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Air Pro of Brevard, LLC
4200 Lakemont Rd
Melbourne, Florida 32924
Office: 321-345-0533 or 321-536-8389
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Indoor Environmental Quality, (IEQ) refers to the quality of the overall built environment. Origination of indoor environmental contaminants can occur within a building itself or be introduced from outdoors. The presence of increased concentrations of contaminants can occur even if proper HVAC system operation and proper engineering controls are maintained. IEQ also accounts for the quality of the indoor air. Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) deals with the health and comfort of the air inside buildings. IAQ may be compromised by microbial contaminants (mold, bacteria), chemicals, allergens, or any mass or energy stressor that can affect the health of people. Often the perception is that outdoor air is polluted, but indoor air is acceptable. Many studies and experience show that this isn’t always the case. In conjunction with the quality of indoor environment, the overall quality of the indoor air is of importance. Preserving an indoor environment that offers a healthy and comfortable environment is important and requires the understanding of complex issues. These issues include monitoring for gases and vapors (CO, CO2, TVOC), chemicals, formaldehyde, respirable particles, lighting and acoustics.
Investing in a system that can maintain ideal humidity will greatly increase your comfort levels in the home. If humidity is too high or low, it creates an ideal atmosphere for the growth of mold, mildew, bacteria, and viruses. The ideal humidity level for a home is between 40 and 60 percent. As the humidity in your home falls below or above the 30 to 60 percent mark conditions are such that bacteria growth can occur.
Here in the Central Florida area below 30 percent is not usually a problem but over 60 percent is the entire summer. An ideal humidity system controls temperature and humidity all year long. All A/C systems provide humidity control through heating or cooling operation. Only a system with a variable speed blower and a THERMIDISTAT (thermostat that controls temperature and humidity) can control humidity separate of temperature. During the cooling season which is all year here in the Orlando, Melbourne areas, high humidity allows faster growth of bacteria, viruses, dust mites, mold and mildew: it causes painted surfaces to peel and woodwork to warp, buckle and rot; it makes you feel sticky. Using a humidity control system minimizes these problems by maintaining proper humidity levels, allowing you to feel more comfortable all year long. In Florida at night humidity can build up inside your home when the system is not actively cooling.
Because a standard system only dehumidifies while cooling, you wake up feeling hot and sticky. A system with humidity control will have the system run when it is not as hot just to dehumidify, so when you wake up your home will be much more comfortable. A system with a variable speed blower and a THERMIDISTAT removes 128 percent more humidity than a standard system in the summer time. Any system with a 2 stage compressor will remove 30 times the humidity than a standard system. So if you live in Florida or any other state with high humidity consider a system with humidity control, it will save you money on your power bills and create a much safer, more comfortable environment, while protecting the interior of you home.
Why is My Air Conditioner Rusting so Fast? – Install Corrosion Grenades Electrolysis:
Whenever different metals are placed in a conductive liquid you create a battery. If you connect pieces of metal together, current will flow. The current will be removing metal from one of the metal pieces= electrolysis. Galvanic Scale: (Metals at beginning will corrode faster than metals at the end of the scale) Zinc Aluminum Galvanized Steel Cadmium Mild Steel, Wrought Iron Cast Iron Lead- Tin Solder Lead Brass, Bronze Copper Stainless Steel that has been chemically cleaned Avoid contact between metals that are farther apart on the scale. All refrigerant lines are made of copper, when you have an aluminum coil you have dissimilar metals contacting each other. One reason why I prefer Copper coils to Aluminum. For years all manufacturers have been plagued with the expensive problem of condensing coils corroding. When this happens it results in unsightly and ineffective coils and resulting in higher electric bills.
Generally condensing coils are cleaned twice a year. Corrosion is a continuous process and will degrade them between cleanings. Cleaning the coils more often shortens the life of the fins and results in the need of replacement. Coil Coatings have been used but often require recoating during the life of the equipment. The condensing unit is made of Copper, Steel and Aluminum. Salt acts as an Electrolyte. Therefore the Electrolysis (Galvanic Corrosion) begins damaging your system as soon as you turn it on. The Electrolysis will only damage one metal and that is the softest or weakest metal on the system.
