Why Are Humidifiers Used More In Heating Than Cooling?

January 5, 2021

Even though you can’t see it, humidity is everywhere. Most people associate humidity with sweltering summer days. During summer in Cape Coral, FL, it’s common for people to plan their schedules around relative humidity readings. For one reason or another, humidity seems to slip away from your attention during winter. Humidifiers are much more relevant to winter than summer. If you want to stay comfortable this winter, make sure to incorporate humidity into your daily routine. Humidity’s Effect on How You Feel Life on Earth is supported by a near-perfect harmony of natural processes and phenomena

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How Often Should You Get Your Air Ducts Cleaned?

December 3, 2020

It’s recommended you get your air ducts professionally cleaned every three to five years. This can vary, though, depending on your individual circumstances. There are signs you need your air ducts cleaned sooner rather than later. New Home or Major Renovation If you just bought a new home or recently had a major renovation, it’s likely you need your air ducts cleaned. Construction is messy as it releases dust, dirt, debris and other particulates you don’t want your family breathing. This occurs no matter how careful the contractor is. These particulates invariably end up

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4 Important Things to Look for in a Heating Repair Company

November 17, 2020

When your heating unit breaks down in the middle of a cold evening in Fort Myers, FL, you may be tempted to call the first technician who lives in your neighborhood. However, this isn’t the best approach. Picking a heating repair company without doing adequate research could land you in more trouble than it’s worth. Here’s what to look for in a heating company: 1. Licensed, Insured, and Bonded Getting your heating system repaired can involve a lot of complex parts and issues. For one thing, there may be a carbon monoxide leak. Not any technician

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Distinct Signs That an AC System Needs Cleaning

October 20, 2020

As you welcome the hotter weather, the air conditioning system becomes a pivotal part of the home. Undeniably, everyone would want his or her AC to maintain peak performance throughout the hotter months. Ironically, most people neglect their systems by not scheduling regular cleaning. However, by failing to clean your system regularly, you are exposing yourself to overly high energy bills as well as expensive repairs. If you have been suppressing the thought of professional cleaning, it would be best to change your mind. Benefits of regular cleaning: Improved system efficiency

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Going Ductless? What You Should Know

September 23, 2020

Air conditioning, heating and ventilation systems are a staple of today’s homes. Most residences are served by central HVAC systems, which are controlled by thermostats and powered by all-in-one external units. They spread air throughout homes using networks of insulated ducts located behind walls, ceilings and floors. Ductless air conditioners, heat pumps and ventilation systems are an alternative to the central units that are found in most homes. Here’s what you should know about them. Ductless Mini-Splits Ductless mini-split units are essentially central HVAC systems without the ductwork. This distinguishing quality makes single ductless HVAC units

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Do Air Purifiers Help Prevent Respiratory Diseases?

August 11, 2020

The air in a typical Fort Myers, FL, home is two to five times more polluted than the outdoor air. Some of those pollutants include bacteria, viruses and allergens that trigger or worsen respiratory diseases. Read on to learn how air purifiers can help clean your home’s air and lower your risk of respiratory illnesses and breathing problems. 1. Trap Germs Most air purifiers have a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter. These filters have tiny pores that are able to capture bacteria and viruses. They do not catch all of the viruses, but they do remove

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Should I Have My Thermostat Set To “Auto” or “On”?

July 16, 2020

Thermostats often have a number of settings for comfort. Two of the most common are “auto” and “on.” These settings have a couple of key differences that may confuse some homeowners. Let us take a close look at whether you should have your thermostat set to auto or on. Auto “Auto” is a setting that you might have been advised to use in the past. In the automatic setting, the fan only operates when air is actively being cooled or heated. This saves money in the long run because the fan isn’t being used when not

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How to Remove Mold from AC Ducts

June 16, 2020

Having mold circulating in the air of your home can cause an array of health issues. Running an air conditioner can promote mold grown in your ductwork. If this mold becomes detached from the walls of a piece of ductwork, it can be carried into your house and be inhaled. The mold growing on the inside of ducts can be difficult to clean using standard methods. Here are some things you can do to reduce mold from AC ducts. Effective Ozone Shock Treatments Exposing mold to high levels of ozone is an effective way of

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How To Unclog Your AC Drain Pipe

May 13, 2020

Air conditioners condense humidity from the air, turning it into water. That water has to go somewhere, and the drain pipe routes it away from the air conditioner’s compressor and air handler to your waste water system. Over time, the drain pipe could get clogged. Here is what you need to know about unclogging the AC drain pipe in your Fort Myers, FL, home. How to Tell If Your AC Drain Line Is Clogged Before you start taking apart your air conditioner and mixing white vinegar, it’s important to know the signs of a clogged AC

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How to Clean the Air in my Home to Avoid Viruses

April 16, 2020

There are several ways that viruses can be transferred between people. In a home, if someone sneezes, viruses might be in the saliva particles that they expel. If you breathe in these small particles, you can also become infected. Viruses can exist for several hours in the air, but a quality air purification system in your home can remove them so that you and your family can stay safe and healthy. Air Purification Systems Additional air purification systems in your home can add extra safety to the air that you’re breathing. You can choose to

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