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

What’s the Difference between an Air Purifier and a UV Air Purifier

Monday, September 9th, 2019 by Tom Vatter

uv-lightYou might think that a UV air purifier is “just another air cleaner.” However, it’s quite different from a standard ionization or electronic air cleaner—more on that below.

Basically, there are a number of things that can have a negative impact on your indoor air quality, but there are a few systems that can help improve this situation. Indoor air quality is a big concern no matter what time of the year it is—in fact, without the right products in place, it’s worse than the quality of the air outdoors.

But, what type of air purifier is best? To answer that, we first need to explain what air purifiers actually do. (more…)

Should You Be Worried About Tree Pollen?

Monday, March 25th, 2019 by Tom Vatter

woman-blowing-nose“What?” you may be wondering, “you’re an HVAC company, why are you talking to me about tree pollen?”

Here’s a little fact you may not be aware of—the indoor air quality within your home can actually be worse than that of outdoors. This is because homes and buildings today are built very tightly, sealing off any areas that can allow conditioned air to escape. This is great news for air conditioning efficiency! Unfortunately though, since air can’t escape your home, neither can allergens.

This is the time of year known as “tree pollen season” here in the Navarre area, and every time you open your door, you’re inviting this allergen inside. So, what can you do to combat it? (more…)

Common Threats to Your Indoor Air Quality

Monday, January 28th, 2019 by Tom Vatter

woman-with-allergies-blowing-noseWhen you live somewhere as warm as we do, it makes sense that homeowners focus mostly on temperature control in their homes when considering the quality of their indoor air. Temperature control is certainly important to keep your home comfortable and your family healthy. However, it’s not the only factor involved with indoor air quality. You can be impacted by factors such as excessive humidity, dust infiltration, and even germs and bacteria existing in your air ducts.

Fortunately, there are many things you can do to combat these problems. The same pros who are here to take good care of your HVAC system are also expertly trained and experienced in installing and repairing various indoor air quality products that can help keep your home as happy and healthy as possible. Of course, every home is different and not all households will have the same needs, but below we’ve covered a few of the most common threats to indoor air quality in Destin, and what you can do about it. (more…)

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…)