Indoor Air Quality Articles

What to Know About Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

April 10, 2023
What to Know About Carbon Monoxide Poisoning? Photo of a carbon monoxide detector in home.

Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is known as the silent killer for a reason—it can easily go undetected and cause illness and even death. It’s critical to learn how to prevent carbon monoxide leaks in your St. Cloud home—as well as what the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are in case you are exposed.

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Your HVAC System Can Enhance Sleep

March 13, 2023
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The sound of a well-maintained heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is like a lullaby for a good night’s sleep.

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Why You Need Whole-House Humidity Control

January 9, 2023
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onvenience began for homeowners. However, with that convenience came new challenges. One of those challenges is controlling humidity levels so they remain safe and comfortable inside your home. According to, the ideal humidity level is between 30 percent and 50 percent.

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What Accessories Can Help With My Indoor Air Quality?

December 9, 2022
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports this amount of time reaches upwards of 90 percent for most people. That puts the importance of good indoor air quality at a whole new level.

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Benefits of Using a Humidifier in Your Home

November 7, 2022
Image of a humidifier with flowers above it. Benefits of Using a Humidifier in Your Home.

If you don’t have a humidifier in your St. Cloud home, then you may not be aware of just how useful these devices can truly be. Humidifiers are particularly handy in the winter but can be helpful during any season because they offer a significant number of benefits, including providing better indoor air quality (IAQ) for your Minnesota home.

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Why Air Duct Cleaning Is Important

October 11, 2021
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Essentially, the air in your St. Cloud home is carried to and from your lungs back to the HVAC system. Air ducts are the paths traveled by the air, meaning it’s optimum for the traveling air to be as clean as possible, because the air can pick up any particles or debris in the ducts and carry it straight to you. 

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Why Air Duct Cleaning Is Important?

May 28, 2021
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You should consider having your air ducts cleaned if you notice any or all of the following situations in your home.

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How to Eliminate Dust in My Home

April 16, 2021
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Everyone has it, and nobody wants it. Dust. You can greatly reduce your home’s dust levels by following these recommendations.

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Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

March 17, 2021

Improving the indoor air quality (IAQ) at your St. Joseph home or business makes sense on so many levels. Consider your health, your comfort, and your household budget. It’s hard to imagine a more important investment than improving the air you breathe!

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What Are Zone Control Systems?

February 23, 2021

A zone control system—or zoning—only provides the necessary cooling or heating that each zone in your Michigan home needs at the time. It not only adds to the comfort level of your home but can also lower your energy bills.

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The Basics of Winter Indoor Air Quality

January 13, 2021
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At Precise Heating, A/C, Plumbing & Refrigeration, we recommend taking precautions to avoid the common issues associated with winter indoor air quality.

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How a Whole-House Humidifier Keeps You Healthy

December 14, 2020

There are many advantages to adding a whole-house humidifier to your Minnesota home. Adding a humidifier can increase the comfort level in your home and lower your annual energy expenses. Proper humidity levels can allow you to maintain indoor comfort levels at a lower temperature which uses less energy for heating.

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What Are Air Scrubbers?

August 31, 2020
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These days, you cannot help but think more about killing germs, staying healthy, and paying a little extra attention to personal hygiene. Given that most of us spend about 90 percent of our time indoors, effectively destroying viruses and bacteria is now very relevant to all of our lives. Air scrubbers use the latest advancements in residential indoor air quality (IAQ) technology to keep your Minnesota home healthy and safe.

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Why Is a Home Dehumidifier Important?

July 13, 2020
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Although most Albany homeowners understand the importance of having a working heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system to provide heating and cooling throughout the year, some people don’t realize the equally important factor of controlling a home’s humidity levels as well.

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Air Filters vs. Air Cleaners

May 15, 2020
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Our team at Precise Heating, AC, Plumbing and Refrigeration, along with many manufacturers of air filtration and air purification products, are working to provide tools to help you ensure clean indoor air for you and your family. Here are some details about currently available solutions.

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What Does Indoor Air Quality Have to Do With Allergies?

April 10, 2020
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If your Saint Cloud home is facing air-quality issues, you may be suffering anything from minor discomfort to significant allergy or health problems. Our team at Precise Heating, AC, Plumbing and Refrigeration wants to help keep your home’s indoor air quality high and you and your family healthy and comfortable.

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The Air Scrubber from Aerus

March 31, 2020
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To learn more about the Air Scrubber or to have one installed, call Precise Heating at 320-363-7401 or request service online.

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March 20, 2020
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We understand that homeowners and families want to stay safe—we do, too—so we encourage any customers with additional questions or concerns to give us a call at 320-363-7401.

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Why Do I Need a Humidifier?

January 23, 2020

A humidifier is a good purchase to help combat the dry indoor air. Especially during the winter.

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Tips to Troubleshoot Your Thermostat

November 26, 2019
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We would be happy to send out a trained, professional technician to take a closer look, diagnose your problem, and offer a solution. Call 320-363-7401 or request service online today.

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Fall Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

October 21, 2019
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With fall now upon us in Rice, cooler temperatures are here to stay. This transition from one season to another most definitely affects your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ). And your indoor air quality directly affects your comfort in your home. At Precise Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, we know in cooler weather people tend…

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What You Need to Know About Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

August 26, 2019
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We know how serious carbon monoxide poisoning is. Our Precise Heating professionals provide maintenance and service on carbon-monoxide-producing appliances.

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What is Carbon Monoxide?

March 18, 2019
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There are a number of things that you can do to prevent poisoning and keep the CO levels in your residence down.

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Winter Indoor Air Quality

February 11, 2019
Cozy winter still life: woman feet in warm woolen socks and mug of hot beverage on old windowsill against snow landscape from outside. (Cozy winter still life: woman feet in warm woolen socks and mug of hot beverage on old windowsill against snow land.

At Precise Heating we recommend taking precautions to avoid the common issues associated with winter indoor air quality.

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Clogged Air Filters

September 7, 2018
Clogged Air Filter

Air filters are used to keep the air in your home or office clean and to keep your furnace or air conditioner clean. Dirt from the air can clog your air filter and cause your appliances to work double time to get air through your home. This extra effort can cause some serious problems up…

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Why is Indoor Air Quality Important?

March 12, 2018
Family covering noses with tissues

People spend 90% of their time indoors and indoor air can be 2 to 5 times more polluted than outdoor air. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has indoor air quality ranked as one of the top 5 environmental dangers. It is linked to severe asthma and allergy development in children and to heart problems and…

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