Indoor Air Quality Articles

Dryer Vent Cleaning

December 5, 2023
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Failure to clean.

Those words should never describe dryer upkeep in your NC 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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Ductless AC’s Improve Indoor Air Quality and Control Humidity

July 13, 2023
Image of a person sitting below Ductless system. Ductless AC's Improve Indoor Air Quality and Control Humidity.

Installing a ductless air conditioner (AC), also known as a mini split, in your North Carolina home has quite a few benefits over a traditionally ducted air conditioner. Two of these benefits are helping to improve your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ) and to control your home’s humidity.

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What to Know About Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

May 8, 2023
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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 Winston-Salem home—as well as what the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are in case you are exposed.

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5 Ways to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

March 10, 2023
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What do you think of when you hear about air pollution? You might immediately imagine a giant cloud of smoke, cars spewing exhaust, or a trash incinerator––but have you ever thought about your own home in Greensboro?

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The Basics of Winter Indoor Air Quality

January 15, 2021
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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 North Carolina, creating some significant health problems. At Sutton Brothers, we recommend taking precautions to avoid the common issues associated with winter indoor air quality.

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Leaky Ducts and You

September 10, 2020
Air ventilator, Leaky Ducts & You | Ductwork Indoor Air Quality | Kernersville, NC

Though it’s a hidden element in your home, ductwork is crucial to your home comfort. It’s the system by which warm or cool air circulates throughout your home. And all your conditioned air, whether it’s warmed or cooled, has to travel through these ducts. As such, it’s essential to have a well-maintained duct system in your home.

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Do Air Filters Work?

June 18, 2020
Middle aged man replacing fillter, Do Air Filters Work? | Indoor Air Quality, HVAC Service | Kernersville, NC

Air filters are probably one of the most talked about components within heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) circles. Every HVAC system requires some sort of filtration device, and hundreds of companies produce replacement filters. With all this talk, as well as in this current COVID-19 pandemic situation, you may be wondering whether air filters…

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What Indoor Air Quality Accessories Can Help Keep Me Healthy?

April 21, 2020
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Our Sutton Brothers team wants to share with you the following list of the different indoor air quality accessories available out there.

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How Can Your HVAC Equipment Help Protect Against Coronavirus?

March 18, 2020
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The spread of coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) has all of us greatly concerned in North Carolina. At Sutton Brothers, our top priority is the health and safety of you and your loved ones.

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How To Improve Indoor Air Quality Naturally

February 10, 2020
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The quality of the air you breathe has an impact on your health. You might not notice negative effects immediately, but noticeable symptoms can arise months or years after breathing poor air indoors. Here are three things you can do to improve your home’s indoor air quality naturally. 1. Regularly Open the Windows Ventilation is…

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How to Reduce Exposure to Indoor Air Pollutants

August 11, 2019

Air pollutants aren’t restricted to particles that can be found in industrial areas or crowded cities. Pollutants can be a concern to your indoor air quality. From irritants and allergens to gases that can be hazardous to your health, pollutants need to be reduced as much as possible in your living space. Let’s have a…

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Maintaining Great Indoor Air Quality During Winter

February 21, 2019

Indoor air quality is a serious concern that the EPA indicates among its top health risks. Concerns over air quality in the home are even more emphasized in the winter. This is because modern construction is designed to keep heat in during winter and out during summer. The negative side effect of this is that…

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