Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) – REME Halo Air Purifier

Would You Like Clean Air In Your Home?

Protect Your Family This Flu Season With Fresh Clean Air In Your Home!

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Americans spend about 90% of our time indoors. Concentrations of some pollutants can be 2-5 times higher indoors compared to outdoor air. The EPA ranks indoor air pollution among the top 5 environmental risks to public health. Some pollutants cause health problems such as sore eyes, burning in the nose and/or throat, headaches, or fatigue. Other pollutants cause or worsen allergies, respiratory illnesses (such as asthma), heart disease, cancer and other serious long-term conditions.

Indoor Air Quality REME Halo Air Purifier System

Our health and the health of our loved ones is of paramount importance. All Star Heating & Cooling understands this and has many different options to provide you and your family with a high quality of indoor air. Source control, moisture control, ventilation, filtration, and ultraviolet treatment are just a few options that can improve Indoor Air Quality (IAQ). Today we want to focus on a low energy, non-chemical, environmentally friendly product, the REME Halo Air Purifier.

The REME is a proactive in duct purifier that sends ionized aggressive advanced oxidizers into the room to destroy pollutants at the source, in the air and on surfaces in your home, before they can reach your family and loved ones. We see this same process in nature. Our atmosphere experiences a cleansing action each time electricity is combined with the naturally occurring hydrogen molecules and oxygen. Most bolts of lightning are negatively charged and they activate the hydrogen peroxide molecules in the air. The activated hydrogen peroxide molecules then “clean/purify” the rest of the atmosphere leaving a clear, natural smell.

RGF first developed this technology over 20 years ago and has since sold over a million RGF cells that are in use around the world. RGF has also been specified in the Norovirus/MRSA protection plan of America’s largest restaurant chains, hotel chains, theme parks, cruise lines, public schools, and hospitals. The effectiveness of the REME Halo has been well documented by university & independent lab test as well as major corporate studies.

  • H1N1 Swine Flu 99+% kill on surfaces
  • Over 80% VOC reduction
  • 88% of microbes in human sneeze killed at 3 feet
  • 97% airborne bacterial reduction
  • 99% reductions of Ecoli, Listeria, Strep and Bird Flu
  • 85% odor reduction
  • 97% airborne mold reduction

The REME technology is also approved by the US Military for mold protection in field hospitals and major US city school reported 20% reduction in absenteeism. The technology has been tested an approved by the Chinese Government for protection against SARS virus and has been approved by the USDA, FSIS and FDA for use in food processing plants.

The system also passes a charge off to all the dust, dander, pollen and particulates in the air which causes them to attract or stick together. The corresponding increase in size will make it easier for your existing filter to capture the particulates in the air. Keeping your air clean and free from debris and allowing you to dispose of said contaminates when you change your filter.

The REME Halo uses low voltage, 24 Volts, and only draws 0.7 amps so it can be operated for pennies per day. RGF Environmental Group stands behind their product with a 2-year bulb warranty and a 5-year ballast warranty. So, for just pennies per day, you can take advantage of all the Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) benefits of the REME for years to come with peace of mind knowing that your breathing clean, fresh and healthy air.

Indoor Air Quality - REME Halo Air Purifier

For more information on how you can keep your family breathing clean, fresh air and reduce the level of pollutants in your home please schedule an appointment with All Star Heating & Cooling, Inc. today or call us toll-free at 1-877-675-7534. We would be happy to answer any of your questions or schedule a FREE Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) evaluation.

5 Ways to Help Protect Your A/C System During a Hurricane

Take Action Before the Storm Hits!

So what can you do to help protect your A/C system from damage during a Hurricane or Tropical Storm. All Star Heating & Cooling has provided 5 steps you can take to help protect your A/C system this hurricane season.

1.) Turn off Your A/C System

Make sure you turn off your Air Conditioning system at the circuit breaker to ensure that the A/C unit is completely turned off. Hurricanes and strong tropical storms can definitely cause power surges. Power surges can cause serious damage to your A/C system as well as electrical fires that could put you, your family, and your home in danger.

Hurricane Preparation HVAC Storm Tips Turn off Your AC System

2.) Remove Window A/C Units

Hurricane Preparation Remove Window AC SystemIf you have a window unit, it is very important to remember to remove it from the window and close the window. It’s very common during a hurricane or strong tropical storm for window A/C units to be easily ripped right out of the window and this can cause severe damage to the A/C unit and your home.

3.) Cover Your Outdoor Unit

If you have a central Air Conditioning system in your Florida home, then you will need to protect your outdoor unit. You can use a specially designed vinyl condenser cover or a tarp that is properly secured to withstand hurricane force winds. To offer the most protection from flying debris it is best to use a pre fabricated decorative metal or wood frame. Plywood can also be used to help protect your system from any heavy winds or rains that could damage it.