The Corrosion Grenade is 100% Zinc and protects all metals on your air conditioning system because it is the softest or weakest metal on the Galvanic Scale and protects the metals acting as a sacrificial anode. As soon as you have attached the Corrosion Grenade you have introduced a softer metal than any other on the Galvanic Scale. This increases the life of your system and helps maintain the efficiency. Water heaters have used sacrificial anodes for years as well as boat engines used in saltwater. Here in Florida we started using Corrosion Grenades in 2006 on direct beach front properties and after two years of results we starting including them on every system change out no matter the location of the unit. The results have been nothing short of remarkable. We have not had to start changing the grenades out so far but will update when it happens. You can add these to your existing air conditioner and the sooner the better. So ask your service provider to add a Corrosion Grenade to the Suction line of compressor where it usually remains wet.It is secured using stainless steel Allen bolts. This is an extremely cheap product to protect your largest investment after your home and car.
The History of Air Conditioning
Ever wonder where air conditioning originated? The term refers to the cooling and dehumidification of indoor air for comfort. The term can refer to any form of cooling, heating ventilation or disinfection that modifies the condition of air. An AC or A/C is an appliance designed to stabilize air temperature and humidity within an area mostly in buildings or automobiles. Originally developed by the Romans where aqueduct water was circulated through walls of houses to cool them. Persia later developed cisterns and wind towers to cool buildings during the hot season.
Modern air conditioning emerged from advances in chemistry during the 19th century, and the first large scale electrical air conditioning was invented and used in 1902 by Willard Haviland Carrier. The Romans were known to circulate water through the walls of certain houses to cool them but it was expensive so only the rich could afford it. The 2nd century Chinese invented the rotary fan for air conditioning, it was manually powered. In 747 the Tang Dynasty had what was called a “cool hall” in the imperial palace, which had water-powered fan wheels for air conditioning. The Medieval Persians had large above ground pools to collect rain water and wind towers with windows to catch the wind and direct the airflow into the building usually over the water pools and out through a downwind cooling tower. The water evaporated cooling the air in the building. In 1820 British Scientist and inventor Michael Faraday discovered that compressing and liquefying ammonia could chill when the liquid ammonia evaporated.
In 1842 Florida physician John Gorrie used compressor technology to create ice, which he used to cool air for patients in his hospital. It had its flaws but was patented in 1851 for his ice making machine. He never made any money on the invention and its idea died until 50 years later. The earliest applications for air conditioning was for industrial processing rather than for personal. In 1902 Willis Haviland Carrier in Syracuse, NY. Designed to improve manufacturing process control in a printing plant, his invention controlled not only temperature but also humidity. The cool temperatures and low humidity helped maintain consistent paper dimensions and ink alignment. Later Carrier’s technology was used to increase comfort for employees inside the work place, and The Carrier Air Conditioning Company of America was formed to meet rising demand. Carrier saw an explosion of residential sales in the 1950’s. It was actually Stuart W. Cramer of Charlotte, North Carolina who coined the term “air conditioning” while exploring ways to add moisture to his textile mill. He combined moisture with ventilation to “condition” and change the air in the factories, controlling the humidity is needed in textile plants. Willis Carrier adopted the term and incorporated it into the name of his company. Early air conditioners and refrigerators used toxic and flammable gases such as ammonia, propane and methyl chloride which was deadly if leaked. Thomas Midgley Jr. created Freon in 1928. This refrigerant was much safer for humans but not for the Earth’s Ozone Layer. Freon was trademarked by Dupont. Later R-410a was invented by Honeywell in Buffalo NY and was first used commercially by none other than Carrier.
A traditional home comfort system has two parts: an indoor unit, such as a furnace or air handler, and an outdoor unit. An air conditioner is the outdoor unit that cools air and sends it to the indoor unit for circulation through your home. Indoor and outdoor units are designed to work together. When the air conditioner is properly matched with a furnace or air handler, you get maximum efficiency and longer system life. Air conditioning and cooling efficiency is measured using a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER). A higher SEER means higher energy efficiency. The latest standard for SEER is 13 (beginning January 2006). A split-system air conditioner or central air conditioner splits the hot side from the cold side of the system. The cold side, consisting of the expansion valve and the cold coil, is generally placed into a furnace or some other air handler. The air handler blows air through the coil and routes the air throughout the building using a series of ducts. The hot side, known as the condensing unit, lives outside the building. The unit consists of a long, spiral coil shaped like a cylinder. Inside the coil is a fan, to blow air through the coil, along with a weather-resistant compressor and some control logic. This approach has evolved over the years because of its low-cost, and also because it normally results in reduced noise inside the house (at the expense of increased noise outside the house).