Spring Is Coming; Is Your Home Ready?

As January quickly fades into the rearview mirror, spring is rapidly appearing on the horizon ahead of us, and with it comes warm temperatures, fresh flowers, and all sorts of beautiful new life. Unfortunately, that also means a serious drop in outdoor air quality. Blooming flowers release pollen into the air, joining the countless numbers of bacteria microbes that can thrive in the warmth of spring. When you combine these factors with the already high levels of dust, dander, and other microscopic contaminants, you can see just how easily spring can also bring poor air quality.

If you suffer from severe allergies, asthma, other respiratory conditions, or a weakened immune system, spring can be one of the most dreaded times of the year. While there might not be much you can do about going outside, you’ll likely want to do everything you can to protect the air inside your home so that you can find some sort of relief from your symptoms. Fortunately, you have one of the best tools you need for the job already installed in your own home: your air conditioning system! there are several things you can do that will help your A/C remove pollen, spores, and other microbes from the air, keeping you happy, healthy, and symptom-free at home. Here are a few solutions you can pursue.

Air Filters

Your air conditioner requires a clean, high-quality air filter to work properly, which means you should be changing it on a regular basis anyway. However, you also should carefully consider your needs and select the right air filter for the job. An air filter that’s not strong enough won’t be able to remove the microscopic pollen molecules, bacteria organisms, and other air contaminants before they pass through your system, dirtying it and sending the dirty air back into your home. An air filter that’s too strong will inhibit your air conditioner from working properly, making it inefficient and causing coil freezing, pressure buildup, and even damaging or destroying your blower motor.

A good air filter is the number-one defense you have against bad indoor air quality, so you should do some research and make this decision carefully. Make sure you choose a filter that your air conditioner can handle based on manufacturer recommendations but will also function to the level you need.

Anti-Microbial Ductwork Coatings

How old are your ducts? If they’re more than a decade or so old, odds are there’s probably a buildup of mold, dust, pollen, or other microbes somewhere that’s ruining your air quality that’s releasing into the air in your home, ruining your air quality and causing you all sorts both literal and figurative headaches. If that’s the case, you may wish to have your ducts cleaned to remove these microbes, and then have them coated with an anti-microbial coating. This service will prevent microbes from settling in your ducts and fostering colonies that can cause further health problems. If you’re dealing with poor air quality and your air filter isn’t the problem, you may want to consider calling a Tallahassee duct cleaning team to inspect your ducts and then clean and coat them to get rid of this issue.

UV Lights

If you’re dealing with high concentrations of airborne bacteria, mold spores, pollen, and other microscopic living organisms, then an ultraviolet air scrubber might be just what you need. Air scrubbers are fairly simple: they’re a specialized lamp that emits ultraviolet light, a form of light that’s invisible to the human eye, but has harsh properties on living cells. While UV light exposure can cause sunburns on human skin, it’s lethal to these microscopic organisms. Passing the air in your system across one of these lights can quickly zap any of these microbes, rendering them completely ineffective and improving your overall air quality.

UV air scrubbers are extremely popular in places like Florida because of their ability to eliminate mold problems that can quickly form in ducts. By placing one of these lamps just inside your primary air intake vent, you can prevent these spores from quickly settling in your system, allowing them to reproduce and send your air quality spiraling out of control.

For more information on indoor air quality control, talk to the Tallahassee heating & air service experts from Tallahassee Air Conditioning and Electrical, LLC today! Dial (850) 702-5550 to receive a free system estimate.

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Jean Quick
Jean Quick
03:17 30 May 18
I Highly recommend Tallahassee Air. Their prices were unbeatable but more importantly their customer service was beyond exceptional. Our AC went out on a weekend and after hours and we had portable air conditioners delivered to us within an hour and they began working immediately. All technicians were very knowledgeable and courteous. They made sure to leave our home cleaner then it was when they arrived. My house has never been cooler. Thanks guys!!!!
Calvin Ross
Calvin Ross
23:52 09 Aug 18
Had AC repairman Ryan Houston respond to my home. He took the time to find the problem and went out of his way to make sure I was satisfied. I am often suspicious of repairmen because of the “ripoffs”. But Ryan gave me a different view of honesty. Thanks for sending him my way. God bless you!
Roger Henson
Roger Henson
23:29 20 Jun 18
We needed insulation and duct work done. We tried to obtain several estimates, unfortunately the local Havana businesses were not interested . Tallahassee Air came through with a reasonable quote. Laramie performed the work very thoroughly. He was very professional, polite and would recommend this company to anyone. Thank you for the fine work!
troy fralick
troy fralick
11:37 20 Jun 18
Finally, A company that listens to your needs. My A.C. was down for 13 days waiting for 2 other companies to finish there repairs. I reached out to jimmy. At 5 pm yesterday. We had cold air by 7pm last night. Leremy, the tech was very attentive and listened to our concerns. This lead to his experienced touch solving the problem in short order. Thanks guys, Troy
Gordon Waldo
Gordon Waldo
21:53 09 Aug 18
Ryan Houston may be young but he is a brilliant AC repair man. He found and fixed a problem that four previous technicians had not fixed. After 15 nights without AC we will be able to sleep tonight. I am past being pleased I am estactic!!!!
Bill Trumpler
Bill Trumpler
14:02 07 Sep 18
I wholeheartedly recommend Tallahassee Air for your AC needs. Our unit stopped working over the Labor Day weekend and a technician was out within hours. Ryan Houston did and excellent job of explaining the issue and our options. He was very friendly and polite and fixed the problem in a timely and thorough manner. We were so impressed with the service that we signed up for a maintenance membership and will be using Tallahassee Air to install a new unit. Thanks, Ryan! Addendum: Ryan also installed our new unit, and despite a few ordering snafus he went out of his way to make sure we were taken care of as quickly as possible, providing us with a portable unit for the bedroom and working well into the morning hours to get the job done. Ryan has an impressive work ethic and should be commended for the excellent customer service he provides.
Dakoda Hill
Dakoda Hill
22:37 03 Sep 18
My AC had a issues and Ryan Houston was able to access the situation and fix the problem efficiently and professionally. Very courteous young man with knowledge and drive to go far in HVAC field. Thank you
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