Reducing Exposure to Indoor Air Pollutants

June 1, 2019

At in West Palm Beach, we specialize in keeping your home comfortable no matter the outdoor weather conditions. However, we’re also concerned about the quality of your indoor air. Any air pollutants that are floating around inside your residence can be inhaled into your body. This could lead to various health issues, especially for people with allergies or asthma concerns. It’s important to keep the air in your home clean and pure. Some Common Contaminants On a sunny day, the light streaming through the window can reveal a variety of particles floating around. Dead skin cells and pet dander make up a significant portion of the dust in your home. Pollen grains from trees, flowers, and weeds can be tracked in during the allergy season. The humid air in Florida encourages the growth of molds that release spores. All of these can contribute to an unhealthy atmosphere. Another issue is less obvious. Consider the numerous chemicals that enter your home. Volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, are produced from several sources. Spray cleaning and beauty products release chemicals when used. Plastics, paints, and adhesives slowly release chemicals into the air as they break down. Even the common act of cooking, especially...

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Debunking 3 Cooling System Myths

May 22, 2019

Air conditioning is a modern amenity that most of us couldn’t imagine living without. Cooling a home can also be expensive, and many homeowners strive to balance comfort and affordability. But effective and efficient cooling isn’t always as obvious as it may seem, and there are some rather pervasive misconceptions about cooling that can actually cost homeowners more in the end. 1. The Bigger the Better As a leading cooling company in Palm Beach, encounters the bigger the better mentality often. In actuality, most experts recommend sizing a centralized air conditioner precisely to the home. An oversized unit will cycle on and off too frequently, which will put unnecessary wear and tear on the equipment. Oversized units can also create bursts of cooled air that fool the system and exacerbate the problem with cycling. 2. Lower Thermostat, Faster Cooling! Many people believe that setting a thermostat even lower will help them achieve their ideal temperature faster, but that isn’t how centralized systems work. If your home is at 75 degrees and you set it to either 68 or 60 degrees, it will get to 70 at the same time in both cases! Setting it lower isn’t necessarily bad, but you...

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How to Check Your Home for Air Leaks

May 2, 2019

Air leaks will have a number of bad consequences for your home. Besides forcing you to put up with uncomfortable drafts, they will also hike your electric bills. Here are some ways to check your home for air leaks. Visual or Manual Inspections This is the quickest way to inspect your home. Check for areas where the foundation meets the siding or any two other different surfaces come together. Visually inspect these seams for cracks or gaps. You should also check such areas in the interior of your home. You can run your hand over them to feel if there is any air coming through. Building Pressurization Test This is another basic test that involves turning off practically everything in your home, including the furnace or air conditioner. Leave your exhaust fans on, however. You will then need to close all the doors and windows. Next, you will light an incense stick and move it around the areas that can be common sites of leakage. Look to see if and how the smoke is moving. If it is being sucked out of the room, you have found the leak. You can also manually feel for a leak using your wet...

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Why You Should Seek Professional Help for Your AC

April 19, 2019

Trying to address a cooling problem yourself might seem tempting, but allowing a technician to do so instead would be wise. There are multiple cooling tasks that professionals can handle with more expertise than the untrained and inexperienced. If you need some work done on your air conditioner in West Palm Beach, you should leave your task to . Repairs Done Right While a cooling system might require only a simple fix, it might also need a complex repair. A licensed, certified technician who is trained fully in the field of air conditioner repair will be able to fix your unit. Attempting to work on your own system could result in additional breakage, a voided warranty, or maybe even the need for a replacement. Installations Completed With Efficiency If you need an AC replacement or installation, then you should also allow a professional to handle that job. A capable technician will have the appropriate tools and materials to deal with large, heavy equipment. He or she will also know how to properly install your new air conditioner and ensure it’s working correctly. You could damage your new machinery, your home, or even yourself if you attempt to put in a...

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Tips for Reducing Static Electricity at Home

April 9, 2019

Do you notice that you get zapped a lot by static electricity when you come home? In addition to being uncomfortable, static electricity can potentially damage your electronics. Here are some easy ways to get rid of the problem. Add a Humidifier to Your Home The main cause of static electricity is dry air that causes electrons to become imbalanced, so the best solution for it is just using a whole-home humidifier. This device lets you easily fine-tune your house’s humidity and spread moisture through the AC system. Usually, people feel most comfortable with an indoor humidity level somewhere between 30 and 60 percent. Pick something on the higher end of this scale to reduce static electricity. At we offer many indoor air quality options that best serve West Palm Beach, FL. Treat Fabrics With Anti-Static Spray A big culprit of static is the rugs and carpets in your house. There are sprays you can apply that help to reduce static electricity in these areas. All you have to do is spray it gently over the floor and let it dry. You can even make a homemade version of anti-static spray by blending two cups of water with a tablespoon...