Hurricane Preparation Cover AC Condensor

4.) Prepare a Backup Generator

Most hurricanes and in some cases strong tropical storms can leave you and your home without any electrical power. When the storm passes don’t find yourself without power and no running A/C to cool your home. A backup generator is the best way to ensure you and your family having a running air conditioning system after the storm passes.

Backup Generator AC System Installation Port Richey Florida

5.) Secure Your Homes Outdoor Area & Pickup Loose Items

It’s also very important to walk around your home securing any and all loose items. Tools, patio furniture and children’s toys all need to be cleared from your yard. During a hurricane or strong tropical storm, many of these items can become very dangerous flying projectiles that can be tossed around by strong gusts of wind and can easily end up causing damage to your A/C system. Make sure that any outdoor air conditioners are secured with hurricane straps to protect them from hurricane force winds.

HVAC Hurricane Preparation 2017

Protect Your A/C System Call All Star Heating & Cooling Today!

Make sure that your A/C system is ready for a strong Florida hurricane or tropical storm. Call All Star Heating & Cooling today! Our friendly technicians will make sure that your Air Conditioning system is running at its best. Just give us a call or go online and schedule an appointment at https://allstar-ac.com

 

Hurricane Checklist

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4 Signs an A/C Company has Great Customer Service

HVAC companies rely a large amount of time on referrals and word of mouth, as they’re typically local businesses that provide service to local home and business owners. As such, a much higher priority is placed on providing excellent customer service in order to capture and retain the local target audience to maintain positive reviews. At All Star Heating & Cooling, you get experienced technicians that are courteous and focus on providing the very best customer service, high quality products & services, and affordable pricing. This weeks article we are going to discuss the importance of excellent customer service in the HVAC industry.

Air Conditioning Company with Excellent Customer Service

1. Availability

When you call an A/C company to setup an appointment, it should be very easy to get a time that fits your schedule. It’s very common for a reputable A/C company to have very good history for visiting customers any time of the day including the middle of the night. Whether it’s a cold winter night with no heat or a hot summer day in need of A/C repair. No matter the heating & cooling emergency, it’s important that a good A/C company offers reliable 24/7 emergency repair services to accommodate both families and businesses. Having a person answer the phone when you call is also very important. An A/C company with excellent customer service should always have a person answering the phone to setup appointments and give helpful advice. Getting a solution to your problem should be a simple process, it shouldn’t take speaking to three different people, filling out multiple online forms, and leaving voicemails.

2. Trust

When it comes to interacting with customers, trust should play a very important role. A quality A/C company will always looks to gain a long-lasting business relationship with each client instead of trying to make a quick buck. A good A/C company understands that trust doesn’t happen over night, it is earned over time by the company looking to gain your trust. The company you hire should certainly understand the importance of showing up on time. All Star Heating and Air Conditioning is a name and company you can trust and is proud to be A+ rated with Better Business Bureau.

3. Reliability

Providing superior customer service is our number one goal at All Star and we take great pride in being reliable. When you book an appointment with a heating and air conditioning company they need to be reliable and they should be there at the scheduled time. Breakdowns in your heating and air conditioning unit can happen anytime not just during normal business hours. It’s important to choose a company that is available to you 24/7. A reliable heating and air conditioning company should always be ready to assist you especially in emergency situations. Summer temps in Tampa Bay can reach well into the 100’s. When your Air Conditioning breaks down in the middle of the sweltering heat you need to have a reliable company that will be there promptly to make any repairs that are needed. With All Star we care about each customer and their comfort and when you schedule an appointment with us we’ll be there!

4. Repeat Business

Providing excellent service to every customer will lead to repeat business. Consistency of service is very important when striving to retain clients. Our goal is to provide each customer with the stellar service that they deserve. We want to have you as a customer for life. Choosing a heating and air conditioning company can be difficult because their are many to choose from. However many of these companies unfortunately are wanting just to make a quick dollar. At All Star we want to retain you as a customer, therefore we are going to provide you with the experience that you deserve.

Contact Us

All Star Heating and Air Conditioning takes pride in providing excellence in service to each customer. For everyday repairs and installations or when emergency’s arise you can count on All Star to be there for you. All Star Heating & Cooling, Inc. specializes in air conditioning services throughout the entire Tampa Bay area. We are the Bay Area Air Experts “We Do It Right”, and we do it right the first time every time. Please give us a call at (877) 675-7534 or (727) 842-1444 or contact us through our website at https://allstar-ac.com/contact-us-online/

Setting Your A/C Thermostat While Your On Vacation

What Temperature Should I Set My Thermostat To When going on Vacation?

Summer Sweet Spot For Your Thermostat While Your On Vacation.

