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

How a UV Air Purifier Can Help You

Monday, March 7th, 2016

There are many types of air filtration systems, all with their own method of removing pollutants from the air in your home. Achieving good indoor air quality is a lot more important than you may realize, contributing to your health and the health of your family. Passing biological pollutants through a filtering material or giving them an electric charge is beneficial, but not always completely effective in purifying your air. So how can a UV air purifier help you? (more…)

Make Your Home More Energy Efficient with Different Types of Insulation

Monday, December 28th, 2015

It wasn’t too long ago that insulation for your home came in one form: batt insulation that looks a lot like cotton candy. This type of insulation is highly effective and still widely-used, but there are three other types of insulation that, when utilized together, can make your home incredibly energy efficient and comfortable. However, it is critical to allow trained experts to ascertain and determine what type of insulation should go where, and that’s where the pros from Certified Air Systems, Inc., come in. Our experts have been helping customers improve the levels of insulation in their homes since 1993, and we can help you, too. (more…)

Does My Home Need Duct Repair?

Monday, December 14th, 2015

If you use a forced air system to heat and cool your home in Maitland, then you have a ductwork system as well. It can be hard to be aware of your ductwork because it is typically located behind walls and above ceilings, but if your ductwork is faulty, you are definitely not getting the volume of air in your living spaces that you should. The indoor air quality experts from Certified Air Systems, Inc., offer duct repair services so that your ductwork is as efficient as possible. What kinds of signs can indicate the need for duct repair? Here are some of the more common ones. (more…)

Outdoor Allergies Are Over (Temporarily), but Indoor Allergies Are Still Around

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

If you are an allergy sufferer, you know better than most just how frustrating and uncomfortable it can be to be seized with an allergy attack. Things can be even worse if you have an additional complication like asthma. There is some relief in the winter months with the outdoor flora and fauna becoming dormant for the season, but allergens like pet dander and dust are year-round issues that don’t disappear with the cooler weather. This is why it is important to use an upgraded air filter in your home during the winter months. (more…)

How Duct Sealing Helps You and Your HVAC System

Monday, October 5th, 2015

When a lot of homeowners hear about “duct sealing service,” they may think of a roll of duct tape. While we would never disparage the wide uses of duct tape, we can tell you without hesitation that duct tape is not the material used in professional duct sealing, nor is it effective for duct sealing. Professional duct sealing involves a process and materials that create a long-term, durable seal that provides real benefits for you and your home. (more…)

Are You Losing Energy Efficiency to Poor Insulation?

Monday, September 21st, 2015

We are heading into our cooler season, but if you noticed that your energy bills seemed to climb higher and higher over the summer months and your AC system was fine, it may be time to have your home’s insulation checked. Having good insulation isn’t just for the cooler months of the year; it is important to have good insulation for year-round comfort and good energy efficiency. The HVAC experts at Certified Air Systems, Inc., can help determine whether or not your home in Lake Mary, FL needs more insulation, and if so, install it so you have the comfort and energy savings you need. (more…)

How Often Does My Ductwork Need Cleaning?

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Your ductwork is the delivery system for your cool air, but if your ducts are dirty, you may be getting a whole lot of dust and dirt with your cool air. Ductwork doesn’t need the annual cleaning your air conditioning components do, but it does need to be cleaned during your ownership. And when we say “clean,” we mean a thorough, in-depth cleaning, not just cleaning the registers. If it’s time to have your ductwork in Maitland, FL, professionally cleaned, call the people you can count on: Certified Air Systems, Inc. (more…)

Ways Ducts Sealing Helps Your Air Conditioner

Monday, May 25th, 2015

Your air conditioning system consists of a number of components, and with a traditional split system air conditioner, one of these components is your ductwork. Without your ductwork, the cool air generated by your AC would not be able to reach your indoor living spaces. Ductwork is durable, but it isn’t infallible, and over time, damage and corrosion can set it, making your ductwork faulty. Faulty ductwork can account for up to 30% of your home’s total air loss, a significant amount of air to lose from your AC system. But there’s a great service that can help remedy faulty ductwork: professional duct sealing, handled by our experts at Certified Air Systems, Inc. (more…)

What Is MERV and Why Does It Matter for My Air Filter?

Monday, May 18th, 2015

‘Tis the season of allergies, and many homeowners are changing or upgrading their mechanical air filters to accommodate for the allergy sufferers in their homes. Not all air filters are made alike, nor do they all remove the contaminants you need removed from your home to properly clean your indoor air. How do you know how a specific air filter is going to perform? You need to check its MERV rating. (more…)

How UV Air Purifiers Improve Indoor Air Quality

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

There are a number of options available to improve your home’s indoor air quality in Longwood, FL: mechanical air filters, electronic air filters, UV air purifiers, electronic air cleaners, and more. If you aren’t sure which choice is the ideal one for your home, don’t worry: it takes an indoor air quality specialist to make the correct determination of the best system for cleaning a home’s air. Since these professionals are necessary to install air purification system, make sure you have them involved from the beginning so you know you are receiving the right purifier to match your home’s needs.

Certified Air Systems, Inc. has more than 20 years of helping homes improve their indoor air quality. We install a variety of air filters and air purifiers, and you can entrust us to see that your home has the right system cleaning its air.

Electronic air purifiers: how they work

One of the most common types of indoor air quality system is the electronic air purifier, also known as an electronic air cleaner. These devices do not eliminate pollutants by trapping them, as filters do, but instead use an ionization process that draws pollutants out of the air as they circulate through the ductwork.

The principle at work in an air purifier is called corona discharge. This is a small but powerful electronic field that creates charged molecules in the air (ions). The ions are attracted to the larger particles floating in the air, and will either add an electron onto a particle (giving it a negative charge) or remove an electron from a particle (giving it a positive charge). Two sets of plates on the air purifier, one with a negative charge and one with a positive charge, will attract the opposite charged particles to them and trap them. Some of the particles will also be drawn to each other, and as they clump together they will sink down from the air.

Using this method, an electronic air purifier can remove particles from the air that would otherwise pass through a mechanical filter, such as gas and odor molecules. The process places no harmful chemicals into the air, and will only need occasional maintenance to keep it in working shape.

Call on our Longwood, FL indoor air quality specialists at Certified Air Systems, Inc. to learn more about air purifiers and if one is the best option for cleaning the air in your home.