Archive for February, 2013

Using Oxidation and Hydro-Peroxide for Indoor Air Quality

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Using Hydro-Peroxide for Indoor Air QualityRGF Environmental Group released this great article about using hydro-peroxide technology to improve indoor air quality. “Photohydroionization™ (PHI), a patented ionized hydroperoxide technology developed by RGF Environmental simulates the natural hdroperoxides in the outdoor air”, resulting in very effective air quality sanitation. Additional benefits of this hydro-peroxide technology are low energy consumption and dramatic reduction of odors in your home. Test results show contaminants such as viral and bacterial strains reduced by 99%, odors reduced by 55-98%, and the presence of mold reduced by 97-98%.

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Call Astro Air Inc. of Boynton Beach FL for all of your indoor air quality needs. We offer air cleaners, dehumidifiers, UV germicidal lights, Guardian Air filtration systems, ductwork services, attic insulation, and much more! Astro Air Inc. provides services in Delray Beach, Boca Raton and West Palm Beach. See our service are map for more information.

 

Why Test Your Ducts Before AC Installation

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Installing a central air conditioning system in your Delray Beach home gives you crisp and clean cold air to enjoy all summer long. If you are replacing your air conditioning system, then you may like to take a good look at your ductwork before installation. Hire an air conditioning specialist at Astro Air Inc. to inspect and clean your ductwork before installing your new air conditioning unit, whether by Trane, Carrier, or Amana. Call Astro Air today.

Testing your ductwork not only allows your professional air conditioning technician to anticipate any future problems with your indoor environment; it is also a great opportunity to inspect and clean your ducts while it is being connected to your new AC system. Testing ductwork means looking for cracks, holes, leaks, as well any obstructions within your air circulation system. Over time, your ductwork can accumulate dust, pollen, mold and other allergens ; it can also suffer damage as a result of other parts of your home electrical or plumbing supply being shifted around. Maintaining the integrity of your ductwork is the first step to ensuring that your new AC is properly installed and that it is energy and cost-efficient.

There are two basic methods for testing: pressurization subtraction and duct testing. The first involves setting up a high-powered fan with pressure gauges in a doorway in order to pressurize the entire cooling space. It is done with the ducts open and with the ducts off. The second, which tends to be more accurate, utilizes a specially calibrated fan that pressurizes the ductwork itself and measures its airflow. In this simulation of how your AC will work, this method seeks to measure total leakage, measured in cubic feet per minute (cfm). Sealing is required if the quantity of air loss is greater than acceptable standards.

If found to be faulty, your ducts will need to be sealed by a Delray Beach air conditioning professional before connecting your central air conditioner can be installed. Think of this as the first step of the installation process rather than an extra component. To have your ducts tested by an air conditioning professional, call Astro Air today. 

Save Money with a Maintenance Plan

Monday, February 18th, 2013

The key to a comfortable and enjoyable Delray Beach home is routine AC maintenance. General wear and tear on mechanical systems is inevitable: it is part of owning and maintaining a home. Astro Air Inc.’s expert air conditioning team can help you to keep your AC system functioning effectively by cleaning and repairing components, which can help prevent repairs and increase efficiency. You can save money and extend the life of your cooling system by signing up for a maintenance plan; once or twice a year one of our technicians will clean, repair and, if necessary, replace components of your air conditioning system.

A maintenance plan helps you prevent major problems before they happen. The plan often includes biannual system tune-ups, which may cover a detailed inspection and adjustment of the major components of your air conditioning system. Calling an expert technician to check and clean coils, adjust the blower components, test safety controls, voltage, clean or replace air filters, flush lines, lubricate moving parts, and tighten any loose connections, ensures that your Delray Beach, FL air conditioning system is safe and functioning efficiently. Please take a look at our 19-point precision tune-up for an example of a top-of-the-line maintenance plan. By making sure your system is working properly, you can prevent many future problems.

Most homeowners in the Delray Beach area understand the value air conditioning. Appreciating crisp, cool air when it is hot and humid outside is easy. But knowing how a system works and how efficient it is can be complicated and is best left to the professionals. Let Astro Air do the work for you to help you save money on your air conditioning system in the Delray Beach area. From selection to installation to maintenance and repair, we are committed to helping you  keep cool all year long. Call us today for more information. 

What is the Guardian Air System?

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Very recently, the EPA estimated that indoor air quality is one of the leading threats to respiratory health. Because most people spend the vast majority of their time inside, having good quality air in your home is a great way to make a positive impact on your home’s comfort. The Guardian Air system is a terrific product that actively cleans the air in your home and removes many contaminants and harmful pollutants from your air supply. If you’re concerned about the quality of air in your Boynton Beach home, call Astro Air Inc. to learn more about the Guardian Air system and air filtering systems.

The Guardian Air System

Most air filters sit in your ductwork and as air passes through it the filters remove contaminants from the air. These mechanical air filters use foam or fiberglass filters that trap many types of particles. Unlike those types of systems, the Guardian Air system doesn’t sit passively in your ducts. Instead, they send out aggressive oxidizing particles into the air to destroy bacteria, viruses and other harmful pollutants. The Guardian Air system is effective at removing many different types of pollutants including viruses, germs, and many odors. When you’re ready to get an air filter that is proactive, the Guardian Air system is a great option.

Benefits of Indoor Air Quality Systems

Installing the Guardian Air in your home can have tremendous benefits to your health and to the comfort of your home.

  • Illness– By destroying flu and cold viruses, you might be able to reduce the cases of sickness in your home.
  • Asthma – For people that suffer from asthma, triggers are often air born particles. The Guardian Air system can help remove those particles from your air supply.
  • Allergies – When you have allergies, it can be seriously frustrating and uncomfortable. By removing those triggers from your air supply you might be able reduce the number of allergic reactions in your home.

If you’re interested in learning more about Guardian Air systems and indoor air quality in Boynton Beach, call Astro Air today.

Why Get a Whole-House Dehumidifier?

Monday, February 4th, 2013

There are a lot of factors that can affect indoor air quality, and many of them affect it in a very negative way. High humidity levels are common in Florida, and humidity is certainly one of the factors that can wreak havoc on indoor air quality and even the condition of your home. A portable dehumidifier is simply not enough in those areas where humidity is a real problem. Call Astro Air today for the information you need about whole-house dehumidifier installation service in Boynton Beach. Lower humidity levels to protect your health and property.

A major cause of concern with high humidity levels is the fact that biological pollutants such as mold thrive in damp settings. A whole-house dehumidifier, incorporated directly into your heating and air conditioning system, allows you to dehumidify your entire home evenly and effectively.

Indoor air quality is not the only victim of high humidity levels. As anyone that has ever listened to their grandmother knows, when it comes to general discomfort “it’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.” High humidity levels in your home lead to damp, stuffy air. Surfaces may feel sticky and condensation may even lead to water stains on walls and carpeting. For those residents with respiratory issues this damp, heavy air can aggravate symptoms and lead to complications.

A whole-house dehumidifier can help you combat all of these issues. While it works with your air conditioning system, the dehumidifier can also operate independently on cooler days. Contact us today for more information.

The installation of your whole-house dehumidifier must be handled professionally. Get the quality dehumidification service you need in your Boynton Beach home. Call Astro Air today. Our highly skilled and trained service providers will ensure that your new dehumidifier works efficiently and effectively to improve your comfort and protect your home.