Air Quality Forecast
On Friday May 31st the Seacoast and high elevations above 3000ft) will be deemed unhealthy for sensitive people (Active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease, such as asthma). This will extend into Saturday June 1st as the area of concern expands to include Hillsborough, Merrimack and Rockingham Counties. The pollutant of concern for this period is Ozone. (NH Department of Environmental Services, 2013)
Spring is in the air, and a spring is in our step as we acknowledge the end of the cold, dark Winter months. It is time to get outside with family and friends and enjoy the outdoors as everything bursts back into life around us.
Unfortunately, Spring is also the worst time of year for your allergies. Running around in the sunshine is all well and good, but it sure can make you sniffle and sneeze!
LeBlanc Heating is proud to announce that it has become a Certified Nest Professional. Nest is the latest gadget to hit the HVAC market. What sets Nest apart from other thermostats? Well the Nest thermostat is self-learning which means it takes user error out of the programmable thermostat. Design look familiar? Nest was developed by the same team that created the iPod. In addition to being self-programming, Nest includes a command center which can be reached via computer or phone. The command center allows homeowners to adjust and view current temperatures. For more information about Nest visit http://leblanchvac.com/air-quality-nest
Seal air infiltration into the home
If your home is not sealed to today’s standards you could be spending 30% or more on your energy bill than necessary. Infiltration refers to airflow through gaps or cracks around windows, or in walls or flooring. Using caulk or other means to fill in the holes you can access will help to seal the building envelope so that less energy will be needed to maintain the temperature in your home. Having a home energy audit conducted will also give you more information about the most cost effective changes you can make to reduce costs.
In spring, many people fear the outside air, due to pollen and other seasonal allergy irritants. What many people do not realize is that indoor air pollutants may be even worse. They include pollen, molds, fungal spores, viruses, bacteria, smoke, gas combustion by-products, out-gassing from carpets, furniture, plywood, and drywall, cleaning supplies and other personal care items, pet dander, dust mites and their feces and body fragments, cockroach body parts, and more.