The A/C Guy of Tampa Bay Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

Why Invest in a Whole-House Dehumidifier Rather Than a Portable One

Monday, November 14th, 2022
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Portable dehumidifiers are attractive because they’re cheap, small, and can usually fit on your coffee table. Anyone who has used a portable dehumidifier before knows that the inconsistencies and lack of effectiveness really bring life to the old saying,”You get what you pay for.”

A whole-house dehumidifier offers an intense level of control over your home’s humidity. You can control the humidity in each room of your house, eliminating the need for a portable unit in the first place. Here’s what you need to know.

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How Can You Tell You Need Duct Repairs?

Monday, October 3rd, 2022
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The ductwork of your home’s HVAC system is as essential as its other major components, the air conditioner and the heater. But it often comes in third in how much attention it receives because it remains mostly hidden from sight. You won’t think of the ducts as needing repairs if you can’t easily see what condition their in.

Ductwork does age, however, and it can sustain damage from construction, temperature changes, vermin, and corrosion. You may at some point need to arrange for HVAC duct repair because your old ductwork has developed air leaks and gapping. Ducts that lose air will harm the energy efficiency of the whole HVAC system as well as its effectiveness, leading to steep costs you wouldn’t ordinarily have had to pay. 

We want to help you notice when you’ve got ductwork in jeopardy so you can avoid these troubles. Below are some warning signs that will alert you to possible duct repair needs. 

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Signs You May Need a Whole-House Air Purifier

Monday, September 19th, 2022
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If you’ve thought about getting a whole-house air purifier in St. Petersburg, FL, this blog can give you some help in making the choice. We honestly think most homes will benefit from some type of air purification or air filtration system, but you might still be on the fence about it. We’ll look at signs in your house that indicate a high level of indoor pollutants and contaminants that an air purifier can reduce.

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What Indoor Contaminants Will an Air Purifier Remove?

Monday, August 22nd, 2022
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You may be considering getting an air purifier in Dunedin, FL to improve your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ). We think this is a great idea, especially with more people staying indoors because of the intense heat and humidity. We can provide you with information on what types of pollutants an air purifier will remove from your home to help you understand better how these installations can improve IAQ and the general health of the people in your household.

Before we go into what contaminants air purifiers remove, we want to point out what they don’t remove well, which is large particles: dust, pet dander, lint, and pollen. The best way to remove these is with a standard air filter. And that’s a good place to start when looking at the contaminants an air purifier does remove…

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Do You Need Air Filters or Air Purifiers for Your House?

Monday, June 27th, 2022
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If you’re asking yourself whether you should have air filters or air purifiers added to your house, it’s because you’re concerned about the quality of your indoor air. You have good reason to feel worried: poor indoor air quality is a major problem in many buildings, with the Environmental Protection Agency estimating that the air quality indoors is often three to five times worse than the air outdoors. This is because buildings like your home are constructed for maximum insulation—and this means there’s little fresh air circulating to cleanse out stale and contaminate-filled air.

Air filtration and purification systems are an excellent way to boost your home’s air quality by removing the majority of unwanted particles from moving through the HVAC system. But how do you know which one to get and what type you need? The job is easier than you think: you just need to get in touch with our team. We offer full service to install indoor air quality systems.

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How Do Most Air Purifiers Work?

Monday, March 21st, 2022
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Are you interested in installing a whole-house air purifier in Dunedin, FL for your house this spring? It’s the right season for it, since spring is serious allergy season in Florida, and the right air purifier can do the job of significantly lowering the pollen count and removing other allergens from your home. Air purifiers can help with other indoor air quality problems as well, such as removing chemicals, smoke, volatile organic compounds, and other pollutants from circulating through the air of your home’s living spaces. 

You can trust to our expertise when it comes to finding the right type of air purifier for your house. But if you’d like to know how the standard air purifier works, please hang around a bit more and we’ll get into it.

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Dealing With Allergy Season in Your Home

Monday, February 21st, 2022
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What does allergy season mean? You’ve probably experienced what it feels like—sneezing, congestion, eye and nose irritation. But why does it happen when it does? The reason is that as the weather begins warming up in spring, it increases the bloom of several plants that send pollen into the air, most notably ragweed. Allergy season can be extremely serious in Florida, and it often strikes early because our winter season is short. 

What are the best ways to deal with allergy season in your home? Believe it or not, your local HVAC pros here at the A/C Guy of Tampa Bay have ways to ease your allergy season burdens. We’ll get into more details below.

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Understanding Air Filter Strength

Monday, December 27th, 2021
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We offer several ways to help local homes enjoy cleaner, healthier indoor air, such as installing a powerful air purifier in St. Petersburg, FL. But when most homeowners get started with indoor air quality improvements, they first look at air filtration systems. These are the baseline for healthier air: they physically trap particles trying to circulate through the HVAC system. Professionals only have to find the right types of filters and integrate them into the ductwork and they’ll start doing their job.

Let’s go back to that last sentence: the right types of filters. This is a key part of air filtration installation, and one of the reasons it’s necessary to have professionals handle the job. The strength of an air filter can make or break an indoor air quality installation. In this post, we’ll examine in more detail air filter strength and its impact.

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How Your Home’s Ducts Can Suffer Damage

Monday, November 15th, 2021
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Indoor air quality is a major concern for many homeowners, and helping people to improve their indoor air quality is one of our major concerns as well. We offer numerous ways to help improve a home’s air, such as installing a dehumidifier or air purifier in Dunedin, FL

But often the biggest opponent of enjoying fresh, healthy, and humidity-balanced air is damaged ductwork. Leaky ducts are tricky because they hide out of sight, creating problems people may attribute to other sources. In fact, people are often unaware of the many ways their ducts can become damaged. As you’ll find out below, your ducts have several enemies that can harm them and end up affecting your HVAC system and indoor air quality…

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How UV Air Purifiers Can Help Your Home

Monday, June 28th, 2021
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It is no secret that homes across the US have frequent problems with maintaining good indoor air quality. Modern homes are designed to prevent the loss or gain of heat through open areas. While that can ensure that indoor temperatures remain cooler or warmer than outdoor temperatures, depending on the season, it also means that there is little chance for fresh air circulation to clean out the concentration of airborne contaminants inside.

Here in Palm Harbor, one of the biggest concerns we face for indoor air quality is through contaminants like mold spores, viruses, and bacteria. The high humidity in the area makes it easier for mold to develop in parts of our homes, causing mold infestations. The presence of microbes also increases the chances of you getting sick by breathing in these contaminants.

Fortunately, installing an air purifier in Palm Harbor, FL, can help you get rid of the problem. Air purifiers come in different shapes and forms. Today, we will discuss ultraviolet (UV) air purifiers and how they can make your home better.

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