There’s got to be some way we can stay cool and comfortable in our home this summer plus save on our utility bills! It is only July and we have at least two more months of Texas heat to contend with! Tiger Services Air Conditioning & Heating can help!
Believe it or not, the indoor air that you breathe is more polluted than the outdoor air. From cleaning products and pet dander, to furniture and synthetic building materials, there are toxins coming from nearly everything, contaminating your home.
What’s a homeowner to do? The professionals at Tiger Services recommend placing these three houseplants around your home to help improve the indoor air quality.
There are two coils in any air conditioner or heat pump; one coil you can see and one you can’t. That old saying, “out of sight, out of mind,” is true; homeowners rarely think about the inside of their air conditioner, or what could be growing there. Tiger Services, however, sees the inside of many different units. Keep reading to find out what could be inside your air conditioner or heat pump, and what to do about it.
Every year we go through the same routine to get ready for spring. We clean out our homes of unwanted items as we make room for new ones, dust and mop every nook and cranny, and take care of routine maintenance.
One of the greatest responsibilities during spring cleaning is the need to focus on the quality of the air inside your home. Why? Poor air quality inside your home can have an adverse effect on our health and make seasonal allergies absolutely unbearable. Tiger Services put together these steps to take for improving the quality of your air indoors.
Control the Intake of Dirt & Debris
The first thing to keep in mind is that you are in control. This simply means that you can reduce the amount of contributing factors to that poor quality air.
If there are people in your household who smoke, make sure that they do it outside.
Dirty shoes and clothes are contributing factors too, so keep the soiled shoes and clothes at the back door. It is better for them to walk through the house barefoot than trek the soil from the outside world into your carpets.
The same goes for famil
Remove Pet Dander
Many families have at least one pet, and anything named “Fluffy” is likely introducing pet dander into your home. Vacuuming and dusting your home weekly is a great way to limit the buildup of pet dander, greatly improving air quality
Pet dander embeds itself in the carpets, your clothes, and the drapes hanging in the window. It can also be found in the air filters in your home. The longer dust and dander stays there, the harder it will be for clean air to circulate.
Clean Your Ductwork
One thing that can seriously hamper the quality of the air in your home is mold. Mold can build up in sneaky spots and then spread spores throughout the home. Damp surfaces, an ideal home for mold, should be corrected immediately and leaks from faucets or pipes should be attended to as soon as possible.
While many homeowners are vigilant about cleaning up mold, most don’t even consider their ductwork. Mold buildup can develop inside your dark, humid air ducts where you won’t notice it.
Looking for help with the air quality in your home? Give the crew at Tiger Services a call at (210) 344-0060!
As a homeowner, you have a lot to think about. It’s easy to forget some of the problems you can’t see. Your heating and cooling system’s indoor evaporator coil is often one of the things that is easily forgotten. It’s out of sight and therefore out of mind. However, if that coil is dirty, your HVAC system is going to suffer. Your coil is responsible for helping your heating system with heat exchange in the winter. It is also for helping your cooling system in the summer, as well! The team at Tiger Services wants you to realize how important it is to have a clean evaporator coil. We put together this list of problems that can occur when you don’t have your coil cleaned on a regular basis.
The temperature is dropping, the wind is blowing, and you’ve decided to stay indoors where it’s warm and toasty. The more time you spend inside, the more you rely on your HVAC system to keep you comfortable. Seeking refuge indoors may seem like a no-brainer to allergy sufferers, and your home can protect you from the harsh cold that blasts you each time you leave your front door. If your home’s not properly equipped, however, indoor air quality can be spotty at best. Your home can’t protect you from allergens that keep you awake at night, coughing and sneezing, without a little help from you!
An HVAC system is an important purchase. You want to make sure you get the best options for your home. Simply buying a new HVAC system may not be enough. Take a moment to see if you can benefit from these three upgrades when shopping for an HVAC system from Tiger Services in San Antonio.
Are you losing a growing amount of money to your energy bills and don’t know why? It could be that you’re losing your money the same way you’re losing your cool/warm air. Energy consumption increases when your heating and cooling system overworks to compensate for loss. The good news is, Tiger Services is here to help keep that money in your wallet.
What do you do when you notice leaking or standing water around your air conditioner? Call Tiger Services because this may mean your air conditioner condensate drain is clogged. Other signs of a clogged drain line include water spots and damage and rust on your furnace. Clogged drains may be an indicator of mold elsewhere in your home. We offer same day service to San Antonio so call if you have questions about liquids near your air conditioner or keeping your drain line clear.
You put hundreds of dollars into insulating your home’s attic against outside elements. But, unless you address the airflow between the attic and the rest of your home, you still pay big utility bills every month. Why? Because your furnace and AC struggle 24/7 to heat and cool this extra room.
The solution is to install an attic tent and lower your bills year-round.
Tiger Services is experienced at repairing HVAC and heat systems and have been in the business of keeping San Antonio comfortable since 1978.