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

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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Air Quality Guide: Indoor Air Quality Options

Monday, February 4th, 2013

If you live in Atlanta you know how important a high quality, well maintained air conditioner is to your comfort. We may be the local Air Conditioning Experts to call for AC services, but our expertise extends a lot further than home cooling. So too do your home comfort needs. Sure, comfortable air temperatures are a necessary component of keeping your home comfortable, but we believe there is more to it than that.  To experience true comfort in your Atlanta home you need to keep the indoor air quality as high as possible. Pollution is not only a problem outdoors, after all. A number of factors can reduce the quality of the air you breathe indoors, but we have a number of solutions to these problems.

Air Cleaners and Purifiers

One of the first options you should consider, especially if you are concerned about airborne pollutants in your home, is air cleaners and purifiers. There are a number of different options in this category. The most basic are simple mechanical air filters. These filters sit in your ductwork and, as air passes through them, they trap pollutants on a filter material.

Electronic air cleaners are another option. Many, such as electromagnetic precipitators, use electricity to charge pollutants in the air. These charged particles are then trapped on a collector plate. The collector plate can then be removed, cleaned and reused.

Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers

If a humidity imbalance is affecting the quality of the air in your home you may want to consider the installation of a whole house humidifier or dehumidifier. Too much humidity in your home can make the air stuffy and uncomfortable, cause wood rot and even promotes the growth of mold. Too little humidity can cause sore, dry throats and sinuses, chipping paint and splitting woodwork. A whole house humidifier or dehumidifier can help restore proper humidity levels throughout your entire home as they work in conjunction with your home heating and cooling system.

Duct Cleaning

If your air ducts are not clean your home is at risk for polluted air. Once dirt and debris get into your ductwork, that ventilation system can disperse those pollutants throughout your entire home. With professional duct cleaning service you can be sure that your air ducts are circulating clean, pure air only. Schedule service today.

To learn more about the indoor air quality options available to you in Atlanta, contact Air Conditioning Experts. We can help you live more comfortably. Let us help you breathe better air today.

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3 Tips for Improving Indoor Air Quality in Atlanta

Monday, January 14th, 2013

At Air Conditioning Experts, we understand the importance of a high-quality, reliable heating and air conditioning system in your Atlanta home. We also believe, though, that great temperature regulation is only one of the necessary components for achieving the complete comfort levels that want. The quality of the air that you breathe in your home is every bit as important and just as much of a priority as indoor temperature control. If you are dissatisfied with your indoor air quality levels, we can help. We have the products and services you need to breathe better air in your home. Here are some helpful tips for improving indoor air quality.

  1. Try to keep the surfaces of your home clean. You can stamp out your boots all you want, but it is impossible to get all of the dirt and debris off of them. If you have pets they are going to shed. Running the vacuum cleaner or doing a quick spot-sweep is important to maintain good indoor air quality. The circulation of air throughout your home from a force air heating and cooling system is a very effective way to distribute conditioned air. It is also a great way to stir up pollutants on the ground, causing them to go airborne.
  2.  Allow for proper ventilation. Keeping fresh air circulating throughout your home is necessary to maintain high levels of air quality. A problem that many homeowners run into is that they try to make their homes air tight during the heating and cooling seasons to conserve energy. It may be a great way to save a little on energy costs, but it also leads to stale, lower air quality. If you are looking for ways in which you can improve the ventilation in your home, contact Air Conditioning Experts.
  3. By far the best way to improve indoor air quality is simply to contact a team of indoor air quality specialists. Because there are so many problems that may affect your indoor air quality, it can be difficult to find the right solution. Working with a professional can ensure that you get the right indoor air quality products and services for you specific needs and issues. Contact Air Conditioning Experts for more information.

Poor indoor air quality can be a real nuisance, but there are always ways in which to resolve these issues. Air Conditioning Experts is happy to help you live more comfortably. Call today to schedule service in Atlanta.

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Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

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