If you suffer from allergies or bronchial asthma, you could think about getting your HVAC system cleaned. If you don’t suffer from these problems, you still might consider maintaining your system because of both the health benefits and the effectiveness and trouble free service that maintaining your system can provide and reduce AC Repair.
In the old days, home were so porous that air was exchanged a great deal. Now, residences are constructed so tight, that we are re breathing the same air repeatedly. The Environmental Protection Agency has determined that inside air quality is a big issue. It is necessary that our heating and air conditioning systems get maintained regularly.
Each time you walk into your home, you are carrying with you, whatever dust and plant pollen particles you have gathered through the day. Do you have a pet dog, or a cat? They are carrying their fair portion of dust inside as well. In addition, we all shed dander. Dogs, cats, birds and people all drop bits of skin and hair, all the time. Where does dust, plant pollen and dander wind up?
Well a lot of it is obvious, it’s distributed all over your home. Cleaning and vacuuming helps remove a lot of it, but a lot gets drawn up through your heating unit. Most of this dust is caught on the filter in your HVAC unit. You need to replace that filter periodically. You may do this on your own or you can get a furnace technician to do it.
Generally it’s recommended to get your heater and duct work checked out annually. Not only will the technician replace your filter, he will have a look at the furnace, lubricate it if needed, clean the ducting and heat exchanger if needed, inspect for cracks and belts and motor sounds, check out your thermostat and keep your equipment working correctly.
If you have central air conditioning, it’s important to get the outside condenser system cleaned. It collects dust and pollen which restricts air circulation. This may greatly jeopardize the effectiveness of your system.
Within some systems there is a dehumidifier installed. That will need to be cleaned to prevent the growth of mold and mildew. In other units a humidifier is installed, these need to be checked also.
As much as feasible eliminate dust from your home with a high quality vacuum cleaner instead of dusting, this removes the dust rather than just moving it about. Electrostatic dusters are preferred over standard dusters. The dust adheres to the duster. You are able to shake it out, outside, to remove the dust from your home.
Keep your pets away from your bedrooms. This will minimize the dust and dander within an area in which you spend a lot of time.
When washing your bed linen and towels, use hot water to kill dust mites and their eggs.
These suggestions will go a long way to enhance your indoor air quality. We are continuously exposed to dust, plant pollen, molds and other allergens. Fortunately our immune systems are typically ready to handle this. However sometimes we can get overwhelmed or develop allergic responses. Cleaner inside air should be a big aid in reducing such problems.