If you experience allergy symptoms or symptoms of asthma, you could think about getting your HVAC system maintained. If you don’t suffer from these problems, you still could consider cleaning your system because of both the health advantages and the efficiency and trouble free service that maintaining your unit may provide and reduce air conditioning repairs.
In the old days, house were so permeable that air was exchanged a great deal. Now, properties are constructed so tight, that we are re breathing the same air repeatedly. The EPA has determined that inside air quality is a significant concern. It is important that our home heating and air conditioning units get cleaned routinely.
Every time you walk into your house, you are carrying with you, what ever dirt and pollen particles you have gathered through the day. Do you own 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 drop 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 all over your home. Cleaning and vacuuming helps remove a great deal of it, but a lot gets drawn up by your heating system. Most of that dust is captured on the filter in your HVAC system. You have to change that filter periodically. You could do it on your own or you can hire a furnace technician to do it.
Generally it’s suggested to get your furnace and duct work looked at yearly. Not only will the technician replace your filter, he will check out the heating system, lubricate it if required, clean the ducting and heat exchanger if needed, check for cracks and belts and motor sounds, have a look at your thermostat and keep your system functioning correctly.
If you have central air conditioning, it’s important to get the outside condenser unit maintained. It gathers dust and pollen that limits air flow. This may significantly compromise the efficiency of your system.
In some systems there is a dehumidifier installed. This will need to be maintained to prevent the growth of mold and mildew. In other units a humidifier is installed, these ought to be checked as well.
As much as possible remove dust from your home with a good quality vacuum instead of dusting, this eliminates the dust instead of just moving it about. Electrostatic dusters are preferred over common dusters. The dust sticks to the duster. You are able to shake it out, outdoors, to eliminate the dust from your house.
Keep your pets out of your bedrooms. This will reduce the dust and dander within an area where you spend a lot of time.
If cleaning your bed linen and towels, utilize hot water to kill 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 various other allergens. Thankfully our immune systems are generally ready to handle this. But in some cases we can get overwhelmed or develop allergic responses. Cleaner inside air will be a big help in reducing such issues.