Indoor Air Quality
Even if the air in your home or business is no longer too cold or too hot, if it is not clean air, then it is still not quite right. As an HVAC company with a green heart, Gator Air and Energy wants to provide Gainesville area families and businesses with the best, most comfortable air, and only purified air at the proper temperature fits that description. Obtaining purified air within your home requires homeowners and business owners to take the steps necessary to monitor the indoor air quality of a space, and the first step is to assign Gator Air and Energy the task of purifying your air. Gator Air and Energy has several different services that enable us to ensure that the air in your home or business is pure, and each of these services will leave you with safer, cleaner, fresher air to breathe.
You may not currently feel endangered by the quality of the air in your interiors, but that is the problem with indoor environmental pollutants: you cannot feel them, and you usually cannot see them as well. Still, several features of our daily lives contribute to the safety of indoor air, and all of them can make the air in your home or business less safe. Sources such as deteriorated, asbestos-containing insulation; oil, gas, kerosene, coal, wood, and tobacco products; household cleaning and maintenance products; wet or damp carpet; radon, and pesticides can clutter the air with the tiny particles of mold, bacteria, viruses, and allergens that can become big hazards to your health.
The immediate effects of encounters with these pollutants can include irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, and headaches, dizziness, and fatigue, but symptoms of diseases such as humidifier fever, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, and asthma can also appear shortly after exposure. Long-term effects from the presence of these pollutants sometimes involve respiratory diseases, heart disease, and cancer. Living with risks such as these that come from poor indoor air quality is unhealthy and unnecessary when Gator Air and Energy is available to remove the pollutants and perfect the air you breathe. We can equip your home or business with cleaner air through our indoor air quality services such as the installation of UV lighting, the installation and replacement of proper air conditioning filters, and the cleaning and maintenance of air conditioning coils and drain pans. When we are allowed to assume the responsibility of purifying the air in your space, Gator Air and Energy can guarantee the improvement of both the indoor air quality and the health and safety of your home or business.
Your HVAC system sends air all throughout your space, whether that air is clean or polluted. As all of the indoor air goes through your HVAC system, keeping the air in your home or business clean requires going to the source, your air conditioning unit, to clean it. One very effective way to clean indoor air at the source is to install an ultraviolet light in your air conditioning unit. HVAC UV light fixtures are designed to serve as HVAC air cleaner systems, and they are proven to lessen the amount of bacteria, viruses, and mold that grows in or passes through your HVAC system. As they achieve purer indoor air, they also reduce the risk of flu, cold, allergies, or other illnesses caused by unclean indoor air. Ultraviolet light is a powerful force of sterilization that kills the mold and bacteria in the system and disinfects the air that flows through it. UV lights afford a simple solution to problems with poor indoor air quality because they are an easy addition to your air conditioning system. Gator Air and Energy can install a UV light quickly and effectively into your air conditioning unit, and during annual HVAC system checkups, we can replace them as well, which makes maintenance of the UV light practically effortless. As UV lights do not add much to your annual energy costs, they align with the green energy priorities of Gator Air and Energy, and more importantly, they make a big difference in health and safety conditions of your space by achieving the highest level of indoor air quality possible. Families and businesses that trust Gator Air and Energy to install UV lights in their HVAC systems will be able to inhale peace of mind knowing how much the quality of their indoor air has improved, so call Gator Air and Energy today to start breathing easier.
Air Conditioning Filters
The filters in your HVAC system do their best to clean the air that runs through your air conditioning, but dirt can build up faster than you may realize. A dirty filter not only thwarts your efforts to breathe clean air indoors, but it also ends the efficiency of your air conditioning. Changing out a clogged filter can lower your air conditioning’s energy consumption by 5% to 15%. Solving the solution of an inadequate filter starts by installing a filter with the highest minimum efficiency reporting value possible. Gator Air and Energy can match the proper filter with your air conditioning unit in order to meet your HVAC system’s maximum efficiency goals. We can also replace your filters throughout the year. Some types of filters are reusable, but they should eventually be replaced, and in the summer months demanding constant cooling from your air conditioning, you should clean or replace your filters every month or two. To figure out how to get more clean air out of your air conditioning filters, call Gator Air and Energy today.
Coil and Pan Cleaning and Maintenance
Other important components of your HVAC system that relate to indoor air quality are the coils and the drain pan. The coils include the evaporator coil and the condenser coil, and both of these can be soiled and become less efficient when dust, dirt, pollen, moisture, and other contaminants pass over them in the moving air. Indoor air quality starts to suffer when the coils are sullied, and as particles such as pollen, mold spores, and other pollutants continue to build up, the coils contribute to the increased risk of allergies and respiratory problems. Dirty coils can also become a major cause of energy loss, as HVAC systems with dirty coils can use up to 37% more energy than those with clean coils. Contaminated coils can also have their cooling capacity lowered by as much as 30%. Therefore, to keep coils streamlined and shining, cleaning should be performed frequently: as much as four times a year to prevent deterioration and maintain purity.
Another part of the system that should be addressed in order to preserve healthy indoor air is the condensate pan, which is a pan under the evaporator coil that collects condensed water vapor from the evaporator coil. This pan is connected to the drain line so that it does not overflow or cause damage to the structures around it. The condensate pan is generally wet, and in this condition, microorganisms such as Legionella pneumophila and Salmonella Typhi bacteria can often grow inside it. Therefore, the condensate pan also needs to be cleaned several times a year, and Gator Air and Energy can perform the cleaning of both of these HVAC parts whenever your system requires it. We are committed to doing everything we can to ensure that Gainesville area homes and businesses have plenty of clean air to breathe and enjoy, so we will always provide these indoor air quality services that will give keep our community healthy and safe.