Category : Air Quality Information

When to Clean Your Air Ducts

When it comes to air ducts, there's no set amount of time you should leave between cleanings; duct cleaning should be done on an "as-needed" basis and in general, is good to do every couple years.
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Try a Good Duct Cleaning This Winter

As the years roll on, your home's ductwork sees a lot of dust, dirt, debris, mold, and more, and all of these things can build up over time. When this happens, the air that flows through your ducts can pick up these airborne contaminants and spread them throughout your home, making it harder to breathe.
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Why You Should Replace Your HVAC Filters

At Oliver, we constantly remind customers to replace their HVAC filters every 1-3 months, depending on their living situation. This replacement is an easy task and doesn't take long (our HVAC repair experts can even do it for you!), and it can mean a longer life for your HVAC system. Here are some things that may happen when you keep a dirty filter in your system.
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7 Ways to Reduce Your Home’s Indoor Air Pollution

As Americans, we spend about 90% of our time indoors. Yes, 90%. That means that we're almost always breathing indoor air - and many times, it's dirtier than the air outside. Indoor air can carry pollutants like mold, mildew spores, dust, pollen, dirt, dander, tobacco smoke, and more - all of which can affect your health and worsen illnesses like asthma or bronchitis.
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Some Good and Bad News About Allergy Season

At Oliver, we have some good news for you and some bad news. The good news is it's starting to warm up outside and it looks like we've seen the last of winter. The bad news? According to weather.com, this allergy season is going to be the worst allergy season yet.
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How To: Heating Vent Cleaning

When you have dust and dirt buildup anywhere in your house, you can bet that the amount of airborne particles and allergens in the air is more than usual. That's why it's important to change your HVAC filter and clean your vents.
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Duct Cleaning Daily Deals: Too Good To Be True?

We’re excited to announce that Oliver has joined the Angie’s List Experts community in 2014! Each month, we’ll be contributing an article that addresses homeowners’ concerns. In our first article, we addressed those duct cleaning daily deals that appear in …
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How to Choose the Right HVAC Filter

At Oliver, we suggest inspecting and changing or cleaning your HVAC filter every 1-3 months, depending on the type of filter you're using and if you live with pets. If you've never changed your filter before, however, you may not know what type to use. We're here to help.
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