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Most people spend significant time indoors, such as being at work, school, and home. As a result of the amount of time spent indoors, the quality of the air people breathe should be a major concern for everyone. Poor quality of indoor air may significantly reduce the comfort of the home while also adversely affecting the health of those occupying such spaces. Some of the side consequences of poor indoor air quality include eye irritation, heart and respiratory conditions, runny nose, dizziness, and fatigue, among many others. These effects are enhanced for people with respiratory ailments such as asthma. This article highlights ways through which indoor air quality can be improved to avert the impact of poor air indoors. It identifies the types of natural plants suitable for indoor usage, the significance of keeping the furnace blower on and using air filters & dehumidifiers as a strategy to improve the quality of indoor air.

Types of Natural Plants Recommended for Indoor Usage

Numerous natural plants can be used indoors to improve air quality. A study conducted by NASA in 1989 established that specific indoor plants improve the quality of air indoors by absorbing harmful chemicals such as formaldehyde and benzene (Steeman, 2019). Thus, a variety of indoor plants could be used as natural air filters. English ivy is one of the appropriate plants that can be used indoors. When planted indoors, English ivy can purify the air as it is good at absorbing mold in the room (Doherty, 2017). This plant can absorb airborne molds. Boston ferns are recommended for indoor use because they purify the air in the home (Doherty, 2017). NASA recommends this plant because it purifies the air by removing compounds such as formaldehyde, plastics, or cigarette smoke from the air. This plant absorbs these compounds through its leaves and converts them into materials it can use. Snake plants are appropriate for indoor use since they filter out nauseating chemicals such as benzene, xylene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and toluene (Geller, 2019). Thus, different plants can improve the conditions of the indoor environment, especially by containing harmful gases.

Importance of Keeping the Furnace Blower On

Furnace blower presents numerous benefits in the room when kept on all the time. For instance, keeping the fan running all the time enhances the circulation of air in the room, whether heated or cooled (Synergy Home, 2019). A running furnace blower continuously sucks the cold air from the lower parts of the room or lower floors in multi-story buildings. It mixes it with warmer air from the upper spaces, combining the two, consequently redistributing a more stable, even temperature all over the room. Different parts of a room experience varying external temperatures in the day, often based on the location of the sun. Areas facing the sun are usually warmer, while the side not reached by the sun’s rays remains cold. This situation causes varying temperatures in the room, but using a furnace blower in such a room brings average temperatures throughout the indoor space.

Air Filters & Dehumidifiers

Air filters and dehumidifiers are essential equipment in improving the indoor environment. Air filters are devices that help get rid of harmful substances such as dust mites, mold, and pollen, among other particulates from rooms. They make indoor areas free from substances that can harm the health of the occupiers (University of Rochester Medical Center Rochester, 2019). These devices are helpful for people with asthma or severe allergies because they minimize the symptoms of these conditions. Dehumidifiers are equipment that reduce the adverse effects of moisture in the indoor environment. These devices eliminate the moisture from the air without decreasing the overall temperature in the room (Kolenda Heating & Cooling, 2019). The removal of moisture boosts the health and comfort of all in the room and minimizes damage in the home, including averting cold and rusting of metallic surfaces.

Conclusion

Indoor air quality is essential since the majority of people spend most of their time indoors. As a result, there is a need to improve air quality indoors. Both natural and artificial options can be used to improve indoor air quality. For instance, plants such as English ivy, Boston ferns, and snake plants can eliminate harmful gases and substances such as cigarette smoke, mold, formaldehyde, and plastics. Equipment such as furnace blower can help improve the quality of indoor air by blending the air of different temperatures in a house, keeping it suitable for occupation. Air filters and dehumidifiers are also effective improvers of indoor air quality since the former removes harmful substances such as dust mites, mold, and pollen, while the latter eliminates moisture indoors.

Hopefully you’ve gained some valuable knowledge from this post. If you have any further questions or would like to have one of our seasoned technicians come out and take a look at your unit, please feel free to contact us at (954) 880-3050 or visit our website here BESTAIRCONDITIONINGCONTRACTOR.COM

Stay cool out there!


