Evaluating the Efficiency of Air Purifiers

While many associate spring with thoughts of sunny days and blooming flowers, others are left with the discomfort of allergy season. Unfortunately, the above average temperatures have allowed for overly high pollen levels, which may ultimately allow this spring to become the worst allergy season on record1. In order to be comfortable in your own home, you may begin to look into air purification systems to provide relief from the irritants causing your symptoms. Portable air purifiers are available at your local retailer but work only on a very small scale, typically a single room. A Prescott Valley air conditioning service can install a whole home air cleaning system, which attaches to your ventilation system and work in conjunction with your air conditioning unit to provide purified air to each room in your home. There are a few ways to measure the efficiency of an air purifier and its filtering media. Some systems are evaluated with the Minimum Efficiency Rating Value (MERV) which focuses solely on the filter. Others use the Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) which was developed by the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) to measure the ability of a device to reduce the amount of tobacco...

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Reducing Energy Costs Through Geothermal

Are you spending a fortune each year on energy expenses? According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the average homeowner spends $110.55 on electricity costs1. Unfortunately, nearly half of this amount is spent on heating and cooling your home2. With the recent arrival of spring, it won’t be long before the cooling season is in full swing and your Prescott air conditioner becomes a necessity for the overall comfort of your home. In an effort to preserve energy, and ultimately reduce their monthly energy bill, many businesses and homeowners are installing geothermal systems. While you may have heard of geothermal, you may not know exactly what it means or how it works. Basically, a geothermal system uses heat from below Earth’s surface to heat or cool your home. Not far below the surface near the frost line, the Earth maintains a constant, mild temperature that is warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. By placing pipes (also known as a loop) below ground, this air is pumped to and from the earth, through a heat pump, to the home. The air is further heated or cooled by the heat pump and circulated through the home’s air vents. Sedona...

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Warm Winter Increases Need for Indoor Air Quality Services

All across the Sedona area, everyone is talking about this mild winter weather. While many are enjoying the unusually warm temperatures and lack of precipitation, others are beginning to discover its negative effect—allergies. While seasonal allergies typically do not arrive until Spring, the mild temperatures have allowed the pollen count to stay at a heightened level, when the cold should normally have lessened it. Although there is no way to change the air outside, there are things you can do to purify the air inside your home. You may be surprised to discover that your local heating and cooling company can help you with this task. TDK Home Comfort Systems offers indoor air quality service, with only the best air cleaners and air purifiers that are capable of removing up to 99% of irritants and allergens from the air in your home. According to the Air Conditioning Contractors of America, outside air can contain up to 30 million dust and pollen particles per cubic foot1. When we let this outside air into our home, by simply opening doors and windows, the air can become trapped by the insulation in the home, allowing it to be continuously recirculated. This can leave...

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Sedona Furnace and Air Conditioning Maintenance

Having routine maintenance on your Sedona air conditioning unit is essential in not only preventing problems that may arise in the future, but also in saving on energy costs. Things such as dirty air filters and duct leaks can cause your energy bills to be more costly. For example, if the majority of the cold air being produced is escaping due to a leak in the duct, it will be harder for the unit to cool your space to the desired temperature causing it to run more frequently.  Scheduling this maintenance is simple, and is best if conducted before the peak season to prevent the inconvenience of having problems when the functionality of your Prescott Valley air conditioning unit is an absolute necessity. Upon arriving at your business or home, a certified technician will inspect, clean, and evaluate the performance of your heating and cooling system. This is helpful for not only preventing problems with your AC unit, but also in preventing the need for furnace repair in Sedona. The cabinet, coils, vent, and ducts will be cleared of any debris such as leaves and dirt, and the unit and its electrical controls will be checked for any damage to...

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