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Why You Should Change Your Air Filters Regularly

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Air filters are a common part of any HVAC system. As air passes through the system the filter removes dust, dirt, pet hair and other contaminants before they can either interfere with the functioning of the unit or decrease the quality of air in your home. Here in Angleton TX, air filters are especially necessary because of our high humidity levels, which increase the amount of pollen seeds and similar allergens in the air. It’s usually beneficial to change out your air filters fairly often in order to keep them functioning at their best and improve your indoor air quality. Here’s a few quick reasons why you should change your air filters regularly.

The best and most important is also the most obvious. Air filters will get clogged up with dirt and debris over time, and the more time they work, the more debris will clog up their surface. That in turn will reduce its effectiveness considerably, since additional contaminants will get through more easily and make mischief within your heating and cooling system. That results in greater wear and tear on the system and an increased risk of a more serious breakdown. In addition, it lowers the quality of air in your household if you don’t swap out the used filter with a fresh one. You may feel increased irritation in the nose and throat, furniture will become dusty more quickly and family members with allergies may suffer from an increase in the severity of their attacks.

Standard air filters are designed to be swapped out regularly, and without needing to call a repair technician. You should do so at least once every few months, and more often if you have sensitive family members or a lot of pets in your household. You might also consider an electric air filter, which can be much more efficient than standard filters. For more on why you should change your air filters regularly, or to discuss an upgrade in your filters, the experts at Switzerland Air are here to help. Our experts are trained in filter installation, replacement, and other HVAC system services in Angleton. We can go over your options with you in a thorough and professional manner! Give us a call today to set up a service appointment.

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Benefits of a Commercial Chiller System

Friday, March 21st, 2014

A commercial chiller system is a form of air conditioning, mounted on the roof of an office building or similar structure. They come in two types: air cooled and water cooled. Air-cooled systems blow warm air from your building across a set of coils circulating refrigerant. Water-cooled systems send the heat from the air into water, which facilitates a heat exchange with a series of copper tubes containing refrigerant. It works more effectively than air-cooled chillers for larger offices, which naturally have higher demands on an air conditioning system. Here in Sweeny, TX, commercial chillers make a lot of sense, especially considering our hot muggy summers.

Did you know that Switzerland Air specializes in repairing and installing commercial chiller systems in Sweeny, TX?

But what, specifically, are the benefits of a commercial chiller system? The answers can be found below.

  • Energy efficiency. Commercial chillers have the benefit of using less energy than other types of air conditioning systems. This allows you to save money on monthly cooling costs quite readily, a major concern when you’re dealing with a business. Not only do you need to keep your employees comfortable, but you want your customers to enjoy your space and want to come back to it. A commercial chiller will help you do that without breaking the bank.
  • Environmental impact. Commercial chillers are environmentally friendly, using less energy to do their work while still providing reliable air conditioning. Newer models improve their environmental efficiency a great deal, and smaller models tend to use less energy than larger ones to boot.
  • Flexibility. Regardless of the size of your business, there’s a commercial chiller that can meet your needs. Their flexibility means that you can adjust and alter the number of units you have fairly easily, tailoring the payload to reflect your specific needs.

The benefits of a commercial chiller system also depend on your business’s needs, which is why you could use an expert like Switzerland Air to help you. We operate in Sweeny, TX, we offer expert commercial HVAC services, and commercial chiller systems are part of our field of expertise.

Call us today to make an appointment!

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Reasons to Eliminate Hard Water in Your Home

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Hard water is water that has an especially high mineral content, usually calcium, magnesium and/or attendant compounds. It has no actively harmful effects, and you can continue to drink and bathe in it with no fears for your health. Having said that, it can also create a number of problems with your plumbing system. Here in Brazoria, TX, water purification systems can be installed that will eliminate the minerals in hard water. But why would you want to invest in such a system?

Here are some reasons to eliminate hard water in your home:

  • Better food and drinking water
    Hard water can affect the taste of food prepared with tap water, as well as plain old-fashioned drinking water. A water filtration system will eliminate that odd taste, leaving your water cleaner, fresher and better tasting than before.
  • Less damage to plumbing
    A water filtration system will eliminate those crusty white deposits that sometimes show up on your faucet heads and shower heads, helping to protect your plumbing system from unnecessary wear and tear. This is especially true with your water heater, which can develop build-up from hard water that interferes with its ability to heat your water (and must be drained and cleaned by a professional to correct).
  • Softer clothes
    Hard water can affect your laundry, causing colors to fade and fabrics wear out more quickly. Water filtration helps preserve your clothes for longer, while making them feel softer and more comfortable in the bargain.
  • Better showers
    While hard water won’t harm you if you shower or bathe it in, it can create redness and irritation in your skin. Cleaner water means softer water for your showers, reducing the amount of irritation you feel.

If you have reasons to eliminate hard water in your home, the next step is to call upon the experts at Switzerland Air. Water purification systems can be installed by our staff of professional technicians, and we won’t rest until you are completely satisfied. Give us a call today and let us show you what we can do! Don’t forget to ask us about other HVAC services in Brazoria, TX, that you need for your home.

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3 Ways That Air Purifiers are a Good Idea

Friday, March 7th, 2014

An air purifier acts as a “scrubber” for your household air: killing bacteria, trapping dust and otherwise improving your indoor air quality. Here in Freeport, TX, air purifier technology is a fairly common sight in household interested in keeping the dust and humidity at bay. Air purifiers can cost a bit to install, but in most cases they provide excellent value for the money. Here are 3 ways that air purifiers are a good idea.

  • They reduce allergens and illness
    Cleaner air is healthier air, devoid of dust and germs that could cause you or your family members to become ill. This is of particular concerns if your household contains children, the elderly or someone with a history of allergies or asthma. An air filter will help everyone stay healthier and reduce the risk of an illness.
  • They make the home more comfortable
    Even if you don’t have anyone in the house vulnerable to health concerns, filtered air is more comfortable air almost by default. By reducing pollens, dust and allergens in the air, breathing is cleaner and the whole house feels fresher than it might otherwise. Considering how humid our Texas summers can get, that’s no small feat.
  • Lower cleaning costs
    Dust blown through the air can coat your furnishings and increase the frequency with which you have to dust. Over time, it can cause your furnishings to face or even increase their overall wear and tear.

Investing in your indoor air quality in Freeport, TX, is a good idea regardless of your individual circumstances. Our rough and tumble Texas climate may keep the tenderfoots out, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with a less comfortable house. And if you decide that an air purifier is right for you, then the professionals at Switzerland Air are here to help. We can install a new filter to work alongside your existing HVAC system, and we take pride in doing our jobs right the first time, every time. Pick up the phone and give us a call today to make an appointment. You’ll be glad you did!

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