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

How Humidity Affects Home Comfort—And Costs You More

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

hot-fan-man-computerWhen it starts to get hot outside, nothing sounds better than splashing around in a nice, cool pool, or running through a sprinkler like you did when you were young. Water can help us to cool down—unless, surprisingly to some, it’s in the air.

Humidity levels tend to rise as temperatures do. Humidity refers to the amount of moisture, or water vapor, in the air. And even though it doesn’t actually affect the temperature, it can make the air feel a lot warmer than it is. In your home, it could be the reason you’re spending too much on air conditioning in Roswell, GA.

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Can Our Indoor Air Quality Systems Help You Save Money?

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Did you know that the air quality inside of your home may be up to 5 times worse than the air quality outdoors? It’s common for homeowners to struggle with indoor air quality issues, and sometimes, a filter just cannot fix the problem.

Whole-house indoor air quality equipment integrates into your HVAC system to provide comfort and precision cooling and heating. What’s more is that it can save you money!

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Spring Allergies Call for Quality Air Purifiers

Monday, March 28th, 2016

When your spring allergies bother you, you might spend a lot of money on over-the-counter medication, doctors’ visits, tissues, and everything you need to feel more comfortable. Outdoor allergies may call for some costly solutions, but when you’re in your home, your allergies simply should not be so hard to handle.

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Create a Healthier Living Space for the New Year

Monday, December 28th, 2015

Healthier living is a popular New Year’s resolution, but few people think about the air in their homes when figuring out ways to achieve this goal. More often, people focus on eating better, exercising more often, and making more visits to the doctor’s office. But the air in your home should be a top concern, as it is often much more contaminated than the air outside of your home.

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3 Upgrades to Your HVAC System to Help You Stay Healthy

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Since you spend the majority of your time indoors—especially as the weather gets cooler—controlling the indoor air quality is key to your comfort and health. This cold and flu season, you’re more likely to become ill if contaminants like bacteria and mold spores are able to cycle through your ducts continuously while running your heater. We’ve got a few suggestions for people looking to improve their indoor air quality and stay comfortable this winter.

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A Few Facts about Your Indoor Air Quality

Monday, July 20th, 2015

You spend a lot of your time indoors—probably around 90%—and we’re guessing a lot of that time, your doors and windows are sealed tightly. The quality of the air you breathe plays a major role in how you feel from day to day, particularly if you have asthma or allergies. We’ve put together a few facts about indoor air so that you can take the proper steps to correct poor air quality in your home.

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3 Ways to Upgrade Your HVAC System

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Your HVAC system (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) may perform sufficiently, but are you really getting optimal performance and efficiency from your older AC unit? Could your indoor air quality stand to improve, or would you like to see your monthly bills lowered? Call an air conditioning specialist, and ask about making any of the following changes to your HVAC system.

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3 Services to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Of course, your family’s health comes first on your list of priorities. However, you may not be aware when the air quality in your home is contributing to your family members’ poor health. Any family member with asthma, allergies, or other respiratory conditions, or an immune system disorder, deserves to breathe in clean air, but this isn’t always easy to achieve.

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Having Air Conditioning and Indoor Air Quality Issues?

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Considering the heat and humidity of the Atlanta, GA summer, it’s important recognize the relation between air conditioning and indoor air quality. Whatever type of air conditioning you have, you need to ensure that it’s not only performing effectively and efficiently, but that it is also supporting a high level of indoor air quality. We’d like to explore this relation in this post by discussing a few ways your Atlanta, GA air conditioning and indoor air quality issues intersect. 

  • Dehumidification: As you may already know, your AC is a natural dehumidifier. When warm indoor air is brought into the air handler, the heat is absorbed by the cold liquid refrigerant circulating through the evaporator coils. As the air cools, the moisture in the air condenses on the coils. But sometimes this inbuilt dehumidification isn’t enough. A whole-home dehumidification system can integrate directly with your air conditioner so that you can control the relative humidity of your home. Because much of our discomfort is due to humidity, and not just temperature, so you might be able to cut down on your energy costs and increase your comfort with a whole-home dehumidifier.
  • Dust and other debris: It won’t matter how cool the air is in your home if it’s of poor quality. Fortunately, there are aftermarket upgrades that can significantly improve your indoor air quality. If you have lots of dust and other debris circulating through your home, then consider installing a whole-home air cleaner or air purifier. Both mechanical and electronic cleaning systems can keep your indoor air and your AC clean.
  • Airflow:  Good airflow is critical to air conditioning performance and energy efficiency. Over time, however, dust and other debris can build up inside your AC system and the ductwork; in both places, it can cause serious disruption to both the warm indoor air extraction process and the cool air distribution process. Ensuring that your system is routinely cleaned is a great way to prevent airflow issues.

Call Air Conditioning Experts today for Atlanta, GA air conditioning services, from duct cleaning to air conditioning repair and maintenance. 

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Air Conditioning Tip 1: Improving Ductwork Improves Energy Efficiency

Monday, April 8th, 2013

You rely on your forced air heating and cooling systems throughout the year. The efficiency and effectiveness of these systems in turn rely on the integrity of the ductwork running behind the walls, underneath the floorboards and in the ceilings above you. If these are impaired in any way, the results can be damaging to the quality and comfort of your indoor air as well as to your wallet. When the time comes to improve your ductwork in your Atlanta home, call a ductwork technician at Air Conditioning Experts.

There are a variety of different reasons to improve the ductwork in your home. Here are just a few:

  • Energy loss- If your heated or cooled air is obstructed or inhibited in any way as it travels from your heater or air conditioner to the interior of your home, then it is costing you money. Energy loss is common in forced air systems, but it can be exacerbated by problems in your ductwork. Sealing up cracks, repairing leaks and other improvements can significantly improve the energy efficiency of your home.
  • Flooding- When water vapor cools in your ductwork, it can condense and leave behind small areas of standing water. This can create rust and can affect the integrity of your ducts in addition to becoming a breeding ground for microbial allergens.

There are still other reasons why improving your ductwork may be necessary. The ductwork in your home may have been installed incorrectly, for example. If your ducts were not installed by a certified and trained technician, then there is possibility that they are not working correctly. Furthermore, the components of your ductwork can become loose over time, opening themselves up for dirt, dust and debris. Ductwork can also be damaged during the construction of other projects in your home.

Energy efficiency and value go together. Making sure your ductwork is in solid working condition means improving the cost effectiveness of your home energy use. It also improves air quality and the comfort of your home. Don’t let poor ductwork get in your way. Call the Air Conditioning Experts in Atlanta today.

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