Month: October 2021

Fall Is In The Air: Top 5 Indoor Air Quality Tips For Homeowners

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Fall Is In The Air: Top 5 Indoor Air Quality Tips For Homeowners

Fall is in the air – and we don’t just mean because of pumpkin spice lattes and fresh apple cider. Your indoor air quality could use some attention this fall. According to the EPA, your indoor air quality could be 2 to 5 times worse than outdoor air. Here are some tips and tricks to improving the quality of your air this season.

  1. Clean Often and Regularly

While this may sound obvious, there’s more to it than just wiping off counters and sweeping. To improve your air quality, you want to wipe dust from ceiling fans, air vent, exhaust vents and anywhere that dust and dander are likely to collect. If you have carpet, it’s also a good idea to vacuum and steam clean regularly. Not only that, but when you have guests over, remind them to remove their shoes at the door. Wearing shoes in your home could track in contaminants that are harmful to the air you breathe.

  1. Change Your Air Filters

As a general rule of thumb, you want to change your air filter every 1-3 months. Because your air filters collect pollutants such as dust, mold, pet dander, and more, it’s essential you keep it clean. If you don’t, air can’t pass through as readily and it can become clogged. Not only can changing your air filter improve your indoor air quality, but it can also improve energy efficiency, extend the life of your HVAC unit, and improve air flow.

  1. Control Humidity Levels

According to the EPA, humidity levels inside your home should be between 30-50%. To control humidity levels, you should use your exhaust fans and ventilation fans whenever you are cooking and/or bathing. Exhaust fans remove pollutants from the indoor air, while ventilation fans work to bring clean air into an enclosed space. They both work to help you control humidity levels when you need it the most.

  1. Avoid Toxic Air Fresheners

Air fresheners smell good and who doesn’t want their living space to smell nice? However, there are some air fresheners you should avoid. If your air freshener contains volatile organic compounds (VOCs) then consider throwing those out and investing in a natural air freshener. The toxic chemicals in these air fresheners can lead to indoor air pollution.

  1. Schedule a Duct Cleaning

Last but not least, consider fall to be the perfect time to schedule your duct cleaning. Allergens and dust can build up inside your ducts and circulate irritants within your home if not cleaned regularly. A duct cleaning can create a cleaner, healthy living environment, reduce allergens and irritants, help you and your family breathe better, and improve air flow efficiency. Improve your indoor air quality and schedule a duct cleaning today.

Schedule A Duct Cleaning With Weeks Service Company in League City, TX Today!

Since 1972, Weeks Service Company has been providing quality, professional duct cleaning services to people in League City, Houston, and the surrounding areas. To schedule your duct cleaning with us today, give us a call at 346-595-7575 or contact us online here.

Top 5 Freakishly Easy Halloween Lighting Tips and Tricks For Your Home

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Top 5 Freakishly Easy Halloween Lighting Tips and Tricks For Your Home

Are you ready to get a little spooky this Halloween? One way you can make your home more appealing to your neighborhood is to add some lighting. Adding lighting, however, doesn’t have to be tricky. Here are the top 5 easy Halloween lighting tips and tricks for your home.

  1. Light Your Pathways

When decorating for Halloween, keep safety top of mind. Not only can additional yard lighting draw more trick or treaters to your home, but it can also create a safer environment for those that do. Avoid unneccessary slips and falls with some landscape lighting!

  1. Make Your Outdoor Lighting Look “Haunted”

One easy way to spruce up your yard is to make your existing lighting look haunted. Homeowners can achieve this by placing whipsy fabric over your connecting lights outside to give them an eery appearance. To prevent a fire, however, make sure you don’t place the fabric directly onto a lightbulb.

  1. Security Lighting

Halloween brings out all the candy and cute costumes, but it can also bring out some late-night mischief. That being said, security lighting is a great option to deter such shenanigans. Not only is security lighting beneficial to have for a holiday like Halloween, but it is also good to have in general. Have your local electrician install some motion sensor lighting for you today.

  1. Alternative Lighting Options

Candles inside pumpkins is popular for outdoor decoration – and for obvious reasons. The natural flickering of the flame offers a spooky effect. However, any time there is an open flame, there is risk of fire. To avoid a fire hazard, try using electronic candles and flickering lights. These can provide the same effect as a candle without the fire risk.

  1. Use Black Lights

Kids love the creepy effect of black lights this time of year. If you’re looking to make your home decorations a little spookier this Halloween, consider using black lights. They are easy to install and you can even switch out your existing lights for that black light effect – temporarily, of course. If you do this, however, we recommend you use LED bulbs as they tend to not overheat as quickly as standard, incandescent lightbulbs do.

Need Lighting Services? Contact The Pros at Weeks Service Company For All Your Lighting Needs in League City, TX and Surrounding Areas!

Whether you need to add additional landscape lighting, security lighting, or something else, Weeks Service Company is here for all your lighting needs. Since 1972, Weeks Service Company has been providing quality, professional HVAC service to people in League City, Houston, and the surrounding areas. Contact us today for all your electrical, plumbing, or HVAC needs by giving us a call at 346-595-7575 or by filling out our online form here.