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Getting Your Home Ready For Spring

Tip 1: Clean Your Air

Whether your family was sick with the flu this winter or you forgot to change your filters during the busy holiday season, chances are your home could use a refresh. Spring is the perfect time to clean the air your family is breathing. To do this, take the shields of your vents and vacuum them thoroughly, and then swap out your air filters for new ones.

Want to breathe even more perfect air year-round? The PureAir™ Air Purification System works to eliminate 99% of germs and bacteria in the air, and it is the only single indoor air quality system to combat all three classes of indoor air contaminants—particulates, bioaerosols and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)—for comprehensive air purification throughout your entire home.

Tip 2: Check for Broken Seals

A broken seal or leak around a door or window can cause your home to work harder to stay warm or cold and could lead to more-expensive monthly bills. Testing for air leaks is simple and just requires using a dollar bill to air flow. Watch this video below to see how to use the bill to check for air leaks in doors and windows:

Ready to seal up your doors and windows? Use caulking and weatherstripping to fill in gaps and reinforce the seal. Use your new dollar bill testing trick to confirm that the leak has been re-sealed.

Tip 3: Remove Sink Build-Up

You could should clean everything in your home, including the kitchen sink. Thanks to dirty dishes and consistent water usage, your sink can aquire build-up and grime that should be removed to keep your sink clean. Watch this video to learn how to properly clean your kitchen sink:

With these tips in-mind, you’re on track to get your home healthy and clean for Spring.

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NAPLES, FL.– Conditioned Air Company of Naples announced it has earned the Dave Lennox Award from Lennox Industries for the fourth year. The Dave Lennox Award is the most prestigious award bestowed by the international heating and air conditioning equipment manufacturer recognizing the top 25 dealers in the United States and Canada.

 

“We are honored to once again receive the Dave Lennox Award,” said Tim Dupre, President and COO for Conditioned Air. “This award recognizes our firm’s commitment to honesty, integrity and respect in providing the highest possible standard of service.”

 

Lennox Industries is a worldwide leader in home comfort and markets its air conditioning and heating products through a network of over 7,000 dealers throughout North America.

 

Based in Naples, Conditioned Air has been helping make Southwest Florida more comfortable since 1962. It is currently the region’s largest air-conditioning contracting and service firm with more than 345 employees serving Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Sarasota and Manatee counties.

 

Conditioned Air offers local expertise in light commercial and residential HVAC systems, including design, engineer, estimate, installation and maintenance of new construction, refrigeration, indoor air quality and dehumidification systems. For more details or to schedule service, call 1-888-COLD-AIR or visit  www.conditionedair.com.

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Air ducts are a vital component of your home’s HVAC system, and any ducts that are leaking can reduce the performance of the system considerably, increasing your energy costs and making your home less comfortable. Properly sealing your ductwork is a relatively simple process, but there are a few things that you should know first.

sealing your ductworkWhy a Proper Seal is Important

Leaking ductwork can allow up to 30 percent of the air moving through the system to be lost, increasing your heating and cooling bills by up to 40 percent. Additionally, leaks in the ductwork can allow dust, combustion gases from nearby appliances and other pollutants to enter the duct system and be carried throughout the house, reducing your indoor air quality. Properly sealing your ductwork can reduce your energy costs, especially if the ducts run through uninsulated spaces like the attic, basement or a crawl space, and it can improve your home’s indoor air quality.

How to Determine if You Have Leaks

A couple of the symptoms of leaky ductwork are high energy costs, inconsistent temperatures or rooms that are hard to keep heated or cooled. You can also inspect any ducts that are easily accessible and check for damaged tape or mastic at the joints, disconnected or loose joints, holes or other damage, and obvious air leaks. Often, however, the ductwork is hidden in walls or otherwise inaccessible, and you may need a professional to inspect it.

Sealing the Ductwork

Sealing your ductwork can be a difficult job, especially if it’s inaccessible, and it’s often best left to a professional. To do it properly, any loose joints need to be secured, using screws for rigid ducts or the proper clamps for flexible ducts, and each joint should be sealed with mastic or foil tape that is specially designed for HVAC systems. Despite the name, regular duct tape cannot do the job properly. Any holes or other damage should be patched, and kinks or twists in flexible ducts should be straightened.

For more information about sealing your ductwork, talk to our professionals at Conditioned Air, serving Southwest Florida.