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Benefits of a Tyent Water Wellness System

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Do you know what’s entering your home’s water supply through the water main? You may be unpleasantly surprised at the amount of minerals, chemicals, and other impurities in the water that you drink, bathe in, and use to cook and clean. To make sure that you have the cleanest water possible entering your faucets, showerheads, and appliances, contact professionals for installation of a water purification system in Brazoria, TX.

At Switzerland Air, we install, repair, and maintain Tynet Water for Wellness systems, which go far beyond simply filtering pollutants from your water supply. Customers often ask us about Tynet Water Ionizers and what particular advantages they bring to water purification that make them different from other filtration systems. Here are the major benefits that using Tynet systems can bring to your home that make them on of the best choices for healthy water.

More Than Filtering—It Actually Improves Your Water

A Tynet Water Ionizer does more than remove the impure particles from your water. It transforms ordinary water into alkaline ionized water by neutralizing free radicals and giving the water a negative charge called oxidation reduction potential (–ORP), in other words, it creates water with powerful antioxidants.

Antioxidants fight against rising oxidation inside the human body, and this helps rejuvenate the body—in fact, alkaline water is six times more hydrating than conventional water.

Alkaline water can provide you the following health important benefits:

  • Anti-aging properties
  • A stronger immune system
  • Body detoxification
  • Protection from free radicals that cause numerous illnesses

Although you can purchase bottles of alkaline water, this bottled water rapidly loses its negative ORP, and its benefits last only 18–24 hours. The best way to receive the full beneficial effects from the antioxidants in alkaline water is to have Tynet Water Ionizer installed for your home.

And keep in mind, along with all of these above benefits, a Tynet Water Ionizer cleans the contamination from your water as well, just like standard filters. You have cleaner water, with the extra power of antioxidants, right from your taps.

Installing one of the Tynet Water for Wellness systems requires a profession experienced with these products. Contact Switzerland Air today to learn more about installation of the best in water purification in Brazoria, TX. Even if your home doesn’t suffer from impurities in the water supply, it will benefit from the healthy properties of alkaline water.

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Why Commercial Specialists Are Necessary for Commercial Air Conditioning Repair

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Your commercial air conditioning system may cool your commercial property just like any other home air conditioner, but that doesn’t mean that just any technician can repair your system when something goes wrong. You have clients, customers, tenants, or employees in your building that rely on you to provide a comfortable environment. But if you trust the job to just any AC specialist, you may not get the repairs you need to get your system back in full working order.

If you need commercial air conditioning repair in Angleton, TX, don’t leave the job up to a home air conditioning service provider. Instead, here are some reasons you should only trust a commercial specialist to repair your system.

Commercial Air Conditioning Systems Are Configured Differently

Home air conditioning systems are usually split systems made up of two parts, the outside condenser unit and the indoor evaporator unit. But most commercial properties use packaged air conditioning, systems in which all of the components of the indoor unit and outdoor unit are combined into one cabinet, which is placed outside and often installed on the rooftop. If your technician is at all unfamiliar with these complex packaged units, repairs may be done incorrectly.

Furthermore, commercial systems usually have at least three times the cooling capacity of residential systems. A technician who is unfamiliar with a system this size may not be able to choose the appropriate parts for replacement or know the level of refrigerant needed to cool the space.

Commercial Properties Have Different Needs than Residential Properties

Commercial systems also take advantage of zone control so that the people in different offices, rooms, or homes can set the temperature to their liking with separate thermostats. The zone control system is installed as a set of dampers in a complex layout of ducts that some technicians may be unfamiliar with. Also, commercial systems are modular, meaning the cooling capacity can change to accommodate the changing needs of commercial properties without replacing the entire system, another feature with which some technicians may be inexperienced.

It’s always best to leave a big job to a professional. For commercial HVAC services in Angleton, TX, call the specialists at Switzerland Air today!

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Repair or Replace My Air Conditioner

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Is your air conditioner struggling to cool your home? Sometimes, calling for large-scale repairs is frustrating, and it may seem as though replacement is the best option. However, replacement is a costly solution, and a repair can sometimes keep the problems at bay for a few more years. The decision to replace your new air conditioner should not be made lightly, and you should discuss your air conditioner problems with a professional first. However, there are some ways you can tell whether repairing or replacing your air conditioner is the best option for your home.

When to Repair

If you’ve never called for air conditioning service before or if you have not had to call very often in the last few years, you may only need repair. A few repairs should be no reason for any concern since most homeowners will need to call a technician at least once over the lifespan of a system. Even if you have made several calls recently, repairing a system that is under ten years old may be the best option.

