Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

Enjoy Both Fresh Air and Cool Air With This System

Monday, June 27th, 2022

outdoor-ac-unitWe want to keep our homes cool, especially now when the heat has really gotten ramped up. It makes sense that keeping cool air in your home has become a priority. The problem that many people run into as summer rolls forward is that the air in their homes begins to become stale. When the same supply of air is circulated over and over again, it can become a bit too dry for anyone’s enjoyment.

The problem? It isn’t like you can crack a window on a 100°F day for fresh air and expect your home’s temperature to remain the same. But you don’t have to choose between fresh air or cool air anymore. The installation of an energy recovery ventilator in Charlottesville can help you enjoy fresh air that is still cool and improves your comfort rather than undermines it.

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Should You Consider an Air Filtration System?

Monday, June 13th, 2022

You are sneezing up a storm and your eyes are itchy and watery. The thing is, you’ve done everything possible to keep your home incredibly clean so that you can avoid this exact situation. We understand why you might feel frustrated and we want you to know that it isn’t your fault!

The modern home is extremely well-sealed. While this is great news for energy efficiency, it may be less beneficial to your indoor air quality since whatever contaminants get into the house will simply continue to circulate. One of the ways to address poor indoor air quality is with air filtration systems in Charlottesville.

Read on to learn the details you need to know about these systems and the ways that installing one may benefit you.

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 6 Contaminants in Your Air and How We Can Help Get Rid of Them

Monday, October 4th, 2021

How clean do you think your air is? Chances are that, unless you are having a sneezing fit, you don’t really think too much about the quality of the air in your home. It might be a good time to start giving your indoor air quality some thought. After all, poor indoor air quality can provide as many problems as good indoor air quality can fix.

How do you know what is floating around the air in your house though? It isn’t like you can take a microscope and look at the air to see what’s wrong. That’s where we can help. We have listed some of the most common and problematic contaminants in your home’s air that you may be fighting with. And, even better, we have the solutions to combat them.

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What You Should Know About Energy Recovery Ventilatiors

Monday, July 12th, 2021

After spending days or weeks on end cooped up indoors with the AC running, you may notice that the air in the house gets a little stale. You aren’t imagining this sensation: overly filtered air can be uncomfortable, even if it is cool. Logic says that you can solve this issue by opening a window and letting some fresh air in—but if the air outside is swelteringly hot and humid, doing so can ruin your comfort.

So how can you address this problem? The best solution is to look into options for a system that can improve your indoor air quality in Charlottesville, VA without ruining your temperature control. We have just the thing for you: an energy recovery ventilator.

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3 Benefits of Adding an IAQ System

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

An IAQ system is a great complement to your HVAC system, protecting you and your family from all sorts of dangerous elements present in the air indoors, such as allergens and chemicals. Today we will discuss three benefits of adding an IAQ system.

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Should You Invest in a Whole-House Filter?

Monday, June 1st, 2020

dust-on-tableDid you know that your indoor air quality is just as important to your comfort as having a working air conditioner? It may not seem like it at first, but imagine if you were sitting in a perfectly cool house that was also incredibly dusty. You probably wouldn’t feel too comfortable, let alone be able to breathe all that well. That is why we want you to know about HVAC filters in Charlottesville, VA.

These whole-home air filters are made to work in tandem with your air conditioner (and furnace, if you have one) to filter the air that’s entering your home and keep out unwanted airborne particles. If you aren’t sure whether or not a whole-home filter is for you, then please take a moment to check out some of the information on them that we’ve collected to answer your question.

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How Can a UV Light Improve IAQ?

Thursday, March 12th, 2020

Ultravation-Solaris-Whole-House-Air-PurifierThe air circulating in your home can help or hinder both your comfort and your health. There are different things you can do, and systems that you can use, to help boost IAQ to the level that you want.

Using an ultraviolet light air filter is one of the ways that you can improve the quality of the air in your home. These filters use ultraviolet light to purify the air that enters your home through your ductwork.

How does this work? It works because UV light kills or neutralizes any airborne viruses or bacteria passing through your ducts. The UV rays damage the DNA of microbes that pass under it, preventing them from reproducing and causing infections. This helps to keep the air in your home healthier.

Our Ultravation Solaris Whole House Air Purifier is a great addition to any home HVAC system. Installed within you ductwork, it helps to purify the air that cycles through your comfort systems and heads off viruses and bacteria at the pass.

