Pollen, Dirt, and Indoor Air Quality – Is it time to give Your HVAC Unit, Air Conditioner, or Heat Pump a Tuneup?

Spring and early summer in North Carolina is synonymous with allergy season. But seeking refuge indoors from the torturous tiny particulates known as pollen isn’t the answer to avoiding problems. Pollen can easily pass through cracks around doors and windows, and even enter your ventilation system without proper system care and maintenance. These tiny particles can then be recirculated within your home or business causing allergies to flare up.

So, what is the effect of pollen on your HVAC unit, air conditioner, or heating/cooling system? When pollen is brought in by your HVAC system, it settles on the unit’s surfaces leading to a buildup of pollen on the evaporator coil which in turn reduces the refrigerant’s ability to transfer heat out of your home. When pollen settles on the condenser coil, it impedes the coil’s ability to release heat. The buildup can lead to overheating of the air conditioner. If this trips the high limit switch, your air conditioner may shut down.

What can you do? During periods of high pollen, check your air filter weekly and change filters if they look dirty. The new filter will help to minimize allergy symptoms, and it will also boost your air conditioner’s efficiency by up to 15%. It’s a good idea to have your unit serviced every spring to ensure it can hold up to the hot summer temps that are just around the corner. Give Apex Heating and Air a call today to schedule a routine maintenance check on your system, or reach out to us on our contact form.

The Carrier® Infinity/Evolution Air Purifier captures and kills 99% of Coronavirus/COVID-19 trapped in the filter!

Testing by the University of Colorado Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering found that the Carrier/Bryant Infinity/Evolution air purifier inactivates 99% of coronavirus trapped on the filter. Other third-party testing also concluded that Carrier’s/Bryant’s Captures & Kills technology inactivates 99% of select viruses and bacteria trapped on the filter, such as a common cold virus surrogate, Streptococcus pyogenes and human influenza.

With every cycle of air that passes through this patented air purifying system, pollen, animal dander, bacteria and other pollutants are trapped and held tightly to the filter. An electrical charge then bursts the cell walls of pathogens it comes in contact with.

The result is that homes with the Infinity air purifier can provide healthier indoor environments. Families can have added peace of mind that their loved ones have a cleaner and healthier home in which to live, learn, work and play.

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Air Knight® Air Purification from Apex Heating and Air

In these uncertain times we all want to do everything we can to protect those we love. Not only can the Air Knight® Air Purification System improve indoor air quality, it generates natural oxidizers that seek out and break down pollutants in the air, AND on surfaces anywhere conditioned air is supplied.

The Air Knight® Air Purification System uses a unique new technology consisting of UV light energy combined with a 5-metal, quint-metallic core to produce a pro-active, advanced oxidation to cleanse air and surfaces.

This new technology produces ionic oxidizers, such as hydro-peroxides, super oxide ions and hydroxides. These oxidizers become hydrogen and oxygen molecules in the indoor air after the purification process.

By engineering the proper UV light spectrum in combination with the quintmetallic core, the Air Knight® produces a virtually maintenance free unit that reduces odors, air pollutants, VOC’s (chemical odors), smoke, mold, bacteria, and viruses.

Installing an Air Knight Air Purification System reduces:

  • bacteria
  • mold
  • viruses
  • pet odors/dander
  • VOCs
  • smoke
  • pollen/dust
  • cooking odors

Key features include:

  • PX5 ionic oxidation
  • Air and surface treatment
  • Long life warranty

Contact Apex Heating and Air today for a quote and to learn more about the revolutionary Air Knight® Air Purification System.

Commercial Air and Heating System Repair by Apex Heating and Air Conditioning

Commercial HVAC Maintenance Contracts save you money and headaches

Having an HVAC system that works well and is efficient is the key to maintaining a great office space. Not only will it keep your employees happy, cool in the summer and warm in the winter, but it will save you money in the long run. We’ve outlined some benefits of starting a maintenance contract with Apex Heating and Air Conditioning. If you have any questions, contact us at (919) 467-8823 or visit our website at https://apexheatingandair.com

A Yearly Preventive Maintenance Contract from Apex Heating and Air will help ensure your system is operating at peak performance, minimize costly emergency repairs, and can extend the life of your equipment. The lifespan of an average unit without maintenance is 10-12 years, but with annual maintenance, can be as much as 15 to 20 years! We have a variety of special offers to get you started. For your first year on a maintenance contract you and your business can receive:

  • $25 off for 1- to 2-unit systems
  • $30 off for 3-unit systems

We schedule two services a year, one in the fall after the summer heat has subsided and another in the spring when it begins to turn warm again. It helps us monitor your system as well as maintain your building’s air quality. Contact us to schedule your free preventive maintenance quote or for additional information!

Proper HVAC equipment maintenance is also essential to ensuring that your office is protected from exposure to issues of poor indoor air quality and to ensure safety and comfort. Though system life is determined by a large number of factors including type of installation, climate, quality of the original system, among many others, don’t throw away thousands of dollars on premature system replacement, when a maintenance contract with Apex Heating and Air can save you the time, money and effort!

Discover issues before they become a problem by calling Apex Heating and Air Conditioning today at (919) 467-8823 to schedule a checkup, or signup for our annual maintenance contract.