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Improve the Air Quality in your Home or Business with Tech!

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The professionals at Direct AC have concluded that much of the indoor air can be more polluted as compared to the air on the outside. Most of the time spent in your home puts you at a high risk of getting exposed to the poor quality air. Some of the ailments that you risk suffering from include: asthma, allergies, and other respiratory issues. This is why an air purifier is mandatory equipment in your home. Direct AC offers you an array of air purifying solutions. Just like its name states, an air purifier creates a cleaner and healthier air in your working place or home. This will prevent poor health conditions that are related to poor air quality.

Whether you have an air purifier or you are contemplating to purchase one, there are Direct AC approved accessories that will improve the air quality in your home:

air-purifierThe Plug in Plus (PIP) The Plug In Plus Natural Air Purification System provides bacteria, mold, odor and VOCs (chemical odors) reduction. The advantage of the Plug In Plus is its ability to be used in any room and be completely inconspicuous. The Plug In Plus plugs directly into a wall outlet and can be used with or without its internal fan. The Plug In Plus is an air treatment system, not a filter.

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The Reme HVAC Cell utilizes an electro magnetic energy cell to create Ionized-Hydro-Peroxides™, a friendly oxidizer plasma made from oxygen and humidity. This air purifying plasma is propelled into the HVAC duct or plenum by a silent plasma propulsion module that has no moving parts, yet propels the plasma at 2 cfm. This provides for fan or blower-less operation on a 24-hour basis.

The purifying plasma will be propelled through the ducts whether the fan or blower is on or not. This permits a hardwire 110 volt plug-in installation that lets the REME run 24/7 without wiring to the fan/blower circuit.

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The Guardian Air HVAC Cell is designed to eliminate sick building syndrome risks by reducing odors, air pollutants, VOCs (chemical odors), smoke, mold bacteria and viruses*. The HVAC-PHI Cells are easily mounted into air conditioning and heating systems air ducts where most sick building problems start.

When the HVAC system is in operation the HVAC-PHI Cell creates an Advanced Oxidation Process consisting of: Hydro-peroxides, super oxide ions and hydroxide ions. All are friendly oxidizers. By friendly oxidizers we mean oxidizers that revert back to oxygen and hydrogen after the oxidation of the pollutant.

If the air quality in your room is very poor, you should consider getting an air purifier. It cleans your house of all potential toxins. Direct AC is your go to Miami air conditioning repair service.

Direct Air Conditioning Earns Esteemed 2014 Angie’s List Super Service Award

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Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service

Direct Air Conditioning 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 2014.

 “Why Direct Air ?? Because We Care !!!”

“Only about 5 percent of the HVAC companies in South Florida 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 2014 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. Members can find the 2014 Super Service Certification logo next to company names in search results on AngiesList.com.angies-list

How to Make Your Own Portable Dry Ice Air Conditioner

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Even though air conditioning has proven itself one of the big breakthroughs of the 20th century, someone occasionally tries to rig up a contraption they think will work better or at least, cheaper. One such do-it-yourself gizmos is a simple dry ice air conditioner. It might seem easy to make, but there are risks and it’s usually self-defeating in the end. To get an idea, here’s some quick instructions along with warnings of where it can go wrong.

Needed Pieces

  • Styrofoam Box with roughly 8 cubic feet of space
  • Metal Canister no more than 1 foot high
  • Small Fan
  • About 4 feet of half-inch diameter vinyl tubing
  • Duct Tape
  • Insulated Gloves

Putting It Together

Starting with the larger Styrofoam box, cut a 2-inch diameter hole in one side, a half-inch diameter hole in the opposite side, and a hole in the top slightly smaller than the electric fan. The fan is placed over this top hole and duct-taped in place. Next, cut a half-inch diameter hole in the side of the metal canister. The canister will hold the dry ice and tubing is inserted, held in place with duct tape, and passed through the smaller hole in the box so it can vent the evaporating dry ice outside. The potential danger here is that dry ice is frozen carbon dioxide and changes directly from a solid to a gas. While carbon dioxide isn’t toxic, if it builds up to about 10% of the indoor air, it can cause suffocation. Since the gas generated by this device is cold, if it leaks in the room, it will settle to the floor and easily reach the 10% level. Pets or young children near the floor will be in serious danger. Finally, dry ice is added while wearing protective gloves. At -109 degrees Fahrenheit, dry ice can quickly cause severe frost burns.

Less Than Cheap Cooling

With the fan switched on, air passes over the dry ice canister and is cooled before it flows out through the larger side hole. With this constant movement of warm air, the dry ice will evaporate fairly fast. At $2.00 a pound, this is not necessarily a cheap cooling method. In addition, if there’s no electric outlet, the fan will need batteries that will drain quickly. If there’s an outlet, it probably makes better sense to just get a portable air conditioner unit and plug it in.

DIY Hacks: How to Measure Your Air Conditioner Filter

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When it comes to cooling your home, nothing is better than an air conditioning unit. Occasionally you will have to replace the filter in your system to guarantee that it isn’t congested with dust, dirt and other pollutants from the air. Grab your measuring tape first because you’ll need to measure the size of your filter with these simple steps.

Window Air Units

Locate the Filter

Usually the filter is simply positioned under the front panel of the air conditioner. Open this panel, pull out the filter, and check for dirt and dust.

Make Your Measurements

Sometimes the filter will have the dimensions printed by the manufacturer on the side of it, but sometimes this isn’t the case. If not, use your measuring tape to find the height and width of your filter. Simply purchase one of the same dimensions and install it in the exact opposite steps from how you removed the old one.

Central Air Units

Locate the Filter

On central air systems, the filter is generally located somewhere near the furnace in your home. Find the compartment housing the filter, remove any panel, and gently slide out the filter. Occasionally the company that manufactured your old filter will make your job incredibly easy by printing the dimensions on the cardboard siding of the filter. If this isn’t the case, proceed to the next step.

Measuring Your Filter

Simply lay the filter down, and use your measuring tape to take note of the length, width, and depth of the filter. Generally these numbers are labeled on new filters as height x width x depth (example: 24 x 14 x 1). Always round the number up to a whole number when searching for your new filter, they rarely come in fractional units.

That’s all there is to it. Simply put the newly purchased filter into your system in the reverse steps from what you took while removing it. The average lifespan of a filter is different for everyone based on use, pets, and allergen susceptibility, but a good rule of thumb is to remove it every few months to gauge how dirty it has become.

Top 10 Hottest Days In South Florida History

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Everybody in the world knows that the Miami Heat are the hottest NBA team in the world. But aside from basketball, they also know South Florida can be one heck of a hot place too.

Just ask anyone who’s ever stepped outside here in the Summer time. Thank goodness for the air conditioning that protects us from all this hot weather.

Now, keep in mind that the humidity index makes everything feel an even higher temperature. So in honor of how hot we are, here are the ten hottest recorded days in South Florida history.

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