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Why You Should Never Close Vents in Your Home

March 20, 2019

You may want to close the vents in certain rooms to control the air temperature in your home. Many people think this is a great way to save money by heating or cooling only a few rooms. In reality, your HVAC system will have to work harder and run less efficiently throughout the whole house. You may even be facing unexpected repair bills down the road. Why Is Closing Vents a Bad Idea? Air is designed to flow through your house in a certain way. Pressure is needed to circulate the warm or cold air in your home. If the pressure is not properly balanced, you can run into problems with your system. Air conditioning units are designed to pull the same volume of air in and out of the system. When this happens, your air conditioning unit is efficiently working. When a vent is closed off, the pressure increases in the air ducts. With added pressure, you may see leaks in the ductwork. Small leaks can get even bigger with more pressure in the system. This buildup of pressure can cause more problems for your system over the years. You can experience problems with other components that can lead...

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Guide to Selecting the Right HVAC System

March 1, 2019

The type of HVAC system that’s installed in your home will determine how comfortable you’ll be during the winter season. Models differ on their energy-efficiency and their size, which makes it necessary to do a bit of research while shopping around. Here are a few factors to consider when seeking the right HVAC system for your property. Different Types of HVAC Systems There are different types of HVAC systems to consider, including forced-air systems, geothermal, and heat pumps. Forced-air furnaces are the most common and heat the air before delivering it to the air ducts. Heat pumps draw air from the outside before it’s released into the building. Geothermal systems are a more eco-friendly option with a system that is easy to maintain and is also cost-effective. Find a Product with a Warranty The top HVAC systems that are available often include warranties and are considered to be more durable. Without a warranty, you’re putting yourself at risk of spending a significant amount of money on repairs if the appliance proves to be faulty or defective. Selecting a furnace with a warranty may cost more but can allow you to save more money in the long run. Consider the Climate...

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Making the Switch to Solar

February 20, 2019

More people than ever are looking to go green. With more installation options available, homeowners are now more apt to weigh the option of adding solar panels to their homes. However, those who are not well-versed in green energy often have questions about how residential solar panels work. The professionals at in West Palm Beach are here to answer all your questions about home solar panels. Solar Power and Solar Energy Solar power comes directly from the heat energy that’s naturally emitted by the sun. When the sun’s rays come in contact with a solar panel, the radiation is transformed into electricity that can be used to power the lights, electronics, and appliances within a home. For the eco-friendly, solar power’s major draw is the fact that the sun’s energy is renewable, and the process of capturing and utilizing solar energy doesn’t emit harmful gases into the atmosphere. How Residential Solar Panels Work Solar panels contain photovoltaic (PV) cells, which absorb photons generated by sunlight. The panels convert the photons into electrons and produce a direct current (DC). An inverter connected to the solar panel converts the DC to alternating current (AC), which is the type of electricity that’s used...

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The Key Difference Between an AC and HVAC System

February 11, 2019

The heating and cooling systems in your home are among its most important components. It is possible that you have heard other people use the term HVAC to refer to your air conditioner. However, the air conditioner and HVAC system are actually two different things. Let’s take a look at what the key difference between them is. HVAC: Heating, Cooling and Ventilation When a person is talking about an HVAC system, they are referring to components that heat, cool and distribute air throughout a home or building. Therefore, an individual using this term could be talking about ductwork, a heat pump or the compressor outside of your home used to create cold air. At in West Palm Beach, we offer a variety of services. They include: Heating repair Air conditioner repair Air quality assessments Installing heating and cooling products Air Conditioners Are a Standalone Product An air conditioner is a standalone product that helps to keep your house cool and dry during the hot and humid spring, summer and early fall months. The air conditioner works by drawing the warm and moist air out of your home, cooling it down and then circulating it back into the house. Using the...

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Leading Reasons to Invest in a Humidifier

January 30, 2019

To create and maintain a comfortable indoor environment, installing a first-rate HVAC system is only the initial step. The next step is to get a humidifier because indoor air becomes drier as cold weather moves in. If you’re wondering, dry air is linked to a wide range of problems, including health issues. Thankfully, a brand-new humidifier will ensure your comfort and ease your concerns for the following reasons. First reason: It gives rise to optimal humidity levels. The ideal range is between 30 percent and 60 percent. Achieve this range, and you won’t have to find a way to cope with the difficulties of living in a home that’s too humid or too dry. That’s why the professional technicians at Kyzar Air Conditioning, Inc. will walk you through your options to make sure you end up with the right humidifier. We also carry air filters, air cleaners, air purifiers, and dehumidifiers. Second reason: It can provide you with much-needed symptomatic relief. If you catch a cold or the flu, the humidity problem in your home is bound to increase your suffering. We say this because dry air will make it harder for you to recover by irritating your nasal passages...

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