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Lowering Home Humidity Levels

April 10, 2020

If you live in Florida, then there’s no doubt you and your family have experienced high humidity. Indoor humidity is made worse by the outdoor relative humidity, as it’s known to reach 90 percent or higher. The good news is that there are things you can do and steps you can take to lower and stabilize indoor humidity levels in just about every area of your home. Changes need to be made, but you should avoid making drastic changes until you have a better idea of humidity and the ideal level for home comfort. Keep your humidity in check! Here’s... View Article

What’s the Ideal Humidity Level for My Home?

March 27, 2020

Home heating and cooling systems are extremely beneficial, as long as they’re maintained and functioning properly. The heater and air conditioner work hard to keep indoor environments comfortable, but we mustn’t forget to check the humidity levels in our homes from time to time. The fact is, controlling the humidity inside your house is just as important to indoor comfort as controlling the temperature on the thermostat. If you don’t know how to check the humidity in your home yourself or would prefer that an expert do it, reach out to a professional for assistance. So, what is your ideal... View Article

Will I Have to Stop Using HCFC-22 (R-22) in My Home Air Conditioner?

March 18, 2020

As of January 1, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has banned the production and importation of Freon (also known as R22 and HCFC-22) into the United States. R22 is a refrigerant that is used in many commercial and residential cooling systems, but it has a toxic effect on the ozone. If your home air conditioner relies on Freon, you might wonder how the R22 phaseout will affect your home in Tampa, FL. What does the phaseout include? The R22 phaseout first and foremost means that no one can manufacture or bring R22 into the United States, in an... View Article

What Kinds of Refrigerants Can Be Used in My Home Air Conditioner?

March 4, 2020

Since January 1, 2020, the manufacturing and importing of Freon (also known as R22 and HCFC-22) has been permanently banned. If your home air conditioner relies on R22, you don’t need to worry—you’ll be able to use pre-existing and reclaimed supplies during the R22 phaseout in Tampa, FL until your air conditioner’s lifespan is complete. If you bought your unit after January 1, 2010, however, chances are that your unit relies on a different kind of coolant. After that date, the production of air conditioners that rely on R22 was banned. This was to give average homeowners and consumers the... View Article

An Overview of Duct Cleaning

February 15, 2020

As a homeowner, you’ve gotten pretty good at keeping your house clean. You vacuum, sweep and dust regularly. You wipe down the ceiling fans and take out the trash. You do your dishes and make sure your laundry is clean. Add all that up, and you may believe you’re getting rid of all the dust and dirt inside your four walls. However, you’d be wrong. The air ducts that travel through your home are continually gathering dust and germs. If you’re not considering duct cleaning in Tampa, FL, you could be at risk for several issues. Excessive illness or allergies... View Article

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