Are you having air conditioning issues? Or, are you looking for a way to improve the air quality of your home or business? Then look no further. We will be out to assess your air conditioning needs at a time that is convenient for you.
HVAC Info & FAQ
Air purifiers such as the Air Oasis line of Sanifiers can greatly reduce the presence of contaminants such as bacteria, viruses, mold, smoke and odor causing VOC’s by destroying surface and air contaminants. With a rotational UV shield and the production of hydrogen peroxide molecules, these air purifiers provide cleaner air quality. Choose from the portable, countertop, or in-duct units available. Used for everything from automobiles, homes, offices, daycares, gyms, churches, restaurants, etc.
Air Scrubbing & Ionizing
When a building is affected by water/smoke damage, we set-up an air scrubbing/ionizing machine for approximately 48 hours to remove any odors and cleanse the air in the building. With a built-in UV light and a specialty filter, this machine removes dust and other allergens as well as the smells they cause. Cleaning products will cover up the odor. However, removing the odors or particulates that permeate furniture, carpet and drywall requires the use of air scrubbers/ionizers—which will safely remove any odors/particulates.
Certified Florida Home Inspector
Understanding the construction of a home is very important to determine the needs and uses of the H.V.A.C. system and components. Because we look at so many aspects of your home as an H.V.A.C. contractor, we provide knowledge and services that other companies do not have the opportunity to offer as we also have Certified Florida Home Inspector license.
Certified Florida Mold Assessor & Mold Remediator
We find that providing mold assessment and remediation services is a big part of the H.V.A.C. industry because mold is typically associated with poor ventilation and inadequate temperatures as well as water damage. Properly cooling a home with appropriate ventilation and humidity control will prevent mold growth. Buildings are conditioned and ventilated properly when the systems are sized and installed properly. If you suspect your home has a mold problem, call a professional assessor/remediator immediately. Air samples can be taken to determine exactly what is present as well as the elevation of each contaminant. See our I.A.Q. page and/or the Indoor Air Quality & Mold Testing section below for more info.
The coils of your air conditioning system become clogged just like the radiator on a car. A dirty coil can cause poor air circulation, enhance wear and tear on the system and reduce energy efficiency and comfort. To help prevent debris like dust, mold and mildew from growing on your coil, have it deep cleaned by a professional as needed. Once cleaned, the system can perform better and more efficiently and the air will be cleaner throughout the building.
Ultra Violet Lights
UV Lights are a wonderful way to protect the health of your family. Installing a UV light in an air handler will help prevent mold and mildew growth within the coil and the cabinet of the unit, eliminating air pollutants in the air stream and keeping the duct work clean as well as preserving the life of the system.
Dryer Vent Cleaning-Help Prevent a Dryer Fire!
Having your dryer vent cleaned is an important part of maintenance that many people often forget about. Excessive amounts of lint and debris build up in the dryer vent hose with use of the dryer. Because lint is so flammable and the dryer is running so hot, having the duct system cleaned can prevent a fire hazard from occurring. The less lint and debris in the hose, the more efficiently your dryer can run, saving energy and reducing the electric bill.
As the return air continuously sucks the unconditioned air back through the system, it is also sucking dirt, dust, fibers and other air pollutants into your duct system which in turn blows conditioned air into your home along with the dust and debris. Essentially, the HVAC system then becomes a distribution system for air contaminants, continuously circulating the air throughout the building. Newer, energy efficient homes that are built tighter do not allow fresh air exchanges and can have a poor impact on indoor air quality. Having your ducts cleaned thoroughly with the proper equipment as part of routine maintenance, will keep the air you breathe cleaner while reducing dust and allergens throughout your home. Providing at-source removal of air contaminants, the Rotobrush system is the most efficient and effective technique for cleaning duct systems. Ken Williams Air has specializes in duct cleaning and I.A.Q. call us today for a free quote!
Duct Work Installation
Having accurately-sized duct work installed properly is an important step to having good air flow, humidity control and ventilation as well as avoiding costly repairs to the system. Leaks from holes, rips and tears in the duct work can also cause problems with air flow, humidity control, ventilation and several other issues not to mention comfort. Having your duct system repaired or replaced can prevent conditioned air from escaping into the attic, providing the optimum comfort.
