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Air Source America Blog : Archive for May, 2018

When Should I Change Out my AC Unit?

When it comes to living in Jacksonville Florida, an air conditioning unit or AC unit is not something you want; it is something you need. The heat and humidity here are too excessive and the amount of time that it is this way is to long-lasting. You need to make sure that your unit is working well and up to date. Unfortunately, nothing lasts forever, and sooner or later you will have to replace your unit; the question is, when should I replace my air conditioning unit? Here are a few things to consider if you are unsure if it is time for you to get a new unit.

How Old Is It?

Age of a unit plays a factor in its usability and reparability. As your unit gets older, it will lose its ability to operate at full capacity, and as such cannot perform its duties to its fullest extent. At the same time, the longer you have a unit, the more likely the parts needed to repair it will go out of stock, meaning, when the parts break there will not be anything available to do an AC Repair.

Costs Going Up

As a unit gets older, it will require more energy than before to perform the same tasks. This will lead to a heightening in your overall electricity bill. Though you may have to spend some money in getting your unit replaced, you will be paying more as the months go on to keep your unit running at the capacity of your liking.

Repair Needs

When it comes to units and moving parts, time is not your friend and will lead to parts breaking and malfunctioning. This issue will never go away, and in fact, will only get worse as time goes on. Now we are not saying that you get a brand-new unit after a part breaks for the first time, but rather if you find yourself continually replacing parts in your AC unit, you may want to consider replacing your unit.

When it comes to AC Repair Jacksonville FL, Air Source America has you covered.

How Can I Improve my Indoor Air Quality?

When we think of air comfort in our Jacksonville FL house, we often jump to air temperature first, completely forgetting about disregarding another vital thing that drives people wanting to have indoor air quality. You have to imagine the buildup of old air circulating through your house, the old odors sitting in there, and other things that would make you want to where a biohazard suit before entering your home.

Let us give you some pointers and ways to help reduce the pollutants plaguing your home’s air quality.

Bringing Back the Quality

Incorporating Nature

Water drops on house plant

A great natural way to better circulate the air in your household is by allowing the natural world to help you with it. Potted plants are natural air filters, absorbing many of the pollutants found in a house. Another easy way of having nature integrated into your home is also quite simple, crack a window. Now, this may be tougher during the hotter times of the year, but try to take advantage when you can. Opening a window or two will help bring in new, fresh air and pull out some of the old. You will be surprised to feel how clean and crisp the air feels.

Routine Cleaning

This should go without saying, but routine cleaning will help alleviate the odor of your house’s interior. If this odor is left, it can severely reduce the comfort you will have in your home. Merely vacuuming the floor can help freshen the scent of your house, and make for a more livable interior. Another reason to clean is reducing the dust and dander present therein, as this material can lead to a severe allergic reaction and lead to the very air around you to cause you pain.

Woman hit with bad smell

A/C Unit Quality

The current state and quality of pieces incorporated in your a/c unit can have something to play in your indoor air quality. If they are not up to snuff, and not working correctly, then your unit cannot provide the best possible air. This can be as simple as changing out your air filter, or a more in-depth cleaning or replacement of parts.

When it comes to indoor air quality Jacksonville FL, Air Source America has you covered.

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