Air Conditioning, Heating, Indoor Air Quality, and Ductwork Facts and Statistics

We take heating and cooling your home seriously, so we have put together a list of heating and cooling facts and statistics that you should consider. Some of them may even save you some money.

  • By just turning your thermostat back, you can save yourself up to 1% for each degree you set it back if you leave it for eight hours. For example, set your thermostat back 10º when you go to work, you could save 10% on your heating/cooling bill.
  • The average life expectancy of an Air Conditioner is 20 years. Check and see what year your air conditioner was installed? How many years do you have left? Be proactive, so it doesn’t break down in the middle of a hot Florida summer.
  • Symptoms such as dryness and irritation of the eyes, nose, throat, and skin, headache, fatigue, shortness of breath, hypersensitivity, and allergies, sinus congestion, coughing, and sneezing, dizziness, and nausea have been linked to poor indoor air quality.
  • Ever hear of air conditioning sickness? It is created from air conditioners full of bacteria, fungi, mold, and mildew. If your home or office is a breeding ground for bacteria, mold, and mildew growth or is not vacuumed regularly, an air conditioner will only circulate the sickness-inducing allergens that are already present.
  • Ductwork typically has a maximum lifespan of 20-25 years. Or, whenever your ductwork starts to deteriorate, significantly reducing your HVAC system’s efficiency, it should be repaired or replaced.
  • Indoor Air Quality purifiers with HEPA filters are generally most effective at removing the airborne mold spores in your system and home. Mold spores don’t reproduce without moisture. When airborne mold spores are pulled into a HEPA air filter, it can trap mold spores, and they die.
  • According to the American Lung Association, the air inside your home can be 5 to 70 times more polluted than the air you breathe outside of your home.
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