Does My Air Conditioner Sufficiently Dehumidify My Home?

Monday, September 26, 2016

There is likely not a single person in Florida that isn’t familiar with the humidity that we deal with in our climate. “Dry heat” is just about as foreign as a term as “blizzard” around our community. However, many homeowners don’t take the necessary steps to eliminate excess moisture from their home, perhaps assuming that their air conditioning system sufficiently does this on its own.

This is actually a common misconception, as your air conditioner does have the ability to draw some moisture from the air. But when you live somewhere that the humidity levels are consistently above 50%–comfortable humidity levels are between 30-50%–something more is needed: a dehumidifier.

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Just How Important is Duct Sealing?

Sunday, August 14, 2016

How is your air conditioner performing this summer? Hopefully, as we are actually finally at the tail end of the season, you haven’t had any detrimental problems with it. Of course, preventive maintenance before the season starts is essential to ensuring this is the case.

Maintenance is not the only service that’s important to a properly functioning air conditioning system though. To ensure that your HVAC system is really up to the job you put it through every year, you should invest in duct sealing services. Keep reading to learn more about this service and how it benefits homeowners.

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How Can a UV Air Purifier Help Your Air Conditioner?

Monday, June 13, 2016

A UV air purifier, also referred to as a UV air sanitizer or germicidal lights, is an exceptionally helpful device for eliminating biological contaminants from your home. These contaminants, which thrive in the dark, cool environment of your ducts, can include germs and bacteria that trigger illnesses, allergies, and asthma.

The UV air purifier effectively kills these microorganisms, which also include mold spores, viruses, and other pollutants. The best part is, the rays from these UV lamps are not harmful to people or pets, yet still do an extremely effective job at disinfecting your indoor air without the use of chemicals.

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Which Air Purifier Systems Can Help You This Summer?

Monday, May 30, 2016

Most homeowners would be surprised to discover that their indoor air quality in their home could actually be worse than the outdoor air quality. This is true though, particularly in spring when allergens like dust and pollen are circulated in the home.

While sources of air pollution may exist in any area of your home, the good news is that there are multiple air purifier solutions to help you out by creating more healthful air.

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The Power of Effective Dehumidification

Monday, April 11, 2016

When homeowners on the west coast comment on their heat, Florida residents may get a little envious, and often use the phrase, “but it’s a dry heat!” This is absolutely true. We know all too well how humidity can make a warm day seem that much hotter and uncomfortable. When it comes to your indoor comfort, you want to do anything you can to get relief.

Whole-home dehumidification is your solution. Your home’s relative humidity level needs to be somewhere between 30%-50% for you to feel comfortable within your home, and to avoid adverse effects to your health and your property. Too much moisture negatively impacts your air conditioner’s efficiency and decreases your indoor air quality. Keep reading to discover how a dehumidifier can help.

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How an Energy Recovery Can Help You in Hot Weather

Monday, April 4, 2016

Air conditioning is the main concern on homeowners’ minds when the Florida weather gets hotter. However, there are others ways to help out your home during hot weather that can relieve some of the stress on the air conditioner while also benefiting the quality of your indoor air and balancing humidity. One of these methods is an energy recovery ventilator (ERV).

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The Benefits of Professional Duct Sealing

Monday, November 23, 2015

Most homes use a network of air ducts to deliver cooled and heated air throughout the rooms. These ducts are disguised from view in most places behind plaster, drywall, and floorboards. However, just because the ducts are out of sight doesn’t mean they are protected from suffering damage. Wear, moisture, corrosion, and poor duct construction can easily result in the ducts develops air leaks. This is a significant problem, and if you detect that it’s occurring, you must schedule duct sealing from professionals right away.

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Do You Have Leaky Air Ducts? Here Are Some Ways to Tell

Monday, October 12, 2015

Leaks in the air ducts inside homes can account for an astonishing loss of up to 30% of the air moving though the ventilation system. When you consider that you pay to cool down that air (or, during our short spates of cold weather, heat it up), that is a lot of money that ends up going to waste. Leaky ducts also contribute to placing excess strain on the HVAC system and can even lead to dust and mold developing inside the ducts. If your ventilation system is losing air, you need to contact professionals to seal the holes.

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3 Ways to Know That You Need to Schedule Air Duct Cleaning

Monday, October 5, 2015

The fall is a period when people often schedule important HVAC services, such as regular maintenance for the heating system and replacing an aging air conditioner after a long summer. One HVAC task that you might think of arranging for this fall is to have professionals clean the air ducts. You don’t need to have this service done every year, but if more than a few have passed since the last time you arranged to have professional duct cleaning, now is definitely the time to consider getting it taken care of.

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