Indoor Air Quality

3 Air Conditioning Myths

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August and September are two of Florida’s hottest months. With temperatures still peaking, now is a good time to expose the top three myths about your air conditioning system’s cooling abilities. AC Myth 1: AC systems only cool the air. Not true! Air conditioners condition the air. This means they cool the air and remove excess…

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Get Rid of Musty Odors in Your Home

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Is there a lingering musty smell in your house that, no matter how often and deeply you clean, you just can’t get rid of? Are you simply resigned to living with the smell? Don’t be! Bad smells are not just unpleasant; they can cause headaches and other physical symptoms. Plus, it’s embarrassing to realize that…

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5 Simple Tips For Cooler & Cleaner Air

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Sometimes little things really do make a difference. If a small change will help your home stay cooler, or make your indoor air healthier, then it’s worth it. Here are 5 things you can easily do to get those results. Lighten Shades:  Dark colored shades or blinds absorb heat from the sun, making your house…

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Keep Air Safe for Baby | AC Tips Part II

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So, you have made sure your electrical, water and air conditioning systems are as safe as possible for your new baby by following the advice in our post: Prep Your Home for a New Baby | AC Tips Part I . Your next assignment is to keep your home baby-level comfortable so your little one can…

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Prep Your Home for a New Baby | AC Tips Part I

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Along with the anticipation of a new baby comes the preparation needed to assure your little one has the safest environment possible. You may not have put your air conditioning and related systems on your baby-prepping list so Custom Climate Concepts has done it for you. Take a look: Water Leaks: Inspect your home for…

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Temper Your Bad HVAC Habits

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Protecting the health of your air conditioning system means keeping up with tasks like changing air filters and scheduling HVAC service. But, for the sake of your air conditioning system’s longevity, there are also things you shouldn’t do. If you are guilty of any of these HVAC bad habits you may want to change your…

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Guide to Choosing Air Cleaners in the Home

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From allergies to heart health, indoor air contains pollutants can negatively affect you and your family’s wellbeing. Some of these pollutants come from outdoors, and others come from indoor sources and activities. To improve the indoor air quality of your home you can start by reducing the use of products that contain pollutants, such as…

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The Dirty Truth About AC Systems

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Most Air Conditioning System Problems are Caused by Dust and Dirt A little-known, but important fact, is that nine out of ten air conditioning system failures are caused by dirt and dust. A dirty system also makes problems for people and houses. Here are some additional facts you will want to know: It Doesn’t Take Much:…

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Your Air Conditioning System In Times of (Wild) Fire

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Where There is Smoke, There is Poor Air Quality If you’ve glanced at the news the last couple of weeks, then you know about the terrible destruction caused by wildfires in Northern California. While it’s not the headline news, the Center for Disease Control (CDC.org) has stressed that breathing smoky air from those fires is also…

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HVAC Maintenance Contracts Make Great Holiday Gifts

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Looking for that perfect ‘out of the box’ holiday gift? Consider an air conditioning maintenance agreement with a trusted, local HVAC pro. While it may seem like an odd choice at first it is actually a great gift for family members, like older folks or parents of young children, who might neglect to schedule preventive…

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Improving Indoor Air Quality with HVAC UV Light

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Ever since Niels Finsen won the Nobel Prize in Medicine for using ultraviolet light (UV) to treat tuberculosis, the applications for UV light have been expanding. Today it is used to sterilize hospitals and water, in germicidal lamps, and even curing nail polish faster. UV light is also installed in residential air conditioning systems and ductwork…

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Your HVAC and Your Pets: Part 2

4 Tips to Keep your Pets Clean & Serene Let’s face it: we love our pets. They are part of our family. But the shedding of fur and dander from fluffy or feathered loved ones can negatively impact your air conditioning system, your pet, or you and your family. Here are four tips that will…

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Air Conditioning Do’s & Don’t’s

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Do you have doubts about whether you are operating your HVAC system efficiently and effectively? Here are just a few simple ‘do’s’ and ‘don’t’s’ that may help reduce your energy consumption, lower your costs or make your indoor climate more comfortable. The Air Conditioning DO’S Do Leave Your Thermostat at a Consistent Temperature: It’s actually more…

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How You Can Contain Mold Growth

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Mold Series Part III: Once your HVAC system, including handlers, air ducts and other equipment, has been professionally eliminated of mold, the good news is you can help prevent its return. To do so requires keeping track of the maintenance of your AC system and of your home itself. Mold & Your AC System Whether…

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Your HVAC Company Will Identify & Eliminate Mold

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Mold Series Part II: Action Steps Mold will not only damage your home, it also has a detrimental effect on you and your family’s health – as we learned in Part I of a three-part series, Mold: A Danger to Home & Health. But, how do you know if your HVAC system has mold? Major Signs…

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Mold: A Danger to Home & Health

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PART I: A Fungus Among Us! One of the biggest problems in a humid climate like ours is mold. This fungus, of which there are different kinds, thrives in damp environments, can propagate in summer or winter and can become a health crisis within 24 to 48 hours. Preventing mold in your home and eliminating a…

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Your HVAC and the Holidays

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Holiday Tips to stay safe and climate controlled Your HVAC system is not going to suffer with a hangover or stomachache from holiday celebrations. Those are potential downfalls for humans over the winter holidays. But there are some scenarios that can negatively impact your HVAC and home. Here are suggestions to help keep your season…

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How Your HVAC Provider Evaluates Your Call

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Have you ever wondered what AC professionals are thinking, or are going to ask, when you are talking to them about a problem? Here is a glimpse – one that will help you know more about what may really be wrong and the solution which would be best for your home’s HVAC system. Your call…

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The Link Between Childhood Asthma & Air Quality

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Anyone who has ever suffered an asthma attack knows how scary it can be, especially for children. Sadly, more than 1.2 million children – nearly 9 percent of all kids in the U.S. – suffer from asthma, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Each year, asthma attacks send about 24,000 children, younger than 15,…

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HVAC Future Tech for Great Air Quality

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Fresh Advances for Purer Air We now know that indoor air quality is widely associated with significant negative health impacts. As awareness of this connection increases, technology companies are developing state-of-the-art tools for consumers and HVAC specialists that make it easier to assess home or office air quality. From Space Suit to HVAC Filter Imagine…

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