Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

Do you know your home’s strengths and weaknesses when it comes to energy efficiency? Have there been nagging comfort issues like hot or cold rooms, dry skin and nose bleeds, or astronomical energy bills? Now you can grade your home’s performance with a Home Energy Efficiency Audit performed by one of our friendly BPI certified analysts. […]

Tips on Maximizing your Indoor Air Quality

When you think about being comfortable in your home you usually consider the temperature of your air, along with the level of humidity. But what about the quality of your air? You might not even realize that you are suffering from poor indoor air quality unless you know the signs. Do you or a family member suffer […]

If you think you’re experiencing poor indoor air quality, you might be suffering from leaky ducts. What are the key symptoms? • Your system isn’t performing effectively. Did you know that the average home’s ductwork leaks a whopping 30% of it’s conditioned air into attics, basements and crawlspaces? You could be spending 1/3 of your energy […]

HVAC Filters 101: All Your Questions Answered

If there’s one thing we get questions about all the time, it’s air filters for air conditioning systems. These questions typically include: How often should I change my filter? Where is my filter located? Which type of filter should I buy? Will an expensive filter improve my indoor air quality? Our answers will save you time and […]

With the temperatures dipping into the lowest portion of the season, here are 7 key tips to help your whole family stay warm and comfortable no matter how cold it gets. 1) Increase Humidity. Adding humidity and moisture to your home’s dry winter air will increase your overall comfort level. Boil pasta or other dishes with […]

Do you have an odd room in your house that’s always a different temperature than the rest of your home? From sunrooms to basements, perhaps your existing air conditioner or furnace isn’t providing a consistent level of comfort. Fortunately, we have a simple solution for your frustration: ductless, wall-mounted air conditioning units, also known as […]

It’s officially pollen season. The azaleas are in full bloom, the dogwoods are simply beautiful… and that dreaded yellow pollen cloud is everywhere. Your car is covered, your home is covered, and with these great tips and tricks to deal with all that pollen, your friends at Holtkamp Heating & Air have you covered! 1) […]

While we’re experiencing cooler temperatures, you might be also be dealing with the symptoms of dry air throughout your home. When the air in your home becomes too dry, your home and body are robbed of  moisture, leaving you and your family with dry, itchy skin, and dry nose and throat symptoms. Dry air also pulls moisture […]

Well folks, the Atlanta yellow dust has arrived. You know what I mean. That nasty pollen cloud that sticks to everything like glue. Great for the flowers. Bad for those who suffer from allergies. But there’s hope. Along with your visit to your doctor, here’s something to mull over. In a perfect world, those who […]

Back by popular demand; I am turning over the blog (just temporarily) to Matthew so he can answer your most pressing HVAC questions! My outdoor unit is noisy.  Does that mean it’s broken? While some brands and models are more noisy than others, if you are noticing that it is particularly loud, then something is […]

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