Kool Breeze of Northwest Florida, Inc. Blog : Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

Indoor Air Quality: Why You Need More than a Standard Air Filter

Monday, August 13th, 2018 by Tom Vatter

close-up-of-air-filterAre you one of the many homeowners who believe that the standard air filter, supplied with your HVAC systems upon installation, is enough to protect your indoor air quality? Unfortunately, this is a pretty common misconception.

The air filter is there to protect the inside components of the cooling or heating system from dirt, dust, and other debris that can infiltrate it and impede its performance. When the air filter becomes clogged, it restricts airflow and hurts your cooling system. This all can have a minimal impact on your indoor air quality.

If you really want to improve your indoor air quality, then you’ll want to consider products that are designed for this purpose, such as air purifiers in Santa Rosa Beach, FL. (more…)

Kool Breeze is Celebrated by Rheem!

Monday, May 14th, 2018 by Tom Vatter


Event Recognizes Top Performing Contractors for Excellence in Sales and Customer Service of Rheem Heating, Air Conditioning, and Ventilation Products

The Kool Breeze of NWF, Inc., team of Navarre, Fla., joined Rheem® in celebration at the company’s Top Pro Partner™ awards dinner and reception in Washington, D.C. on April 24, 2018. The event recognized and rewarded an elite group of HVAC businesses that demonstrated excellence in Rheem sales, customer support, and overall service during 2017.

Pictured from left to right are Randy Roberts, vice president, sales, Rheem Air Division; Randy Bencivenga, Kool Breeze of NWF; Thomas Vatter, Kool Breeze of NWF; and Mike Branson, executive vice president and general manager, Rheem Air Division.

 Photography courtesy of Rheem. 

Is Too Much Humidity Hurting Your Home and Budget?

Monday, April 24th, 2017 by Tom Vatter

humidity-hurting-home-and-budgetAs spring progresses and we only have warmer weather to look forward too, we look forward to summer excursions to the beach or even to the pools in our own backyards. Water does a lot to help cool us down—that is, unless there’s a large amount of it present in the air.

That’s right, we’re talking about humidity—something us Floridians are well aware of! Humidity is the amount of moisture (water vapor) present in the air, and although it doesn’t directly impact the temperature, it makes the air around us feel a lot warmer than it normally would. When it comes to your home, this humidity leaves you looking for a solid Gulf Breeze, FL indoor air quality solution. (more…)

It’s Almost Time for Humidifier Season!

Monday, October 31st, 2016 by Tom Vatter

As sticky and humid as it gets during our long and sometimes treacherous summers, the weather certainly takes a turn during the winter. This doesn’t necessarily mean our temperatures drop dramatically. Rather, we’re talking about the relative humidity. A comfortable humidity level is between 30-50%, and anything below 30% is considered unhealthy.

When your heating system kicks on, even though you may only use it for a month or two, it sucks the moisture out of your home and brings the relative humidity level that low, or lower. Therefore, now is the perfect time to start thinking about the installation of a whole-house humidifier. But what are the benefits of such a system? (more…)

Understanding How UV Lights Improve Your Home and Quality of Life

Monday, July 25th, 2016 by Tom Vatter

When considering the quality of their inside air, most homeowners consider the temperature and overall comfort, but not necessarily the biological contaminants that may be present in the air. These microorganisms can be harmful to your health and your home, and as such should be eliminated with the only indoor air quality product strong enough to do the job: a UV air purifier.

Also referred to as UV germicidal lights, this device acts as an air purifier and eliminates harmful particles such as mold, mildew, and other dangerous contaminants present in your HVAC system. Keep reading to learn more about just how UV lights improve your home and quality of life. (more…)

Do You Know the Causes of Poor Indoor Air Quality?

Monday, July 11th, 2016 by Tom Vatter

Did you know that your indoor air quality can actually be worse that the outdoor air quality of where you live? This is particularly true during this time of year, even more so in Florida, where our unbearable heat is compounded by uncomfortable humidity. But what causes poor indoor air quality, and what can you do about it? Keep reading for the answers to these questions and more. (more…)

What is Threatening Your Indoor Air Quality?

Monday, May 16th, 2016 by Tom Vatter

We have a number of indoor air quality products and services to help improve your indoor air quality, which can actually be worse than the outdoor air quality in your area. This is particularly true this time of year. One of the biggest threats to this air quality is a poorly maintained HVAC system, or damaged ductwork.

Regular maintenance appointments will help you fend off problems with your HVAC unit, but it’s important to know everything that can threaten your indoor air quality. This is less about convenience and comfort and more about keeping you healthy. The lack of good indoor air quality can affect even the healthiest of homeowners. Below are some of the factors that can have a negative impact on this air quality. (more…)

How Often Should Your UV Air Purifier’s Bulbs Be Changed?

Monday, May 9th, 2016 by Tom Vatter

A UV air purifier can be an excellent addition to your home’s air filtration system. They work by causing cellular damage to, and effectively killing, particles such as mold, mildew, viruses and bacteria within your ductwork. The cool, dark environment of your ducts provide the perfect breeding ground for these microorganisms, but a UV air purifier can kill them before they have the chance to grow and get circulated through your indoor air. (more…)

Why You Should Have a Whole-House Dehumidifier Installed

Monday, April 18th, 2016 by Tom Vatter

While we have touted the benefits of humidifiers in previous blog posts, including how essential they are for dry winters, in the spring and summer Florida residents suffer from an opposite problem. Too much humidity. As you are likely well aware, humidity makes the hottest day seem even hotter, and is extremely uncomfortable. Not only that, but excessive moisture is not good for your health or for your home. A whole-house dehumidifier is the solution to this problem. Keep reading to discover why you should have one installed ASAP. (more…)

What’s In Your Air? Some of the More Common Indoor Air Contaminants

Monday, February 8th, 2016 by Tom Vatter

At Kool Breeze, we’re concerned about your whole-house comfort. This goes beyond simply seeing that you have an effective air conditioning system for the hot summers and an energy-efficient heater for the short winters. It also includes improving your indoor air quality. You can’t be truly comfortable in a household with air that’s filled with irritants. Nor is it healthy, either. We offer a wide range of indoor air quality solutions, such as air purifiers and air filters. (more…)