If you experience allergies or asthma, you might think about getting your HVAC unit cleaned. If you don’t suffer from these issues, you still could think about cleaning your system due to both the health benefits and the efficiency and trouble free service that maintaining your unit can offer, as well as saving on air conditioning repairs.
In the old days, house were so permeable that air was exchanged a great deal. Now, properties are built so tight, that we are re breathing the same air over and over again. The Environmental Protection Agency has determined that indoor air quality is a significant concern. It is necessary that our home heating and air conditioning units get cleaned regularly.
Every time you enter your house, you are carrying with you, what ever dust and plant pollen particles you have picked up through the day. Do you have a pet dog, or a cat? They are bringing their fair portion of dust inside also. In addition, we all shed dander. Dogs, cats, birds and people all shed bits of skin and hair, constantly. Where exactly does all that dust, plant pollen and dander wind up?
Well some of it is evident, it’s scattered all over your home. Cleaning and vacuuming helps eliminate a lot of it, but a lot gets drawn up by your heating unit. Most of that dust is caught on the filter in your HVAC unit. You have to replace that filter regularly. You could do this on your own or you can hire a furnace repairman to do it.
Typically it’s suggested to get your furnace and duct work checked out yearly. Not only will the technician replace your filter, he will have a look at the furnace, lubricate it if required, clean the ducting and heat exchanger if required, check for cracks and belts and motor noises, have a look at your thermostat and keep your equipment functioning correctly.
If you have air conditioning, it is essential to get the outside condenser system cleaned. It collects dirt and pollen that restricts air flow. This can greatly jeopardize the effectiveness of your system.
Within some units there is a dehumidifier installed. That needs to be cleaned to avoid 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 eliminates the dust rather than just moving it around. Electrostatic dusters are preferred over common 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 away from your bed rooms. This will reduce the dust and dander within an area in which you spend a lot of time.
When washing your bed linen and towels, utilize hot water to kill dust mites and their eggs.
These suggestions will go a long way to enhance your inside air quality. We are continuously exposed to dust, pollen, molds and other allergens. Thankfully our immune systems are generally ready to deal with this. But sometimes we can get overwhelmed or develop allergic responses. Cleaner indoor air should be a big aid in reducing these issues.