Archive | September, 2014

Is Your A/c Unit Protected Against Power Surges?

21 Sep
a/c surge protector

You protect your computer, television and many other electrical appliances in your home but are you leaving something out?

Many people do not think twice about adding a power strip surge protector to their home to protect computers, televisions or many other electronic devices.

Most of these items cost well under $3,000 but an expensive item in your home that is not often protected against power surges is your air conditioning unit.

Basically, a power surge is a spike in the electrical current in your home. Although it is very brief (1/1000 of a second), it can still cause damage to anything in your home that runs on electricity.

Most power surges are caused by lightning but they can also be attributed to faulty wiring or appliances (dishwasher or refridgerator).

Appliances use a lot of energy to start up and shut down which can interrupt your home’s steady electrical flow.

Power surges can degrade the wiring and components in your a/c unit, cause a/c interruptions plus damage and reduce the life of your air conditioning system.

An easy thing that you can do to protect your air conditioner from power surges is to have a surge protector installed on your a/c unit.

A surge protector works by shunting the voltage to ground. A good ground is imperative. Also, it must be installed properly. It is important to have an HVAC contractor install your a/c unit’s surge protector to make sure it is installed properly for correct operation.

Florida has about 1.4 million lightening strikes per year so there are many opportunities for power surges.

Contact RDS Air Conditioning to have a surge protector professionally installed on your a/c unit to protect it against power surges. RDS Air Conditioning is a Certified Florida Contractor. Lic. #CAC1816713.

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Is the Air in your Workplace Making you Sick?

5 Sep

commercial air purifierAccording to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, “A variety of vague and hard-to-pinpoint symptoms are experienced by an undetermined, but possibly sizable number of adults and children. Occasionally, they may suggest allergy or asthma, but most often the symptoms are much wider in scope.”

If you own a business, you should consider the people who visit your business including yourself, employees, customers, service techs, other business people, friends and family. How many of them may be affected by the environment in your building?

People with asthma, allergies and/or sensitivities can experience congestion, itchy eyes, runny nose, difficulty breathing or other aggravating symptoms.

There are all types of odors, air pollutants, VOCs (volatile organic compounds), smoke, mold, bacteria and viruses that you probably may not even know exist in your business environment. Walls, furniture, mold and carpets are just some of the things that can be emitting these into your environment.

Employees who have allergies or are sensitive to something in their work environment may miss more days of work or be less productive because they do not feel well and/or are dealing with irritating symptoms.

There are things you can do to help keep your employees, customers and anyone with allergies or sensitivities more comfortable while spending time at your place of business.

1. Use non VOC paint on walls or anyplace where paint is used.
2. Place Eco Friendly furniture in your workplace for employees to use and in your customer waiting area.
3. Install chemical free carpeting or green flooring like cork, natural linoleum or non glued laminate.
4. Have your a/c unit maintained and duct work cleaned.
5. Have an Air Knight REME air purification system installed in your place of business.

The Air Knight REME is designed to help eliminate sick building syndrome by reducing odors, air pollutants, VOCs (chemical odors), smoke, mold bacteria and viruses. The Air Knight REME is easily mounted into air conditioning and heating system air ducts where many sick building problems start.

Living with asthma, allergies or sensitivities is no fun and can be very irritating and debilitating. As an employer, it is important that your employees and visitors to your business feel comfortable and want to return often.

RDS Air Conditioning installs the Air Knight REME for commercial buildings and The Air Knight Residential Air Purification System to purify the air in your home.

RDS Air Conditioning also offers air duct cleaning, a/c maintenance, a/c repair and a/c replacement plus other services.
Serving Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero and Fort Myers, FL.

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