How To Keep Up The Air Quality In Your Home

The efficiency of your HVAC system depends on the cleanliness of several components. That is, if you don't regularly clean and maintain a few of the most important parts of the system, you can experience less airflow, improperly conditioned and filtered air, loud appliances, and more electricity consumption. Basically, doing some simple maintenance is going to be very important when it comes to the productivity of your heating and air conditioning. This article specifically focuses on cleaning tasks that will improve the quality of air in your house.

Better Air Quality

Air quality is obviously important. Homeowners want fresh air blowing into the house. If your air is not properly filtered, it can be smelly, carry allergens, cause your house to get dusty fast, and create health problems. That is, allergens and mold circulated through your air can be dangerous, especially if there's anybody in your house that suffers from allergies. For instance, if you are allergic to pollen, you want to be especially certain that you're filtering system is 100% functional come spring, or else you could have serious allergies.

Beyond Filter Replacement

Some people think that all they really need to do is clean or replace their air filters. Of course, filtering system is the most important thing when it comes to air quality, but there are other things you need to do.

In addition to changing your filter on a regular basis, you should definitely clean your air ducts cleaned at least once a year. This might seem overkill to most people, but you can do the work yourself, and lightly clean the ducts most years, and then just have it professionally cleaned once every five years. That is, professionals will do a thorough job that might not be necessary every year, but you still want to wipe down the duct walls and remove any loose dust or allergens floating within your ducts. Then, when professionals do the work, they will sanitize the ducts, remove any mold, and take care of any problems that you weren't able to handle with your regular yearly cleaning. Professionals will not only clean inside ducts, they will also clean the condenser unit and evaporating system. Cleaning these appliances is something you probably don't want to do yourself, but it is vital.

When these appliances are clean, your duct system won't get dirty quickly. Also, when these appliances are clean, these appliances are expensive so cleaning them to good way to ensure their longterm productivity. Contact a company, like Total Comfort Heating & Air Condition, for more help.

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cool and hot areas of the home

I live in an older home that we are working to renovate. There are three areas of the house that just don't seem to get cool in the summer or get warm in the winter. I have done all that I can to try to keep these areas comfortable, but I wasn't able to do much until I hired an HVAC technician to come out and figure out why those areas were so uncomfortable. This blog will show you what can be causing areas of your home to be less comfortable than other areas when it comes to temperature during both winter and summer.