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    How Humidifiers Help Allergy Sufferers

    Last updated 2 months ago

    Do you suffer from allergies or asthma? Installing a high-quality humidifier can make your symptoms more bearable. To learn more about how a steam humidifier can help ease allergy symptoms and improve your health, watch this video.

    Having the right amount of indoor air moisture is difficult to achieve. If you have a heating system with a built-in humidifier, it may end up getting too dry or too humid inside. If you have a stand-alone humidifier that regulates the humidity efficiently, you won’t have to deal with mold growth, which can add to your allergy symptoms.

    Vernon Heating & Air can install a top-notch home humidity control system in your house or office in the Fairfax area. Call us at (703) 968-7700 or visit our website to learn about how our steam humidifier can keep you comfortable this winter and reduce your allergy symptoms.

    Exploring the Health Benefits of a Home Humidifying System

    Last updated 2 months ago

    This winter, many people in Fairfax will experience dry skin, hair, and eyes due to the drying of the air caused by indoor heating systems. By installing a home humidifying system, you can increase your indoor comfort and soothe the symptoms of respiratory problems. If you want to know more about the health benefits of adding a home humidifying system to your home, read this article.

    Sinus and Respiratory Health
    The Mayo Clinic recommends an indoor humidity level of roughly 30 to 50 percent, but the average home in the Fairfax area has an indoor humidity level of around 25 percent. This is why people often experience aggravated symptoms of asthma, cold, or allergies in the winter. A properly maintained home humidifier can ease the symptoms of these respiratory difficulties.

    Increased Moisture in the Winter
    Up to 60 percent of the human body is water, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Consuming the daily-recommended amount of water allows the body to regulate its temperature, expel waste, form saliva, and more. Similarly, the right level of humidity in the air helps the body stay healthy. Your eyes, skin, hair, and lungs will appreciate the increased moisture that a humidifier provides.

    Greater Comfort
    Some humidifiers produce moisture when the heating system runs, which can lead to high humidity—a condition that can enhance the growth of mold. A high-quality steam system, on the other hand, will regulate the humidity level to ensure that it is at the recommended level for the greatest comfort and health. If you feel dry and stuffy, installing a home humidifying system that automatically regulates the humidity in your home will increase your comfort.

    Vernon Heating & Air can install a premium home humidifying system for your home or office that will make you more comfortable and healthy in the winter. Call us at (703) 968-7700 for more information. Visit our website to learn about the heating and cooling services we have offered the Fairfax area for the past 41 years.

    Exploring Some Common Heating System Problems

    Last updated 2 months ago

    This winter in Fairfax, many homeowners and businesses will experience heating system problems. If you find yourself in a cold home or office with a broken heating system, watch this video to learn more about how to troubleshoot a heating system.

    First, look inside the heating system to make sure that the valve is on. If the valve is in line with the pipe, it is on; if it is perpendicular to the pipe, it is off. If your heating system has a pilot light, check inside to make sure that it is lit. If the heating system isn’t working at all, make sure that the maintenance switch is on.

    If your heating system isn’t working, call Vernon Heating & Air at 703-968-7700. We have over 40 years of experience offering HVAC and furnace repair to our customers in the Fairfax area. To learn more about our maintenance and repair services, visit our website. 

    How to Select a New Heating System for Your Home

    Last updated 3 months ago

    If you are uncomfortable and cold in your home, it may be time to consider a new heating system. A new, efficient heating system will not only make you more comfortable, but it will also save you money on your energy bills if you are replacing an older heating unit. Continue reading for advice on how to select a new heating system that’s comfortable and efficient.

    Buy the Right Size
    Bigger is not better when it comes to heating and cooling systems. A larger heating system is both more expensive and less efficient than one that is properly sized for your home. Oversized units will cycle on and off more frequently, resulting in temperature swings, increased wear on the heating system, and reduced efficiency. Hire a reputable heating company to carefully evaluate your home to determine the appropriate heating system for your home. An evaluation involves measuring and inspecting the home, looking at the insulation levels, and considering the direction of the windows.

    Inspect and Repair the Ductwork
    Have your ductwork inspected, cleaned, and repaired before installing a new heating system. Department of Energy data indicates that duct systems lose between 25 and 40 percent of the energy put out by the heating system. Most ductwork is improperly engineered or insufficiently insulated or sealed.

    Ensure the New System is Installed Properly
    Before installing a new heating system, a professional heating technician can use an infiltrometer blower door to find the location of the energy leaks in your home. The heating contractor can then recommend a certain type of insulation that will increase the energy efficiency of your new unit. Pick the right contractor to ensure that the new heating system is set up properly.

    Vernon Heating & Air has offered quality heating system installation, maintenance, and repair services since 1972. To find out more about how we can make your Fairfax home warm, comfortable, and more efficient this winter, visit our website or call us at (703) 968-7700.

    How Air Flows Through Your Home Heating and Cooling System

    Last updated 3 months ago

    Heating, ventilation, and cooling systems, also known as HVAC systems, are essential to year-round comfort in the Fairfax area. Learn more about how air flows through your HVAC system by watching this video.

    First, air is drawn in through the return-air duct to the HVAC unit. Then, this air is either heated or cooled and sent through the home via the diffusers. To ensure that air flows smoothly in the right direction, it’s important that the furnace filters are facing the right direction. Watch this video to find out more about how air flows through your HVAC system.

    Vernon Heating & Air has been one of the Fairfax area’s most trusted heating & cooling specialists since 1972. Whether you need heater maintenance before winter, or you need to replace your heating unit, call us at (703) 968-7700 to set up an appointment. To learn more about the residential and commercial HVAC services we offer, visit our website.

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