IERNA's Heating & Cooling Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Indoor Air Quality’

Indoor Air Quality: What You Need to Know

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Living in Florida means that your air conditioner is probably first to come to mind when you think of systems used to keep your home comfortable. However, your AC alone is not enough to ensure that you make it through the year in true comfort. No, we’re not just talking about the importance of your heating system, either. The key comfort factor that too many homeowners overlook is the quality of the air in their homes. Not only does maintaining great indoor air quality in Tampa, FL help you to live more comfortably, but it also helps to ensure a healthful environment in your home. Read on to learn more about IAQ factors, and what IERNA’s Heating & Cooling can do to help protect your health and comfort.

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What Kinds of Problems Can High Humidity Cause?

Monday, October 12th, 2015

While living with high humidity levels is simply a part of everyday life here in Florida, the fact of the matter is that high humidity levels within one’s home can lead to a number of different problems. Because we run our home cooling systems so much throughout the year, and because these systems do dehumidify the air somewhat as part of their basic operation, many people mistakenly believe that no further action is necessary. However, it is important to remember that air conditioners are not dehumidifiers, and that dehumidification is not a primary goal of your AC. That is why you may want to use a whole-house dehumidifier in Tampa, FL. Contact IERNA’s Heating & Cooling to learn more.

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How Can I Tell If I Need Duct Sealing?

Monday, September 28th, 2015

A lot of people rely upon air ducts in order to distribute heated and cooled air throughout their homes. If you are one of these people, you are wise to remember that damaged or leaky ductwork can have seriously negative implications for your comfort, your air quality, and the condition of your HVAC system. The problem is, of course,  that your air ducts are largely hidden from view. Because of this, simply giving your air ducts a quick visual inspection is not really much of an option. Even so, though, there are ways in which you can determine if you’d benefit from professional duct sealing in Tampa, FL. Read the following tips, and call IERNA’s Heating & Cooling if you suspect that this is the case.

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What Can Lead to Low Indoor Air Quality?

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Maintaining high indoor air quality in Tampa, FL is a must if you hope to live comfortably throughout the year. In fact, not only does low indoor air quality threaten your comfort, but it can also put your health at risk. That being said, though, the quality of the air in their homes is a facet of their environment that many homeowners overlook. The indoor air quality specialists on the IERNA’s Heating & Cooling suggest that you take the time to take stock of the quality of the air in your home, though. There are a lot of ways in which it may suffer, and a lot of reasons it may do so. Contact us today if you are ready to explore your indoor air quality system and service options.

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3 Signs That You Need a Dehumidifier in Tampa, FL

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Living in Florida means that you encounter pretty humid weather on a pretty regular basis. High humidity levels can really make things uncomfortable outdoors. If you are not able to reign in the humidity in your home, though, it can also make your living space quite uncomfortable as well. In order to handle high humidity levels in your home, you may want to use a whole-house dehumidifier in Tampa, FL. Before doing so, of course, you must realize that humidity is indeed a problem in your home. Here are a few signs to look out for which may indicate the presence of excessive humidity in your home. If you are ready to face your humidity problems head on, contact an IAQ specialist at IERNA’s Heating & Cooling today.

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Will UV Germicidal Lights Benefit Me?

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Living in total comfort is a goal that all homeowners share. Unfortunately, the quality of the air within the home is a facet of the overall comfort therein which is often overlooked. It is simply not enough to effectively heat and cool one’s living space; the quality of the air throughout that living space must also be maintained at a high level. For some homeowners, this necessitates the use of UV germicidal lights in Tampa, FL. Not every home will necessarily benefit from the use of such devices, though, which is why we have put together some information regarding UV germicidal lights and their uses for you to review. If you suspect that such devices could benefit you in your living space, schedule service with the pros here at IERNA’s Heating & Cooling.

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Do I Need an Air Filter or an Air Cleaner?

Monday, July 13th, 2015

If the air in your home is of a subpar quality, then there is just no way in which you can hope to live in the comfortable and healthful environment that you both desire and deserve. That is why you should consider working with an indoor air quality specialist in order to improve upon the quality of the air filling your living space. Determining how best to boost one’s indoor air quality can be tricky, though. In some instances, and air filter is a good option to consider. Others necessitate a more sophisticated approach. Whatever you may need for improved indoor air quality in Tampa, FLIERNA’s Heating & Cooling is the company to call. 

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3 Things to Know About Air Filters

Monday, June 8th, 2015

When you want to protect, or even improve upon, the quality of the air in your home, there is no more basic method to pursue than the use of an air filter. While air filtration may be a simple way in which to boost the quality of the air in your home, it also has the potential to be among the most effective. We say potential, though, because there are certain scenarios in which using an air filter can be of little, or even no, benefit. To help you avoid encountering such scenarios, we’ve got 3 pieces of information to share with you regarding the selection and use of air filters in Land O’ Lakes, FL. Contact a member of the Ierna’s Heating & Cooling team to learn more. 

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Is it Necessary to Have My Ducts Cleaned?

Monday, April 27th, 2015

One question that we get from clients occasionally is whether or not they should bother having their air ducts professionally cleaned. The answer, in truth, varies. The best way in which to determine if you require professional duct cleaning services in your Land O’ Lakes, FL home is to have a trained professional assess their condition in person. Not every HVAC system is going to require duct cleaning, and those that do may not require it on a regular basis. All this being said, those HVAC systems which do need to have their air ducts cleaned can benefit greatly from the process. While you cannot really inspect your air ducts on your own, there are a few different indicators to be aware of which can signal the need for professional duct cleaning in your residence. Contact Ierna’s Heating & Cooling today if you notice these warning signs in your home.

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The Best Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality in Land O’ Lakes

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Here in Land O’ Lakes, proper insulation and sealing is key to a comfortable home during the warm, humid months. Unfortunately, this can create some problems for the air quality indoors, as the air in a home with poor ventilation may begin to collect dust and allergens and contribute to mold and bacteria growth.

At Ierna’s Heating & Cooling, we have the right type of system to remove any unwanted particles and microorganisms from the air in your Land O’ Lakes home, including air cleaners, dehumidifiers, and UV germicidal lights. This guide can help you learn a bit more about how these systems help to eliminate indoor air pollutants and improve the air quality.

Air Cleaners

One of the most widely used methods to control indoor air quality is with a mechanical air filter. These filters work with your HVAC system to strain larger particles that may otherwise pass through the ducts and back into your house. And while your current filter may seem to be working well, a filter with a higher MERV rating may trap more pollutants. For even greater protection, an electronic filter can also work with your HVAC system, using ions to filter out even smaller undesirable particles.

Dehumidifiers

Air conditioners are effective in removing some moisture from the air, but sometimes they need a little extra help to keep your home as comfortable as possible. A dehumidifier takes away that sticky feeling that usually accompanies high moisture levels in the air, and it can also help with the quality of your air. Moisture allows mold to grow in or around the home, but a whole-home dehumidifier can eliminate this issue in many areas of the house.

UV Germicidal Lights

Technicians can also install UV germicidal lights in the ducts, which destroy germs suck as bacteria and viruses that could make your family members feel sick. Ultraviolet light damages organic matter when it comes into contact with it. While this usually has only a small effect on humans who are exposed to the sun for periods of time, it can sterilize and eradicate some microorganisms for good. This system works well for people with compromised immune systems.

When you need to find the right system to control the indoor air quality in Land O’ Lakes, call Ierna’s Heating & Cooling now!

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