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Archive for December, 2013

What is an Automation System?

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Automation

An automation system is a centralized and interlinked set of networks, hardware and software that monitors and controls the environment in industrial, commercial and institutional buildings. It manages the different building systems to ensure optimal operational performance, as well as the safety and comfort of building occupants. HVAC Automation In general, building automation starts with control of electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems. For example, the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system, also known as HVAC, is one of the most popular Read more

HVAC Safety Tips

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HVAC Safety Tips

Your heating and cooling system may be one of the most complicated appliances you have in your home, and while it’s likely to run safely year-round, some issues do exist that affect your safety and that of your home. Routine maintenance by you and an HVAC contractor prevent most of the problems associated with heating and cooling your home. Air Filters When your heating or cooling system is running, check the air filter in the air handler monthly. A clean Read more

Mold in My Vent, Help!

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Helpful Tips for Mold in Your Vent

Occasionally, individuals will find mold growing inside air-conditioning and heating vents in their homes. This is a dangerous situation because it can cause health problems such as asthma attacks, itchy eyes and nausea. Mold spores are often located throughout a home on surfaces including drywall, carpeting and furniture. Most individuals keep exposed surfaces clean by vacuuming and dusting frequently. The spores also require moisture to begin growing large mold colonies that develop into fuzzy areas with strange colors such as Read more

Alternatives to Standard AC Units for Home Owners

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Alternative to AC Units for Home Owners

While a central air conditioning system is usually the most efficient way to cool and dehumidify homes in the Largo area, sometimes they’re not an option, for either space or financial reasons. If you find yourself shying away from a central system, you do have other options. Ductless Mini Splits A ductless mini split is a relatively new way to cool whole homes or portions of them that don’t require ductwork to deliver the conditioned air. They offer a number Read more

Do I Really Need to Clean My Air Ducts?

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Air Duct St. Pete

Central air conditioning and heating systems circulate conditioned air through a home using a complex network of air ducts. The ductwork system both delivers conditioned air to living spaces and returns household air to the HVAC equipment for re-conditioning. On average, household air is completely re-circulated throughout a home five to seven times a day. Airborne particulates are recycled through the home as well, and a thick layer of dust, grime and debris can accumulate on the ductwork, impacting HVAC Read more

Why is Attic Insulation Important?

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Attic Insulation St. Petersburg

What’s up? Hopefully, the answer is a well-insulated attic. Insulation provides not just a way to keep your home warmer in the winter but it also helps to make it easier to keep cool in the summer, which is critical for those 90-degree days from June through August. With the right amount of insulation, you can save money all year long on your energy bills. Even if you had insulation installed years ago, it might be time for an upgrade. Read more

7 Signs that Your Air Ducts Need to Be Repaired or Replaced

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Air Ducts

A home’s air ducts are the passageways through which air is moved about a building. These ducts draw air out of rooms and through a temperature regulator and filter, then move it back into the rooms with the air quality set to the user’s specifications. They also are one of the parts of a home we might not think about very often, as they are invisible for the most part. That said, they are as susceptible to breakdown and damage Read more

Could My Family Be Suffering From Poor Indoor Air Quality?

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family suffering from poor indoor air quality

The joys of home or condo ownership in Florida are many- especially during the college football bowl season and the holidays. So when you find out that your family might be at risk of illness from poor indoor air quality, it makes sense to learn more about it. Poor indoor air quality is the name given to conditions inside your home that can occur for a number of different reasons. It has become such a seasonal problem in the United Read more