention, it can lead to a truly crazy...

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Minimizing Exposure to Indoor Air Pollution

June 20, 2019

At Cooper Heating & Cooling, we know that it can be difficult to keep indoor air clean and safe throughout the winter in Denver, CO. Pollution in the form of bacteria, viruses, volatile organic compounds, and particulates can adversely affect your health. Indoor air pollution is especially bad during the winters when doors and windows tend to be closed. Taking a few steps to improve your indoor air quality could provide many health benefits. Install New Air Filters An easy way to keep the air circulating in your home clean is to ensure that your air filters are clean and...

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Why Indoor Air Quality Is Important

May 14, 2019

The air that you breathe in your home will have every bit as much impact on you as the air you breathe outside. It is important that you ensure the air quality in your home is good because this will help to avoid the various negative impacts that poor indoor air quality can cause. Short-Term Effects of Poor Air Quality In the short run, indoor pollutants and irritants can cause respiratory problems and illness. When one has allergies, poor air quality will accentuate the effect of the pollen that they breathe outside. On the flip side, when the air in...

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