Advice From the Pros

Give Your Home a Clean Air Boost

Give Your Home a Clean Air Boost

 

It’s Springtime again, and the change in season brings the usual seasonal allergens along with it. If you or a loved one in your home battles seasonal allergies or has asthma, keeping your indoor air quality at its highest is important right now. This year, more than any other, it has become important to focus on the health and safety of your family’s surroundings due to coronavirus. Even more, we are all spending a lot more time in our homes than usual, sheltering in place to slow the spread of coronavirus. Luckily, there are some truly outstanding products out there that can give you an edge in the fight against indoor air contaminants. We are happy to highlight a couple of them here, which we at Gentry can add to your home’s HVAC system.

 

The HALO-LED™ Whole Home In-Duct Air Purifier

 

Did you know that air purifiers can be placed directly inside the ductwork of your HVAC system? The HALO-LED™ is the industry’s first LED in-duct, whole home air purification system that is both mercury-free and zero ozone compliant. The HALO-LED™ proactively treats every cubic inch of air conditioned space, reducing airborne and surface contaminants and pollutants through bi-polar ionization and new patent pending, REME-LED™ technology. It’s made to last, with an LED light module that lasts up to 2.5 times longer than the current mercury vapor UV lamps. It’s the industry’s first washable catalyst for high load environments (ie. cigar bars, smoking rooms), but available for your residential use. The HALO-LED™ reduces airborne and surface microbes, bacteria, viruses, and mold, smoke, odors, VOCs, allergens, dust, and particulate matter, without releasing ozone. With a seven-year limited warranty, you can relax knowing that your air is clean throughout the whole home.

 

The Bi-Polar® 2400 Whole House Air Purifier

 

Bi-Polar Technology has proven itself in tens of thousands of installations across the US. The Bi-Polar’s compact size, multiple voltage, and mounting options ensure a retrofit is possible in almost any HVAC system whether ducted or not. Bi-Polar technology has been successfully incorporated into fan coils, heat pumps, ductless split units, and more. Bi-Polar® 2400 Quickly Reduces mold, bacteria, viruses, VOCs, household and chemical odors, articulates, allergens like smoke and pollen, airborne dust, and static electricity. In fact, Bi-Polar® Ionization has undergone over a decade of rigorous university and certified laboratory testing around the world with documented kill rates of Polio (98.9%) and SARS (73.4%) in less than 4 seconds. In times like these, just think of the peace of mind a product like this could lend to your home.

 

If a serious clean air boost is something that might be right for your family this Spring, give Gentry Air Conditioning a call today! We would be happy to consult with you and help find the perfect solution.

 

 

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Changes During COVID-19

Medical Mask and Gloves

 

During these last few weeks, it really feels like everything in the world has changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our daily routines have certainly been altered in order to help slow the spread and keep each other safe. Many businesses have also temporarily closed to help these efforts, except for those services that are essential. Since ensuring that your homes and offices are comfortable regardless of the temperature outdoors is an essential service, we are still here and operating for you. Even still, the way we work has still been impacted, and we wanted to take a moment to let you know about some changes and new policies and services during this challenging period.

What We Are Doing

Our technicians are maintaining social distancing and following the best practices of washing our hands thoroughly and frequently and using hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available. During service calls, we are wearing disposable gloves for an extra layer of protection. We are also entering homes only when necessary and diagnosing units from outdoor areas. We are also offering contactless payments by sending text requests at the time of the service call so customers can then pay directly from their mobile devices. Additionally, we are sending pictures of invoices in lieu of paper copies.

What Customers Can Do

It is a good idea for customers to hold off on routine maintenance for your units until the stay in place orders are lifted. Of course, we will still come out if requested. If we do need to come out for you, please let us know if anyone is ill in your home, or if you are under quarantine from being sick or traveling to a high-risk area so that we can take all the proper safety precautions. Please help by maintaining social distancing when we are on site. Also, it is always appreciated if customers offer to operate the thermostat for us, creating one less point of contact. We are in several homes every day and are being vigilant in trying to stop the spread of COVID-19.

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Trane XV20i TruComfort System

We are excited to introduce you, our customers, to an excellent new product that we can now offer you for your home or business: the Trane XV20i from their TruComfort™ system.XV20i TruComfort

Traditional air conditioners are reactive to your comfort; the thermostat gets hot and then it turns your system on. This means that the room has to get too hot (which means you may feel too hot) before getting cooler and comfortable. The XV20i doesn’t work that way. This system is proactive, and constantly works to maintain your thermostat’s temperature and humidity level.

With 700 speeds of cooling, the Trane TruComfort™ systems give you precise comfort by running at the exact speed needed to keep your home comfortable. This allows the compressor, outdoor fan, and indoor fan to vary its operating speed and BTU as the temperature outside changes, slowing down or speeding up gradually in increments of as little as 1/10 of one percent to keep your level of comfort within one to two degrees of the thermostat setting.

It is one of the industry’s most efficient systems, with ratings up to 22 SEER. With Trane TruComfort™ technology, the 22-SEER air conditioner automatically adjusts itself while maintaining constant and consistent speeds to avoid temperature swings. This saves you money and energy, which is kinder to your bank account as well as to the planet.

Even better, their ComfortLink™ II communicating technology (available to you when matched with communicating indoor units) connects all of your key components so your system automatically configures and calibrates for optimal performance and efficiency through the lifetime of your products. Remote diagnostics and major system faults can be sent to the installing HVAC company for customers who opt in for that feature.

The system is rigorously tortured and tested for long-lasting durability, so you can be sure this system will hold up to anything, without holding up your bank account. And with the quiet running fan, 4 dB below our competitor’s minimum, you can be sure you are getting a quiet air conditioner and the best all-around system for your home. You can also add a Trane CleanEffects™ to your system to filter the incoming air to eliminate dust, pollen, and other irritants for a cleaner, healthier, and more comfortable home.

Give Gentry Air Conditioning a call for more information today!

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