Certified Air Systems, Inc. Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Longwood’

Improve Your AC System with Zone Control

Monday, April 11th, 2016

The days are already starting to get pretty warm around here, and it’s only going to get warmer as we get into the summer. As you prepare your air conditioner to cope with the stress of keeping you cool on a daily basis, you should also look at other systems that can improve its efficiency. One of those systems is zone control. Let’s take a look at how zone control can help make your air conditioner more efficient this summer. (more…)

Signs That Your Ductless System Needs Repairs

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Ductless systems are just as susceptible to problems as any other climate control system. The more you use it, the more wear and tear you put on it and the more likely it is to develop an issue. Also like other systems, one of the best ways to protect your ductless system from problems is to keep an eye out for warning signs. The sooner you can recognize the signs that your ductless system is in need of repair, the more damage you can prevent. Let’s take a look at some signs that your ductless system needs professional repair services. (more…)

Why You Should Consider Installing a Ductless Heating System

Monday, January 25th, 2016

If you’re in the market for a new home heating system this winter, you’re probably going to be tempted to just go with the same system type that you had last time. While inertia is a common factor in deciding what heating system you should go with, we would encourage you to consider the advantages of other systems. Ductless heating, for example, has a great many unique advantages to offer. Let’s take a look at ductless heating, and the benefits you could get from it. (more…)

If There’s No Heat Generation, How Does a Heat Pump Heat?

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Heat pumps are great systems to use for heating and cooling in the Longwood, FL, area. This is because our climate is perfectly suited for this type of system, particularly the winter months. We don’t experience winter as other areas in the country do, but we do get cold enough during the heart of the winter to warrant a good heating system, and your heat pump is perfectly up to the task. It can be pretty confusing to understand how a heat pump provides your home with warm air when there is no flame generating heat. The key is heat transfer. (more…)

Time to Get Your Heater Ready for Winter with Annual Maintenance!

Monday, November 9th, 2015

We know you may be saying that with temperatures as they currently are – in the 70s and 80s – why in the world would you need to schedule heating maintenance? Well, the fact is that we are in November, and whether we like it or not, our nights, and some of our days, are going to get chillier. And when this happens, you need to know that your heating system is ready to go. The best way to do this? Schedule annual heating maintenance with the pros from Certified Air Systems, Inc.! (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…)

What Is the Freon Phase-Out?

Monday, September 14th, 2015

The heating and cooling industry has made a number of strides to make products and whole home systems that are more energy efficient and less problematic for the environment. Specific to the cooling industry, it was found about 20 years ago that Freon, the brand name for R-22 refrigerant which was used for many years in air conditioning systems, was a large contributor to problems with the ozone layer. Specifically, Freon emits greenhouse gases. Since that time, a number of mandates have rolled out according to a specific time frame to reduce and eventually eliminate R-22 completely. How will this affect you? Let’s take a look. (more…)

The Key to Energy Efficiency This Summer: Proper Temperature Setting

Monday, August 10th, 2015

We’ve all seen in literature and even on television that setting your thermostat properly is important for energy conservation. Unfortunately, there isn’t as much specific information about the actual temperatures you should be setting your thermostat at. On top of this, there’s a lot of misinformation that gets passed around. So what should you do? The experts at Certified Air Systems, Inc., have some suggestions. (more…)

What Is a 2-Stage Heat Pump?

Monday, July 13th, 2015

Heat pumps are known for their energy efficiency, but you can maximize this efficiency even more with a 2-stage heat pump. If your heat pumps system is ready for an upgrade, you may want to consider a 2-stage heat pump for your replacement system. The heat pump system experts at Certified Air Systems, Inc., are here to help with all your heat pump needs in Longwood, FL – just give us a call! (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.