Keeping Out Summer Contaminants

It’s summertime throughout the Capital District of New York State, and this time of year people all over the Troy area are often — and unknowingly — letting inside all kinds of potentially health-threatening contaminants.

At Family Danz Heating & Cooling, we want you to feel as comfortable as possible both at home and at work. We know what’s in the air outside, especially during the heat of the summer, and much of it is stuff you really don’t want to have inside.

That’s why you should consider having our professional technician take a look at your weather sealing and ventilation. It’s probably not something many people even think about until winter arrives and a cold draft starts to come through the cracks, but proper sealing is just as important in the summer as it is in the winter.

There is an additional benefit to making sure your home or office is properly sealed against air infiltration from outside — not only will you maintain a healthier breathing environment, you’ll also save money on both your cooling costs in the summer and your heating costs in the winter.

The air that comes into your dwelling during the summer can bring along with it high humidity, making a great breeding ground for mold. You’ll also find an increase in dust and allergens creeping in through any unsealed spaces.

Of course, you don’t want to seal that living or working area totally against air infiltration, or you will run out of breathable oxygen real fast. But a moderate and professionally-done sealing of air leakage areas will help keep the air inside fresh and healthy all summer. You’ll be more energy efficient, the air conditioning will run less, and you’ll likely soon feel the health benefits of keeping those nasty contaminants outside.

Depending on your own health, those contaminants can be anywhere from unnoticeable to mildly annoying to a major problem to your respiratory system. But even if you aren’t bothered by the dust, allergens, and humid conditions, others can be … and their tolerance often is diminished with age.

A great way to tell if you need to call Family Danz for a professional sealing is to note how you feel both inside and outside. If you feel congested, sneeze or cough regularly, and have headaches in your home or office, but feel much better elsewhere, it’s likely time to give us a call.

We’ll make sure your home is sealed up as tightly as possible, while giving a thorough inspection of your indoor ventilation system.

At Family Danz, we‘ve been experts in keeping you comfortable in your home and office throughout the Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga, and Troy area all year round for nearly 40 years. Trust us to keep the contaminants out, and the healthy air in.

Family Danz Heating & Cooling is a full-service heating and air conditioning contractor, offering sales and service all through the Capital District of New York State. If you would like more information on any of our services, call us at 518-427-8685.