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

Everything You Need to Know About Mold

Monday, August 2nd, 2021

When you combine humidity, heat, and air conditioning, what do you get? The perfect environment for mold growth. Normally, when an air conditioner is functioning as it should be, there isn’t really any space for mold. All the moisture gets drained out of the condensate line, and your system can go on working. However, when there’s a clog in the condensate drain or pan, or if there’s another problem causing excess humidity to exist in your home or AC system, then you could see the influx of mold.

Don’t worry, we can help! Our team specializes in mold removal in Gainesville, FL. Not only will we be able to fix your air conditioner and provide targeted repairs that get the job done, but we’ll also be able to remove any mold and detect where any other mold might be growing. Keep your home comfortable as well as safe by calling us.

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What’s in Your Air Ducts?

Monday, March 29th, 2021

Air ducts are essential to the functionality of our air conditioners and heating systems. Without them, we either have to rely on specific heating and cooling systems, like ductless mini splits, or figure out some other way to have treated air distributed throughout our homes. The longer your air ducts go without being cleaned, the more likely it is that your indoor air is suffering from a wide variety of contaminants. Let us explain.

Dust isn’t the only thing you should worry about existing in your air ducts. Bacteria, viruses, mold spores, and other contaminants can live and breed inside your air duct system. Also, without proper air duct cleaning in Gainesville, FL, your HVAC system could see a serious decrease in efficiency with all of these contaminants gunking up the system.

We’re going to talk today specifically about what’s in your air ducts and how our cleaning services get rid of them.

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The Science Behind Insulation

Monday, January 18th, 2021

Have you ever wondered about what keeps heat inside your home in the winter, and outside in the summer? Aside from the air that’s blown in through your HVAC system, and the walls of your home, there has to be something else that helps, right? Something sits in your attic between you and the cold (or heat) of the outdoor air and keeps you safe, healthy, and comfortable. This is called attic insulation, and it’s what we’re here to talk about.

Attic insulation is absolutely vital for your home’s efficiency. We consider it a problem if homeowners don’t know how insulation works, because that can be an easy way to underestimate how valuable it is. Attic insulation in Gainesville, FL can be a great way to invest in the efficiency of your home. We’ll use some science to show you why!

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Start Fresh in 2021 with Duct Cleaning

Monday, December 21st, 2020

The outbreak of a pandemic this year has really pulled things into perspective. With COVID-19, we’re seeing just how easily something like a virus could spread, and it’s becoming more and more apparent how poor our indoor air quality is. It’s not anyone’s fault, least of all you, but something needs to be done about it. While tests and studies are still coming out about this virus in particular, other contaminants can be stopped in their tracks with duct cleaning in Gainesville, FL.

Why not start fresh with duct cleaning in 2021? Especially if you’ve got a new heating system, or you’re on the lookout for ways to improve your indoor air quality, duct cleaning can be an easy way to do these things.

Give our team a call so we can get to work cleaning your ducts, ensuring your home stays clean and your HVAC system runs efficiently.

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How to Deal with Humidity

Monday, May 25th, 2020

Humidity is a well-known problem here in Florida. That’s where HVAC professionals like us come in, we help homeowners in our area deal with these uncomfortable situations with technology that can handle such a task.

As summer approaches, we’d like to take a look at what exactly humidity does in our area and how we can best prepare for our highest levels of moisture in the air. By signing up for our HVAC services in Lake City, FL, you have a good chance of making your home comfortable and combating the high humidity that could cause distress.

Let’s talk about what a dehumidifier can do and how we can best set you up with a solution to fight the humidity.

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Protect Your Health with a UV Light Purifier

Monday, April 13th, 2020

We understand that keeping you and your family safe during such an uncertain period is at the forefront of priorities right now. We’re your neighborhood HVAC company that’s just trying to help you reach this goal. From our comfort solutions and our affordable indoor air quality systems, we’re still here and trying to help where we can. However, we’d like to talk today specifically about ultraviolet light purifiers, also known as UV light purifiers which can be a handy tool in keeping your home clean.

Having an air purifier in Alachua, FL installed can be a huge step in making your home safe from harmful organisms like bacteria, viruses, and anything that could contribute to illnesses in your home. While it’s not the be-all-end-all solution for health issues, this system in combination with safe sanitation practices can be a great defense against harmful airborne particles.

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The Benefits of Dehumidification

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

Whether it’s getting rid of mold, keeping yourself comfortable, or reducing odors, dehumidification is a process that can be extraordinarily helpful for homeowners. While we know that dehumidifiers are important during our extremely muggy summers here in Florida, we don’t necessarily get the time to focus on the other benefits that come from such a system.

That’s what we’d like to do today. If you’re in the market for indoor air quality systems in Gainesville, then we think it’s vital to discuss just what you could get out of a system like this. Indoor air quality is not just a comfort subject, but it also concerns your health and the health of any guests you have that enter your home.

So, let’s take a look at dehumidifiers and what exactly they do.

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Reduce Your Home’s Draftiness with a Blower Door Test

Monday, December 9th, 2019

If you just leaned back in your chair and asked, with a puzzled look, “what’s a blower door test?” then you’ve come to the right place! Not enough homeowners know exactly what a blower door test is, and how it can help them save money by locating air leaks within their home.

Imagine that you’ve got two homes, one with comprehensive insulation service done and the other without. On a 95 degree day, the home that’s got plenty of insulation will have no problem paying as little as possible in energy costs for their air conditioner to run. The poorly insulated house will be like trying to run an air conditioner outdoors, you’ll only be cool if you’re right next to the vent—and even that might not be good enough on an especially hot day.

When it comes to insulation services, a blower door test could be the key to keeping your house insulated and efficient. Let us explain!

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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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