If you experience allergies or symptoms of asthma, you could think about getting your HVAC system cleaned. If you don’t experience these issues, you still should consider cleaning your system because of both the health advantages and the efficiency and trouble free service that maintaining your system may offer, as well as the savings in air conditioning repairs.
In the old days, house were so porous that air was exchanged a lot. Now, houses are constructed so tight, that we are re breathing the same air repeatedly. The Environmental Protection Agency has determined that indoor air quality is a significant issue. It is essential that our heating and central air conditioning systems get cleaned routinely.
Every time you walk into your house, you are bringing with you, whatever dirt and pollen particles you have picked up through the day. Do you own a dog, or a cat? They are carrying their fair share 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 exactly does dust, plant pollen and dander end up?
Well a lot of it is evident, it’s distributed throughout your home. Dusting and vacuuming helps remove a great deal of it, but a lot gets sucked up through your heating system. Most of this dust is caught in the filter in your HVAC system. You have to replace that filter regularly. You may do it on your own or you can get a furnace repairman to do it.
Typically it’s recommended to get your heater and duct work checked out annually. Not only will the technician replace your filter, he will check out the furnace, 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 system working properly.
If you have central air conditioning, it’s important to get the outdoors condenser system maintained. It collects dirt and plant pollen which restricts air flow. This may significantly jeopardize the effectiveness of your system.
Within some units there is a dehumidifier installed. This will need to be cleaned 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 feasible remove dust from your house with a high quality vacuum cleaner instead of dusting, this removes the dust rather than just moving it around. Electrostatic dusters are preferred over standard dusters. The dust adheres to the duster. You are able to shake it out, outdoors, to remove the dust from your home.
Try to keep your pets away from your bed rooms. This will reduce the dust and dander within an area where you spend a lot of time.
If cleaning your bedding and towels, utilize hot water to eliminate dust mites and their eggs.
These tips will go a long way to enhance your indoor air quality. We are constantly exposed to dust, plant pollen, mold and mildews and 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 indoor air will be a big aid in reducing these issues.