If you experience allergies or symptoms of asthma, you could think about getting your HVAC system maintained by an air conditioning repair technician. If you don’t experience these issues, you still could think about maintaining your system because of both the health advantages and the effectiveness and trouble free service that cleaning your unit may provide.
In the old days, home were so permeable that air was exchanged a great deal. Now, properties are constructed so tight, that we are re inhaling and exhaling the same air over and over again. The Environmental Protection Agency has determined that inside air quality is a big issue. It is necessary that our home heating and air conditioning units get maintained routinely.
Each time you walk into your home, you are bringing with you, what ever dust and plant pollen particles you have picked up through the day. Do you have a pet dog, or a cat? They are bringing their fair portion of dust inside as well. Plus, all of us shed dander. Dogs, cats, birds and people all shed bits of skin and hair, all the time. Where does all that dust, pollen and dander wind up?
Well a lot of it is evident, it’s distributed throughout your home. Dusting and vacuuming helps eliminate a lot of it, but a lot gets sucked up through your heating system. Most of this dust is caught in the filter in your HVAC unit. You have to change that filter regularly. You may do this yourself or you can hire a furnace repairman to do it.
Typically it’s suggested to get your heater and duct work looked at annually. Not only will the technician replace your filter, he will have a look at the heating system, lubricate it if needed, clean the ducting and heat exchanger if needed, check for cracks and belts and motor noises, check out your thermostat and keep your equipment working correctly.
If you have a/c, it’s important to get the outdoors condenser unit maintained. It collects dirt and pollen which restricts air circulation. This can significantly jeopardize the effectiveness of your system.
Within some units there is a dehumidifier installed. That will need to be maintained to prevent the growth of mold and mildew. In other systems a humidifier is installed, these ought to be checked out as well.
As much as possible eliminate dust from your home with a high quality vacuum cleaner rather than dusting, this removes the dust rather than just moving it around. Electrostatic dusters are preferred over common dusters. The dust adheres to the duster. You can shake it out, outside, to remove the dust from your house.
Try to keep your pets away from your bed rooms. This will minimize the dust and dander in an area where you spend a lot of time.
If cleaning your bed linen and towels, utilize hot water to eliminate dust mites and their eggs.
Such tips will go a long way to improve your indoor air quality. We are constantly exposed to dust, pollen, mold and mildews and other allergens. Thankfully our immune systems are typically able to handle this. But in some cases we can get overwhelmed or develop allergic responses. Cleaner indoor air will be a big help in minimizing these problems.