This post was written by pulleye | December 21, 2019


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Aloha Air Conditioning, Inc agrees to perform the following:
Energy Efficiency Tune-up on the air conditioning equipment identified an
covered at the job address:
  • Check Refrigerant charge.
  • Clean Condensate pan and lines.
  • Check Refrigerant pressures.
  • Install Algae tablets.
  • Check Temperature split across coils.
  • Check Electrical components for amp draw and operation.
  • Tighten Electrical connections.
  • Check unit for External Corrosion.
  • Lubricate Bearings.
  • Check Belt wear and adjust tension.
All Energy Efficiency Agreement customers will receive 10% labor
discount on any regular service provided throughout the year.
Call Aloha (954) 772-0079/(561) 368-1991 or e-mail us at info@alohaac.com
For maximum life and energy efficiency of your air conditioning unit
your filters should be changed monthly (every 30 – 60 days.)
Order six (6) – premium poly media filters (up to 400 sq. in ea.) for $60.00 (includes shipping and handling)
Parts and labor required for mechanical breakdowns
will be billed at current retail prices unless covered by warranty.
Work specifically excluded from this agreement such as:
  • Coil Cleanings and common multiple drain or common multiple condensate line problems.
  • Replacing blown fuses, Resetting of circuit breakers.
  • Improper settings of thermostat or other controls and adjusting grills.
  • Replacing burned out disconnect
General Conditions:
  1. All work described above shall be performed during regular working hours which are from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. Aloha reserves the right to charge overtime for work performed during periods other then regular working hours.
  2. This contractor assumes no liability for operation of the equipment. Under no circumstances will this contractor be liable for subsequent or speculative damages, or injury due to the use or the failure of the air conditioning system.
  3. This agreement is not intended to maintain indoor air quality.
  4. No service will be rendered under this agreement if customer has past due account.
  5. This Performance Tune-up agreement will automatically self renew by payment of the invoice from
  6. year to year. Cancellation by either party requires a thirty- (30) day prior written notice.

This post was written by Luis | June 19, 2018


The Fresh-Aire UV Light reduces odors, toxic chemical vapors, germs and mold in your home.

A lot of people ask, “Does the UV light produce smells”. Well the answer is yes, some brands do for a short period of time after being newly installed. However, the brand we offer does not produce any noticeable smell after install.

The FRESH-AIRE UV light is installed in the duct-work of your central air system and is designed to help reduce odors, toxic chemical vapors, germs and mold in your home.

Detox the air in your home and protect you and your loved ones from:

How does the UV Light work?

By removing airborne contaminants as the air is circulated by the central HVAC system. Using a proprietary absorption media to capture VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) then reduces the captured constituents through an innovative photo-cytaltic oxidation process (PCO) which breaks them down into elemental carbon dioxide and water vapor.

Toxic airborne compounds are captured in the photo-catalytic carbon matrix

As odors and chemical contaminants circulate through your air handling system, the ultraviolet light unit utilizes a highly absorptive carbon media which captures these contaminants, removing them from the air stream, much like a sponge absorbs water.

The toxic molecules are broken down into simple water vapor and CO2

During the off cycles of the air handler the UV Light self-regenerating photo-catalytic oxidation process breaks down the captured contaminants and frees up the carbon cell to be able to capture additional airborne VOC’s and odors.

UV Light limits the spead of bio-contaminants like mold and viruses

In addition to the units system’s ability to absorb airborne VOCs, the UV light helps to maintain the cleanliness of your central ac system by shining on the duct-work, cooling coils, heat strips and blowers that are prone to biological growth that can contaminate and clog the system.

UV-C Light Kills Germs

For over a century scientists have known that certain frequencies of light have a devastating effect on microbial life. We now know that exposure to ultraviolet light in the range of 254 NM (UV-C band) disrupts the DNA of micro-organisms, thus preventing them from reproducing, thereby effectively killing them.

The Science of Clean Air

Over time mold can build up on cooling coils. this is a health risk that robs the air system of efficiency and requires cleaning with chemicals. The germicidal UV light inside kills mold and keeps the coil and air system interior clean.

Recent studies have shown that the level of invisible airborne organic chemical and odor contaminates in our indoor air is generally two to five times higher then the levels found outdoors. while some of these substances merely smell bad, others can be extremely harmful.

these contaminates, known as Volatile Organic Compounds are carbon-based chemicals that easily evaporate at room temperature. The unique technology inside the Fresh-Arie UV helps to eliminate VOCs, making your home a safer and more pleasant place to live.

Common Sources of VOCs Include:

We look forward to discussing your home air quality with you.


This post was written by Luis | June 12, 2018


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Aloha Air Conditioning is South Florida’s best way to “Go Green” while saving some “Green” (money)!

Whether your -reason is to save the earth or save some money, we have the highest efficiency units available at excellent prices and the best service anywhere.

Also, right now, there are excellent rebates, deals and specials from FPL and the federal government that can save you THOUSANDS!

Call us today at 954-772-0079 and learn how Aloha is the best way to Go Green!


This post was written by Luis | June 7, 2018


Self-Contained, Ceiling-Mounted Air Conditioners: A Cost-Effective Solution for Server Rooms.

As businesses become more and more dependent on computers and telecom equipment to keep their critical operations running 24/7, they face a new challenge that often takes them by surprise:

How to keep their server or telecom room cool when the building’s central air conditioning system is inadequate or is otherwise turned off—such as during off hours, weekends and holidays, or during cold-weather months, when the HVAC system is in heating mode.

Adding to the difficulty is a lack of floor space. A relatively new class of self-contained, ceiling-mounted air conditioners can provide a cost-effective, space-saving solution.

• Self-contained, all-in-one units have lower installation costs than mini-splits or precision cooling systems

• No penetration of wall or roof required

• No outside condensing unit to maintain

• Compact size fits easily above drop ceiling, takes up no floor space

Contact Aloha Air Conditioning sales team for details.


This post was written by Luis | May 24, 2018


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