Archives for August 2014

Greenstar Home Services Is Working To “Green Up” and “Clean Up” Your Indoor Air Quality

Greenstar Home Services, the leader in sustainable plumbing, HVAC services and whole home water filtration for Orange County and Las Vegas residents, is working to clean up and green up indoor air quality (IAQ). Electronic air cleaners (EAC’s) and high-efficiency filters help clean the air and provide respiratory relief by removing dirt particles, dust, and even pollen. Humidifiers, heat recovery ventilators, and air purifiers are just some products that can improve IAQ.

IAQ is important because according to The American Lung Association, most people spend 90 percent of their time indoors. “Indoor air quality is a real concern in our community, but thankfully there are things homeowners can do to help alleviate potential IAQ concerns,” says Jack Yarbrough, HVAC manager at Greenstar.

Some of the most effective solutions for poor IAQ may involve heating and cooling systems. EAC’s, air filters, and high-efficiency air cleaners can assist in absorbing particles that otherwise would escape due to their size. It is important to be aware that household items will contribute to poor indoor air quality. Not only do composites found in furniture, carpets, upholstery, and drapery fabric continuously release fumes, but cleaning agents, paints, and personal care products can also contribute to indoor pollution. In addition, weather stripping and storm doors can cause poor ventilation, which can further contribute to in-home contaminants.

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Greenstar Homes Services Commits to “Green It Up!” by Solving Common Household Plumbing Issues

Greenstar Home Services, the leader in environmentally conscious plumbing, HVAC maintenance, and whole home water filtration in Orange County and Las Vegas, is offering tips on how to avoid some very common, but also very inconvenient, plumbing issues.  These issues happen to everyone at one time or another, but by utilizing these tips and keeping up with maintenance, Greenstar hopes to prevent them from happening to our customers.

Here are the top three household plumbing issues:

    • Clogged or Plugged Drains: When this happens, it is important to determine if the clog is in the path of waste water because this can lead to dangerous conditions in your home and cause a foul odor until the problem is resolved.  If the blockage is in the kitchen or bathroom sink, the problems poses less of a danger, but it is still inconvenient and should be taken care of as soon as possible.  While some clogs can be solved with the aid of household chemical solutions, most need to be looked at, found, and removed by an experienced plumber.
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Greenstar Home Services Chimes In On The Importance Of Regular HVAC Maintenance

Greenstar Home Services, the leader in sustainable plumbing, HVAC services and whole home water filtration for Orange County and Las Vegas residents, reports a noticeable increase in preventative maintenance calls this summer. Greenstar has been educating its customers on the importance of routine maintenance—and the positive response shows people are listening.

Taking proactive steps to keep HVAC systems running efficiently saves money, avoids maintenance and health problems, and reduces the amount of energy used. Calling in a professional for routine maintenance checks is the most effective way to keep an air conditioning system working properly.

“A properly maintained HVAC system can protect a building’s occupants from poor air quality—a severe health hazard—as well as enhance the comfort level of the indoor environment,” says NAME. “It also increases the life of the equipment and lowers the building’s utility costs.”

Regular maintenance has proven to result in long-term savings. Greenstar’s trained professionals have been able to detect and treat small problems before they develop into larger issues that would cost customers significantly more money.

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Greenstar Wants To Help You “Green It Up!” When Moving Into A Home

Greenstar Home Services, the leader in environmentally conscious plumbing, HVAC maintenance, and whole home water filtration in Orange County and Las Vegas, recommends a thorough inspection of the plumbing system in a newly acquired home.  Most homes that are being purchased today have been previously owned. This is due to the fact that new construction is still at a low given the current economy.  Many plumbing issues are not visible to the average homebuyer, which is why Greenstar is encouraging new buyers to have a comprehensive inspection of their plumbing system performed to prevent any unpleasant surprises.

It is estimated that 44% of people who buy a home will encounter the need to call a plumber within the first year of ownership.  It is easy to spot outdated or broken appliances, peeling paint, or stained and dirty carpet when looking for a new home to buy, but many common plumbing issues go unseen by the potential buyer.  While it may seem reasonable to rely on the standard home inspection that is performed when buying a home, this inspection only covers the basics and can miss potential water, sewage, and drain issues.  By having your system inspected by a professional, you can save yourself trouble and the money it would cost to have a major repair done.

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