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6 Problems If Your IAQ Is Left Untreated

Indoor air quality is an important part of keeping your family safe and healthy. Every day, you breathe around 11,000 liters of air—but the air is filled with millions of contaminants! At Schneller, we understand that protecting your indoor air is an investment, and it’s not one that should be put on the back burner. Whether you’re dealing with dry home air or suffer from dust and pollen, our team is equipped with the products and service knowledge needed to ensure you get exactly what you need to restore comfort in your home.

Common Problems From Untreated Air

At Schneller, want to encourage you to consider your indoor air quality. If you don’t, here are six problems you may develop.

1. Poor Respiratory Health

You don’t think about your breathing until you have trouble doing it. Poor indoor air quality can irritate your lungs and airway, causing respiratory problems. If your family is struggling to breathe or suffers from frequent respiratory infections, it may be due to poor indoor air quality.

2. Increased Problems with Allergies

Poor indoor air quality is a serious risk factor for allergies. Dust, dander, mold sports, cockroach debris, and pollen can all circulate through the air inside your home and cause serious problems with allergies. Indoor air quality services from Schneller can help eliminate these allergens and make the air inside your home easier to breathe.

3. Poor Sleep

Your airway affects your sleep, because your breathing rate increases and fluctuates even during sleep. If you can’t breathe well, you won’t sleep well. Even if you don’t notice these problems specifically, they are affecting you. If you feel that you aren’t sleeping well, indoor air quality could be to blame.

4. Bad Odors in Your Home

Family life creates odors, but those odors don’t have to overwhelm your house. From cooking smells to pet smells, good indoor air quality control can help eliminate unwanted odors and leave your home smelling clean and fresh. Keep in mind that most filters don’t do anything for indoor air odors, but UV air cleaning systems can eliminate odor problems.

5. Increased Energy Costs

Indoor air quality isn’t just about allergens and odors. It’s also about airflow and ventilation. When you don’t manage these well, your energy costs can increase. Focus on efficiency through improved air flow and ventilation to reduce your utility bills.

6. Too Much or Too Little Humidity

Finally, protecting your indoor air quality includes improving humidity levels. Too much humidity can cause the home to be uncomfortable and lead to mold growth. Too little humidity can damage wood inside your home and cause itchy, dry skin. With indoor air quality control services from Schneller, you are able to control the humidity levels and improve the overall comfort of your home.

Cincinnati Indoor Air Quality Services

Schneller Plumbing, Heating, ad Air Conditioning can help you with the indoor air quality of your Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky home. We spend most of our time indoors, so Indoor Air Quality is a very important aspect of your comfort. Humidifiers, air cleaners, UV lights, and air flow all contribute to how comfortable you are in your home. If you suffer from allergies or have health problems, it is critical that the air you breathe inside your home is free of pollutants, allergens, mold spores, and bacteria.

Call Schneller Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning and (513) 407-4424 or (859) 757-1877 for suggestions on the best indoor air quality options for your Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area home.

Topics: Indoor Air Quality

5 Reasons Your Toilet Won’t Flush & How to Fix It

A toilet that won’t flush is a true plumbing emergency, especially if your Cincinnati or Northern Kentucky home only has one toilet. But you should never feel inconvenienced in your own home, which is why the team at Schneller Air can help with our emergency plumbing services and repairs. However, sometimes a toilet that won’t flush is an easy fix—so we’ve compiled a few ways to troubleshoot this particular plumbing emergency on your own.

Common Reasons Your Toilet Won’t Flush

Here are five common reasons that a toilet won’t flush and what you can do about them.

1. It’s Clogged

Whether from too much toilet paper, or a curious child who tries to flush his favorite bath toy, a clogged toilet is one of the most common reasons that the toilet won’t flush. A toilet plunger or toilet auger is your best friend for fixing this particular problem. However, if you have frequent clogs, you do need to have the toilet looked at to determine what the problem is. You can also try switching for a thinner toilet paper and ensuring all members of the family are only flushing toilet paper and waste, nothing else.

2. Tank Has Too Little Water

The toilet tank should have water up to one inch below the top of the overflow tube. If the water gets too low, the valve may have been turned off, and hits will prevent the toilet from flushing. Turn on the valve and watch to ensure that the toilet fills properly. If it does, flush, and make sure it’s working.

3. The Flapper Is Damaged

When you flush the toilet, the toilet’s flapper opens to allow the water in the tank to flow into the bowl, flushing everything through the main drain. If the flapper’s bent or warped, the toilet won’t flush because the flapper can’t close the water intake hole to allow the tank to refill. Replace the flapper, which is fairly easy to do and doesn’t cost much, and see if that restores the normal flushing process.

