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Effective Air Purifier Halo LED

Having an Air Purifier is more important than ever these days since there are many invisible contaminants existing is everyone’s home. These contaminants can build up over time and create health issues, odors and negatively impact your health. Some of these micro contaminants are bacteria, viruses, VOCs, mold spores and toxins too small to be filtered out by standard air filtration, even HEPA filters.

7 Ways Your HVAC Can Combat Seasonal Allergies

Combatting seasonal allergies is crucial for many individuals. This comprehensive report explores five effective ways in which your HVAC system can help combat seasonal allergies. By implementing these strategies, you can create a healthier and more comfortable indoor environment, especially during allergy seasons.

Carbon Monoxide Dangers

Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a colorless, tasteless, potentially toxic gas when found in high levels. Carbon Monoxide is naturally occurring and at low levels do not cause harm. At levels of 35ppm or greater, it becomes toxic. It can develop in homes from Improperly...

Pets and Your HVAC

Having pets impacts your home's Indoor Air Quality as well as your HVAC system. Here are some important things to consider regarding keeping Pets and how to protect your HVAC system. It is important to understand the effects and the best way to handle these issues. If...

5 Clever Ways to Keep Your Home Cool During Summer

Summer is one of the most popular seasons, but what about when it gets hotter than 110 degrees? How do you keep your home cool? You can do many things, but some of the best ways to keep your home cool are to invest in AC units or central air systems. There'll be...

How to Properly Care For Your Gas Fireplace

  How to properly care for your Vented or Non Vented Gas Fireplace. A Gas Fireplace can be a warm, inviting addition to your home. It is of the utmost importance that it be clean and operate properly for full enjoyment and safety for you and your family. Cleaning...

Air Purification

Air Knight Air Purification IPG/ PX5 technology is available for residential installation at affordable rates. These devices are easily installed into your existing duct system by an HVAC Specialist. They continually work to reduce and help eliminate airborne and surface contaminants in your home.

Upgrade Your Heating System

How do you know when it’s time to consider upgrading to a new heating system? Obviously if the unit has died or is not working, but it may be wise to consider replacement well before that happens or before costly repairs add up. Many things can greatly affect the longevity and efficiency of your furnace, heat pump or boiler system over the years such as not changing the air filters often enough or not having regular maintenance to ensure proper operation. Additionally, a poorly operating heating unit can negatively impact the air quality in your home.

Healthy HVAC Add Ons

Consider an HVAC Add On for greatly improved health and comfort benefits. Make sure your home is safe, healthy and comfortable easily and affordably with these whole home HVAC Add on technologies. Air in your home becomes continually contaminated by dirt, germs, debris, odors. Healthy, clean air in your home is healthier and more comfortable for you and is achievable.

Inverter Technology

Inverter HVAC systems offer many benefits to homeowners such as:
Higher Efficiency
Greater Energy Savings
More Uniform temperatures in your home
Quieter operation
This latest HVAC technology has been developing over the past several years and has been utilized in Ductless Mini Split applications. Now offered by many manufacturers for whole home ducted systems as a means to improve performance and efficiency.

Attic Ventilation Fans

The benefits of an attic ventilation fan are more cumulative rather than instantaneous. An attic fan operates as an exhaust and will work to push hot air out of the attic through a shuttered or louvered vent. As heat continually rises, the attic fan will help eliminate accumulating heat.
As the heat is evacuated, moisture and odors can also be reduced.

Smart Thermostats

Smart thermostats have entered our world and are designed to work and integrate into our smart homes with smart devices. These thermostats can be controlled locally or remotely with smartphones, computers, smart systems like Google or Alexa. Those that love automation will love these features. Some models also will “learn” your needs and can make adjustments on their own.

