What Can Duct Cleaning Do for Your IAQ?

What is Duct Cleaning?

Duct Cleaning is a beneficial service where an expert technician comes and cleans your home’s ductwork thoroughly. Generally, prior to cleaning, an air quality test is performed in your home to better determine your needs. Find out if your home could benefit from a duct cleaning service by looking over this informational graphic below.

If you conclude that your home could use a good duct cleaning, then don’t hesitate to give the experts at Sheldon’s a call!

Benefits of Duct Cleaning:

Benefits Duct Cleaning
Professional Duct Cleaning for Your Anaheim Home

If dirt, debris, and other common pollutants have collected within your Anaheim home’s ductwork, then problems with your indoor air quality (as well as issues with your HVAC system) could develop. Give the experts at Sheldon’s Heating & Air Conditioning a call today, and we’ll help you decide whether professional duct cleaning would be a smart choice for your home: 877-411-9888.

10 Instagram Accounts Everyone in Southern California Should Follow

If you’re looking to live that California dream life, or want to know the side of LA that very few people get to see, then these 10 Instagram accounts have a lot to show you! From the best views Southern California to the best eats in LA, these Instagrammers can give you the inspiration and information to make the most of your time in SoCal.

#1 LifeSerial

Headed by Los Angeles based writer, Matt Allard, LifeSerial follows Matt’s journeys through LA. From breathtaking landscape views to food and art, Matt shows his followers how to make the most of this massive city, with endless things to do.

#2 HungryInLA

From simple sweets to complex culinary creations, Hungry In LA does not disappoint in giving its followers the best in where to eat, stay and visit in the greater LA area.

#3 goeastlos

From late night eats to urban streets, goeastlos chronicles the beauty of lesser known East Los Angeles.  With just an iPhone, goeastlos captures moving shots to show the true culture of Boyle Heights and all of East Los Angeles.

#4 StudioDIY

Kelly Mindell helps her followers “Make life a party” with her vibrant shots of crafts, fashion, cakes and pretty much everything fabulous. With babies, glitter, shoes and lots of sweets, you’re guaranteed to smile every time you stop by this Instagram.

#5 nicoleelise03

Global travels – fashion – lifestyle – social impact – this account lead by LA photographer, Nicole Griffin, is a must follow. With an unbelievable aesthetic, Nicole’s exceptional photography abilities never disappoint her followers.

#6 rick_poon

This LA photographer and wanderer takes his followers across the best urban and natural landscapes in Southern California, as well as some of the best food in LA. Follow Rick as he takes you through the best of what Southern California has to offer.

#7 losangeleseateries

All of the mouth watering goodness you look for in a great food blog and more. Follow Los Angeles Eateries for the hottest places to grab the best grub in LA and around the world and also find out where the best deals are for gourmet for less.

#8 jaredchambers

Another amazing LA based photographer, Jared Chambers gives his followers the best in the nature that Southern California has to offer.

#9 TheBalancedBlonde

Jordan Younger is an LA yoga teacher and wellness aficionado. Through her Instagram, blog, podcast and books, she promotes  green, natural living and good vibes for all of her followers.

#10 jonathan360

You can easily get swept away by digging into Jonathan Nafarrete’s work with jonathan360. Between the hidden gems that he finds throughout Southern California to his inspiring beach shots, Jonathan captures the absolute best of SoCal.

At Sheldon’s Heating & Air Conditioning, we love providing the HVAC services in Riverside that allow local residents the comfort of quality air and the peace of mind of quality servicing, so that they can spend less time worrying about their home’s comfort and more time living the California dream! Contact Sheldon’s Heating & Air Conditioning today to schedule an appointment with one of our Los Angeles HVAC specialists.

 

HVAC System Coolant Disposal

Every air conditioning unit, freezer, refrigerator, chiller, and humidifier will have refrigerant in it. Handling the coolant inside it requires special training and EPA certification as well as the proper equipment that meets all applicable regulations. It is not a maintenance procedure that anyone without that specialized training, certifications, and equipment can or should do or attempt.

The Dangers of HVAC Refrigerant

The reasons for this are that many refrigerants are chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) or hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), which are ozone depleting substances. It is these chlorofluorocarbons and hydrochlorofluorocarbons which caused the hole in the ozone layer. And that’s a pretty serious issue. It’s the ozone layer that blocks out most of the sun’s ultraviolet radiation. UV radiation is a known carcinogen and what is responsible for melanoma, or malignant skin cancer.

Handling of Refrigerant Can Be Dangerous

The other reasons are that there is the potential for the refrigerant to hurt you in a second way, through a serious case of frostbite, and because without proper training it is easy to irreparably damage your HVAC system. Refrigerants will boil at around -15* Fahrenheit. Which means that they become incredibly cold through their ultra-rapid evaporation at ambient temperatures. (A property exploited by your HVAC system to heat and cool your home.)

If the refrigerant in an HVAC system needs to be replaced it must be collected utilizing special, task-specific equipment. Specialized hoses, gauges and a vacuum pump to pump-down the system and to transfer the refrigerant to a DOT-approved cylinder for storage and transportation are needed to safely remove the refrigerant.

Once the refrigerant is collected into the approved cylinder for storage and transportation it can either be stored, recycled or destroyed.

A lot of refrigerants are no longer being manufactured because of their severe effects on the ozone layer. These refrigerants are known as ODS’s, or ozone-depleting substances. These refrigerants are usually either recycled or they are cleaned up to be used back in the same system they were removed from.

Refrigerant Recycling

When the refrigerant is recycled it undergoes chemical reactions and fractional distillation in order to remove all impurities and contaminates within it. In order to be sold again those impurities must be lowered to levels equal to newly-manufactured refrigerants.

If the refrigerant is to be destroyed it will undergo any one of several destruction methods such as radio frequency plasma, cement kiln, liquid injection incineration, or gaseous/flume oxidation.

At Sheldon’s Heating & Air Conditioning, we care about the environment and all of our tech are trained and certified to meet the EPA guidelines. If you need your HVAC system serviced you can rest assured knowing that we are giving you environmentally-friendly service. So if you need your AC unit serviced, remember to give Sheldon’s Heating & Air Conditioning a call!