Indoor Air Quality & Mold Testing
By taking a series of air samples and sending them to the lab for examination, we are able to determine exactly what types of substances (contaminants) are present in the air of your home and precisely how much of each are present as well. It is important to test the affected area as well as a sample from the outdoor air to determine what substances may be traveling into the building from outside. It is equally important to test an area of the building in which has not been affected to determine if any spores have spread or migrated, contaminating clean areas. See our I.A.Q. & Mold Testing page for more information!
Routine Maintenance Services
To keep your system running at optimal performance, it is important to have a maintenance service agreement to routinely service your system. We typically recommend Routine Maintenance Service in the Spring, just before the systems are put under the stress of the Summer heat—and once again in the fall, prior to the beginning of the cold snaps that sometimes cause house fires due to debris built up on the heat strips in the systems. We can provide a Routine Maintenance Service Agreement that meets your individual needs and schedule.
See our Routine Maintenance Service Checklist page for information about what steps are taken to examine each system during a Maintenance Service Check.
Maintenance Service Agreements provide a 15% discount on all parts as well as preferred service scheduling.
Providing air conditioning services, we commonly encounter special situations that require extra attention. For example, we may recommend a high quality filter for a printing shop whereas we may recommend adding ventilation/exhaust to a restaurant kitchen or an ultra violet light for daycares. Other instances include wine cellars or electronics that must maintain specific temperature and humidity. It is our understanding that each home and business has independent needs from one another. It is our job to ensure that the proper type of HVAC services be provided for each customer.
The world’s 1st All-DC, Solar-Wind-Renewable Powered Air Conditioner was installed in August of 2010 by Ken Williams Air Conditioning. Designed for use at Florida’s Showcase Green Envirohome, this system was developed to be self-sustainable during power outages. With a wind turbine generating much of the power, it does not need electricity from the grid to operate.
With new trends such as living walls to help improve indoor air quality, becoming more and more popular, so are the facts about things that affect a homes’ indoor air quality the most. Toxic chemicals found in many household cleaners are a major contribution to the pollution of indoor air. That is why many companies are developing “All Natural, Biodegradable” products that are derived from plant sources which do not have toxins and chemicals in them which makes them safer to use.
We are all familiar with the concerns of outdoor air pollution when it comes to automobile emissions, toxic chemical vapors and other pollutants such as carbon monoxide. However, many people spend the majority of their time inside of their home. What many people don’t realize is that the air in your home is polluted as well and it is just as important to take the necessary steps to ensure your home has fresh, clean air for your family to breathe. At times, the air inside of a home can even be more polluted than the air outside.
The Clean Air Act is a law defining the responsibilities of the Environmental Protection Agency pertaining to the protection and improvement of the nation's quality of air as well as the stratospheric ozone layer. The EPA is required by the Clean Air Act to set National Ambient Air Quality Standards for the six most common air pollutants. The six air pollutants are listed as: Ozone, Particulate Matter, Carbon Monoxide, Nitrogen Oxides, Sulfur Dioxide and Lead.
Many Americans suffer from allergies, asthma and other respiratory illnesses. It is important for those who suffer from these types of problems to know their options when it comes to the indoor air quality of their home. In some cases, it is common for people who suffer from allergies to notice a decrease in the need for allergy medicine after having a UV light/air purifier in their home. There are several things that a homeowner can do to improve the overall quality of the air in their home. Each different technique will provide different results, therefore, a combination is usually recommended for the best outcome.
10 Ways To Improve Indoor Air Quality:
# 1 Air Scrubbers/Dehumidifiers
When used properly, air scrubbers/dehumidifiers cleanse the air and remove odors, particulates and pollutants.
# 2 Coil Cleaning
Air conditioning coils tend to build up debris such as dirt, dust, hair, pet dander and even soot from candles and other air contaminates. It is important to keep in mind that you are breathing in the debris that you see on you coil, which decreases the quality of air in your home. Coil cleaning is essential to the efficiency of the system (electric bill) and helps to prevent costly repairs, extends the life of the system and cools the home propey. It is recommended that coils be cleaned twice per year to maintain energy efficiency, clean, cold air and to prevent damage to the system. Cleaning coils improperly can cause damage to the “fins” of the coil resulting in unnecessary problems and repairs.