Odors and Allergens

Many things cause odors and allergens in your home. We generally differentiate between odors and scents. Both refer to things we “smell”. Odors generally refer to smells which we find objectionable, while scents we find pleasurable. There are organic odors and inorganic odors. Both organic and inorganic odors come from molecules which become airborne and allow us to interact with them.
Allergens we cannot see or smell, but they can cause significant health issues especially if you have allergies.

How HVAC System Manages Airflow

Your HVAC System is a system that manages airflow in your home. To simplify the operation, the system takes in air, warms or cools it and then redistributes it around your home to maintain the desired temperature. Of course, there is much more to it. As the air is brought into the system, it is filtered to remove contaminants and debris.
Residential HVAC systems require unobstructed airflow in order to operate properly.

Ductless, Mini Split AC

Ductless Air Conditioning systems are well worth considering in certain circumstances. Central Air systems operate by sending air through ductwork. The ducts are installed to direct the flow of air through tubes called ducts.

Plants Improve Indoor Air Quality

Believe it or not, house plants can help improve the air quality in your home. Plants have a natural ability to purify our air. Their process of photosynthesis enables them to absorb light, and gasses such as carbon dioxide and use them to fuel their growth. As a bi-product they produce oxygen.

Indoor Air Purification

The Reme-Halo air purification system is a new warrior in the fight against contaminants in your home. This device is a “Whole Home” purification system. It is installed right in your HVAC duct system, and kills bacteria and viruses in the air as well as on surfaces. It also combats allergens, smoke, odors and VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) in homes and businesses.

HVAC Air Filters

The importance of changing your HVAC system’s air filters regularly cannot be over stated. It is a crucial aspect of your HVAC system running at it’s peak efficiency. It is also critical in filtering out potentially dangerous allergens, bacteria, dirt, debris from the air you breathe.

Introducing Champion HVAC Products

Champion Heating and Cooling products are designed, manufactured and assembled in America. The Champion HVAC product line is owned by Johnson Controls (a recognized global Industry leader) ensuring trustworthiness and dependability.

Ominous Dangers of Space Heaters

The dangers of using space heaters should not be underestimated. Using electric space (portable) heaters can be a viable option for heating your home or room in an emergency or short term situation, but there are many dangers to be aware of.

Choosing the Best Air Filter for Your Home

Replacing your air filter is one of the small things you can do that can greatly affect the quality of air inside your home. Since many illnesses are associated with airborne contaminants, indoor air quality is a very important consideration.

HVAC and Your Pets

If you have pets, there are several things you can do to make your home and theirs safer, healthier and more comfortable for all of you.

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8 Factors When Choosing A Repair Service

As a homeowner, you must embrace the maintenance cycle if you want to have a functional home. This is essential because a home's infrastructure, including appliances and electronics, degrades over time. For example, with time, people's HVAC systems have deteriorated...

Troubleshooting Your HVAC

Keep and Eye on Your HVAC Drain

HVAC systems produce water and moisture which must be drained through your HVAC Drain. This drainage needs to be checked for proper removal or it may cause water damage, flooding, mold and bacteria to develop.

Essential HVAC Maintenance For Your System’s Health

Imagine your HVAC system breaking down on a hot summer day or cold winter night. It can lead to a costly repair and the discomfort you and your family will have to go through without a working HVAC system.  The sudden breakdown of an HVAC unit is a nightmare for many....

Why Does My Heat Pump Have Ice, Frost?

Have you ever seen ice or frost on your Heat Pump in the Winter? This can often be normal to see from time to time. Your heat pump is designed to extract heat from outside and transfer it inside.

Why Does My Heat Pump Run All the Time?

If your heat pump runs all the time it may or may not be normal depending on a couple of factors. For example if the heat pump is meeting your temperature setting and the external temperature is less than 30 degrees then your heat pump system is likely functioning properly.

What Causes a Frozen Coil

A frozen coil in your air conditioner or heat pump will be noticed once you start getting warm air coming from your registers. There are many things which can cause warm air instead of cold air to filter into your house. This article will look at many common reasons a coil can freeze.

