Common Indoor Air Contaminates In The Bay Area And Their Causes

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If you live in Hayward, San Mateo, or anywhere in the Bay Area you may already know the air inside your home is far more polluted than the outside air. Even if you aren't aware of this fact, you may be having problems with sneezing, allergies, shortness of breath, or some other type of sickness. … [Read more...]

Legionnaires’ Disease & HVAC Systems in the Bay Area

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Most people have no idea what Legionnaires' disease is, or how the HVAC system in a building can impact your health. Recently, more than 100 people in New York were infected with this disease due to a cooling tower that was infected. When the issue occurred, there was "nothing to worry about" … [Read more...]

Indoor Air Myths Debunked by San Francisco HVAC Pros

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Whether you're a home or business owner, you may have heard many things about indoor air quality. Logically, it seems the air indoors should be less polluted than the air outdoors, right? This is not usually the case. You may have heard many myths about how to improve indoor air quality, but some … [Read more...]

Indoor Air Quality is Important for Businesses

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If you own or run a business in the San Francisco Bay Area, you may not be aware of how unhealthy the indoor air is, and how it can affect not only yourself and your employees, but customers who come into your place of business. At Ortiz Heating & A/C, we understand the importance of indoor air … [Read more...]

Improve Indoor Air Quality and Eliminate Dust Mites

Did you know that one of the most common causes of allergies is dust mites? Not only do these mites contribute to symptoms of allergies or other respiratory conditions, they also affect the air quality inside your Bay Area home. Dust mites thrive in warm temperatures, particularly when humidity … [Read more...]

Contra Costa HVAC – Energy Efficiency And Clean Indoor Air

Most homeowners in Contra Costa, San Francisco and San Mateo Counties believe the "tighter" their homes, the more energy efficient it will be - and therefore, energy costs should be lower as a result. While having a home that is free of air leaks IS a good thing, a home can actually be too tight, … [Read more...]

San Mateo HVAC – 3 Indoor Air Pollutants In Your Home

Many homeowners in San Francisco and the Bay Area assume that the air inside their homes is cleaner and less polluted than the outdoor air, but this is not true! In fact, the air inside most homes is MORE polluted than outdoor air, for a number of reasons - pet dander; dust; allergens; gases from … [Read more...]

Bay Area HVAC – Improve Indoor Air Quality With These 5 Tips

We've mentioned before that indoor air is considerably more polluted than outdoor air, but what can Bay Area homeowners do to change this? Having the cleanest possible indoor air can reduce respiratory issues such as asthma and allergies, helping your family stay healthier year-round. At Ortiz … [Read more...]

Too Much Dust In Your Bay Area Home? Tips From San Francisco HVAC Pros

Every household has a certain amount of dust, which can be annoying. How much dust you have in your Bay Area home depends on a number of factors, including the use of a fireplace/wood stove, cooking and cleaning habits, pets, tobacco use, the age of your home and its construction, and more. As … [Read more...]