What Does an Air Cleaner Do?

Air cleaners address several indoor air quality issues. Primarily, an air cleaner removes fine particulate matter associated with triggering an allergic reaction, asthmatic episode, or respiratory distress.

Do you or someone in your family suffer from allergies? Air Rescue offers air cleaners that can remove 95% of the dust, pollen and mold spores, and bacteria in your home. This means that your family will be able to breathe easier and have fewer allergy symptoms and trips to the doctor. If you are interested in having an air cleaner installed in your Tampa Bay home, call us at 813-358-3431 or request a bid through our online form.

Air Cleaners For the Greater Tampa Bay Area

There are so many reasons an air cleaner can help clean the air in your home! Do you suffer from allergies? Want to protect against airborne bacteria? Want to remove allergens like dust and pet dander from your home? Air Cleaners can help with all of these. Air Rescue offers all types and brands of air cleaners for your home or business. We want to make sure that you get all the specifications in your air cleaner that will make them the most successful in your home. Some of the most common brands of air cleaners are Aprilaire and Honeywell. The Air Rescue technicians can make the best recommendation for an air cleaner for you home and install it correctly for you. Call Air Rescue at 813-358-3431.

Air cleaner technology includes:

  • UV Germicidal Light – Indoor air quality is not only applicable to a comfortable, cozy or chilled environment. Airborne contaminants trigger asthmatic attacks and other respiratory-related health conditions. A UV germicidal light exterminates biological contaminants by interrupting mutation. Yet, despite a UV germicidal light’s ability to eradicate airborne contaminants, the air cleaning devices do not have the capacity to filter out microbes. This is a primary reason that Air Rescue contractors advise homeowners to invest in an air cleaner in addition to a UV germicidal light.
  • Electronic Precipitator – works by utilizing electricity to capture and charge particles in the air. The scientific process draws particle matter into an ion section where the contaminants remain entrapped on a metal plate.
  • Ion Generator – is an air cleaning technology. It works by scattering ions into the air, charging those particles and then settling on surfaces throughout the home. As a result, it is not as effective as whole-house air cleaning systems.
  • Whole-House Air Filter – system is compatible with most homes’ current heating and cooling systems. An air cleaner using both an electrically enhanced air filtration technology and a media cleaner afford the best indoor air quality for your home.

Air Filters

A clean filter allows air to pass through your HVAC unit freely, without the blower fan working overtime to draw air in through a clogged filter.  By replacing your air filter every 3-6 months, you decrease any strain on your HVAC system and prolong the lifespan of the unit while decreasing overall operating costs. Moreover, by catching dust and debris, a clean air filter keeps your air ducts from filling with dust and allergens, reducing contaminants circulating in your home’s air.

  • Fiberglass filters: These are the most common, do the bare minimum, are cheap and easily replaced.
  • Polyester and pleated filters: These are mid-range filters for people with slight allergies, live in areas with high pollen content or have pets. These generally are better than fiberglass filters for removing pollutants.
  • High-Efficiency Particulate Arrestance (HEPA) Filters: These are the best filters out there with the highest filtration rating. They’re mainly used in hospitals and require special installation.

Do you have an air cleaner in your home and need to replace the air filter? Air Rescue can replace your air filter for you and we also offer air cleaner maintenance. If you are interested in getting the maintenance done for your air cleaner, schedule your maintenance appointment or filter change through our online form. If your air cleaner does not seem to be working properly, we can also repair any type of air cleaner you may have. Give Air Rescue a call for all your air cleaner needs at 813-358-3431.

UV Lights

UV Lights can help remove unwanted pollutants, bacteria, and germs in your Tampa Bay area home. UV lights are also very successful in eliminating mold spores in your HVAC systems. These germicidal lights work to get rid of mold growth on the cooling coils of the air conditioner and also help kill airborne bacteria that recirculates through the ductwork in your home. To get a bid on a UV light, request a bid through our online form, or call us at 813-358-3431.

