Air Conditioning Experts Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Indoor Air Quality’

Our Experts Share Tips for Healthier Air

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Air-Quality-SneezeIndoor air quality is one of the chief concerns among many health experts worried about environmental effects on our lungs and immune systems. If the outdoor air quality is poor, chances are high that your indoor air quality is not much better. In fact, it’s often much worse.

That’s because your air conditioner runs and recycles air over and over again throughout the day. Stale air that’s full of contaminants can make you sick, or it can severely aggravate your allergies and asthma symptoms. But air conditioning specialists can help make your home’s air cleaner.

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4 Tips for Spring Allergy Control in the Home

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Virus-Cell-Dark-BackgroundThis spring, you don’t have to feel trapped by allergies wherever you go. Inside of your home, contamination can be even worse than outside thanks to a closed off home with little circulation of fresh air. But there are ways to take control.

Air Conditioning Experts, Inc. offers indoor air quality solutions in Wesley Chapel, FL. We call ourselves the experts because we are committed to educating the community about their indoor air. Read on to learn what you can do to improve spring allergies in the home and feel healthier and happier all season long.

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Can a Dehumidifier Keep You Cool?

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

In the summertime, a dehumidifier offers major relief. This is when humidity levels are typically at their highest, after all, and a dehumidifier may be just what you need. But how, exactly, does this work? Can a dehumidifier really keep you cooler?

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A Guide to Clean, Healthy Air in Your Home

Monday, January 9th, 2017

You do your best to keep your family members healthy, but it’s not always easy to do. You have limited control over what kinds of contaminants move into your house, and these can circulate through the air, especially as you run the heating and AC equipment that recycles the air over and over again.

We want to help. Here is some of our best advice on maintaining clean, healthy air inside of your home.

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Why a Bigger Air Filter Might Not Help with Your Air Quality

Monday, August 8th, 2016

When you notice problems with the indoor air quality in your home, you want to know what you can do to change your situation. When people are coughing and sneezing far too frequently in the home, you may start by changing the air filter. And when you get to the store, you might notice that air filters come in different sizes and effectiveness ratings.

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How Your HVAC System Affects Your Health and What You Can Do to Improve It

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Temperature regulation is a big part of staying healthy. Exposure to extreme heat could lead to a dangerous heat-related illness, like cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke. And cold, dry weather may lead to an increased chance of illness and an inability to fight off cold or flu viruses.

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The Benefits of a Well-Sealed Home and Duct System

Monday, October 12th, 2015

You probably already know how important it is to keep the windows and doors shut when you are running your air conditioning system. Open windows allow warm air to enter the home, which makes you a lot less comfortable, and defeats the point of running the AC in the first place. The air conditioner is forced to work a lot harder, running up your bills to an extreme. But is your home really sealed enough to maximize the efficiency of your cooling system?

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Allergies Acting Up? You May Benefit from an Indoor Air Quality System

Monday, July 20th, 2015

You allergies just won’t seem to ease up this year, and you’ve tried pill after pill to improve the situation. But have you considered the benefits of an indoor air quality system? Many people try and try again to treat their allergy symptoms, when a better solution may be to change their environments. You spend about 90% of your time indoors, where the air quality is usually lower than the air outside. This is a good reason to consider one of the following.

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Why You Need Professional Duct Sealing

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Imagine trying to blow up a balloon with a small hole in it. You’d probably get it to inflate about halfway, but not entirely. To stop the hole from leaking, you put your finger on top of the hole, essentially sealing it; the balloon inflates fully.

This same type of scenario is what happens with your faulty ductwork, but on a much larger scale. Additionally, because your air ducts are (obviously) larger than a balloon, particles and fumes can get in through holes and cracks, compromising your indoor air quality in Valrico. One of the best ways to help reduce and eliminate these types of issues with your air ducts is to schedule professional duct sealing. Just as placing your finger over the balloon hole stopped the air from leaking out duct sealing helps reduce air loss while also keeping pollutants out. Duct sealing is a hard seal, so it’s good for the long-term.

Since 1995, Air Conditioning Experts has helped customers improve their indoor air quality with a number of services, and we can help you improve yours with professional duct sealing. 

What Is Duct Sealing?

Duct sealing is the hard-sealing of holes and cracks in your ducts. It is also the reconnecting and sealing of sections of your ducts where the binding or seal has broken, creating a break in the duct.

How Is Duct Sealing Done?

Your technician will thoroughly inspect your ductwork to see where cracks, holes and disconnections exist. Once he/she assesses the areas to be sealed, the technician will brush mastic, a thick, fibrous adhesive that dries into a permanent seal, over the cracks and holes, then lay a piece of tape over the mastic; these spots will be left to cure. For disconnections, the technician will brush mastic onto the connecting ends, wrap them with sheet metal binding and secure the binding with sheet metal nails.

What Are the Benefits of Duct Sealing?

There are several important benefits to duct sealing:

  • Improved air quality – as we mentioned above, many different kinds of particles and contaminants can enter your air through cracks and holes in your ducts. By permanently sealing them, you can improve your indoor air quality.
  • Better energy efficiency – duct sealing significantly reduces air loss, so your air conditioner is no longer working harder, which helps reduce energy efficiency.
  • Less stress on your system – when you lose air to faulty ductwork, your HVAC system has to compensate for this by working harder. Systems that work under stressful conditions for long periods of time can age prematurely.

Duct sealing is an excellent way to improve your indoor comfort, reduce your energy usage and improve your indoor air quality in Valrico. Contact Air Conditioning Experts today and schedule an appointment with one of our specialists.

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How Professionals Clean Your Ducts

Friday, March 7th, 2014

Here in Lakeland, duct cleaning is a key part of maintaining your household and should be scheduled on a regular basis. Not only does it keep dust and debris from being scattered throughout your home, but it can help lower your heating bills by improving air flow through your system. A number of professional services can provide duct cleaning in the Lakeland area, but what are the precise steps involved? Or to be more direct, why should you hire a professional instead of just trying to clean the ducts yourself? If you know how professionals clean your ducts, you also know why it’s a task for trained and experienced technicians.

Duct cleaning begins as soon as the technician arrives. He or she lays down plastic coverings to make sure your home is kept safe and clean during the process. He or she should also wear protective footwear to keep from tracking dust or dirt in your home. From there, the technician attaches a large hose to both sides of the system (the furnace on one end and a central vent on the other) before sealing any other vents or openings. When turned on, the hose creates negative pressure that pulls the dust out of the whole system and into the waiting service truck.

Following that, the technician detaches the hose and opens up the vents again. He or she then applies extendable hand-power scrubbers to remove any tough deposits of dirt and debris, especially around the vent openings where they can do the most damage. The vents themselves are scrubbed and the furnace interior is cleaned of any dirt or debris as well. Finally, the technician restores the vent covers, removes the plastic wrap and tidies up.

All of that requires an understanding of how ducts work, as well as equipment that most layman are unfamiliar with. If you need duct cleaning in Lakeland, FL, call Air Conditioning Experts. Call us today to make an appointment!

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