Colleen Salzman

Air Conditioner Tune Up

Summer is coming and soon enough it will be time to turn on your air conditioner. It is important to have your air conditioner checked out before the Summer heat arrives. It is important to have your unit inspected by a professional HVAC company so you can reduce your energy usage. When there are deficiencies in a unit such as low refrigerant levels, or clogged coils it causes your air conditioner to work harder and uses more utilities.

In addition to reducing utility bills, tune ups on your air conditioner can prevent on untimely breakdowns.There is nothing worse than coming home from work on a hot summer day and discovering you have no air conditioning. When you tune up your air conditioner, the professional technician will be able to notify you of any potential issues with your unit. 90% of the time problems with your air conditioner can be detected by a simple tune up. Technicians will report their findings and recommendations, if any, and you can address the problems without any down time. You will also have time to think about if the repair is the best option for you or if it is more cost effective to purchase a new air conditioner. The more information you have allows you to make an educated decision instead of a rushed one due to extreme temperatures outside.

During the tune up on your air conditioner, the technician will essentially give you an overall health report of your unit. Including potential problems and the expected lifespan of your air conditioning unit. It allows consumers to be prepared as to an idea when they may need a new air conditioning unit. No one likes to have to have an unplanned expense. Getting a tune up on your unit, can help you plan for the future.

Colleen Salzman

Seasonal Allergy Solutions

Although it doesn’t always feel like it, Spring has started. Allergy suffers are already feeling the effects of allergens in the air. This year doctors are predicting it to be the worst allergy season in quite a while. Many people take medication to control their allergies. I know from personal experience medication does not always work and medication can be costly when you constantly have to take it. Seasonal allergens are caused by airborne allergens that enter your nose, mouth, and eyes to cause an allergic reaction. There are products available for your home to alleviate you and your families’ seasonal allergies.

Electronic air cleaners (EAC): American Standard Accuclean

– American Standard a top of the line indoor air quality product to relieve allergens from your home. You never realize what effect indoor air quality has on your life until you personally experience the debilitating symptoms of allergies. I can personally tell you that it has made a large impact on my family by having this product installed in my home. My husband suffers from horrific allergies. He suffered every night waking up not being able to breath. Ever since we had the American Standard Accuclean he is finally able to sleep at night with out struggling. The Accuclean removes 99.98% of air born allergens. This product removes us to .1 microns which is smaller than an atom. Unlike you conventional media filters, you never have to purchase new filters for an electronic air cleaner. It has removable filters that you vacuum out. The indicator light on the Accuclean lets homeowners know when it is time to clean the filter. I would recommend this product to anyone that suffers from allergies.

Media Filter:

– Although an electronic air cleaner is the best solution for indoor air quality, it may not be an affordable option for every homeowner. Media filters are another way to increase the air quality of your home. Media filters capture 85% more air contaminants than your conventional 1″ filters. The filter itself is usually 3″ or 5″ depending on the brand of Media filter cabinet your purchase. Homeowners also do not have to change the filter once a month like they do with 1″ filters. It is recommended to replace the media filter once every three months. However, this can vary depending on the amount of people living in the home and the presence of pets. Media filters come in different MERV ratings for consumers. MERV ratings determine the amount of particles they capture. The higher the MERV rating, the more particles they capture.