Climate Masters Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Indoor Air Quality’

How a Dehumidifier Helps Your Air Conditioner

Monday, May 22nd, 2023

As part of the cooling process, your air conditioner also helps to dehumidify your home. But, there’s only so much that your air conditioner can do when it comes to humidity. And living in Florida, we have much higher humidity levels than in other areas of the country, so it’s definitely a concern. 

Your air conditioner may need some help when it comes to dehumidification in AC. In fact, investing in a separate dehumidifier can actually be a huge benefit to your air conditioner. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of a dehumidifier for your air conditioner. 

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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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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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Increase Your Indoor Air Quality with These Systems and Services

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

clean-air-filterIndoor air quality is not something that most homeowners think about on a regular basis. This is unfortunate, because the quality of the air in your home actually has a pretty big effect on your quality of life. Poor indoor air quality can lower both your health and comfort levels, which is why it’s in your best interest to keep it as high as possible. There are a number of great ways that you can keep your indoor air quality high throughout the year, some of which we’ve outlined below.

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Which Air Purifier is Right for Me?

Monday, June 26th, 2017

UV-air-purifierIn the middle of summer, it is pretty easy to think that staying cool is the only thing you need to focus on for your home. However, you also need to take steps to ensure that your indoor air quality stays high. Low indoor air quality can dramatically impact both your health and comfort levels all year-round. This is especially problematic during the summer, when people will often cut off the fresh air flowing into their homes by shutting doors and windows. Fortunately, there is a way to improve your indoor air quality without sacrificing climate control.

Most people have low indoor air quality because they have high amounts of microscopic airborne contaminants in their air supply. The average home has all kinds of airborne contaminants floating around in it, including dust, dander, mold spores, germs, and pollen. Long term exposure to these kinds of contaminants can cause a wide range of negative effects, from the flu to asthma. The best way to address these contaminants is to install an air filter or air purifier.

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Tips for Improving Your Indoor Air Quality

Monday, May 29th, 2017

clean-air-filterStaying cool is typically the number one priority when it comes to indoor comfort during the summer. However, there are other things that you should consider if you want to be as healthy and comfortable as possible. Namely, you need to make sure that your indoor air quality is as high as possible. Indoor air quality is affected by a number of things, but the two major factors are humidity and contaminants levels. If you want to know how to keep these factors under control, read on.

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Summer Indoor Air Quality Tips

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Indoor air quality has a substantial effect on both your health and comfort. Though staying cool is often top priority, you should also give some consideration to maintaining your indoor air quality. Let’s take a look at some of the ways that you can keep your indoor air quality high this summer.

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How Electronic Air Purifiers Clean Your Air

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Part of your overall comfort has to do with the air you breathe. Is it clean? Is it good for your health? If you are concerned about your indoor air quality in Ponte Vedra Beach, or have worries about excessive allergens, you may want to consider adding an electronic air purifier to your air conditioning system. Room air purifiers can help with air quality issues, but, if you want a whole-home effect, Climate Masters has air purifier upgrades that can help you achieve both better air quality and comfort.

Types of Electronic Purifiers

There are two types of electronic air purifiers:

  1. Electronic precipitators
  2. Ion generators

Electronic Precipitators

Electronic precipitators clean the air by capturing airborne particles via electrostatic attraction. Using a small amount of electricity, electronic precipitators draw air through an ion section where particles are electrically charged. Oppositely-charged metal collection plates attract these charged particles and capture them. Plates need to be cleaned approximately every 3 months to remain effective.

Ion Generators

Ion generators have a similar process, but do not draw air through an ion section, nor do they have collection plates. Instead, ions are dispersed into the air where they charge particles; these particles then land on surfaces in your home, such as walls, tables and counters and are cleaned with regular house cleaning.

Benefits of Electronic Air Purifiers

  • Clean the air by capturing pollutants
  • Help with respiratory issues such as asthma and COPD
  • Help eliminate harmful chemicals
  • Help reduce allergens

Is an Electronic Air Purifier for You?

The best way to determine if an electronic air purifier is for you is to work with a trained professional. Climate Masters has been helping customers with indoor air quality for over 20 years and we can assist you with your indoor air quality needs in Ponte Vedra Beach. Call us today and schedule an appointment with one of our installation experts.

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3 Reasons to Call Duct Cleaning Professionals

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Most homes have ductwork installed for their HVAC system. Even if you use a boiler to heat your home, you probably have a central air conditioner for warm weather that requires ductwork. Because ducts remain mostly hidden from sight, it’s easy to forget that they require regular professional cleaning to keep them free from the dust and other contaminants that can start to develop inside.

Here are 3 good reasons that you should call duct cleaning professionals. And you do need professionals, since accessing your ducts and providing the right level of cleaning and vacuuming power isn’t something you can achieve on your own. Call Climate Masters for any ductwork services in St. Augustine, FL that you need.

1. Increased heating/cooling efficiency and reduced power bills

When ducts begin to develop a layer of dirt and other debris along their inner lining, it increases the airflow resistance. Ductwork designers try to create ducts that have the least amount of friction possible against the flow of air, but dirty ducts interfere with this. As airflow drops, you’ll not only receive less effective heating and cooling, your HVAC system will need to work harder—and that means higher monthly power bills.

2. Increased indoor air quality

The U.S. EPA has identified low air quality as a major health concern in the U.S. On average, you probably spend 85% of your time indoors, and more than half of that time will be inside your home. To keep the air quality of your house at its best, you need to have clean ducts that won’t blow out dust, dirt, dander, pollen, hair, or other pollutants that can cut into air quality.

3. A cleaner home

All that dust sent out from the vents of your HVAC system will do more than lower your air quality. It will also make your house dustier and dirtier in general. If you discover that no matter how much you sweep, clean, and dust, the dust comes back right away, then you probably have a dirty ductwork system.

At Climate Masters, our professionals in service on ductwork in St. Augustine, FL care about your indoor air quality, and we care about the efficiency of your heating system.

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Monday, June 10th, 2013

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