You should call for repair if you experience issues such as lowered cooling power or high energy bills. This may mean that you have a refrigerant leak or a frozen evaporator coil, and repairing these issues is far less expensive than purchasing a new system. However, if these problems persist after service and regular maintenance, the components of your system may be worn down to the point that replacement is the best option.

When to Replace

Sometimes, repairs will only provide a temporary patch for a bigger problem. Eventually, any air conditioning system will need replacement, and it may be more cost effective to replace now to wait for the system to break down suddenly in the middle of the cooling season.

Every air conditioning system has an expected lifespan, and you can usually check with the manufacturer to determine whether you have hit that point. Replacement can lower your monthly bills as well; many air conditioners manufactured today are much more efficient than older systems.

If you’ve decided that you need to repair or replace your system, Switzerland Air offers professional HVAC services in Lake Jackson, TX. Still unsure? Call us today to talk to an expert!

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Damage Caused by Excess Humidity

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

If there’s one thing we understand in southern Texas, it’s that heat and humidity make up our summers. But humidity can do a lot more than just make things feel uncomfortable; it can actually cause damage to your home. A great tool our Switzerland Air technicians have used to help customers decrease the humidity level in their homes is a whole-home dehumidifier. When added to your air conditioning system in Freeport, TX, a dehumidifier can help increase comfort levels and protect your home from damage caused by humidity.

Damage That Can Be Caused By Humidity

Following are some of the common problems we have seen result from excessive humidity in homes:

  • Mold and mildew growth – mold and mildew thrive in cool, damp environments. Both of these growths can ruin furniture, clothing, bedding, photos, books and many more important items in your home, not to mention the irritation mold and mildew spores can cause to allergy sufferers.
  • Issues with flooring – both wood and carpet can develop mold and mildew if there is enough moisture in the air. Not only will mold and mildew produce an unpleasant odor on your flooring: it can, if left untreated, ruin it.
  • Peeling paint – humidity can cause paint on walls and ceilings to bubble and peel. This is because walls and ceilings can absorb the moisture over time, and eventually become soggy.
  • Excess wear-and-tear on your air conditioning system – your air conditioner removes both heat and humidity, but excessive humidity will force it to work harder to achieve the same temperature as when there is less humidity in the air. For instance, 70 degrees with low humidity feels much more comfortable than 70 degrees with high humidity. This is because humidity holds heat – heat that your air conditioner has to remove in order to properly cool your home.

How a Whole-Home Dehumidifier Helps

One of the best ways we’ve seen to combat excessive humidity is to add a whole-home dehumidifier to your air conditioning system. A whole-home dehumidifier removes the excess moisture, helps improve comfort, increases energy efficiency and better health, and allows for less strain on your air conditioner. If you’ve been combatting issues caused by excess humidity, it may be time to see if a dehumidifier in Freeport, TX is right for your property. Call Switzerland Air today and schedule an appointment with one of our experts to discuss dehumidifying your home.

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Denmark Also Celebrates the Fourth of July

Friday, July 4th, 2014

Maybe an elementary school teacher tried to trip you up with this test question: “Do other countries have a Fourth of July?” If the teacher had phrased the question as, “Do other countries celebrate the Fourth of July?” you would be less likely to slip up and answer “no.”

Except… and your teacher probably didn’t know this at the time… there is another country that celebrates the Fourth of July. They don’t celebrate a holiday that happens to fall on July 4 (there are quite a few of those spread across the globe), but they actually celebrate U.S. Independence Day.

That country is—Denmark.

Every July 4, in the Rebild Region in the north of Denmark, thousands of people gather in Rebild National Park to hold the largest Fourth of July celebration outside the U.S.A., an events known as Rebildfesten. This tradition has continued for over a hundred years now, starting in 1912. The origins of this unusual celebration is that in 1911 a ground of Danish Americans purchased the 140 acres of the parkland between the woods in Rold and the Lindenborg stream. The next year, they deeded the land to the Danish King and people of the country as a memorial to Danish Americans, under the condition that the place remain undeveloped, open to the public, and used to celebrate U.S. holidays. Today, the park also hosts a museum on the history of Danish immigrants to the U.S., housed inside a log cabin.

This display of solidarity with the U.S. is because of the country’s warm welcome of 300,000 Danish settlers who were among the earliest to migrate across the seas. The celebration continues as sign of the long friendship between the two nations.

Since its inception, the celebration has hosted famous speakers such as the members of the Danish royal family (the queen and princess both attended for the 100th anniversary), Walt Disney, Keith Carradine, and Richard Chamberlain. The festivities actually start two days earlier, but on the fourth is when the major parade is held (which marches over 3 miles from the train station) and the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra performs a selections of music from both countries.

Although we doubt you will be celebrating your Fourth of July in Denmark this year, we at Switzerland Air hope you have a fantastic Independence Day.

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