North Central Florida Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

Yuck! Time to Clear Up Those Dirty Ducts!

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Would you think us crazy to say that your clothes need to be cleaned after one or two uses? How about if we said that your floor could use a good mopping every month or two? By no means are these statements farfetched, and we’d like to expand that category of “things that should be cleaned” to include your air ducts. We know, they’re out of sight and nobody attending your holiday party is going to be able to see them, so why even bother right?

That’s where you’d be wrong! Duct cleaning services can be necessary to improve indoor air quality, save energy costs, and keep your heating and air conditioning system functioning at full capacity. If the health of your family is as important as we think it is, you might want to pause for a brief moment and listen to what we’ve got to say.

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Why an Energy Recovery Ventilator Will Save You Money

Monday, October 28th, 2019

If you’re like most homeowners, you might not have heard of an energy recovery ventilator before. These systems sound like alien technology to a lot of people, which is why we tend to call them ERVs for the sake of brevity. It’s easier to talk about ERV systems when it comes to how they can relate to your AC, heating, and indoor air quality.

These are devices that are meant to save you money on cooling and heating costs while also allowing you to breathe fresh air in your home. Some homeowners mistakenly believe that this is impossible since a major part of air conditioning or heating is having a tightly sealed house. Though, as we’ll be discussing below, you can absolutely have the best of both worlds! ERVs and HRVs are a major part of HVAC services, and luckily for you, they’re something that we specialize in!

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How Are Your Ducts Impacting Your Indoor Air Quality?

Monday, May 13th, 2019

duct-being-cleanedYou may not have realized this when you had your central AC or heat pump installed, but these systems can actually be conducive to lowering your air quality.

But don’t get us wrong—we’re not saying that these devices are harmful. Rather, we’re talking about what happens when you neglect to have their air ducts cleaned!

When you think about it, this kind of chore isn’t much different than cleaning your bathroom or kitchen. But where it differs is in the fact that dirty air ducts can affect every room connected to your air ducts.

For those who suffer from allergies, asthma, or compromised immune systems, their symptoms can be exacerbated by the effects of low air quality.

We’ll explain just how the dust and dirt in your ducts could be impacting your air quality and what you can do about it!

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Why Proper Insulation Is So Important

Monday, March 4th, 2019

cellulose-insulation-in-attic-cornerIf you’re like the average homeowner, you probably associate insulation with cold weather. We certainly wouldn’t blame you for thinking this—after all, when you are cold you want to be well insulated, right? Of course, living in our area, you don’t need to worry about cold weather too much, so you may ignore the importance of proper insulation.

But insulation does more than just protect you from the cold. In fact, it benefits your comfort year round! Sure, insulation helps in chilly weather, but this is not all professional insulation service is for. It’s for guarding against heat transfer, which we’ll get to below.

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Allergies Acting Up? Consider the Cleanliness of Your Ducts

Monday, November 12th, 2018

before-after-cleaned-ductHave you ever invested in duct cleaning in Gainesville, FL? This may not seem like a very important service, but it does actually come with a number of benefits.

While it might seem like your air ducts are just a minor part of the entire heating and cooling system, they are actually very important to the operation of both! If you want to keep your home comfort systems functioning as efficiently and effectively as they can, and keep your indoor air quality high to avoid aggravated allergies, then you should make sure that you get your ducts cleaned on a regular basis.

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“Isn’t a Standard Filter Enough to Protect My Air Quality?”

Monday, August 6th, 2018

Close-up of the elements of a clean air filter; dynamic shot using diagonal lines.The short answer to this is, “no,” but we’d gather that you probably would like a bit more information than simply that.

The thing of it is, the air filter that comes standard with your HVAC system is there to protect the inside components of that system from dirt and debris that can build up and impede system performance. While a clogged air filter can hurt your indoor air quality (IAQ), your IAQ needs are not the primary reason for this filter and simply relying on this air filter will do nothing to protect or improve your indoor air quality. To truly protect or improve your indoor air quality, you’d do well to consider the installation of a:

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How to Protect Your Home from Heat and Humidity

Monday, April 30th, 2018

exterior of beautiful Florida homeFlorida residents are definitely no strangers to the heat and humidity that plagues our state every summer and beyond. When the humidity levels rise, they not only impact how comfortable—or uncomfortable—we feel, but they make it harder for our air conditioners to do their job, too. AC systems are set up for temperature control, and not to improve your indoor air quality.

For better air quality, in this case, you need a whole-house dehumidifier. A whole-house dehumidifier solves problems that your air conditioner can’t, and also helps that system do its job. But how does all this work, and why is it so important? Keep reading to learn more.

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Friday, February 2nd, 2018

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Call North Central Florida Air Conditioning for all your air conditioning, heating, indoor air quality, and home automation needs.

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