Archive for July, 2011

Do You Know When Your Air Ducts are Dirty?

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Maintaining superior air quality in your home is only done through proper ventilation and suitable ventilation requires your air ducts to be clean and free of dirt and debris.  A dirty air duct system can lower the quality of air of your home, promoting poor circulation and causing high indoor humidity, which can spur mold and algae growth.

By getting an air duct cleaning, you are freeing your home’s air of allergens like pollen, pet dander, and dust.  The parts of your air ducts that should be cleaned are the blowers, fiberglass, metal ducts, air vents, access doors, drain pans and coils.  After the cleaning, your air ducts should be free of stains, mold, dust, insects and any particles left behind.  The trained professionals at Ocean State Air Conditioning and Heating will always do a test run afterwards to make sure your system is working properly and is dispensing clean, fresh air. (more…)

Everything You Might Not Want to Know about Dust Mites

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Dust MitesNo one wants to think about it – dust mites living in your pillows, feeding off your dead skin and hair. It’s enough to make you feel like they’re crawling all over you as you lay in bed. Not only are they disgusting and cringe worthy, they are also a major cause of asthma and allergies. According to the American College of Asthma, Allergy & Immunology, approximately 10% of Americans exhibit allergic sensitivity to dust mites.

What are dust mites?

Dust mites are microscopic bugs that mostly live on dead skin cells that shed from humans and pets. Although generally harmless, dust mites can cause allergic reactions in asthmatics and others who are allergic to their feces. Despite popular belief, dust mites do not carry diseases and are often confused with bed bugs.

Skin cells and scales, or dander, are often concentrated in lounging areas, mattresses, and popular furniture. The average human sloughs off 1/3 ounces of dead skin a week giving dust mites a lot to eat. Even more, cats and dogs create far more dander than that of humans. (more…)

Is the Air in Your Home Making You Sick

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Sick Girl, Indoor Air QualityHaving some unexplained sniffles? Is your littlest one constantly coughing but shows no other signs of illness? It’s not the common cold; it could be the air in your home.  Poor indoor air quality may be the main cause of your family’s health concerns, including scratchy throat, watery eyes, and runny nose. If not taken seriously, those small health issues can become big medical problems. For instance, you could be facing respiratory diseases, heart disease, depression, and even cancer.

Indoor air pollutants may come from different sources, including a dirty air filter, tobacco products, pet dander, and dust embedded into the carpets. Want to hear something even scarier? Over two million dust mites live in the average double bed and millions more in carpets and rugs.

On average, Americans spend 90% of their time indoors. Of that, 65% of that time is spent at home. It’s time to take action and clean the air in your home. Here are some steps to breathe deeply and confidently: (more…)

Our Summer Promotion is HOT!

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

 

Infinity Greenspeed® Summer Blowout! Total Consumer Incentives up to $1400!

Ocean State AC is pleased to announce a summer blowout sale to help introduce our Carrier Infinity with Greenspeed®Intelligence Systems.  For a limited time, consumers that purchase a new Infinity system with Greenspeed®Intelligence will receive a $1000 rebate, and be eligible for a $300 federal tax credit. AND 6 months with no interest with minimum payment.

  • Promotion runs from July 1 – August 31, 2011.
  • Installations must be completed 15 days after the end of the promotion and claims must be submitted 30 days after the end of the promotion.
  • All rebate amounts are provided to the homeowner at time of purchase. (more…)