Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

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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Skip the Portable Humidifiers

Monday, November 19th, 2018
humidifier

It’s time for an upgrade.

When you heat your home in the winter, do you move a few space heaters throughout the house on a rotating schedule? When you cool your home, are you lugging window unit air conditioners up and down stairs throughout the house each year? No, of course not. While these portable comfort systems have their uses in, say, small apartments or dorm rooms, a whole-house HVAC system is obviously the better option.

So, why are you filling up portable humidifiers with water and only humidifying certain areas of your home? Especially when our team is here to outfit your home with a whole-house humidifier in Charlottesville? With a whole-house humidifier, you are going to enjoy many benefits that your portable humidifier units simply cannot match. Just remember that these systems, like any other whole-house system, need to be professionally installed and serviced. It’s not a job that you can handle on your own. Reach out to our staff to take advantage of a whole-house humidifier in your home.

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The Benefits of a Humidifier

Monday, March 12th, 2018

drip-dropIn the summer, we can be swamped with high humidity levels that make us sweat. Relative humidity is a measurement of the amount of water vapor in the air, which can be quite problematic when too high. Your body needs to evaporate moisture to cool off, so you can feel even warmer when humidity levels are high. There’s also a higher chance of mold growth in your home and other problems thanks to the moisture in the air.

But it’s not yet spring, and we don’t have those problems yet. In fact, you might have the opposite issue. Dry air can cause a lot of problems for you, your health, and your home. Get relief through the cold weather and prepare for next year’s flu season with the help of a whole-house humidifier.

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Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

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Call Mack Morris Heating & Air Conditioning for all your air conditioning, heating, and indoor air quality needs.

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