Thermostat Port Richey FloridaSummer vacations are taking place throughout Florida. One of the bigger debates among homeowners when preparing to depart is “thermostat on or thermostat off?” This is a common conversation that many homeowners have when leaving the house.

Unless you have a programmable thermostat, turning your thermostat completely off is not a good option for any Florida homeowner. Inside heat temperatures can raise well into the 90’s leaving your home susceptible to mildew and mold spores. Florida residents who travel during the cooler months may be able to depart leaving their thermostat on “auto” mode keeping the air circulating but this is not the best option if traveling during the summer months.

According to Energy Experts at Florida Power & Light Company the ideal temperature while away should be around 80 degrees for a manual thermostat. A benefit of having a programmable thermostat is that the temperature during the day can be set to as high as 88 degrees and cooled gradually during the nighttime hours. This being said no pets were at home at this time of vacancy. If pet’s are in the home 80 degrees may not be suitable for all indoor pet’s.

The “sweet spot” temperature for summer savings while your away is 80 degrees! Enjoy your summer vacation from All Star Heating and Air Conditioning!

 

How to choose a reliable HVAC Contractor in the Tampa Bay area

Choosing Heating and Air Conditioning Contractors

Are you looking for a reliable HVAC contractor in the Port Richey and New Port Richey, Florida area?

Reliable HVAC Contractor in Port Richey and New Port Richey FloridaWhen it comes to choosing the right HVAC Contractor in the Port Richey and New Port Richey Florida and surrounding Tampa Bay area you want to follow this guideline.

In this article we are going to discuss some good tips to help you hire a reliable HVAC contractor in your local area.

Choosing a quality reliable HVAC contractor to install your new air conditioning system can be as important as choosing the equipment to install, choosing the right company will ensure that your system operates efficiently and safely and is properly maintained over the years.

If you already know a good heating & cooling contractor that is a good place to start. If you don’t know a reliable company then the next best thing is to start asking friends and family who they would recommend in the Port Richey and New Port Richey area. Most local HVAC contractors in the Tampa Bay area provide services in Pasco, Hernando, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Citrus, Sumter, Lake, Manatee, and Marion Counties.

Most leading commercial and residential Heating & Cooling HVAC Contractors are members of organizations like the Better Business Bureau, this gives you the opportunity to see how a business ranks compared to other companies. Another great resource is looking up local HVAC contractors on Google Reviews, reading customer reviews and the various experiences shared by others is an excellent way to feel confident in making a decision to hire a reliable heating & cooling contractor or A/C company in your local area.

Always make sure that the company you hire is licensed and insured as well as properly trained and has all of the necessary requirements by law to perform HVAC installation and maintenance.

Never let a company give you a quote over the phone without ever coming out to your property to inspect your home or business. A quality HVAC contractor in most cases will offer a free consultation and should always give you a written estimate or quote after performing a thorough inspection of your heating & cooling system. A good contractor should be able to ask any questions you may have and should be able to offer a detailed description of all of the products and services that they offer.

In most situations a quality reliable HVAC contractor will require a payment or payment installments only after services are performed and the contractor has completed all work outlined in the written estimate. In some instances a contractor may require a minimal down-payment prior to performing some services. Services that typically require a down-payment are those services that involve the installation of new products that may need to be purchased. Always request a written receipt after making any payments.  Never pay an HVAC contractor in full prior to the work being completed.

Another good sign of a quality HVAC Contractor is the fact that they will ask you questions. Each individual home or business is different and requires a unique plan that suits the needs of each individual heating and cooling situation. it is important that some questions may be in regards to the existing heating & cooling system that is currently installed and any problems that you may be experiencing. A good HVAC company should also ask you for your input and any preference that you may have. When it comes to making a decision in regards to your heating & air conditioning unit for your home or business you should feel both comfortable and confident in making a decision and shouldn’t feel pressured into making any on the spot decision in most instances.

Useful Tips When Looking To Hire A Reliable HVAC Contractor

  • Recommendations from friends and family
  • HVAC contractor is a member of the BBB or Angies List
  • HVAC contractor is properly licensed and insured
  • Don’t accept quotes over the phone without a thorough inspection
  • Contractor should perform a thorough inspection of your heating & cooling system
  • Contractor should always give you a written estimate or quote after thorough inspection
  • They should be able to answer all of your questions
  • They be able to provide you with a detailed description of products and services
  • Should also ask you for your input and any preference that you may have
  • Never pay an HVAC contractor in full prior to the work being completed
  • Request a written receipt after making any payments

 

 

 

Ductwork & Indoor Air Quality – Are Your Air Duct’s making you sick?

