Archive for September, 2012

Why Homeowners Should Clean Out Their Air Ducts

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

Indoor air pollution is one of the top biggest forms of pollution that can contribute to health problems. There are various airborne contaminants that pass through the heating and cooling system and can potentially cause respiratory problems. Many other contaminants can lead to bad odors. In many cases, people can sense nasty odors with sources that they cannot even identify. There are ways to ensure the air in your Jacksonville, Florida, home stays clean and that’s with the help of Ocean State Air Conditioning.

Contaminants Found in an Air Duct System

The types of contaminants that often enter the home through air ducts include:
• Animal dander
• Dust mites
• Tobacco smoke
• Mold
• Industrial chemicals
• Allergens

They lead to unexplained illness or fatigue. Many people suffer from allergies or asthma as a result of poor indoor air conditions. Residents simply want to get outside because they hate the quality of the air and desperately want fresh air. (more…)

Why It’s Important to Maintain Your AC Unit before Winter

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Jacksonville is known for enjoying great weather throughout the year. However, Jacksonville is also known for having sporadic cold weather during January and February. The last thing that a homeowner wants on one of the cold nights is a heating unit that does not work.

Emergency calls to repair broken heating and cooling systems can be expensive. The truth is, most could have been avoided with a simple system tune-up. As fall quickly approaches, now is the perfect time to have you heating and cooling system checked for winter.

Another thing that all home owners should do when preparing for winter is make sure all of their home vents are clean. Florida is known for its dust, and these vents can quickly get filled, blocking airflow into your home. Most homeowners compensate for this decrease by increasing the temperature to make the home warmer. This puts additional strain on the equipment and causes bills to rise. (more…)

Fall Weather Tune-UP

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Jacksonville, Florida is known for its beautiful fall weather. This weather can include some cooler days. However, this is Florida. Florida is known for being mostly warm, all year long, at least during the daytime. However, at night, the temperatures do drop a bit. They even drop enough that most residents will be turning off their AC’s and turning on their furnaces. This means that this is the ideal time of the year to being preparing your AC unit and furnaces for their fall weather prep. Where should you begin?

Why not begin with the easy steps? What are these steps? They can include changing the furnace filters, if you are heating by force heat. If this filter is clogged, the heat cannot properly enter your home. This means you are wasting money, and you are wasting energy. You also may continue to stay cold. Most furnaces will just simply need a new filter. These are inexpensive and be purchased at most hardware stores. However, some filters can be washed and reused.  (more…)