Atlantic Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Inc Blog: Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

Stop Winter Colds with a UV Air Purifier

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Winter colds are a constant problem in the Dover, DE area, and chances are you or your family have already experienced the misery they can bring. Colds are common in the winter for a number of reasons, but luckily, there’s an easy way to help cut down on them – and other types of illnesses to boot. A UV air purifier installed in your furnace ducts could be just the thing to shut them down.

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Have You Thought about an Energy Recovery Ventilator?

Monday, December 5th, 2016

With winter on its way in the Bridgeville, DE area, homeowners will be looking for any advantage they have to keep those energy bills down. There’s a number of ways you can do so, ranging from turning the thermostat down to a wholesale replacement of your heater. In between that, there are a number of upgrades you can perform to augment your HVAC system. We’d like to talk about a specific upgrade today, one which can make a huge difference in your home’s efficiency in winter and summer alike. It’s called an energy recovery ventilator. Here’s a quick breakdown on how it works. 

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Beware of Dry Air In Your Home

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Relative humidity levels in the air need to stand somewhere between 30% and 50% for most human beings to be comfortable. That doesn’t happen much in the winter here in Lewes, DE. As the temperature falls, the ambient moisture in the air coalesces into droplets (and eventually ice if it gets cold enough), leaving the air itself much drier as a result. It can be a huge problem in your home if you let it. Luckily, there’s an easy solution: a whole-house humidifier installed by an expert.

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5 Qualities of Top-Notch Emergency Repair Services

Monday, October 24th, 2016

No one likes to consider an emergency call to treat a refrigerant  leak, heating malfunction or similar problem. Bt such problems do arise and when they do, you can’t always afford to wait. A number of services in the Lewes, DE area offer emergency repair services, able to arrive 24/7 and correct any problem you may have. But how to you know you have the correct service? A quick rundown of qualities to look for can help:

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Add a Heat Recovery Ventilator to Your Home

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Fall officially begins this week, and if you’re a homeowner in Bridgeville, DE, you need to turn your attention towards the state of your heating system and the best way to keep your home warm during the winter months. If you’re in the market for a way to improve your home’s heating efficiency, we’d suggest a heat recovery ventilator to help cut down on costs. How does such a system work? We’ve outlined a few basics for you to know.

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UV Air Purifiers Kill Germs

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Say you’ve just brought a newborn baby home, and want his or her air to be free of germs. Or you have a family member suffering from asthma who needs your living space to be as clean and healthy as possible. Perhaps you’re jut tired of mold and bacteria growth in your home, or your family getting sick every time you turn around. The solution could be a UV air purifier installed in your heating and air conditioning system. UV light is extremely effective in keeping your home free of germs and bacteria, and can make a huge difference in your quality of life. Here’s how it works.

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Which Indoor Air Quality Products Work Best for Me?

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Indoor air quality plays as much of a role in the comfort of your Dover, DE house as temperature control. Indeed in many ways they are interconnected, since high humidity levels, dust and similar IAQ issues can severely affect your heating and air conditioning systems. There are a number of different IAQ produces that we can install in your home, but not all of them do the same job, and the one you install needs to fit your particular circumstances. Here’s a quick breakdown of a few of the most popular products, with some suggestions on which homes they might work best for.

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How Do Energy Recovery Ventilators Help Your Home?

Monday, June 27th, 2016

One of the biggest concerns in the summer here in Bridgeville, DE isn’t that your air conditioner won’t do the job. With proper maintenance and care, it should be ready to go. No, the issue is making sure that it doesn’t cost you an arm and a leg in monthly bills. An energy recovery ventilator, or ERV, should be able to nip those high bills in the bud. And with summer bearing down on us, now is the perfect time to get one installed in your home. Here’s a quick breakdown of how it all works.

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Protect Your Home Against Allergens

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Dover, DE gets its share of humidity in the summer, and that means allergens come out to play. If you or a family member suffers from allergies, this can be a devastating time of the year, with pollen, bacteria and other creepy-crawlies making your life miserable. Your home should be a haven against allergens, but you can’t help but let some in every time you open a door or a window. What’s to be done? Luckily, there are a number of solutions to be had. Some of which can be implemented very easily, while others require a trained technician to install new equipment in your home. But all of them will help you and your family breathe a little easier this summer. Let’s break them down for you. 

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Dehumidifiers Make Summer More Comfortable

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Summer is coming to Seaford, DE faster than you may think, and we’ve already experienced flirtations with high temperatures and higher humidity. That last part is what concerns us today, for high humidity levels can be just as bad as the heat when it comes to your household comfort levels. Air conditioners can begin to address the problem, but they’re not set up for that and excess humidity can increase the strain on them considerably. Instead, have a whole-house dehumidifier installed by a trained technician. The benefits can be more substantial than you think.

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