Best Plants For Air Purification in your Home!

What’s not to love about the great indoors? It’s got food, it’s got Wi-Fi, and there’s less of a chance you’ll make eye contact with a stranger. Huge benefits.But there can be a downside to spending the majority of the day inside. Indoor air pollution is a major health concern in the modern age, and can lead to something called “sick building syndrome”.  (The building doesn’t have the sniffles, you’re the one that gets sick.)Purify the air in your home with attractive house plants!With restricted ventilation and improper filtering, the air indoors can become saturated with dust, allergens, and chemicals. Breathing in those irritants all day can cause headaches, sore throat and eye irritation.Luckily for you, there’s an easy way to fight back. By bringing a little bit of the outdoors inside, you can filter the air in your home and workplace so you can breathe easy and enjoy your Wi-Fi in good health.Best Plants For Air PurificationPeace LilyThe ubiquitous peace lily prefers low light settings, just like most teenagers. But it’s also easy to care for, needing only lightly moistened soil throughout the year. In return, it’ll give you those pretty white blooms and no attitude.Unfortunately, during flowering the peace lily can actually add allergens like pollen…

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>YES< This is happening inside your house!!

The Importance Of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Nowadays Outdoor sources should also be taken into consideration – mostly because outdoor air enters school buildings through windows, doors and ventilation systems. Therefore, transportation and maintenance activities are also factors that affect the indoor pollutant levels. The Importance Of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Nowadays Over the past few years, there have been many studies performed by EPA and the Science Advisory Board (SAB) that ranked indoor air pollution among the top five environmental risks to public health. Indoor air quality is, therefore, an important component of a healthy indoor environment and can help both homeowners, schools and facilities to reach their primary goal of ensuring a proper environment for their family, children, and workers. In other words, failure to prevent or respond to indoor air quality in a prompt way can lead to the following: Long and short-term health problems Cough Eye irritation Skin rashes Allergic reactions Life-threatening conditions Carbon monoxide poisoning On top of this, indoor air quality (IAQ) can aggravate asthma and other respiratory issues. In times when nearly 1 in 13 children has asthma or suffers from respiratory issues, poor indoor air quality can also: Impact student attendance in school as well as their comfort and performance Decrease…

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How DOES your AC work???

Central Air ConditioningThanks to the second law of thermodynamics, air conditioners make hot, stuffy rooms comfortable, but technically they don’t cool the air. “An air conditioner works like your refrigerator,” says Scott Needham, president of Princeton Air in West Windsor.“It moves heat from one space to another.” According to the second law, when solids, liquids, or gases of different temperatures meet, heat shifts from the warmer to the cooler until they reach the same temperature, or equilibrium. People used to effect heat transfer, as it’s called, by blowing hot air across blocks of ice or towels soaked in ice water. It worked but required massive amounts of ice or cold water.In July 1881, for example, when President James Garfield, shot by an assassin, lay dying in Elberon for over two months, doctors went through 250 tons of ice to cool his room.Then, in 1906, New Yorker Willis H. Carrier patented an “Apparatus for Treating Air,” initiating the age of air conditioning. In 1915, Carrier formed the company that still bears his name. Early units were massive, costly, and—because they used toxic ammonia or sulfur dioxide as a refrigerant—dangerous. Then came Freon, which had environmental problems. Early forms of Freon have been replaced by green HFCs. Apart from…

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Is your AC unit blowing hot air?

AC blowing hot or warm air? Want to figure out what the problem is before calling an air conditioning professional? This article is for you. While there are many, many reasons your air conditioner is blowing hot air, we’ll run through the most common causes that you can fix or diagnose on your own.  If you need immediate help, give us a call at (305) 791 5020  Thermostat Settings:  Is the thermostat set incorrectly?  It may sound silly, but we’ve seen it happen before. Double-check your thermostat and make sure it isn’t set to “heat”. It may have been bumped by someone else in the home. Also, check to see if you have your thermostat set to “auto” or “on”. If it’s set to “on”, that means the fan will blow even when the air conditioner isn’t actually cooling. This causes your AC to blow out warmer air out the vents when the outside unit isn’t running. There’s a restriction in airflow A restriction in the airflow to and from your air conditioner often results in not enough air coming out of the vents to cool your home. Restricted airflow can also cause the compressor (the part that moves the refrigerant) in your air conditioner’s outside unit to freeze up.  This…

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How to Prep Your AC System for Hurricane Season

Turn Off the Electricity or Unplug Your Unit Cover Your AC Unit with a Tarp or Plywood Watch for Rising Tides and Standing Water. If you unit is located on the floor level, We would suggest having us @ Cool Aid Air Conditioning Secure any outdoor air conditioners with hurricane straps, if necessary to protect them from high winds. Once the storm passes, visually inspect the air conditioning systems before you turn them on.  You may need to contact a mechanical or HVAC contractor to make sure your unit is safe to operate. Know When to Turn It Off If you know a hurricane is on the way, there are a few critical steps that you should take. First, turn the temperature down a few extra degrees to get your home as cool as possible before you have to turn the system off. As the hurricane approaches, you should turn the air conditioner off by cutting electricity to this appliance. This will protect it from electrical surges during the storm. Don’t turn the AC unit back on until the storm has passed and you’ve carefully inspected it for any signs of damage. CALL TODAY for more information 305 791 5020

