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.
All of the rain in San Antonio this summer is forcing critters to find higher ground. That means ants and snakes are creeping and slithering into your exterior air conditioning unit. Nobody wants that. Not only is it just plain creepy, but it can cause some operational issues for your system. Here’s why this happens and how Tiger Services Air Conditioning & Heating can help you keep your air conditioner clear of creepy crawlies.
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!
Regular preventive maintenance keeps your cooling system working properly and boosts efficiency. It reduces ongoing expenses and extends the life of the equipment. When searching for a contractor to perform this maintenance, it may be tempting to hire the lowest-cost provider. This can be a mistake. The old saying “you get what you pay for” is true for HVAC work. Before you hire a contractor who offers a “$29 AC tune-up” or other low-priced service, carefully consider what you want from AC maintenance. Ask what you are likely to receive for the bargain-basement price.
It’s easy for us to decide what type of heating and cooling system we prefer to install in our customers’ homes. We choose Trane systems for their superior quality, support and engineering. At Tiger Services we want all of our customers to be well taken care of. We will never leave you out in the cold (or heat). Here are a few other reasons we like Trane systems so much, and why we know you will too.
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!
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. You know how hot it can get here in San Antonio, and we all have the energy bills to prove it, but could your energy consumption be too high?
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.
Tiger Services is experienced at repairing HVAC and heat systems and have been in the business of keeping San Antonio comfortable since 1978.