If you experience allergies or bronchial asthma, you might consider getting your HVAC system maintained. If you do not suffer from these problems, you still might think about maintaining your system due to both the health advantages and the efficiency and trouble free service that maintaining your unit can provide and the savings in emergency air conditioning repair.
In the old days, house were so porous that air was exchanged a lot. Now, houses are built so tight, that we are re breathing 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 heating and air conditioning units get maintained regularly.
Each time you walk into your home, you are carrying with you, what ever dust and pollen particles you have picked up through the day. Do you have a pet dog, or a cat? They are carrying their fair share of dust inside as well. In addition, all of us shed dander. Dogs, cats, birds and people all shed bits of skin and hair, constantly. Where exactly does all that dust, pollen and dander end up?
Well a lot of it is evident, it’s scattered all over your house. Dusting and vacuuming helps eliminate a lot of it, but a lot gets drawn up by your heating unit. Most of this dirt is captured on the filter in your HVAC unit. You have to change that filter periodically. You may do this on your own or you can hire a furnace repairman to do it.
Typically it’s suggested to get your heater and duct work checked out yearly. Not only will the technician change your filter, he will check out the heating system, lubricate it if needed, clean the ducting and heat exchanger if required, inspect for cracks and belts and motor sounds, have a look at your thermostat and keep your equipment functioning correctly.
If you have a/c, it’s important to get the outside condenser unit maintained. It gathers dust and pollen which restricts air flow. This may significantly jeopardize the efficiency of your system.
Within some systems there is a dehumidifier installed. That needs to be cleaned 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 feasible eliminate dust from your home with a high quality vacuum cleaner rather than dusting, this removes the dust instead of just moving it about. Electrostatic dusters are favored over standard dusters. The dust adheres to the duster. You are able to shake it out, outdoors, to remove the dust from your house.
Try to keep your pets out of your bed rooms. This will minimize the dust and dander in an area in which you spend a lot of time.
If washing your bed linen and towels, use hot water to kill dust mites and their eggs.
These tips will go a long way to improve your inside air quality. We are continuously exposed to dust, pollen, molds and various other allergens. Thankfully our immune systems are typically able to deal with this. But in some cases we can get overwhelmed or develop allergic responses. Cleaner indoor air should be a big aid in reducing such issues.