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Healthy Air is Important, Get an Air Purifier Ionizer

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Clean air is important to all homeowners but can also be overlooked. Some may not be aware of pathogens like bacteria and mold spores that can be present in one’s home. Most are aware of airborne particles like dust, pollen, and pet dander that can be present in a home. As a result of these particles, you may not be breathing the healthiest air possible in your own home. One of the best ways to ensure clean air in your home is through the installation of an air ionizer. An air ionizer is an air purifier that functions to clean indoor air. It purifies the air in a room by electrically charging air molecules. An added benefit of cleaner air in your home is the elimination of odors. These odors can come from pets, chemicals, and food. The professionals at Action Mechanical can help you install an air ionizer to ensure the air in your home is clean and safe.

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Plumbing: DIY or Professional

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Plumbing is a staple in daily life but is often overlooked and rarely thought about as a part of day-to-day life. Think about it, some homeowners utilize some kind of faucet hundreds of times a day from washing dishes to showering. With that kind of use, something will inevitably break. So, when is it okay to grab that duct tape and an old wrench, and when should a homeowner call in the Actional Mechanical professionals?

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Getting Your AC Ready for Action

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As winter winds down and warmer, sunny days approach, it’s time to bid a seasonal farewell to your heater and prepare your air conditioning unit for the upcoming summer heat. Transitioning your HVAC system from one season to another not only ensures optimal performance but also helps you stay comfortable throughout the changing weather. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps to shut down your heater and prep your AC unit for the summer ahead.

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Promoting Energy Efficiency in 2024

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Did you know that homes and commercial buildings consume 40% of the energy used in the Unites States? The average American spends $2000 paying for energy annually, and it is estimated that $200 to $400 of that spend could be going to waste from drafts, outdated heating and cooling systems, and air leaks around openings. With advancements in technology and a growing awareness of energy conservation, there are now more opportunities than ever for homeowners to make their living spaces more energy efficient. At Action Mechanical, we believe that every small step toward energy efficiency counts. Here are some top recommendations for homeowners to embrace in 2024.

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Breathe Easy Before Spring Allergy Season

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As spring blossoms on the horizon, many of us eagerly anticipate the warmer weather and blooming flowers. However, for allergy sufferers, the arrival of spring also signals the onset of sneezing, itchy eyes, and other allergy symptoms. One crucial step in preparing for spring allergy season is often overlooked: changing the air filters in your home. Action Mechanical will explore the importance of this simple yet essential task and how it can significantly improve indoor air quality and alleviate allergy symptoms.

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Indoor Air Quality - Bathroom and Kitchen

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Indoor Air Quality – Bathroom and Kitchen

Did you know that according to the Environmental Protection Agency indoor air quality is four to five times worse than outdoor air quality? This is because pollutants like pet dander, dust and other pathogens get trapped inside. Proper ventilation is essential for a healthy home. Of course, there are easy ways to ventilate your home like opening windows, but what is a good solution for the winter, when you can’t open windows because of poor weather conditions? And what rooms need it the most?

It’s no shocker that ventilation is especially important in the bathroom. The humidity in this room makes it a prime place for bacteria, mold and mildew to thrive. Proper ventilation can allow you to manage the amount of moisture in this area. A great way to take care of this is to install a ventilation fan and run it after you take a shower.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), exposure to indoor pollutants causes 4.3 million pre-mature deaths each year. Breathing in these pollutants can cause pneumonia, heart disease, and other illnesses. Moisture in the air can also foster the growth of bacteria, the bacteria that creates staff infections as well as strep throat in particular.

Kitchens are another prime area for pollutants in the home. Burners can cause small particles to get into the air, gas stoves create carbon dioxide, dishwashers, and cooking release moisture into the air. The moisture can cause these pollutants to linger, especially if you don’t have a proper exhaust system. Contamination can easily be transported through the air, and require you to sanitize surfaces more often. Basically, you just NEED proper ventilation in these areas!

What can you do to better the air quality in these areas and prevent mold, mildew and bacteria from infiltrating your life?

                There are a few different things you can do to improve your air quality:

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Make Sure to Add Air to the Spring-Cleaning List This Year!

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Make sure to add your air to the spring-cleaning list this year

It’s that time of the year—where you can finally open some windows, get some fresh air, and start fresh for the season! Spring cleaning is an important part of everyone’s annual routine. This is a good time to schedule maintenance and get all the chores you’ve been putting off out of the way. This is also a good time to assess things that you don’t normally think about, like your air quality! Here are a few tips, tricks, and products to consider when coming up with an air quality plan!

                How often are you changing your air filters? Make sure that this is on top of your priority list! You don’t want to be pumping pathogens directly into your home. Changing filters regularly can alleviate allergies by stopping particles from making their way into your airstream and harboring disease-causing bacteria and viruses! Being proactive can make all the difference when it comes to mold and other substances in your home!

                Spring allergies are about to be in full swing! Have you considered the role your indoor air quality can play in your comfort levels during times like this where allergy counts are excessively high? Make sure that your home stays a safe space from the outdoor irritants like pollen, dander, and ragweed! The outdoor elements should stay where they belong—outdoors!

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Take Control of your allergies this Spring with help from Action Mechanical

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Allergies
Sneezing, congestion, itching, watering eyes, they all mean one thing: Spring is in full bloom, but so are your allergies.

The cold, dry air of winter can really do its damage on your body. The dryness can inflame and irritate the mucus membranes in your respiratory track. Not to mention this can cause your body to be more susceptible to catching colds, the flu and other infections! The cold air also helps aid in the survival of harmful viruses. Enter Spring, which also means pollen. Pollen is the villain in many allergy stories, and may be the culprit of your discomfort. If you suffer from seasonal allergies or sinus infections, you are no stranger to the negative impact the weather can have on your health. The good news? There’s a solution!

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Preventative Drain Maintenance Tips and Tricks

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Tips to Avoid A Clogged Commercial Drain
If you are a business owner with a commercial kitchen, you probably already know the importance of clean drains and pipes. A clogged kitchen drain can be a catastrophe. Regular drain maintenance is an important part of preventative care, and can alleviate any major issues in the future. Although drain clogs are part of what keeps us in business, here are a few tips and tricks to unclog your drains and keep them that way!

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Stop Wasting Energy: 8 Ways to Improve your Energy Efficiency in 2021

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The new year is here and while everybody else is making resolutions to eat healthier or give up coffee, you should absolutely consider making the effort to reduce your energy consumption in the new year. With countless benefits for the environment and your pocketbook as time goes on, you can leave 2021 knowing you did right by your bank account and by Mother Nature!

While there are many obvious ways to better your energy efficiency by integrating things like renewable energy into your home, there are many simple everyday fixes that can make a meaningful impact in the long run. To help you gain better perspective on some easy ways to be more energy efficient in the new year, we’ve put together the following list!

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Important Employee Notice

To obtain a copy of your ACA Form 1095-C, please send a request to chansen@actionmec.com.

Action Mechanical
Plumbing, heating and cooling system installation and maintenance
CALL 605-348-5212