Signs Your Thermostat Might Be Broken

July 13, 2021

If you are experiencing problems with your air conditioning system, then the first place to look should be the thermostat. Typically, a thermostat is responsible for controlling all the functionalities of your HVAC unit. Therefore, if your thermostat breaks down, you might want to think that your cooling and heating equipment is faulty. However, though this might be the case, a failing thermostat is always the first culprit. You can tell that your thermostat is not working if you identify the following signs. 1. Failure to Turn On Generally, your thermostat is where you switch

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How To Keep Your Home Cool Without Air Conditioning

June 14, 2021

You may think it’s impossible to keep your home cool if you don’t have an air conditioner or if you are waiting for a new air conditioner in Coral Springs, FL. However, this is not true. There are a variety of ways you can naturally cool your living space without air conditioning. Close the Blinds Close your blinds, shades, or curtains when it’s hot and sunny outside. This can help to block as much as 25% of the heat from getting into your home. You should also ensure that if you have curtains, they’re light in

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What Are Air Conditioning BTU’s?

May 10, 2021

BTUs are used to measure the power of air conditioners. Getting an air conditioner with the right number of BTUs is one of the most important decisions you’ll make when you need a new one. What Is a BTU? BTU stands for British Thermal Unit. It’s a measure of energy. The more BTUs an air conditioner has, the more powerful it is. Air conditioners remove heat from your home and release it outside. AC systems with higher BTUs can remove heat faster than ones with fewer BTUs. How Powerful Should Your Air Conditioner

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How Do UV Light Indoor Air Quality Products Work?

April 13, 2021

There’s one thing that we all know for certain and that is that we can’t stay alive without breathing. The problem is that more and more these days we’re constantly breathing in all kinds of corrosive chemicals, dirty dust, potent pollutants, and terrible toxins. They all contribute to bad air quality even inside our homes where we may think we’re safe. Breathe Easier Bad air quality has been linked to a number of major health concerns. These can include everything from headaches to fatigue, not to mention severe cases of asthma. Young children and

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How to Clean an Air Conditioner Filter

March 9, 2021

You depend on the central air conditioning system in your Coral Springs, FL, home to keep you cool and comfortable during the sizzling summer months of the year. An important part of maintaining indoor comfort is cleaning your air conditioner’s reusable filter. Follow these three tips to successfully clean your AC’s filter every month. 1. Locate and Remove Begin by turning off the power to the air conditioner. The system needs to be off while you clean the air filter. Locate the air conditioner’s filter. It’s usually in the indoor air handler unit. Some air handlers

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What Size Furnace Do I Need?

February 5, 2021

Winter nights in Coral Springs, FL, can get chilly, so you’ll need a reliable furnace to keep your home comfortable. It’s important to purchase and install the right-sized furnace for your home. A furnace that’s too small will be overworked, and one that’s too large will waste energy and do a poor job of maintaining indoor comfort. Our technicians at Brisk Air, Inc. will help you choose a furnace that is the right size for your home. Know Your Climate Zone The United States Department of Energy has created climate zones based on average winter low

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Does having Indoor Plants Improve Air Quality?

January 5, 2021

You may have heard from gardeners, nursery owners or botanists that including houseplants in your interior decorating could improve your Coral Springs, FL, home’s indoor air quality. The Environmental Protection Agency explains that the air in most homes is two to five times more polluted than the outdoor air, so adding houseplants might seem like an easy way to solve an indoor air quality problem. Before you start setting up rows of flowerpots, here’s what you need to know about the relationship between indoor plants and air quality. Benefits of Houseplants Plants take in carbon dioxide

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What Would We Do Without Furnaces?

November 18, 2020

Every once in a while, it is important to allow yourself to be impressed by seemingly normal items. Otherwise, you might take those objects for granted. The furnace in your Coral Springs home is certainly one of those “normal items” that deserves some appreciation. Take a moment, then, to understand just how far home heating has come with this brief history. No Collecting If you were alive 100 years ago or more, your house almost certainly would have been heated by wood or coal that you were responsible for collecting. In addition, you would have

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Should I Leave the AC on During the Day When I’m Out?

October 20, 2020

Is It Worth It to Leave the Air Conditioner Running? Leaving the air conditioner on during the day seems to make sense. When you arrive home from work or wherever else you go, the interior should be at the preferred temperature when arriving. Still, it might not be the best strategy to let the system run. A Running Air Conditioner Wastes Energy When the air conditioning system runs for several hours a day, a lot of electricity ends up wasted. There’s no reason to cool an empty house and run up such a massive carbon

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What are the 4 Major Indoor Air Pollutants

September 23, 2020

Indoor air contamination is one of the major causes of health problems. The thing regarding air contaminants is that they can hide in plain view. The elements that cause air contamination are so trivial that they are almost invisible to the naked eye. However, this invisibility makes them even more harmful to unsuspecting office-goers and homeowners. Here are four major indoor air pollutants. 1. Radon Radon is a radioactive gas that occurs naturally in the ground and enters your home. Radon is among the leading causes of lung cancer in the U.S. The concentration

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