Spring is Here! How’s Your Indoor Air Quality and AC System Doing?
Spring is here, and so are the pollen, dust, and mold spores… yay.
Dust, dirt, & allergens, oh my!
Obviously, change your air filters regularly, but have you thought about having your air ducts cleaned?
The comfort of your home is significantly affected by your indoor air quality. The presence of particles of dust, mold spores, pollen, and even insect droppings can cause reactions, even in the healthiest people. Regular air duct cleaning is one way to improve the overall quality of the air in your home.
Common signs your air ducts need to be cleaned
- Air vents are coated in dust or are dirty
- Your home becomes dusty very quickly
- Your air filters are very dirty when you change them out
- You've undergone major renovations recently
- Unpleasant odor from your ducts
- Unstable or poor airflow in your home
AC systems are dependent on airflow to run efficiently.
Not only do dirty air ducts affect the air you breathe, but excess debris floating around will clog your air filters, make the cooling coils dirty and put an unnecessary burden on your HVAC system. This burden causes components to overheat and wear out quickly, often causing a cascade of expensive failures to repair. Add air duct cleaning to your healthy HVAC system routine.
Airflow, airflow, airflow!
When it comes to a healthy HVAC system, it's all about airflow. Your air filter's number one job is to keep your coil clean and prevent dirt and large particles from entering your system. The filter also removes pet dander, bacteria, smoke, dust, and dirt from the air you breathe in your home. Win-win.
We are constantly nagging about changing your filter, but for a good reason, dirty and blocked filters starve your system of its airflow.
During your spring inspection, ask your technician about installing a media filter cabinet. This accordion-style filter type allows for a much larger surface area to collect all unwanted dirt, dust, and debris and enables a good, healthy airflow. Media filters need to be replaced every 3-6 months depending on pets and the number of people living in the home. Learn more about filters here.
Speaking of a healthy HVAC system…
Regular maintenance is the best way to prevent significant, costly malfunction of your HVAC system. Catching problems early while the temperatures are cool and the price tag and effect on working parts are at their lowest is the goal of a maintenance plan.
During the hottest days of the year, your system works hard to keep you cool, and it's also when unhealthy systems tend to fail. It puts a damper on your comfort, but worse, every AC company in town is booked solid with repair calls and emergency replacements. Avoid this by being proactive.
Don't be caught by surprise! Get a health inspection scheduled before the summer season starts.
Get a one-time tune-up or join the twice-yearly Comfort Club, and let us take this off your to-do list. Schedule your AC system inspection today!
Learn more about the Comfort Club Membership Program
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