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Is Your Air Conditioner Making You Sick? Dangers of a Moldy Indoor Coil

DOES YOUR AC VENTS look like???   Call today to find out!  305 791 5020  Inside your air conditioner, there are two coils. One coil you can see, and one you can’t. When you have an air conditioner tune-up, our technicians clean both coils to make sure your system is clean and running at peak efficiency. But did you ever wonder what gets on that coil in the first place?  At Cool Aid Air Conditioning, our technicians see the inside of many different units. Keep reading to find out what could be inside your air conditioner, and what to do about it. OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND Because you can’t see the evaporator coil on your indoor unit, there’s no way to know when it needs to be cleaned. While you can’t see it, mold could be growing on this coil, hampering your air conditioner, and introducing mold spores into your air. But how do you know? Here are three questions to ask yourself: Are you changing your filter monthly? Has your AC been experiencing frequent breakdowns? Have you noticed an increase in your energy bill even though your use hasn’t changed? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might have a dirty coil.…

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Smart Ways to Bring Shade to Your Outdoor Space

Finding Relief From the Heat Custom Canopies - Residential For all your canvas needs, Oceanside Canvas is only one call away! Adding an awning or canopy feels like adding a whole new room to your house. One of the favorite parts of our job is seeing customers walk under their new canopy for the first time, realizing all of the happy times that await them in their new space. Photo Provide by a local company called Oceanside Canvas.  Phone #: 305-896-6612 Address: 21460 Overseas Hwy., Suite 2 (3rd Floor), Cudjoe Key, FL 33042    Bahama Style Louvered Shutters - Custom Designed Exterior Shutters - Eyebrow Awning Shutter for Porch Photo provided by Dynamic Garage Door Sail Away Shade Sail Triangular is a great way to create shade, keep the house and yard cooler during the day plus adding on the lights creates a beautiful ambiance for the evening time. Enjoy this look in the day or night time with all your friends and family.   For a free quote from a local Company called Oceanside Canvas:  Phone #: 305-896-6612 Address: 21460 Overseas Hwy., Suite 2 (3rd Floor), Cudjoe Key, FL 33042 Retractable Canopies Monster Tiki builds custom tiki huts for right in your backyard! So whether you…

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KEYS Rebate Program

KEYS' Rebate Program Replacing old energy-hogging appliances can create major savings on monthly energy bills, but investments in energy efficient appliances, while cost-effective in the long-run, may not be affordable in the short-term. CLICK HERE FOR PDF DOWNLOAD Save $250.00 on NEW INSTALL AC UNITS Facebook Address 22918 Long Ben Ln Cudjoe Key , FL 33042 Call us (305) 791-5020 email coolairkw@gmail.com

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How UV Lights Improve Indoor Air Quality

How UV Lights Improve Indoor Air Quality IMPROVE YOUR AIR TODAY For years UV lights have been utilized in clinics and hospitals to keep both air and medical surfaces clean and disinfected. What is Ultraviolet Light? UV lamp that is installed by a professional HVAC technician above and below the air conditioning coil. As a sanitation device, UV lights eliminate bacteria and mold around your air conditioning (furnace) coil before it can be recirculated into your living space. UV lamp that is installed by a professional HVAC technician above and below the air conditioning coil. As a sanitation device, UV lights eliminate bacteria and mold around your air conditioning (furnace) coil before it can be recirculated into your living space.​ When selecting an UV device to install into your system it is very important to hire a qualified contractor to perform this task. They will know exactly where to install it to get the most benefit. These devices can now be installed successfully in a number of locations including the ductwork and air returns. Usually, the most effective location is to mount it near the downstream side of the cooling coil where it can provide the most benefit. Do you have asthma? Do you have allergies?…

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Does your bedroom get hot at night?

Multi-Zone Ductless Mini Split Cooling If you are using a centralized air conditioning  system, for example, you are almost powerless over these hot spots and cold spots. And the worst part is, you have no means of controlling the energy that the problematic areas consume. You might as well imagine the airflow that comes out of the vents inside these rooms as wasted energies that would just keep padding your electric bill. Unbalanced temperature brings you the following main concerns: 1. You don’t really get the exact comfort that you need 2. More chance for disagreement over the temperature among family members 3. Some rooms are not fully maximized 4. Energy is wasted 5. You get higher electricity bill What is a Multi-Zone Ductless Mini Split Cooling and Heating System? Customized Cooling and Heating, Personalized Comfort Precise Temperature Control, Enhanced Comfort Experience High Energy-efficiency, Bigger Savings. Smarter Control, Greater Convenience Flexible Installation, Versatile Application CONTACT US How Much Does a Multi-Zone Mini Split Cost? Keep in mind that the cost of a multi-zone mini split system depends on the following: The type of the system The size of the mini split unit The number of air handlers that you need  The complexity of installation that is…

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