Upstairs Doesn’t Stay Cool

“My upstairs areas are not staying cool” report many customers. There are a lot of factors to consider when trying to find the problem that so many people experience.
In fact, there can be multiple reasons why multi level homes experience this.

Top does not stay cool

“My upstairs areas don’t stay fresh,” report many clients. There are many factors to consider when trying to find the problem experienced by so many people.
In fact, there may be several reasons why multi-level homes experience this.

Short Cycling Systems

Short cycling can happen with your air conditioning or heat pump system. Your air conditioning or heat pump systems have built in operations which enable them to turn on and off as required to meet your needs.

Common AC Problems

The most common air conditioning problems reported by our customers are contained here along with common results. Checking several things before you call in your HVAC Specialist can save you money and aggravation.

Troubleshooting Your Air Conditioner

Troubleshooting your air conditioner system begins with a few common sense checks. It seems that air conditioning problems show up when the weather becomes very hot. If your air conditioning does not seem to be working, there are several things to rule out before you have to contact a professional. Checking these things first can save you a lot of aggravation and possibly money as well.

Mismatched HVAC Systems

The problem with mismatched HVAC systems is that they are just that…systems. They work and perform best when the components indoors and outdoors match. These multi-component systems were designed to work together and operate most efficiently when they are matched.

Low Refrigerant

A commonly reported issue by customers regarding their underperforming air conditioners is that they are low or out of refrigerant. Many people do not know that refrigerant does not get used up. It exists in sealed coils and does not become “low” unless there is a leak.

Choosing the Best Air Filter for Your Home

Replacing your air filter is one of the small things you can do that can greatly affect the quality of air inside your home. Since many illnesses are associated with airborne contaminants, indoor air quality is a very important consideration.

What Are the Most Common HVAC Problems?

HVAC Leaks

HVAC Leaks can be varied since many things are considered “leaks” in an Air Conditioning or Heat Pump system. HVAC Leaks can refer to refrigerant leaks or water accumulations. Water leaks include drain issues, condensation leaks or drainpipe issues. Refrigeration...

Avoid These 8 HVAC Problems With Regular Maintenance

Your furnace and air conditioner are vital components of your home. A malfunctioning HVAC can make your home uncomfortable and even dangerous to your health. However, regularly maintaining your HVAC system and scheduling routine checkups with a certified technician...

Why Does My Heat Pump Have Ice, Frost?

Have you ever seen ice or frost on your Heat Pump in the Winter? This can often be normal to see from time to time. Your heat pump is designed to extract heat from outside and transfer it inside.

Why Does My Heat Pump Run All the Time?

If your heat pump runs all the time it may or may not be normal depending on a couple of factors. For example if the heat pump is meeting your temperature setting and the external temperature is less than 30 degrees then your heat pump system is likely functioning properly.

What Causes a Frozen Coil

A frozen coil in your air conditioner or heat pump will be noticed once you start getting warm air coming from your registers. There are many things which can cause warm air instead of cold air to filter into your house. This article will look at many common reasons a coil can freeze.

Air Conditioner Leak

An Air Conditioner leak can be caused by many things. Water leaks from your air conditioner can cause significant damage to your floors, ceiling, furnishings, and more. Unchecked, it can lead to mold issues as well.
An Air Conditioner leak can be simple slow drips which accumulate or pouring water. Either are signs that your air conditioner leaks and needs attention.

Upstairs Doesn’t Stay Cool

“My upstairs areas are not staying cool” report many customers. There are a lot of factors to consider when trying to find the problem that so many people experience.
In fact, there can be multiple reasons why multi level homes experience this.

Top does not stay cool

“My upstairs areas don’t stay fresh,” report many clients. There are many factors to consider when trying to find the problem experienced by so many people.
In fact, there may be several reasons why multi-level homes experience this.