Air Rescue Air Conditioning has been installing ultraviolet lights in Tampa Bay homes for many years. If you suffer from allergies or if your family tends to get sick more often, a UV light installation may be a great option for you. The Air Cleaners that Air Rescue installs can effectively remove unwanted pollutants, but if paired with a UV light, it will kill the bacteria and viruses in the air you breathe.  We offer a variety of UV lights, call us at 813-358-3431 to speak with one of our Project Managers or request a bid through our online forms.

Do you have a UV light in your home but you need a UV bulb replacement?
Air Rescue can not only replace your UV bulb, but we can perform semi -annual or annual maintenance on your indoor air quality equipment. See our Maintenance Program here for more information.  If your UV light does not seem to be working correctly anymore, give us a call, we can also service or repair and UV Germicidal lights. You can contact Air Rescue anytime at 813-358-3431.

Duct Cleaning

What do you have circulating through the air ducts of your home or business? How is it affecting your family or staff? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which regulates both outdoor and indoor air quality, notes that the levels of pollutants indoors may be up to 100 times higher than outdoor pollutant levels. This has raised the alarm from the EPA to rank poor indoor air quality among the top five environmental risks to public health.

For immediate duct cleaning service, call Air Rescue at 813-358-3431

Air duct cleaning for your heating and cooling system is an essential step to combat pollutants, allergens and toxins in the air we breathe indoors — where the average American spends more than 90 percent of their time. Get started and schedule your air duct cleaning with Air Rescue today. We are 70 years strong and proudly serve Florida homes and businesses as one of the most preferred greater Tampa Bay air duct cleaning companies.

With every use of a heating and cooling system, existing dust, dust mites, pollen, animal dander, and bacteria get circulated throughout the air inside your property. These levels can build over time. The most common signs that it’s time to consider professional HVAC duct cleaning services include:

  • Mold – If you detect mold inside or near your heating and cooling system, it’s time to take action with duct cleaning
  • Respiratory Problems that Cannot Be Solved – Poor air quality could be the explanation for why you’re not breathing well
  • Neglect of Air Filter changes – Skipping this step may cause build-up of pollutants
  • Visible Dust or Debris on Air Registers, Grilles and Returns – These are the perforated duct covers on ceilings and walls which allow air to flow into the room
  • Inconsistent Airflow Throughout Property – Your airflow should be consistent from room to room
  • After Major Building Construction or Renovations – Don’t skip an air duct cleaning after work has been done on your property when dust and allergen levels spike
  • A Spike in Monthly Heating and Cooling Costs – Blockages make your HVAC unit work harder, sending your monthly costs upward.
  • Rodent or Insect infestation – Creatures taking up residence in your air ducts require attention as they shed and have the potential to explode in population levels.

When you schedule your Tampa Bay area AC duct cleaning or building duct cleaning services with Air Rescue Air Conditioning, we implement top-performing Rotobrush air duct cleaning technology designed to improve both your indoor air quality and the performance of your HVAC system. Here are some of the many steps we take during an air duct cleaning appointment:

  • Rotobrush technology to loosen and brush dust and debris from the walls of your duct system
  • Vacuum removal of debris and dust from your ducts
  • Cleaning of your HVAC coil system
  • Cleaning of the HVAC blower motor and associated parts
  • A thorough decontamination of your ducts with products designed to safely remove odors, germs and build-up.
  • Cleaning the vents, grilles, registers and returns connected to your duct system

Why clean your air ducts? The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) notes this very simple answer: “Because they get dirty!” Yes, there is a normal amount of debris and dust that accumulates in the air ducts of homes and businesses, but additional reasons for duct cleaning include:

  • Issues with Allergies – Reduce allergens by cleaning your ducts, which in turn circulates cleaner air for breathing
  • Pets in Your Home – Our animal friends have fur that gets trapped in ducts and venting systems and can increase dander, invite bacteria and grow until treated.
  • Eliminate “Sick Building Syndrome” – If you feel worse inside and get better when you leave indoors, your air ducts could be contributing to the problem.
  • Increase Efficiency of your HVAC System – Removing debris from ducts, coils and equipment can sometimes increase efficiency of heating and cooling systems by as much as 40 percent. That translates into savings on your monthly energy bill.
  • Remove Unpleasant Odors – If your home or business property is associated with a certain smell each time you walk in, you may need a duct cleaning. Odors from paint fumes, pets, tobacco, food and cleaning products can linger in your duct system and escalate to cause an unpleasant and stale smell. Air duct cleanings address this issue.


