Next Generation Air & Heat, Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

Next Generation Air & Heat, Inc. Earns 2018 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Friday, February 1st, 2019

Palm Bay, Florida 1/25/19 – Next Generation Air & Heat, Inc. is proud to announce that it has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award (SSA). This award honors service professionals who have maintained exceptional service ratings and reviews on Angie’s List in 2018.

“Service pros that receive our Angie’s List Super Service Award represent the best in our network, who are consistently making great customer service their mission,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “These pros have provided exceptional service to our members and absolutely deserve recognition for the exemplary customer service they exhibited in the past year.”

Angie’s List Super Service Award 2018 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include maintaining an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade and review period grade. The SSA winners must be in good standing with Angie’s List and undergo additional screening.

Next Generation Air & Heat, Inc. has been listed on Angie’s List since 2013. This is the 4 year Next Generation Air & Heat has received this honor.

Service company ratings are updated continually on Angie’s List as new, verified consumer reviews are submitted. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in multiple fields ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality.

For over two decades Angie’s List has been a trusted name for connecting consumers to top-rated service professionals. Angie’s List provides unique tools and support designed to improve the local service experience for both consumers and service professionals.

Contact: John Lazaridis 1770 Agora Cir Palm Bay Florida 32909

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Suffering from Cold and Flu Symptoms? Clean Your Ducts!

Monday, December 10th, 2018

When you’re lethargic and sniffling, you’re probably going to assume that your coworker with that persistent sniffle gave you the cold you’re suffering from, but have you ever thought about how your home affects your health? They’re more related than you might think. Poor indoor air quality is a huge detriment to your health. If your ductwork is dirty, then it will make cold and flu season here in Florida even more of a challenge. If you have poor indoor air quality, try an air duct cleaning this winter. It’s a simple step you can take toward higher home comfort and better health.

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Why Fall is the Perfect Time for Duct Cleaning

Monday, October 15th, 2018

virus-cells-on-a-dark-backgroundIt’s important to think about your indoor air quality here in Palm Bay. Air duct cleaning probably isn’t a service you have done regularly but it’s a small task that can make a huge difference in your overall air quality. Your ductwork moves all the air throughout your home—this is a very labor-intensive job. In an ideal world, you’d have your ducts cleaned annually, but we understand that this doesn’t always happen.

If you can’t remember the last time you’ve had your ducts cleaned, now is the time to schedule an appointment. A fall duct cleaning will save you money in winter. If you need a thorough duct cleaning in Palm Bay, FL schedule an appointment with our team at Next Generation Air & Heat, Inc.

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What Causes Low Indoor Air Quality?

Monday, June 25th, 2018

blowing-noseAt least pollution is only a concern outdoors, you may be thinking to yourself. If so, then your thinking is wrong. We like to think of our homes as being a place of solace: healthful environments where we can thrive with our families. Unfortunately, this is not necessarily the case. Many homeowners are actually shocked to hear that the indoor air quality in their homes may actually be worse than that outdoors! Fortunately, our Coca, FL IAQ pros are here to help.

For every problem that you may encounter with your indoor air quality, we can help you to find a solution. Before getting to that point, though, you may be wondering what it is that can lead to low indoor air quality to begin with. As is so often the case, there are a number of potential factors to consider. So read on, take stock of your home, and let us know if you are ready to start fighting for the high level of indoor air quality that you deserve.

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Signs of Trouble with Your Ductwork

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

corrugated-duct-interiorWe don’t have nearly as much use for our heating systems as we do for our air conditioners here in Florida, but both are necessary if you hope to make it through the entire year comfortably. If you use a central air conditioner in your home—and if you’re not, you should definitely consider ditching window units and opting for a whole-house cooling system—then you are depending upon a system of air ducts in order to distribute cooled air throughout your house.

If you use a furnace, too, then you are also using that system when you heat your home, however infrequent that may be. What we’re getting at here is that your air ducts play a vital role in your overall comfort and the overall performance quality of your HVAC system(s). That means that any problems at all with your ductwork in Palm Bay, FL really need to be resolved as soon as possible. Of course, your air ducts are also almost entirely hidden from view. So how are you to recognize problems to begin with?

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Award Winning Service 2016

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Next Generation Air & Heat Inc. Earns Esteemed 2016 Angie’s List Super Service Award
Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service

Next Generation Air & Heat Inc. has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of customer service to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2016.

