Why is your home so dusty? That certainly isn’t something the air conditioning professionals from Symbiont Air Conditioning in Englewood, Florida would point out BUT they do know that dirty air conditioner air filters can lead to a thin layer of dust coating your furniture and floors.
The air filter in an HVAC unit is essential to the air quality of your home. You can certainly check the cleanliness — or dirtiness — of the filters in your air conditioner. If they are dirty you will want to clean them and replace them with new, clean ones. When we pay a service visit for your HVAC unit, checking and cleaning or replacing the filters is one of the many steps we take to assure the unit is working as effectively and efficiently as it should.
What else should you know about air filters and dust? The MERV rating, for sure. This may not be a term you’re familiar with but it is the rating of the impact your air conditioning filter will have on the air you breathe.
In September 2017, the week before hurricane Irma hit Florida, we sent out information via email and social media posts to help people prepare their equipment for the storm. As we’re now well into the 2020 hurricane season, we wanted to share them with you again.
Floridians spend much of their time indoors to escape the heat and humidity. But now your home feels humid! How to get rid of home humidity is a question the experts from Symbiont Air Conditioning get asked all the time.
Did you know that Florida is the state that has the most humidity? It’s been shown that Florida sees humidity levels for more than 50% of the year and those levels are also higher than 50%. No wonder we are so uncomfortable when we step outdoors! The problem starts, though when you’re sitting in your house and you feel “sticky” and that is because of the humidity.
Humidity is uncomfortable, but it can also lead to serious illness or ill effects, especially in the elderly. If your home, or the home of a loved one feels humid there are a few reasons why:
The air conditioner is too large
The home design is so airtight that it doesn’t allow for air flow
Proper home air ventilation has always been important, but it has taken on a more significant role in the wake of COVID-19. Proper air ventilation could protect you from coronavirus and its airborne particles. With everyone #stayinghome during the #coronavirus pandemic, it is even more important to be breathing air that is free of pollutants.
Proper home ventilation will help you weather the Florida humidity and heat and will also alleviate concerns about indoor air quality. Proper ventilation also protects your home from moisture issues; moisture can lead to health problems, mildew, mold and damage and the home itself.
How clean is the air you’re breathing? Clean indoor air is safer indoor air and that is more important than ever during this time of coronavirus and the quarantine the country is dealing with.
It’s best to not assume the air in your home is safe. You also can’t know how safe and clean the air you’re breathing at work or in a shopping center or grocery store is. The air in our homes may contain unhealthy particles, bacteria and pollutants.
Our geothermal and air conditioning professionals understand that our customers — commercial and private homeowners — want to improve the air they breathe and we have put together a short checklist of ways to help ensure you’re breathing the cleanest air possible.
You can clean the air you breathe by investing in an electronic air cleaner. These devices are easy-to-use and maintain, reliable and effective. An electronic air cleaner may also save you money on HVAC system maintenance and repair because they pull pollutants from the air and that might keep the air filter cleaner, longer.
When you share your home with others it may be a constant battle to find the “best temperature.” The air conditioning professionals from Symbiont Air Conditioning in Englewood, Florida offer tips for what is the best temperature for your Florida home. Know that even when we share this information the “best” is still subjective!
Consider that in Florida we are, and will continue to be, dealing with heat and humidity for many months to come and that means we want our homes to be an escape from that. Once winter arrives you’re looking to keep warm and comfortable even though Florida rarely sees or deals with frost or below freezing temps, there is a chill in the air that you want to alleviate, right?
Even when you settle on a perfect temp for your home, the insulation, the air flow and even how well your home is sealed, your 72 degrees may feel different than the 72 degrees you live with in the office or when you visit a friend or family member.
HVAC professionals in Englewood, Florida and other states have been deemed essential businesses. This means the air conditioning professionals from Symbiont Air Conditioning are there to assist you in this time of shut-downs, quarantine and fears about #coronavirus. We have been asked many times how HVAC pros can address coronavirus concerns and because we have fielded that question so frequently, we have put this article together to help allay concerns.
We are still manning our office and we are taking all recommended precautions as put forth by the CDC when we pay a service visit. Please call if you have any questions about your air conditioner and whether it needs a maintenance and service visit to put your mind at ease about the virus and its potential impacts on your indoor air.