Clean Ductwork In Your Tampa Bay Area Home – Improve Indoor Air Quality and Prevent Health Problems

Clean Ductwork Tampa BayIn the Tampa Bay area, residents rely on their HVAC units everyday. Now that we are in the season of “winter” we may be using our heat in the morning, then cooling our home in the afternoon and then using our heat again at night. This is the perfect time to call and schedule an appointment with a professional to come out and assess your homes ductwork. Having a professional HVAC technician at your home he or she can also inspect the HVAC unit. The technician will examine your unit and look to see if their is any contaminant buildup or debris, or anything that could be making your system work harder then it should be. It is estimated that 9 out of every 10 HVAC system failures are caused by a constant buildup of dirt and debris. This can easily be avoided by properly maintaining your HVAC unit to make sure you have clean air conditioning coils and changing your homes air filters, this will definitely help keep your energy bill down and will greatly increase the cleanliness of the indoor air in your home.

Indoor air pollution could be affecting your health on many levels. It is very common for the quality of air inside your home to be much worse than the air outside. A few common symptoms that you may experience with poor indoor air quality or air that is contaminated with pollutants is fatigue, frequent headaches, constant sneezing, respiratory problems. Air pollutants like dust, dust mites, fungi, bacteria, viruses, mold, pollen, spores, allergens, and other unwanted debris can easily find their way into your home greatly increasing the risk of having health problems for you and your family. If your HVAC unit hasn’t been properly maintained, was not installed correctly, and is getting old, their is a high chance that your family is at risk of having health issues. Allergen sufferers, the young, the elderly, and immune compromised persons are especially at risk. One of the best ways to avoid issues with your HVAC unit and your health is to have your air ducts cleaned by a professional. Having your air ducts cleaned on a regular basis by a professional HVAC technician is highly recommended for the overall health of your home and the function of your HVAC unit.

Clean Air Ducts Tampa BayPromoting a higher quality of living is only one of the many benefits of duct cleaning. Having the ductwork in your home cleaned will help increase airflow, and increased airflow means that your HVAC unit is working less, thus lowering your energy bill. We also offer duct work redesign. Frequently older homes ductwork can be a serious issue. Some ductwork can actually become unattached and will definitely decrease airflow. When scheduling a free inspection with an HVAC professional like All Star Heating & Cooling, our technicians will inspect all of your homes ductwork and will recommend if your air ducts need to be cleaned or if they are old and need to be repaired or possibly replaced, or if everything looks good and nothing needs to be done we will give you peace of mind. Please give us a call today and we will have one of our highly trained HVAC technicians assess your duct work. If duct work cleaning is necessary you can rest assured that All Star Heating and Cooling offers the most reliable and affordable products and services in the Tampa Bay area.

All Star Heating & Cooling is proud to offer HVAC products & services in Pasco, Hernando, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Citrus, Sumter, Lake, Manatee, and Marion Counties. Call us today for a free estimate or visit our website and fill out our secure online contact form and we will contact you to schedule a free inspection.

COVID-19 Response Plan

All Star Heating & Cooling has been deemed an essential business and will remain open for business and will to continue to provide the same excellent HVAC services to our community and is ready to take care of all of your heating and cooling needs. We specialize in indoor air quality and indoor air purification system installation.

With the current health crises and stay-at-home order issued to all Florida residents, we want to assure you that All Star Heating & Cooling is always prepared and ready to serve our community even in the toughest of times. We take pride in providing customers with the highest quality products and services. Our focus is to deliver the same great customer service even in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic. This is why we have taken the following steps outlined below to keep SAFETY & HOME COMFORT our top priority, while performing any new installation or maintenance on your home's heating and cooling system during the COVID-19 pandemic, making sure it is safe for you and our technician.

The steps we have implemented during the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Our team will be following all the hygiene recommendations of the CDC as applicable. Each technician has disposable gloves to wear, and is carrying anti-bacterial soap and water so that they can wash their hands after every call.
  • All trucks and tools will be cleaned on a daily basis.
  • If you have experienced any illness in your home or have been in contact with someone known to have experienced illness, please let the dispatcher know so we can take proper precautions for our technician’s health and anyone they interact with during their day.
  • Per social distancing, we will not be shaking hands (although we will greet you with a smile).
  • We have waived the requirement for you to sign a tablet or paper at the completion of work, a simple verbal OK will now be taken as acceptance.
  • If it is necessary for us to repair your indoor unit (located in a closet or your laundry room) we will limit the amount of time spent in the home to the best of our abilities.
  • During a regular Maintenance tune-up we may ask you to raise or lower the temperature on your thermostat so that our technician does not have to enter your home.

All Star Heating & Cooling has always put safety first and we will continue to take the necessary precautions in order to keep our commitment to all of you. Thank you for choosing All Star Heating & Cooling!