Balanced Air, Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

Does My AC Dehumidify My Home’s Air?

Monday, May 24th, 2021

humidity-on-windowIn our local climate, humidity is as much an enemy to summer comfort as the temperature. We all know that humid days feel much hotter and less pleasant. This isn’t because humidity makes the air hotter. High humidity makes it harder for our bodies to release heat through perspiration. With more heat trapped in our bodies, the temperature of the air around us feels hotter. 

For example, on an 85°F day with a relative humidity of around 40%, the air will feel like it’s 85° or 86°F. But if the relative humidity is 75%—a common occurrence in Florida—that 85° will feel like it’s 95°. A huge difference!

But you have an air conditioner in your home, so that should take care of it, right? Well, not exactly. Your AC does dehumidify the air … but not enough that it could be considered a “dehumidifier.”

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Allergy Season Can Be Much Better With Our IAQ Services

Monday, March 29th, 2021

Many people love spring, and it’s not hard to see why. The weather starts to warm up but doesn’t get too hot, the days get longer, and flowers start to bloom. 

Unfortunately, that last part also brings one of the “bad” parts of the season: a rise in allergy and asthma problems. Yes, spring means it’s also allergy season, and for many that means some unpleasant times. 

Even in a place like Florida, where warm weather is never far away, the seasonal cycles cause an increase in the pollen count of the air when spring starts. Allergy season problems don’t just stay outside—they become trouble for the indoor air quality in many homes. 

You have several medical options to decrease the hay fever problems of allergy season, but you may not have realized you have indoor air quality solutions as well. We can help you with the IAQ services to make allergy season easier for everyone in your household.

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Air Purifiers Will Make Your Indoor Air Much Healthier This Summer

Monday, July 20th, 2020

family-insde-homeYou’re going to spend more time indoors this summer than you usually do. This not only means it’s essential that you have a powerful and reliable air conditioning system to get you through the season, but you’ll also need to pay greater attention to the quality of the air circulating around your house. Chances are your indoor air quality is much worse than it should be. Although you can have air filtration systems help out to catch larger particles, for smaller pollutants you may need to look into air purifiers in Wesley Chapel, FL.

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Using a UV Light to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

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People are understandably concerned about the quality of the air in their homes today. The air circulating through your HVAC system and through vents can pick up numerous contaminants, including harmful bacteria, viruses, and germs. These pollutants will continue to circulate through the rooms of your house unless something is done to remove them.

You do have options to improve your air quality and purify the air of many of the most harmful contaminants in it. There are various filters and air purifiers available. But if you want to eliminate airborne bacteria and viruses, we recommend you talk to us about installing a UV light air purifier.

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Why Humidity Makes Summer Worse (And How You Can Stop It)

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

fan-in-the-faceFlorida is known for its hot summers. Make that hot and humid summers. It’s one thing to have a hot day. It’s quite another when the humidity level is high. An 80°F day can feel like it’s 10° hotter—or maybe it is 10° hotter?

We’re going to explain exactly why humidity can make summer heat much less pleasant. But we’re going to go farther, however, and tell you how you can fix high humidity levels in your home so you can have an easier time keeping cooling through any humid day.

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