Tips To Improve Indoor Air Quality

July 1, 2020

Musty or polluted air in your home can have a detrimental impact on your health. Poor indoor air quality has been linked to lung disease, asthma and even fatigue. Here are some ways to improve the air quality inside your home. Ventilate You need to have fresh air going through your home to have good air quality. A simple option is to open some doors or windows. If you live in a city, though, you might be letting in potentially toxic air. You could also turn on exhaust fans in your bathrooms and

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Summertime Indoor Air Quality Concerns

June 17, 2020

Summer can be quite tough on your indoor air quality. While the warm weather aids in outdoor fun, the air inside your home can suffer from a buildup of irritating allergens and potentially harmful pollutants. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to alleviate these problematic indoor air issues. Here are three of the biggest effects of summer on your indoor air quality. 1. Increased Pollen There’s not much you can do about the amount of pollen that’s outdoors. However, the outside air is circulating and being refreshed by the wind. Inside your home is another

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How to Change a Thermostat Battery

May 14, 2020

Programmable and smart thermostats use a battery to provide power to their touchscreens. If the battery’s charge drops too low, the thermostat will stop working. Knowing how to change a thermostat battery can help you to prevent comfort disruptions in your Coral Springs, FL, home. Verify the Battery Requirements Different makes and models of thermostats use various types of batteries. The owner’s manual for your thermostat should explain which type to use and how many of them you need. The manual may also recommend a specific brand of battery. If it does, be sure to use

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How to Prevent Costly HVAC Repairs

April 17, 2020

A well-running HVAC system is crucial to maintaining comfort in your home. A system breakdown can leave you and your loved ones in quite a predicament. In addition, repair or replacement costs can be expensive. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to prevent breakdowns. Take a look at these tips to prevent costly HVAC repairs. 1. Get Seasonal Tune-Ups You should have your HVAC system checked in both the fall and the spring to make sure things are in tip-top shape. In the fall, a technician will check over your heating system.

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Why Is Indoor Air Quality Worse Than Outdoor?

March 8, 2020

Did you know that indoor air, on average, has two to five times as many pollutants as outdoor air according to the EPA? Outdoor air might seem like it’s filled with smoke, dust, and exhaust, but it is actually much cleaner than the air inside your house. Understanding why indoor air quality is so poor will help you take steps to fix the problem and get cleaner air. Mold and Bacterial Growths The simple act of having a lot of moisture in the air can lead to indoor air quality problems since most homes are not

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How Does a Thermostat Work?

February 10, 2020

We’ve all used thermostats before, but only when something goes wrong do most of us stop to consider how they actually work. Whether you’re dealing with a current problem or simply curious about these useful devices, you’ll learn the basics about thermostats by reading below. The Meaning of “Thermostat” “Thermo” means heat, and “stat” means to stay the same. Therefore, “thermostat” means to keep the temperature the same. When you set your thermostat to 70 degrees in the winter, for example, the heat will turn on whenever you go below that mark. When you

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Symptoms of a Dirty Coil

January 11, 2020

Cleanliness is definitely a virtue when it comes to your home’s HVAC system. While you may already be aware of the importance of regularly cleaning and replacing your air filter, the work doesn’t stop there. Similar to a dirty or clogged air filter, your evaporator coil may also cause a noticeable change in your HVAC system if it is in need of a good cleaning. At Brisk Air, our knowledgeable technicians will equip you with the knowledge you need to keep your HVAC system running efficiently. Call on our Coral Springs-based team for:

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Home Comfort Resolutions for 2020

December 20, 2019

Is your home not as comfortable as you’d like? Perhaps comfort is all right but it costs more than you’d like. Let us consider some resolutions that can make a difference in 2020. Invest in a Smart Thermostat Brisk Air has provided a full range of heating, cooling, and other home comfort services to Coral Springs and its neighboring communities since 1972. A smart thermostat is our leading recommendation because such devices are relatively inexpensive and make a big difference with comfort and cost. Learn Your Smart Thermostat Take the time to

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The Pros and Cons of Space Heaters

November 19, 2019

Space heaters may be effective tools to help keep your home warm when the temperature starts to drop. However, they may not always be the best solution to meet your heating needs. Let’s look at what you should consider before deciding whether or not to purchase one. Space Heaters May Be More Efficient A space heater can be more efficient because it can deliver heat only where you need it. Therefore, you will waste less energy heating seldom-used rooms or rooms that stay warm enough on their own. Ultimately, this means that you will save

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HVAC and AC Are Different Systems

November 13, 2019

HVAC and AC Are Different Systems Did you know there are differences between an air conditioning unit and an HVAC system? Many people don’t realize these units are two separate systems and that they operate in different ways. Here are a few ways that HVAC and AC units are different from each other. Many contractors will use the words “AC” and “HVAC” interchangeably. However, these systems both operate and function differently in your home. Your friendly HVAC company will help you to find the right system for your house. What Is

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