Storms and HVAC

Summer storms can really wreak havoc on your home’s equipment, most of all your HVAC equipment. These storms can pop up at any time and these days seem to do so with increased frequency. This can be very costly to you, but there are several things which can be done to minimize the problem.
We, at Air Doctor Heating and Air perform insurance inspections insurance companies to document the damage which often requires complete replacement of the HVAC systems.

Short Cycling Systems

Short cycling can happen with your air conditioning or heat pump system. Your air conditioning or heat pump systems have built in operations which enable them to turn on and off as required to meet your needs.

Common AC Problems

The most common air conditioning problems reported by our customers are contained here along with common results. Checking several things before you call in your HVAC Specialist can save you money and aggravation.

Low Refrigerant

A commonly reported issue by customers regarding their underperforming air conditioners is that they are low or out of refrigerant. Many people do not know that refrigerant does not get used up. It exists in sealed coils and does not become “low” unless there is a leak.

Heat Gain

Heat Gain can greatly effect how hard your home’s Air Conditioning system has to work. It, therefore, causes you to use more energy and will cost more to operate. Heat Gain can decrease your system’s energy efficiency.

Uneven Temperatures

Uneven temperatures in your home can be very uncomfortable. They can also cause you to always be adjusting your thermostats. Evening out the temperature zone in your home can give you more comfort throughout. Many things can affect the temperatures in your home. Even if your thermostats are set to the same temperature, not every room is the same temperature.

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Coil Care is important to help your HVAC system run properly and efficiently. A coil is a main component of your HVAC System. There is a condenser coil and an evaporator coil. These coils are an integral part of the heat exchange that happens when cooling your air. These coils contain your refrigerant. Many older systems used Freon (R22) while more recent systems use Puron (R410a).

Damaged or Leaking Coil

Coil Leak

A damaged or leaking coil is a serious concern. Often this is a result of improper or no coil care. Refrigerant continually recirculates through the coils and does not deplete unless there is a leak. Most people do not realize they have a leaking coil until quite a bit has leaked out. By then, often there are multiple leaks. Most of these leaks are not repairable.

Coil Repair

A leaking coil may be repairable, but only under a few rare conditions. Depending on where the leak is, it might be repairable by soldering. There are products sold as do-it-yourself projects but these are not good fixes and can damage your system further.

Unfortunately, if there are leaks or damage to the coil, it will often need to be replaced. This is a very costly problem and can cost almost as much as a new unit. Those who opt for a coil replacement should be aware that just replacing the coil can create a mismatched system. When systems are first installed they are installed as paired systems. By replacing a major component only, the system is no longer paired. This can effect any warranty you might have.

For this reason most reputable air conditioning specialists will recommend replacing the system. It will cost a bit more, but the entire system will carry a full warranty. Air Doctor Heating and Air offers a 10 year warranty on Parts AND Labor for new system installations.

Coil Care and Cleaning

Since the coils are such an important, integral and expensive part of your HVAC system it is wise to provide proper coil care. It is very important to have your system maintained twice a year, in the Spring and Fall. Properly maintaining your system ensures that it is properly adjusted to perform at it’s best.

Dirty Coil Uses More Energy

During this maintenance, the coils will be checked and the technician may recommend a coil cleaning. Keeping the coils clean helps them last. Debris and buildup can lead to pinholes and leaks. A chemical cleaning should be performed by your HVAC Specialist. This is a small additional charge, but can go a long way in making sure your system performs at it’s utmost efficiency for as long as possible.

In Conclusion

In conclusion, it is most important to keep your HVAC system properly maintained and serviced twice a year. Spring and fall maintenance by a certified HVAC technician will keep your warranties protected and keep your system running at it’s optimal performance. Having your coils professionally, chemically cleaned when advised by your technician will keep them lasting as long as possible.

Air Doctor Heating and Air technicians are professional and certified. They are ready to assist you with all your heating and air conditioning needs including your coil care.

 

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