8 Essentials for Air Quality and Control

How often do you think about the air quality in your home or business? From a financial or a health standpoint, air quality and air control are critical for the places we live, work, eat, and sleep. That is why United Refrigeration, Heating and Air’s experts are explaining eight essentials to know for National Indoor Air Quality Awareness Month.

  1. First, if we have said it once, we have said it a million times – maintain a clean air filter. Preferably, choose one with a high MERV ranking to reduce airborne particles. Regularly changing air filters will decrease allergens, dust, debris, hair, and dander in your indoor air. Furthermore, a dirty air filter could end up costing you by causing system malfunctions.
  2. Next, it is essential to schedule HVAC system maintenance and regular cleanings to ensure you have a properly operating HVAC system for filtering and circulating air throughout your home or business. Maintenance can also extend the longevity of systems.
  3. For businesses and homeowners in Ocala, the Villages, and surrounding areas of North Central Florida, it is necessary to control humidity levels. Experts recommend maintaining humidity levels below 50 percent to prevent the growth of mold and mildew. Ignoring mold and mildew can impact your health as well as put a dent in your wallet.
  4. Just as important as controlling humidity is the need to quickly repair leaks, remove standing water, and remove water-damaged wood or materials. These can also lead to the dangerous spread of mold and mildew affecting your property, air quality, and health.
  5. Be cautious and limit the usage of harmful chemicals, such as household cleaners, pesticides, paints, and other solvents inside your Florida homes and businesses. When usage is necessary, be sure to open doors or windows to ensure proper ventilation.
  6. After years of warnings, we all know it is smart to avoid smoking indoors. Hundreds of chemicals in cigarettes have been linked to asthma, respiratory illnesses, and cancers.
  7. Air duct cleanings can be a great solution for better air quality. In addition to professional cleanings, United’s experts can install REME HALO® Whole Home In-Duct Air Purifiers to reduce odors, pollutants, particulates, microbials, and gases in indoor air.
  8. For enhanced control, install an air purifier, such asGlobal Plasma Solutions (GPS) to reduce particles, odors, pollutants, viruses, and airborne bacteria in your indoor air.

In addition to specializing in HVAC systems, United is a certified contractor for GPS’s needlepoint ionization technology and many other products for superior air purification. The team at United Refrigeration, Heating and Air is prepared to help you with all the essentials for air quality, system maintenance, repairs, and new installations.

United Refrigeration, Heating and Air’s team has helped keep homes and businesses running efficiently for over 30 years. Call 352-629-1187 to schedule services today.

Summer Reset for Refrigeration Systems

Summer AC Maintenance

Prolonged heat and humidity of North Central Florida’s summer months often force refrigeration systems to work overtime. That is why preventative maintenance to inspect and reset your system for efficiency can be key to avoiding breakdowns and extending the life of your equipment.

Your summer 2020 reset can start with a simple phone call to schedule a mid-year maintenance check. Based in Ocala, United Refrigeration, Heating and Air’s technicians are prepared to inspect any and all of your commercial refrigeration systems, including ice machines, soft serve machines, slush machines, commercial walk-ins, reach-in coolers, reach-in freezers, deli cases, exhaust fans, make-up air fans, gaskets, door hardware, and other components. United’s preventative maintenance services are designed to ensure proper functioning, identify any potential issues, and mitigate risks of costly repairs down the road.

What to Do When a Refrigeration Repair or Restart Is Needed

When a problem strikes, a reset is often the first thing we think to do. For example, if an icemaker stops making ice, your reaction may be to unplug and manually restart the machine for a quick fix.  Although oftentimes, the best protocol for avoiding further system damage is to hire a professional technician to inspect the entire system thoroughly for any possible problems before a restart.   

Why? Because many manufacturers design complex systems with control circuits and defined rules for restart procedures. United’s technicians clean, maintain, and service brands and models like True, Beverage Air, Blue Air, Master-Bilt, and Traulsen.  United is also a service and warranty contractor for commercial ice machines, such as Scotsman, Manitowoc, Hoshizaki, and more.  Each brand requires different protocols and repair methods, which is why it is important to trust the professionals to maintain and protect your equipment.

Commercial Refrigeration Maintenance Plans and Services

Food vendors, restaurants, kitchen facilities, and other businesses across Ocala and The Villages simply cannot afford to risk an equipment failure or loss of food supplies in today’s economic climate.  United Refrigeration, Heating and Air, has designed preventative maintenance plans to support your needs and keep your systems up and running. 

Depending on your service plan and the condition of your system, your inspection and maintenance services may include stringent cleaning or sanitizing to ensure proper functioning, checking refrigerant levels in the cooling system, resetting thermostats and cycling to proper temperatures, clearing drain lines, cleaning coils, securing hinges, as well as inspecting fans, compressors, and other components.  If needed, certain parts may need replaced before resetting your system to its most efficient operation levels.

United Refrigeration, Heating and Air’s team has provided speedy services for over 30 years. Call 352-629-1187 to set-up your summer installations, system maintenance, or repair services.