Kool Breeze of Northwest Florida, Inc Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Indoor Air Quality’

“Does My Air Conditioner Dehumidify My Air?”

Monday, September 27th, 2021
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If you’ve lived in Northwest Florida for even just one summer, then you get that humidity is a major concern when it comes to home comfort. Even the mildest of warm days to us can still feel sweltering when the relative humidity level is high enough. This is because the higher the moisture levels in the air, the easier it is for heat to get trapped in the body. Basically, too much humidity makes you feel hotter than it actually is, because you can’t sweat it out!

Humidity creates other problems too. It encourages the development of mold and mildew, as well as other bacteria, and can cause water damage to surfaces. But if you have an air conditioner in your home, you may think that this won’t be a problem–that the air conditioner is a natural dehumidifier.

While this is true–that your forced-air cooling system does have dehumidification properties–it needs a little help. Read on to learn more!

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How UV Radiation Can Be Great for Your Home

Monday, September 20th, 2021
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Did you know that there are indoor air quality systems called UV air purifiers (a.k.a UV germicidal lights) that are great for your home? It’s not every day that you hear UV radiation can actually be good for you, but in this case, it is!

UV air purifiers are among a line of air purifiers that could be helpful for your Northwest Florida home. Even if you already have another type of air purifier installed in your home, you can benefit from the installation of UV germicidal lights. We’ll get into the “how” below.

As you read on, keep in mind that you always want to be thinking about your overall indoor air quality. Many homeowners hear that term–indoor air quality–and all they think about is the temperature of their home, when good indoor air quality is actually about so much more. Read on!

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Tips for Improving Your Indoor Air

Monday, October 5th, 2020
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In a recent blog post, we posed the question, “is a UV air purifier worth the investment?” It certainly is the best choice for many homes, but it’s not the only choice. And with so many homeowners and families spending time indoors, it only makes sense they want to make that environment as healthy as possible.

Are you one of these people? Then read on as we uncover some of our top tips for improving your indoor air quality and taking steps toward a healthier home.

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Prep Yourself for Allergy Season!

Monday, April 6th, 2020
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If you’re reading this blog post in the spring of 2020, then you know that health concerns are not anything we take lightly. Given the severity of our current situation, one thing that is easy to forget about right now is taking care of our general health. If you’re an allergy sufferer, then this post is for you.

Allergies seem minor in the grand scheme of things, right? But the truth is, if you’re not taking care of yourself overall, you can lower your own immunity, and feel pretty miserable to boot. Allergies may not seem threatening, but they will certainly hurt your quality of life. So, what can you do about it?

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

Monday, September 9th, 2019

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.

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Should You Be Worried About Tree Pollen?

Monday, March 25th, 2019

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?

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

Monday, August 13th, 2018

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.

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

Monday, February 8th, 2016

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.

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Do I Need an Air Filtration System for My Home?

Monday, May 4th, 2015

A decline in indoor air quality is an increasing issue in homes in the U.S. This is due to the heavy insulation on buildings that creates a heat seal that allows the buildings to be energy efficient. Unfortunately, this seal traps air inside the buildings and allows it to circulate, picking up contaminants and becoming stale.

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How to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Friday, April 25th, 2014

What’s ailing your home’s indoor air? Is it mold, mildew or bacteria? Do you feel that the air is excessively wet or dry? Is it hard to breathe? Are your allergies out of control? There are plenty of substances that can be detrimental to your indoor air quality in Navarre, but, fortunately, there are an equally effective number of solutions available to the homeowner to combat such problems, including air filtration systems, air purifiers, humidifiers, dehumidifiers and energy recovery ventilators.

Considering how much time we spend indoors, it’s important to make certain that you breathe clean air when you’re at home or at work. Taking control of your indoor air quality often requires much more than cracking a window. Moreover, opening up the windows during the summer or winter can significantly raise your heating and cooling costs. It’s important to find indoor air quality solutions that directly address the problems you are out to remediate. Let’s take a look at some popular indoor air quality products.

Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

  • Air Purifiers and Air Filtration Systems. Whether you opt for a HEPA filter to remove particles from your indoor air, or you have an electronic air purifier installed within your HVAC system, make sure that it is completed by a professional. There are numerous different types of air purifiers and air filtration systems, including UV air purifiers that are directed towards microbiological contaminants such as mold, mildew and bacteria.
  • Dehumidifier. In order to make a dent in the stifling summer humidity, you may want to consider a whole house dehumidifier. These devices integrate directly into your heating and cooling system to affect your entire indoor air, and not just a single room. There are also humidifiers available if your air is excessively dry.
  • Energy Recovery Ventilator. One of the major problems of the modern, energy-efficient home is that natural ventilation is no longer available in quite the same way. If you want to avoid the rise in energy costs that will accompany any opening of the windows or doors, then you may want to consider an energy recovery ventilator. This device provides a way for you to exhaust stale air and preconditioning incoming air.

Let the friendly staff at Kool Breeze of Northwest Florida, Inc. help you achieve excellent indoor air quality in your home or work space. Call us today.

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