When you pair a whole house purifier with consistent healthy hygiene practices such as washing your hands, you can enjoy and happier and healthier home all year long.

Contact Mack Morris Heating & Air Conditioning to learn more.


There is much to consider regarding the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus) and its possible transmission in your home. While there are various and effective indoor air quality measures available to help protect your safety, including duct sanitization, ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light treatment, and HEPA air filters, they alone cannot protect from all forms of COVID-19 transmission. It is important to follow all official guidelines for preventing the spread of this virus.

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Science 101: Static Electricity in Your Home

Monday, December 31st, 2018

Does your hair instantly stand up when you enter your home? Do you find yourself getting shocked when you touch a doorknob or find your clothes rather clingy? If you’ve answered “yes” to any of these questions, there is likely a build-up of static electricity in your home. But why?

Static electricity buildup is most commonly found in areas with overly dry air. Without proper humidification, static electricity becomes much more noticeable and can be quite a nuisance. During the winter, air is much dryer than it is during other parts of the year, so without proper humidification, your home is significantly more vulnerable to static electricity buildup. Investing in a whole-house humidifier in Crozet, VA is the best way to reduce the impact of static electricity and boost your comfort! 

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Sleep Better With a Whole House Humidifier

Monday, December 17th, 2018

woman-sitting-in-front-of-windowIf you find yourself counting sheep every night, it might be time to consider adding a whole house humidifier in your home. That’s right, a whole house humidifier can actually give you a better night’s sleep! We always recommend speaking with a qualified HVAC technician before making any final decisions. They can help you select the right humidifier for your home’s specific needs. Mack Morris Heating & Air Conditioning offers indoor air quality services in Palmyra, VA. 

Maintaining the proper humidity levels in your home is just as important to your overall comfort as setting the appropriate temperature. We know it can be easy to overlook the importance of humidity levels, but it can actually have a huge impact on the quality of sleep we receive. In our last blog, we talked about the implications of dry winter weather and the overall impacts it can have on our body, but today we wanted to talk more in-depth about humidity and its effects on your sleep.

Sleep Healthier

It’s simple. When you are healthy, you will sleep better. Because humidifiers protect against illness, you nor your family will be bothered by things like runny noses, sore throats, and coughing, all of which are things that can keep you up at night.

Sleep Quieter

If you or your partner snore, you know just how hard it can be to fall and stay asleep. The snoring that keeps you awake for hours on end might be due to the level of moisture in your air. Dry throats tend to cause louder and more frequent snoring. Homeowners seem to find that they snore less when their humidity levels are well balanced since their respiratory systems aren’t so dried out.

Sleep Soundly

When your home maintains a proper humidity level throughout the winter, your home may actually feel warmer and more comfortable overall. When you aren’t awoken by that annoying midnight chill, you just might get a solid 8 hours of rest.

Sure, we know that there a lot of portable humidifiers on the market, but consider a whole house humidifier this winter season. They perform better, they’re more efficient, and they are simply more convenient. Plus, you’ll sleep better knowing you have a system that you can trust for many years to come.

Mack Morris Heating & Air Conditioning offers whole home humidifier installation and repair. For your humidifier to run as efficiently and effectively as possible, they must be properly integrated into your existing HVAC system. Only an experienced HVAC technician possesses the skills necessary to get this job done right. Each home is different and needs can vary, but luckily our technicians have seen it all! Plus, our comprehensive repair services mean that your system will never be out of commission for too long. You can trust our team to fix any problem that may occur with your humidifier.

If you want to sleep better this winter season, don’t hesitate to speak with one of our friendly technicians. We know there are many things that may keep you awake at night, but don’t let dry air be one of them.

For all your whole house humidifier needs, contact Mack Morris Heating & Air Conditioning

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The Many Reasons Why Proper Humidification Is Important

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

sick-coupleWhen you think of overall comfort in your home, maintaining comfortable temperatures is probably where your mind goes first. That is obviously very important, which is why we offer both great heating and outstanding air conditioning options and services. If you think that temperature is where your comfort begins and ends in your home, however, think again. There is also your indoor air to consider and, in many cases, this IAQ simply is not as high as they believe.

In the winter particularly, dry air can be a serious problem in the home. During the summer, of course, your AC itself may excessively dry out the air, but in the winter you are starting out with air that is already dry to begin with. In today’s post we’ll talk about why that’s a problem, and why a whole-house humidifier in Crozet, VA is your best bet. Just remember that whole-house humidification systems do demand professional installation and ongoing services.

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