# 3 Duct Cleaning
Over time, duct work accumulates dust and debris just as a dryer vent hose does. The difference is that air in your home is contaminated by the dust in your duct work and you are breathing it. Combined with a media/electronic filter, duct cleaning is a wonderful way to drastically improve the quality of air in your home. With proper sanitization, cleaning the ducts in your home/office will help provide a clean, safe, hypoallergenic environment via the air conditioning system.
# 4 Duct Sealing
A big source of dust in the average home is from the ducts not being sealed properly. There is a gap between the drywall and the vent that allows dust and other contaminants as well as unconditioned air to escape from the attic into the home.
# 5 Electronic/Media Air Filters - With a few different options available, there are pros and cons to each type and model of filters.
# 6 Filters - When using regular, non-reusable filters, replace them regularly to prevent a restriction on the system and improve the air in the home. Check your filter regularly--even if it says it is good for 90 days, change/clean it when needed. Filters protect the valuable components of the air conditioning system which can be costly to replace.
# 7 House Plants - Plants such as the Peace Lily provide plenty of oxygen while removing a vast amount of pollutants from the air. They are recommended because of their easy care requirements and the fact that they are one of the most efficient house plants for removing pollutants and toxins such as formaldehyde, trichloroethylene and benzene from the air.
# 8 Ionizers - Used in combination with a media/electronic air filter and/or an ultraviolet light, ionizers can assist in maintaining the optimal indoor air quality. Available at local retailers and through a/c companies, ionizers can be an inexpensive, low-maintenance option that is recommended for tenants and other temporary uses.
# 9 Polyurethane Spray Foam Insulation (Icynene, Alpine Foam, Tiger Foam) - Classified as an air barrier material, spray foam insulation such as Icynene is the recommended alternative to traditional fiberglass insulation due to several reasons. Spray foam insulation thoroughly penetrates small cracks and holes where traditional forms of insulation would not reach, making it the most energy efficient insulation on the market. Unlike traditional types of insulation, spray foam does not contain fiberglass, minimizing dust and resulting in much better indoor air quality. Spray foam insulation can be applied to the walls and ceilings of attics, leaving attic floors/trusses exposed and in turn creating a safer, more comfortable place to work as well as more area for storage. Due to the nature of the insulation, it reduces the transfer of unwanted sounds from room to room.
# 10 UV Lights - Not only do UV Lights help prevent mold from growing in the coil of your air conditioning unit, but they also help kill viruses and germs as the air circulates around the bulb(s). Hospitals, daycares, restaurants and other sterile facilities have been using UV Lights to maintain a germ-free environment for years. It has since become available to the public and homeowners have been utilizing them for the same purposes. This is a low-maintenance accessory that only needs to be replaced once a year, which makes it and affordable option.
Additional I.A.Q. Improvement Suggestions
Eliminate or reduce the use of:
Aerosols (They may be convenient, but some can be more harmful than helpful)
Candles, Air Fresheners, Scented Products (They may smell pretty, but we were not meant to breathe all of those chemicals!)
Cleaning Products (There are some natural options available now that are recommended)
Check your filter regularly--even if it says it is good for 90 days, change it when needed. Filters protect the valuable components of the air conditioning system which can be costly to replace.
As a certified and licensed mold assessor & mold remediator, we perform indoor air quality tests by taking samples of the air inside of your home or office and comparing it to that of the air outdoors. From the air sample(s) the lab is able to determine what substances are present in the air, if any, and how much per cubic meter is present. Once the samples are analyzed, we are able to determine if there are elevated levels of microbial growth present as well as the level of toxicity.
There are a several different ways to test for mold in a building. Air sampling is the preferred method for determining exactly what and how much of each type of contaminates may be present in the air of a building. However, depending upon the circumstances, other methods are used such as swab tests.
Mold Assessment is the process of locating the affected area(s), identifying the problem(s) associated with the cause and determining the level of hazard present. Once the assessment/testing is completed, the remediation begins.
Depending upon the circumstances, there are many different techniques and procedures. Much of the time, the affected item(s)/area(s) are removed and replaced. It is important to follow the protocol for proper remediation in order to prevent further contamination due to the migration of mold spores.
Certified Mold Remediator & Assessor - Florida Association of Mold Inspectors
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