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

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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How to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality This Fall

Monday, November 19th, 2018

woman-with-allergiesYou may not think too much about the indoor air quality in Tampa, FL, since your main comfort concern in your house is keeping it cool. However, keeping cool is often part of the problem with indoor air quality.

We have homes built with tight seals against the outside so extra heat doesn’t slip in. This keeps homes more energy efficient by removing extra work from the air conditioning system. But this also restricts the flow of fresh air into the house, resulting in fewer air replacements. Air replacements are necessary to prevent stuffy interiors and remove unhealthy indoor pollutants. Your house may have a high concentration of all types of unpleasant particles, from volatile organic compounds to mold spores.

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Duct Repair Services Improve Indoor Air Quality

Monday, July 16th, 2018

DuctsAh, summer. The time of year when air conditioners are put to the test all over the country, and especially in Florida. Hopefully, you’ve already had a professional check out your system for you to confirm that it’s in good shape. If you haven’t taken a look at your indoor air quality too, though, then you’re setting yourself up for more problems later on. Indoor air quality is just as important during the summer as climate control. It’s also an area that a lot of homeowners tend to neglect. Let’s go over one of the lesser-known ways to improve indoor air quality in your home this summer, and help your air conditioner efficiency at the same time! Duct repair.

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Indoor Air Quality Depends on Quality Air Duct Replacement

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

DuctsIndoor air quality is an important thing to keep in mind during the summer, when air quality tends to drop due to a number of factors. People shut all of their doors and windows in order to help keep their climate control as efficient as possible. While this works, it doesn’t do any favors for a home’s indoor air quality. Contaminants get trapped in the house, leaving you to breathe stale, dirty air for most of the day. You need to take steps to improve your indoor air quality if you want to be as healthy and comfortable as possible. One of the best ways to do that is to take a look at quality air duct replacement.

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Boost Your Air Quality with an Air Filtration System

Monday, May 21st, 2018

happy-familyIf you’re like most folks, you count on your air conditioning system to keep the air in your home cool and comfortable. However, temperature regulation is not enough when it comes to the air circulating through your home. Dust, debris, and other irritants can find their way into your ducts and lungs.

One of the easiest and most effective ways to combat this is the installation of an air filtration system to help keep your home’s air fresh and clean. Not only will you breathe easier, but you’ll see benefits to your overall health.

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Why Air Ducts Are So Important to Home Comfort

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

duct-installationWhen an air conditioner is not working properly, or not cooling down the room as much as you’d like, you assume the issue exists within the system. A broken fan motor, low refrigerant levels, or failing electrical components are likely responsible, but these also may not be the only contributors to your discomfort.

When you notice that your air conditioner just does not seem to live up to its potential, you shouldn’t pass it off as just being a quirk of your older system or perhaps a problem with the thermostat. Most likely, there is a problem within the air ducts, and this is something you should address (with the help of qualified technicians).

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