This achievement is particularly significant as Angie’s List experienced unprecedented member growth in 2016. More than 1.6 million consumers, many of whom were eager to quickly hire highly qualified service pros, joined Angie’s List after the company added a new, free membership tier.

“Companies that can meet higher demands without missing a beat in their exemplary performance standards truly do stand apart from their peers,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “Only a fraction of the HVAC companies in Brevard were able to do it.”

Angie’s List Super Service Award 2016 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade, and review period grade. The SSA winners must also be in good standing with Angie’s List, pass a background check and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines.

Service company ratings are updated daily on Angie’s List as new, verified consumer reviews are submitted. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in areas ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality.

For more than 21 years, Angie’s List restricted access to its verified reviews to consumers who paid membership fees. When the company removed that barrier, some companies worried that the new, non-paying members would not be as engaged as members of the past. Experience has shown, however, that these newly added members are just as engaged – across all age groups – as prior members. Also, because the company continues to adhere to its review verification process, there has been no degradation of review quality.

“The biggest change at Angie’s List is that we are connecting even more consumers to high quality service professionals,” Hicks said. “And that’s good for everyone.”

Angie’s List helps facilitate happy transactions between more than 4.5 million consumers nationwide and its collection of highly rated service providers in more than 720 categories of service, ranging from home improvement to health care. Built on a foundation of more than 10 million verified reviews of local service, Angie’s List connects consumers directly to its online marketplace of services from member-reviewed providers, and offers unique tools and support designed to improve the local service experience for both consumers and service professionals.

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Award Winning Service 2015

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

2015Next Generation Air & Heat

Earns Esteemed 2015 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service

Next Generation Air & Heat has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2015.

“Only about 5 percent of the companies in Brevard and Indian River have performed so consistently well enough to earn our Super Service Award,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “It’s a really high standard.”

Angie’s List Super Service Award 2015 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade, and review period grade; the company must be in good standing with Angie’s List, pass a background check and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines.

Service company ratings are updated daily on Angie’s List. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in areas ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality.

Angie’s List helps facilitate happy transactions between more than three million consumers nationwide and its collection of highly rated service providers in more than 720 categories of service, ranging from home improvement to health care. Built on a foundation of more than 10 million verified reviews of local service, Angie’s List connects consumers directly to its online marketplace of services from member-reviewed providers, and offers unique tools and support designed to improve the local service experience for both consumers and service professionals.

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Can I Clean My Ducts on My Own?

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Regular duct cleaning is an important part of upkeep for your home’s HVAC system. Maintaining dust and dirt-free ventilation passages removes excess strain off a forced-air heater and air conditioner, helps protect indoor air quality, and makes it easier to keep a house looking clean and tidy and without dust everywhere.

Duct cleaning isn’t something to handle on your own as part of spring cleaning. You should schedule the service from professionals. We often hear from people who want advice about handling the duct cleaning job on their own, and we always inform them that the only way to handle the chore is to leave it to other people—specifically, the people with the right training and equipment.

Next Generation Air & Heat Inc. has an excellent duct cleaning team on staff. Make an appointment with us to have duct cleaning in Palm Bay, FL, done fast and right.

Why professionals must handle duct cleaning

The network of ducts in a home is extensive, and most of it remains out of sight of the homeowner. Accessing duct interiors is difficult, and the amount of debris that can build up over a year or two inside ductwork is more than a commercial vacuum cleaner can handle. You cannot open up a vent register and place a vacuum hose into it and hope to get the job done. Brooms and brushes brought into service will not complete the task either. It requires technicians who can access the entire ventilation network and remove all the contaminants inside, many of which are ground deep into the ductwork walls.

The way that professionals carry out duct cleaning is through high-powered vacuums that attach to where the ductwork leaves the HVAC system. These large vacuums put the whole ventilation system under negative pressure, and this dislodges debris and particles from the duct walls to make it easier for the vacuum to then suction them up. Special agitation equipment sent into the different registers will remove any further pollutants.

You can provide some help for your ducts on your own, however. Make sure that you change or clean the air filter in the HVAC system once a month during its regular use; this will help slow down dust accumulation. You should also keep the registers clean to allow for better airflow. But it still takes the work of duct cleaning technicians to fully clean a ventilation system for healthier indoor air and an efficient heater and air conditioner.

