Air On Demand Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Indoor Air Quality’

Year-Round HVAC Efficiency Tips

Monday, November 26th, 2018

money-savings-efficiency-balancingKeeping your HVAC system efficient is the key to giving it a long lifespan, less repairs, and better performance. And most of all, it gives you extra money that you don’t have to put toward the energy bill!

Air conditioners and furnaces operate differently, so you can expect them to come with their own methods for maintaining efficiency. But this time, we want to go over efficiency tips that apply to both systems.

No matter if you’re using an air conditioner, furnace, or even a heat pump, you’ll be able to get some wisdom-nuggets out of the following tips.

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Look into these 4 Home Air Quality Improvements

Monday, March 5th, 2018

As air conditioning contractors, we spend most of our time helping people lower the temperatures in their home. But as comfort specialists, we know that temperature is not the only factor in home comfort. Indoor air quality is just as important to your comfort and to your health.

Unfortunately, most indoor air quality solutions (like plug-in portable air purifiers) don’t truly resolve problems with germs or particulate in the air. For that, you need a whole-house solution, and we’ve got some suggestions for you.

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Answering Your Questions about Air Filters and Allergy Control

Monday, April 17th, 2017

virus-cells-germsWhen spring arrives, we see allergy symptoms spike. Beautiful weather and fresh blooms bring lots of joy, until the coughing and sneezing begins. This may continue even when you stay indoors, unless you have a quality air filter to help keep things under control.

Here, we answer your questions about air filters and allergy control. Choosing the right air filter in Homestead, FL can be difficult, but our technician are here to help! Give us a call for more information about indoor air quality and more.

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Spring Cleaning Tips for Better Indoor Air Quality

Monday, March 20th, 2017

changing-air-filter-homeSpring is here, and the allergies are too. This time of year, you may be used to taking allergy medication and spending money on doctor’s visits, or perhaps restricting outdoor time in order to keep allergies under control. But what if we told you that the biggest problem was likely within your own home?

We spend about 93% of our time indoors, according to a study by the EPA. And air quality inside of the house can be just as bad as outdoor air quality—if not worse.

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Adding an Indoor Air Quality System to Your HVAC Unit

Monday, June 13th, 2016

Do your family members suffer from asthma, allergies, or other respiratory and immune system disorders? It may be time to upgrade your home. We recommend installing an indoor air quality system with the help of an HVAC technician. Learn more in the guide below!

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How UV Light Benefits Your Home

Monday, November 30th, 2015

The air filter in your HVAC (heating and air conditioning) system is an important part of staying cool, comfortable, and healthy. It keeps particles from damaging your AC system and recirculating in the air you breathe. But an additional system is necessary if you want to protect your home from the smallest and most damaging of airborne contaminants. And a system that uses UV light may be just the solution for your home, especially if household members suffer from asthma or severe allergies.

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Indoor Air Quality Has a Major Effect on Your Health

Monday, October 19th, 2015

In recent years, a lot of efforts have been put forward in this country to reduce the amount of pollutants released into the air and help protect our environment. But when it comes to your health, the outdoor air may be the least of your problems. You spend a large majority of your time indoors, so the indoor air quality can have a major impact on your health and wellness as well as your comfort. Take a look at some common problems with the indoor air and what you can do to resolve these.

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What Is a DustStopper Filter and What Are Its Benefits?

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Having quality indoor air is important for your health and comfort, especially today when homes are essentially sealed from the outside air for energy efficiency. Ventilation is a key part of this, such as opening up windows. However, having open windows and doors isn’t often optimal in Florida weather, so it’s also important to have filtration devices installed in your home to clean your air.

In Miami, FL, DustStopper filters are an excellent choice for reducing the effect of airborne pollutants in your home. We recommend them to our customers and have seen the terrific results they provide. If you are interested in having a DustStopper Filter installed, call Air on Demand today and arrange an appointment with one of our trained technicians.

The DustStopper Filter: What you need to know

The DustStopper Filter is a specialized filter designed to have a low impact on the airflow of your HVAC system while providing quality removal of contaminating particles that would otherwise circulate through your air. A DustStopper filter has a high efficiency level capable of trapping 99% of all particles larger than 10 microns. Unlike the competing standard filters, such as MERV or HEPA filters, a DustStopper filter will not significantly reduce airflow and add extra stress on your heater or air conditioner.

