When Quality of Life Depends on Air Quality.
Unfortunately, air quality in the York area is about as bad as it gets.
A 2009 report by the American Lung Association listed York as No. 20 among the 25 American cities most polluted by year-round particle pollution. We are also among the worst 10 percent of cities in the nation for carbon monoxide emissions, nitrogen oxides emissions, particulate matter emissions, sulfur dioxide emissions, volatile organic compound emissions and, well, you get the idea.
For people with asthma and other lung conditions, this can make life terribly difficult. Tiny particles like mold, bacteria and moisture can cause serious respiratory problems – or worsen existing ones. Other particles like pet dander, pollen and dust can be irritating.
Thanks to Lennox, Strine’s is at the forefront of applying technological solutions to improving poor indoor air quality. In addition to our duct-cleaning service, Lennox offers advanced products like air purification and filtration systems, as well as humidifiers and dehumidifiers to optimize your home’s comfort. And unlike many competitors’ products, these systems clean the air without producing ozone, a known lung irritant.
To people with lung disorders, this can mean greater levels of comfort and a reduction in amount of medication necessary.
While we offer several levels of technology, the premier level is the Lennox PureAir Air Purification System, which cleans the air in your home better than any other system you can buy.
If you have any questions, call us at (717) 755-4127 or send us an email.
Duct-Cleaning That Gets the Job Done Right.
If your house produces voluminous amounts of dust and mold, your ducts might need to be cleaned every few years. But beware: Not all duct-cleaning technology is the same.
According to an article in the Washington Post, “Proper procedure, according to the National Air Duct Cleaners Association, is to place the system under negative pressure with a powerful vacuum and insert various brushes and cleaners into the ducts to dislodge debris, which flows to the vacuum.”
That is the system Strine’s uses. It has a rotating brush that knocks dirt and debris free by oscillating as it snakes through the duct system. Behind the brush is a hose with a vacuum that inhales the grime. It’s a very effective system, but it is not the system everyone uses.
The article explains, “The services to watch out for are called blow-and-go in the trade. Contractors who provide them might not be licensed, probably are not members of any trade association and often spend less than an hour in your house.
“Sales pitches for blow-and-go work often include sweeping but unsubstantiated claims about the health benefits of duct cleaning, claims of EPA certification or approval (both bogus) and recommendations for annual duct cleaning, which is unnecessary, as part of your annual appliance service.
“Worse yet, contractors using inadequate vacuum collection systems and short-cut cleaning procedures can cause more problems than they solve.”
To set up an appointment or to ask a question, call us at (717) 755-4127 or send us an email.