If more than two years has passed since you had your ductwork cleaned, or if you’ve noticed more dust around your house and higher AC and heating bills, call Next Generation Air & Heat Inc. right away to schedule duct cleaning in Palm Bay, FL.

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How to Tell You Need Duct Sealing in Merritt Island

Monday, August 18th, 2014

The AC maintenance process typically focuses on the mechanical parts of the system. However, a truly healthy system requires healthy air ducting as well. Ductwork can often be forgotten because it is not visible and is virtually noiseless. But air ducts need attention, just as any other part of your system, or it can suffer from cracks, holes and broken seals. One of the best ways to keep your ducts healthy for the long run is by scheduling professional duct sealing on Merritt Island. When done correctly, as by a company like Next Generation Air & Heat, Inc., your ductwork can last for years to come.

Signs You May Need Duct Sealing

There are a few common signs that you may need duct sealing for your ductwork:

  • High energy bills – faulty ductwork can account for up to 30% of total air loss. When your system leaks, there can be a significant reduction of cool air reaching your home for which your AC has to compensate. Whenever your air conditioner has to work harder, it needs to use more power, which can result in higher energy bills.
  • Whistling sounds – whistling sounds in your air ducts can indicate that air is escaping through broken seals and holes.
  • Multiple hot and cold spots – it’s normal to experience slight temperature differences throughout your home, but if you are experiencing definitive hot and cold spots, there may be an issue with certain ducts not delivering the right amount of cool air.
  • Extra humidity – are you feeling extra moisture in the air? Faulty ducts can allow the outside humid air into a duct, and the moisture in this air gets delivered directly into your home.
  • Development of mold and mildew – mold and mildew thrive in cold, dark, moist places, making your ductwork a great place to grow. One of the best ways to deter the growth of mold and mildew in air ducts is to seal it properly to reduce moisture levels.

Duct Sealing Is Not a Good Choice for a DIY Project

Ductwork is extensive, and large sections can be in hard-to-reach places such as crawl spaces and attics. It can also be challenging to find all the holes and cracks that need to be repaired. These are just some of the reasons it’s important to call a professional for your duct sealing in Merritt Island.

For more information about how Next Generation Air & Heat, Inc., can help you with any ductwork needs you may have, call us today!

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How do Air Purifiers Work?

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

It’s starting to heat up for the summer here in Melbourne, which means that humidity, allergens and other particles are floating around in the outside air. Having windows and doors closed with your air conditioning helps keep these particles from entering your household, but inevitably some will get into your airflow. While your air conditioner comes with an air filter, the purpose of this built-in filter is to keep dirt and dust out of your air conditioning system, not improve the indoor air quality. So how can you improve your indoor air quality? You may want to look into the installation of an air purifier for your Melbourne property.

What Is an Air Purifier?

Simply put, an air purifier removes small particles from the air, such as pollen, mold and mildew spores, dirt and dust and other microbes that won’t get captured by your built-in air filter. By using materials that act as a sieve, an air purifier strains the inside air over and over, purifying it each time it cycles the air through.

How Do Air Purifiers Work?

There are several types of air purifiers from which to choose:

  • Pleated – pleated filters capture particles through the pleats in the filter; these types of filters also have a larger surface area than the standard built-in filter. These types of filters can remove up to 40% of harmful particles in the air and they should be replaced every 3 months.
  • Electrostatic/Electronic – electrostatic/electronic filters use static energy to capture particles. With an electrostatic filter, the air around the filter is charged, creating a field of ionization. When particles move into this field, they become charged, and the electrostatic filter captures the particles by using an opposite charge.
  • UV Germicidal Lights – UV lights use the DNA-destroying power of UV-C light to eradicate bacteria, viruses and other microbes from your air conditioning system. UV lights are 99.9% effective, although they do not remove dust.

Thinking of Installing an Air Purifier? Call Us

A whole-home air purifier doesn’t just improve air quality; it can help make the air healthier for those in your home, especially for people with allergies or chronic respiratory illnesses like asthma or COPD. With several choices available to consumers, it’s best to work with a trained professional to determine what type of air purifier will be best for your Melbourne property.

To find out which Indoor Air Quality product will work best for you Call Next Generation Air & Heat, Inc. and schedule an appointment today.

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