The DustStopper manages to achieve this level of filtration combined with reduction of resistance on air flow through its special design of high performance synthetic fibers. Although these fibers are dense, they can pull in larger volumes of air than traditional filters, while still catching the dander, pollen, hair, and mold than would otherwise enter your air.

The DustStopper filter must be professionally installed to match the air handler on your HVAC system. After the installation is completed, you can arrange with the technicians a schedule for regularly replacing the filter. As with any filter, a DustStopper will eventually become congested with the particles it traps and begin to negatively affect your air quality. Regular replacements will make certain your DustStopper filter always works for you, not against you.

If you have further questions about the DustStopper filter and if one will work with your HVAC system, contact our installation experts at Air on Demand. They can help you find out how best to put a DustStopper filter in Miami, FL to work for you.

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Benefits of a High Quality Air Filter in Cutler Bay

Monday, January 21st, 2013

You may not realize it, but on average most people spend the majority of their time indoors. That’s why indoor air quality in your home is so critical. The EPA estimates that poor indoor air quality is one of the top five leading threats to respiratory health in the United States. Having a good indoor air filtration system can have many positive benefits for your home. At Air On Demand, we provide complete indoor air quality services throughout the Cutler Bay area. We wanted to help out our customers in the area by putting together a quick list of some of the benefits to having a good indoor air filter for your Cutler Bay home.

Reduced Contaminants in Your Air

Obviously, the main reason for you to get a whole home air filtering system in Cutler Bay is to improve the quality of the air. Whole home air filtration systems use mechanical filters or electronic filters to remove pollutants like pet dander, dust, dust mite droppings, bacteria and mold spores from your air supply. This can potentially have a positive impact on the comfort of people in your home who may have allergies or asthma.

Reduced Dust Collection

With a whole home air filter, you’ll be able to remove much of the dust in your air before it has a chance to settle on your floors or furniture. Not only is this helpful for the quality of air in your home, it also may be able to help keep your home cleaner.

Particulate Destruction

There are also products available on the market that rather than removing particles from your air: they destroy them. Ultra-violet germicidal lights are designed to sit in your ducts and destroy organic contaminants like viruses, bacteria and mold spores. While ultra-violet light is only slightly damaging to humans, it is lethal to microorganisms. UV germicidal lights are great for homeowners in Cutler Bay that are interested in taking the next step in their home’s air filtration process.

If you’re interested in home air quality control in Cutler Bay, call Air On Demand. We have many years of experience offering complete home air filtration services throughout the Cutler Bay area.

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How Indoor Air Quality Effects Efficiency in Your Miami Home

Monday, November 5th, 2012

*Air On Demand no longer offers duct sealing or repair services. Please visit our ductwork service page to learn more about our ductwork options.

It may sound strange, but the quality of your indoor air can impact how efficiently your home in Miami runs. If you’ve never thought about the quality of your home’s air, it might be a good idea to start. The EPA says that indoor air quality is a leading threat to respiratory health in the United States. In this blog post we’re going to look at some steps to take that can improve indoor air quality and efficiency in your home.

Ventilation

Ventilation is a critical part of your home’s heating and air conditioning system. Not only does proper ventilation allow for increased efficiency, it allows new, fresh air into your home in a controlled way. You don’t want air coming into your home through leaks or cracks. You want to be sure that you are in control of where and how new air comes in. A good ventilation system will ensure proper pressure and air flow throughout your home as well.

Duct Sealing

The ducts in your Miami house are the arteries of your heating and air conditioning system. If you have cracks or leaks in them, you are allowing outside contaminants and mold to enter your air supply. Additionally, when your heated or cooled air travels through the ducts, a lot of it might be escaping through the holes. By having your ducts inspected and sealed you can not only increase the efficiency of your home but you can also increase the air quality in your home.

If you have any questions about the indoor air quality in your Miami home, contact Air On Demand. We would be more than happy to talk with you about some home efficiency and air quality solutions.

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