Climate Masters Blog: Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

How Broken Air Ducts Affect Your Comfort and Budget

Monday, April 22nd, 2024

As HVAC professionals, we often encounter homes suffering from inefficient heating, cooling, and excessive energy bills. A common culprit? Broken air ducts. Your home’s ductwork is crucial for distributing conditioned air throughout your space. However, when there are gaps or holes in the ducts, it compromises the system’s efficiency, directly affecting your comfort and budget. Broken ducts require professional air duct repair in St. Augustine.

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Can I Add a Dehumidifier To My Furnace?

Monday, January 15th, 2024

If the air in your home always feels hot and muggy, you may want to consider installing a dehumidifier. After all, there’s a difference between keeping your home warm and dealing with high humidity levels. Here in Florida, humidity is a problem year-round, even in the winter when the air does tend to be slightly drier.

And your heater can only do so much to balance humidity levels in your home. Installing a furnace dehumidifier in Ponte Vedra is a great way to boost heating ability, improve comfort, and even elevate your indoor air quality. You can keep reading to learn more about the benefits of a dehumidifier for your furnace.

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Benefits of Adding a Dehumidifier to Your HVAC System in Florida

Monday, December 4th, 2023

Here in Florida, we have high humidity levels all year round. While higher humidity levels are more desirable in the winter, there is still such a thing as too much humidity. If you’re looking for a way to lower your indoor humidity levels, a furnace dehumidifier in St. Augustine may be the answer.

These great add-ons can do wonders for your indoor air quality and health, even lightening the load on your furnace. You can keep reading to learn more about the benefits of installing a dehumidifier. Then give our team a call for your in-home assessment so our team can help lay out an installation plan and review how a furnace dehumidifier will work for your family.

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Benefits of Dehumidifiers That Aren’t Just for Allergy Sufferers

Monday, March 27th, 2023

Humidity is higher than average in Florida, but sometimes the levels can be unbearably high. If you’re thinking about a dehumidifier for your home, it’s a great investment for your health and comfort. Many people think that dehumidifiers are just for allergy sufferers, but that isn’t true. 

There are a lot of great benefits that you can enjoy even if allergies aren’t a concern. If you’re interested in an air conditioner dehumidifier, our team can help. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of dehumidifiers and how they can help your home and family. 

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Should You Have a Whole-House Dehumidifier Installed?

Monday, July 19th, 2021

man-looking-like-he-is-decidingSeveral perks come with living in Florida. You have access to some of the best fresh seafood restaurants that the country offers, and the tropical climate keeping you warm and toasty throughout the year. The unfortunate tradeoff that you have to contend with is the uncomfortably high humidity levels that come from being so close to the sea all the time.

Too much moisture inside the house can become a major problem for you. Are you worried about excess moisture in your basement? Have you been noticing any strange and musty odors when you go to the basement? Do you find your allergies acting up?

Excessive humidity levels, warm temperatures, and dark environments are ideal conditions for mold and mildew growth inside the basement. These two are the reason you might smell musty odors coming from your basement, and they contribute to high allergen levels inside the house.

You might want to consider investing in a St Augustine, FL dehumidifier to fix the problem. The right whole-house dehumidifier can be an effective tool to help you control humidity levels inside the house. 

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How to Best Clean Your Indoor Air

Monday, May 24th, 2021

cozy-indoorsWe often get asked if UV air purifiers, also called UV germicidal lights or simply UV lights, are worth the investment. Not only are they, they might actually be the best way to clean your indoor air.

Look, there are a number of particles and contaminants that can negatively impact the health of your indoor air. In fact, your indoor air may be more polluted than the air outside if you don’t have the right air quality products in place. And UV germicidal lights could be just the product you need.

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How to Improve the Air You Breathe

Monday, January 18th, 2021

two-women-leaning-back-on-couch-looking-comfortableNo matter who you are, there’s no doubt that COVID-19 is something that you’ve been very aware of in the past year. Many homeowners throughout the country are looking for ways to mitigate their risks of virus transmission and the like in their own homes, and St. Augustine residents are no exception.

That said, we can’t promise that any indoor air quality solutions will guarantee that COVID or virus germs won’t be transmitted within your home, and we encourage our customers to follow CDC guidelines. However the right indoor air quality products and services will certainly mitigate your risks and make it less likely that germs, allergens, and other potentially unhealthy particles will enter your living space.

Since Americans typically spend around 70% of their time indoors—maybe even more these days—it makes sense that you want to ensure that the air you’re breathing is as healthful as possible! One way to help make this a reality is with a whole-home air purifier. Read on to learn more!

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Do You Need Professional Duct Testing?

Monday, January 4th, 2021

duct-being-professionally-sealedHomeowners often don’t realize how much their ductwork plays a role in not only their comfort but also the cleanliness of their indoor air. So when that ductwork is dirty or damaged, it can impact your home in significant ways. Damaged ductwork allows air leaks into unoccupied spaces like your attic or crawlspace. Dirty ducts invite common allergens as well as mold spores and bacteria into your indoor air.

But how do you know when your ductwork is trouble?

With professional duct testing. Duct testing allows our technicians to unobtrusively inspect your ductwork and see where you may have problem areas. But how do you know you need professional duct testing in the first place? Read on as we uncover some signs that this may be the case!

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Are Your Dirty Ducts Hurting Your Comfort?

Monday, November 9th, 2020

Dirty ducts are a conundrum. On one hand, some homeowners are convinced that their dirty ducts still work after decades of neglect. If they put a hand on their air vent, they’ll still feel the heated air coming from their furnace. While we won’t argue with that sentiment, since dirty ducts can technically still work, we want to approach this from a different angle.

What if your dirty ducts are hurting your efficiency, and thus your comfort overall? This is totally a possibility, and regardless of how good your heating feels, it could very well be suffering from an efficiency problem.

Want to know more about how duct cleaning in St. Augustine, FL can reduce inefficiency and keep your system in working order? We’ll get into all the details below.

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Why Should You Have Your Ductwork Professionally Cleaned?

Monday, November 25th, 2019

duct-being-cleanedHaving your ductwork cleaned may seem like a minor, maybe even unimportant, task. But, it can have big results! Most homeowners underestimate just how vital duct cleaning can be to ensure the proper operation of their heating and cooling systems.

While it might seem like ducts are just a small part of your entire HVAC system, they’re pretty important. If you want to keep your climate control system functioning as best they can, and keep your indoor air quality high throughout the years, then you should make sure you get your ducts professionally cleaned on a routine basis.

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