Archive for September, 2013

How to Maintain your Home’s Furnace

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

It doesn’t take much knowledge to asses your home furnace. It is really much simpler than rocket science. Just a pair of open eyes and this article to guide you.
Always keep yourself updated on your home furnace’s warranty. If your warranty has gone out it probably means that you really need to call an HVAC Technicain. When your furnace exceeds it’s warraty date it is certain to begin to malfunction. You will want to look into repairs you can make or a replacement all together.
A huge key sign is a yellow flame in your furnace. The flame is supposed to be blue. If it is not this could mean that your home is being infected with carbon monoxide. You need to also keep an eye out for excess moisture on windows and walls, black soot,and rust on flue pipes and vents. If you experience any of these issues you need to immediately seek professional help.
If you hear any odd noises you could be in store for a malfunctioned furnace. Popping, squealing, and banging are key noises to listen for.
If you are starting to have to spend more and more money on repairs and bills, you may want to just look into getting a whole new furnace. It gets to a point where you spend so much on reapirs that it is almost cheaper and more of an investment to get a new furnace.
Keep your eyes and ears out for these key signs and you can be ahead of your game. You can avoid running into major issues if you stay updated and educated.

The Importance of Preventative Air Care

Monday, September 16th, 2013

It is ideal that your air conditioning system is sitting at a 70% preventative and 30% corrective maintenance level. When these percentages start to get out of whack you can be sure problems will be lying ahead. Keeping your air conditioning system properly maintenanced is just as important as the tender loving care you give your car. Your air conditioning and your car are two things in life that are just too difficult to live without. Your car goes out, you’ve got no transportation. your air conditioning goes out and you’ve just subjected yourself to the terrible brutality of the Tampa heat.
It is important to know that by taking responsibility of your air conditioners performance will help you from being forced into any future problems. There are things that should be taken care of every once in a while and things that only need to be taken care of annually. Things like the air filter need to be checked regularly and changed every 3 months. But there does come a time when you are going to have to extend your hand.
Every year you need to schedule a routine check up and tune up. During these you need to address your contractor of any areas that your are concerned about. At the same time you should go ahead and replace things like your coils.
Keeping up with your air conditioner can only lead to great quality for your home. If you are looking for a place to start, you should contact Air National. They are sure to point you in the right direction and help you hire one of their contractors, as well as, assist you with any guidance that you may be searching for.

The Mold Will Get’cha

Monday, September 9th, 2013

Many people don’t know that they should think anything of an oddly musty smell lingering in their air. But you should. If you begin to recognize that your daily air consumption has smelled a bit different; then you should start to assess the knocks and crannies of your home. Along with an odor you are sure to start seeing numerous are various types of growths. Once you have established an assurance that your home could be infected with mold an immediate response is required. I have a few tips for you that you can use to test your home for mold presence and advice on the steps to take to eliminate it from your home.
Mold thrives and strives in moisture. Water is molds source of life. Mold must be damp and humid. If such environments are being provided then mold is sure to be conducive to the situation. Mold is sure to be lurking throughout your home.
You should keep your eyes out for fuzzy, furry, crackled, flat, or smoothed growth on humidified surfaces of your home. If any of these observances are gray, green, yellow, white, brown, orange, or even black. Keep your nose perked as well. Mold comes in all shapes and smells. The odor will be what points you in the moldy direction. If you have determined you are experiencing both of these occurrences then you can be absolutely certain that your home is a breeding ground for mold.

You can usually use bleach and water to start the clean-up of mold. The bleach attacks the mold to inhibit it from causing anymore due harm. Just be sure to always keep as much humidity out of your home as possible. Keep a dehumidifier in your home and on at all times. Also, invest in utilizing your vent fans during showering and cooking. The less damp spaces for mold to thrive the better.
Mold is a problem that absolutely needs to be assessed. The moment you confirm that your home is infected with mold you should begin to clean everything up. If you have any type of respiratory problem such as asthma you should evacuate as soon as possible until your home is safe again. Call a professional to help you if necessary. But usually mild mold cases can be handled lightly.

Tampa Tricks: simple make your own air conditioner

Friday, September 6th, 2013

With the temperatures rising, the need for indoor air conditioning and air quality is more and more important. Dealing with the ridiculous heat can be gruesome at times. If you are not fortunate enough to be able to obtain pristine indoor air quality, you are left to have to suffer the heat on your own. If your home isn’t being cooled to the potential you’d like, there is an answer. You can create your own type of air conditioning to fight the heat waves.
To create your own air conditioner you will simply need a fan, twine, and cloth.
Invest in a simple table or box fan. These are much cheaper than a full air conditioning system. Once you have the fan of your liking you will need to attach a wet cloth to your air conditioner. You can use twine or string in order to tie the wet cloth to the fan.
The wet cloth provides moisture for the fan to use to circulate and cool your home.
Once you have created your personal air conditioner you will be able to finally relax in your home and enjoy the sweet summer season without breaking a sweat.

Your Air Conditioner’s Personal Qualifications

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

This summer finding the right cooling system for your home is pertinent. Your air conditioner is your key component to defending yourself against the Florida rays. In order to ensure that your home is being fully and properly cooled you should invest in an air conditioner that is fit to your personal needs. In order to decide which cooling system is best for you, there are a few things you need to ask yourself first. By going through these series of questions you can know where to start in purchasing a new cooling system that will bring your home to its optimum comfortable temperature.
First you need to think about what it are your qualifications for you air conditioner.Are you looking for a system that will produce a light and steady breeze or a strong and powerful air flow?
Second, you should address the extremities of your area’s weather conditions.
Third, decide whether you want to fill your home with portable or fixed air conditioning accessories. Having portable cooling devices can be moved about. Fixed cooling devices are attached and in place and may not be moved about.
Fourth, do a quite bit of research on the different types of systems companies have to offer. You need to know if you would rather go with basic window and ceiling fans, Refrigerated-air conditioners, or Evaporated Coolers. Each of these are very different and you need to know the difference.
Fifth, determine the size of the areas you will need to be cooling.
Sixth, determine a price rage for what you are willing to spend.
Lastly, You should have a consultation with an Air National Tamp Air Specialist. They will be sure to help you find the perfect system for your home and get it installed as quickly as possible.
Knowing what you need to look for in an air conditioning system will help you stay comfortable in your home this summer.