Customers Frequently Ask Us:
After reading some of the commonly asked questions about heat and air conditioning systems, don't forget to visit our page on "Selecting an Air and Heat Company". At Air-Heat America, we believe that the more information you have about your current products, the easier it will be for you to resolve problems that may arise -- problems that ordinarily would cause more grief than most situations warrant.
Question: Does Air-Heat America have a client list?
Answer: Yes. To view a list of Air-Heat America clients click here.
Any company that has been in business for more than a few years should have several references at their fingertips that they should be able to give you.
Question: Why do units wear out sooner than expected?
Answer: Nine out of 10 system failures are caused by dirt and dust. Put simply, this is an effect of a lack of attention to the necessary annual servicing that your air conditioning and heating units require to maintain peak performance. Clean systems restore capacity and lessen running time, thereby saving you money not only on service and replacement of your unit(s), but can considerably lower your cooling and heating costs.
Question: Why do units that are not in a high commercial or dusty area need to be serviced every year? If there aren't even any trees around, is there really a need to service our units every year?
Answer: A buildup of .042 inches of dirt on a heating or cooling coil can result in a decrease in efficiency of 21% according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Question: Will a clean-air or HEPA filter handle indoor air quality?
Indoor air quality is important. In the last several years, a growing body of scientific evidence has indicated that the air within homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air in even the largest and most industrialized cities. Other research indicates that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. Thus, for many people, the risks to health may be greater due to exposure to air pollution indoors than outdoors.
The ever-increasing cases of sick building syndrome are due to the way buildings are constructed to conserve energy. Stop air movement in and out of the structure and you reduce the energy required to heat and cool the building. After it is sealed, central cooling and heating systems maintain livable temperatures and humidity levels by re-circulation of the same air and pollutants day after day. Dust, bacteria, viruses, mold, fungus, mildew and gases circulate through the building. The dust can come from skin, hair, clothes or just come off shoes when we walk in and out. The mildew, fungus and molds can come in along with the dust or we can grow our own in the HVAC system. The gases are volatile organic compounds that are given off by dyes, paints, varnishes and adhesives used in modern building materials
Consider the following:
|►Most commercially purchased fiberglass filters are only 7% effective in
stoping dirt, dust,pollen, etc., from passing through it.
|►50% of all illnesses are either caused or aggravated by polluted indoor air.
|►One out of six people who suffer from allergies do so because of the direct
relationship to the fungi andbacteria in air duct systems.
|►Legionnaire's Disease was spawned in air conditioning ducts. It killed 29
people in 1976.
|►In the summer of 1988 at least seven people died in the Los Angeles area
from Legionnaire's Disease.
|►Children are more likely than adults to be affected by polluted indoor air.
They breathe faster; inhale more air per unit of body weight; and are closer
to the ground where polluted concentrations are higher.
|►The elderly, asthmatics, and people with breathing problems, allergies, and
lung diseases are also likely to be more sensitive to pollutants.
|►Most people spend 60-90% of their time indoors.
|►Indoor air is found to be up to 70 times more polluted than outdoor air.
With all of this in mind, can you really afford to neglect your air conditioning or heating systems? Call Air-Heat America's qualified technicians for a complete annual checkup and inspection of your air conditioning and heating units.
Ask a question: email me directly Portert@airheat.com or use the contact form at right to submit your question to us directly.
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