4. The Lift Chain Is Broken or Disconnected

The lift chain connects to the flapper and pulls up the flapper when you flush the toilet. If it’s disconnected or has too much slack, the flapper won’t open and the toilet won’t flush. Adjust the length of the chain or reattach it to start normal flushing.

5. The Overflow Tube Is Cracked

Finally, if those problems don’t fix the non-flushing toilet, check the overflow tube. If it’s cracked, then the water will flow into it preventing the tank from filling. If the tank doesn’t fill, the toilet can’t flush. Replacing the overflow tube will restore function.

Toilet Repair in Ohio & Northern Kentucky

If you’ve gone through the list, but are still experiencing a toilet that won’t flush, the plumbers at Schneller can help. No matter the size, scope, or scale of your plumbing need, we have the solution and service to match here at Schneller. You can reach our plumbing team online at any time to schedule service, or feel free to contact us over the phone at (513) 407-4424 (OH) and (859) 757-1877 (KY) to speak with our plumbing experts!

Topics: Plumbing

Is Air Conditioner Maintenance Necessary?

As the owner of an HVAC system in Cincinnati, you’ve likely heard time and time again that you should be getting routine system maintenance. But is the service really worth it? Is it a good investment? Do you need it? Today the certified team at Schneller Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning would like to talk to you about why maintenance is vital, and why you should schedule yours today!

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Topics: Air Conditioner

Stop All the Holiday Static!

The holidays are just around the corner and you’re taking stock of your home’s interior, cleaning and getting ready for holiday decorating and company, both expected and unexpected guests.Stop All the Holiday Static! Schneller Cincinnati.jpg

There’s a problem that’s been gnawing at you, though, and it has nothing to do with how your house looks. It has to do with how dry it is inside. On cold days, it can feel like the Sahara! Here’s what all that dry air can do to you and your company and what you can do to stop the holiday static — electricity, that is!
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Topics: Indoor Air Quality

Is It a Cold, or Something Else?

How Dry Winter Air Wreaks Havoc on Our Respiratory Systemsis it a cold or something else humidifier cincinnati schneller.jpg

When winter comes, the common cold usually isn’t too
far behind. But is that cough, sore throat, or stuffed up nose really a cold? Symptoms that mimic a cold could actually be the result of low humidity in your home. We need our furnaces to keep
our homes warm during winter, but when they churn out air that’s too dry, they can actually cause a whole host of respiratory problems.
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Topics: Indoor Air Quality

How Your Humidifier Can Save You $$ This Winter and Beyond

The weather has begun to change from the sunny, warmth of summer to the crisp, cool of fall. In a few short weeks, the snow will fly and the temperatures will drop so far you’ll need to crank up your furnace to stay warm. If you’re like many people, you’ll also drag out the humidifier. But did you know that your humidifier can save you money this winter? It’s true, installation of a whole house humidifier will not only help with your finances now, but you’ll also see long-term benefits.
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Topics: Indoor Air Quality

The Benefits of Including Your Humidifier in A Maintenance Plan

A whole-home humidifier can do wonders for the home. If your heating and cooling equipment is already covered under a maintenance plan agreement, adding similar coverage to your humidifier is an easy way to ensure your home stays comfortable, and performing at its best. Essentially, a maintenance plan that includes all the components of your heating and cooling system provides all of the maintenance that is needed, and allows you to enjoy a longer life out of all of your equipment.
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Topics: Indoor Air Quality

Is It Time for a New Furnace, or Just a Humidifier?

We hear the question all the time. It usually comes from customers who notice a decline in the air quality of their home and know they have to do something, but aren’t sure what. Homeowners ask if they need to replace their whole system, or if individual pieces, like a new humidifier could save the day. Our answer? It all depends.
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Topics: Indoor Air Quality

Does My Home Need a Whole House Humidifier?

Homeowners often dismiss dry air as nothing more than uncomfortable, but overly dry air can lead to damage in your home as well as a number of health issues. Whether your aim is to protect your wooden furniture, or prevent itchy skin and nosebleeds, a humidifier can help this winter. Of course, when choosing a humidifier, homeowners have options.

Schneller often hears the question, “Should I choose a whole-house humidifier or several smaller ones?” Today, your Cincinnati heating and cooling experts break down the reasons a whole-house humidifier is a better fit for most homes.
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Topics: Indoor Air Quality

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