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

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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An Air Purifier: When Filters Aren’t Enough for Better Air Quality

Monday, November 30th, 2020
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Our homes in Florida are often sealed up against the outside. During the summer, it’s to make sure the heat stays where it should and the air conditioner can run effectively. In the brief winters, it’s to trap heat and make sure our heating systems have to come on as little as possible. Having a home this sealed up, however, can create severe indoor air quality problems—the contaminants inside the house, which come from wood, paint, cleaning supplies, and many other places, start to build up. We recommend homes have air filters put into their HVAC system to help remove larger unwanted particles from circulating. 

But what if those filters aren’t enough? Too many minute particles can slip through them, and putting in more powerful filters is rarely an option because that will stop airflow through the ventilation system. In this case, the answer is to have an air purifier in St. Petersburg, FL. Or more than one, depending on what types of contaminants you’re targeting.

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Can Dry Air Really Be a Problem?

Monday, November 2nd, 2020
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We know what you’re thinking when you see this headline: “Of all the possible problems with indoor air quality in Tampa, FL, is dry air something to worry about? Florida is almost legendary for having high humidity!”

However, our climate is often humid. That doesn’t mean the air inside a house will also be humid. Many factors are at play in indoor air quality, and homes in Florida can often experience dry conditions. Why? Air conditioning systems!

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Need Help Overcoming Humidity? We’ve Got Some Tips

Monday, June 29th, 2020
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Humidity, right? I mean, what else can you say? It’s awful during the Florida summers, and this is a summer when we’re spending more time in our homes than usual. An air conditioning system can only do so much against the way humidity increases how hot we feel inside our homes, and running the AC as much as possible translates to even steeper bills over the season.

There’s help, however. You can lower the humidity in your home in a number of ways, from simple steps to indoor air quality installations in Dunedin, FL.

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What “Energy” Is an Energy Recovery Ventilator Recovering?

Monday, February 10th, 2020
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Fresh air—everybody wants it, but they don’t know how to get it when they need to have the windows and doors of their homes closed against the Florida heat and humidity. We know a great way you can have the fresh air you want without the heat and humidity problems. It’s an energy recovery ventilator, a nifty installation for your HVAC system that draws fresh air into the house and pre-cools it.

Energy recovery ventilators have a name people find a bit confusing. What “energy” is the ventilator recovering, and how is this helpful for fresh air? Answering questions like this is why we have a blog! So, it’s time for some science. (Light science, don’t worry!)

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The Power of UV Lights for Cleaning Your Air

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

UV-air-purifier-lightHomes across the US frequently have issues with indoor air quality. Because modern houses are designed to prevent loss or gain of heat through open areas, there’s little chance for fresh air circulation to clean out the concentration of indoor contaminants.

Here in Tampa Bay, one of the biggest indoor air quality challenges we face is organic pollutants. Our high humidity makes it easy for mold to develop in parts of our homes, and it also creates a fertile environment for microbes and viruses. Proper humidity control can help alleviate the source of the problem, but when it comes to cleaning these harmful spores and microbes from the air, the best solution is UV lights, a.k.a. UV air purifiers.

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We Can Help You Beat the Florida Humidity in Your House

Monday, March 25th, 2019

flushed-man-before-fanThe dry seasons here in Tampa Bay can often last into May. But as summer gets into gear, the humidity starts to ramp up. And as the relative humidity rises along with the temperatures, it can mean some sweaty and uncomfortable days. Combining a 90°F afternoon—and we experience a few of those!—with relative humidity higher than 60% can make the weather feel 10° hotter! That is—no—fun.

You can’t do much about high humidity when you’re outside except to fan yourself or jump in a pool. In your home, however, you can find ways to better control humidity. And no way is more effective than to call us to help you with indoor air quality systems in Tampa, FL that balance humidity and ensure proper air circulation.

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How an Energy Recovery Ventilator Can Improve Your Home

Monday, December 31st, 2018

cardboard-house-skyPoor indoor air quality is a serious problem for homes in Florida, but it’s also a problem that’s often ignored. People tend to worry more about keeping their homes cooled rather than circulating fresh air. Humidity is the air quality issue that usually gets the most attention.

One of the easiest ways to improve a home’s air quality—and this includes helping with the humidity—is with the installation of an energy recovery ventilator. What is that? We’ll explain more below.

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