The design of your ductwork has a huge impact on how well your HVAC system performs, and how comfortable you stay in your home. Your HVAC system can’t live up to its potential if your ductwork isn’t up to par. You need not just a well-planned design, but airtight sealing and an expert installation job as well to make sure you get the most out of your cooling and heating equipment.
Blog Category: IAQ – Indoor Air Quality
Furnace filters are used to remove particles from indoor air. Breathing in dust, dander, pollen and more can aggravate allergies and asthma. In Florida, when humidity or heat requires people to stay indoors, proper air circulation is important to ensure clean and healthy air. That’s why furnace filters are key to your home comfort.
With the falling leaves of autumn comes the fall allergy season and an increase in allergens such as ragweed pollen and mold. For many Florida residents, this means seeking refuge indoors in hopes of alleviating the suffering of such symptoms as itchy and water eyes, sneezing and coughing. While staying indoors during peak pollen times might be a good idea in theory, it fails to take one important factor into consideration – the quality of your indoor air.
For optimal home comfort, you need more than efficient heating and cooling components. Though often overlooked, ducts play an essential role in efficiently distributing conditioned air throughout your home. In fact, if your ductwork is improperly designed, installed or sealed, up to 20 percent of the conditioned air that passes through your ducts could be lost.
You’ve heard about the efficiency of heat pumps in terms of heating and cooling your home, but did you know that heat pumps can be used to effectively heat your pool, too? That’s right, just as a household heat pump extracts heat from the outdoor air and uses to heat your home during the winter, your pool’s heat pump can tap into the free and unlimited heat of the air to warm your water. In fact, since a heat pump simply moves warm air instead of creating it via another fuel source such as electricity or gas, it is significantly more efficient in terms of energy use.
If you’re like most Florida homeowners, cutting your air conditioning costs is a top priority. While there are many factors at play when it comes to the efficiency of your air conditioner, there is one that most homeowners tend to overlook – A/C motor efficiency.
Interested in improving the efficiency of your HVAC system? A little effort goes a long way, and routinely checking your air filters can give your system the efficiency boost it needs to improve comfort at home and reduce energy costs.
Looking for year-round HVAC efficiency? Have you considered the benefits of variable-speed air handlers? Traditional air handlers only turn on and off, but variable-speed models give you the option of running your system at a lower capacity — one that is much more suited to the comfort demands of the day. Benefits include:
Under the relentless Florida sunshine, many homeowners eventually notice performance issues with their air conditioning systems. Some of these problems may be due to system malfunction, some due to normal wear and tear and others are the result of simple operational mistakes. With that in mind, here are a few troubleshooting ideas for common air conditioning problems.
Some air purifiers use ultraviolet light to complement traditional filtration methods. UV radiation in certain doses is a potent weapon against airborne bacteria, molds and viruses. Using this light in air purifiers is meant to not only filter this organic matter from the air, but to kill it.