The thermostat is very important in how you can control the comfort and temperature in your home. The thermostat not only controls the temperature of your home, but they can also control the humidification, dehumidification, and ventilation in the home. There are so many options in thermostats now, that the choice of thermostat, may determine the type of HVAC equipment you choose. To learn more about our thermostats, call Air Rescue at 813-358-3431.

These are just some of the many options to consider when choosing your thermostat. Call one of our Project Managers, so they can help you make the right decision based on your heating and air conditioning equipment. You can reach our Project Managers at 813-358-3431 or contact us through our online form.

There are many options to choose when deciding on what type of thermostat to install in your home. Here are some of the options to consider when choosing a thermostat:

  • Brand: Air Rescue can install any type of Thermostat you choose including Ecobee Thermostats, Honeywell Thermostats, Nest Thermostats, White Rodgers Thermostats, American Standard Thermostats, and Emerson Thermostats.
  • Programmable vs. Non Programmable: Thermostats can be programmed to automatically set to certain temperatures at certain times or you can get a non-programmable thermostat that you can control manually.
  • Wired vs. Wireless: Thermostats can be wired or wireless. The wireless interfaces can allow you to sync your thermostat with your smartphone or tablet. These thermostats can allow for you to control your thermostat in your home from anywhere.
  • Features: Thermostats no longer just come in just white and beige.  You can get a thermostat in silver, black, and gold now. Thermostats also come in so many sizes, so you can choose the size that best fits where you want it installed. Some thermostats now have a feature where you can have scrolling pictures as well.

  1. Manual thermostats work by you manually moving a needle up or down to how hot or cold you want your home. They are good for people who prefer a fixed temperature, but they are limited on energy efficiency.
  2. Programmable thermostats allow you to set a specific schedule with settings for every day of the week. Depending on the model, you can program your thermostat for 7-day, 5-1-1 day, 5-2 day or 1-week. These types of thermostats can help you save on energy costs. It efficiently adjusts temperature throughout the day for optimal heating or cooling.
  3. Smart thermostats have wi-fi and can be controlled from your cell phone, tablet or computer. Because you can control these thermostats from anywhere, they can improve energy efficiency.

The next thing you need to know to choose the best thermostat for your home is whether your system is fitted with 1 Stage or 2 Stage air conditioning.

  1. Single Stage: Your air conditioning unit works at full capacity when it’s on and completely turns off when your home reaches the temperature set on your thermostat.
  2. Stage 2: Your system heats and cools on both low and high speeds. These are more energy efficient and remove humidity better than a single stage unit.

Your new thermostat will indicate that it works with one of the following types of HVAC systems: 1 Stage Heat or Cool, 2 Stage or Multi-Stage Heat or Cool, Direct Line Voltage, 24mV, or Zoned HVAC.

Features and Benefits of Wireless Thermostats

Basic Features:

  • 5-2 or 5-1-1 temperature programming for weekday and weekend variability
  • Programming requires user to be physically at the unit
  • Override requires user to be physically at the unit
  • No memory capacity to store historical usage

Wireless Features:

  • Daily temperature programming possible without spending precious morning or evening minutes at the control panel
  • Program your thermostat from your mobile device, tablet, smartphone, or desktop computer at the office
  • Override your settings on-the-go, in the coffee shop, or at the gymnastics meet based on changes in the forecast, family schedules, delays, and unexpected visitors
  • Real-time and historical reports available for utility usage, humidity levels, and past seasonal and vacation settings
  • Preventative maintenance and filter change reminders for easy appointment scheduling during business hours and stops at the hardware store on the way home