Top HVAC FAQs for Your Home
The new year is here, and your house could use a little TLC. When the holidays are over and everyone goes back to their regular routines, your home continues working as usual. It’s essential that you start the year out right by keeping your HVAC in top working performance. Here are several tips for keeping your HVAC running optimally. Here are the top FAQs regarding HVAC systems.
Is Improving Air Quality Important?
A common issue when using HVACs is the potential for lowered air quality. This happens not only when there is an issue with the HVAC, however, but often is caused by something completely unrelated. When your carpets are left unvacuumed, floors unswept, or pets are not groomed, excess dirt, dander, and fur can get into the air.
When your HVAC runs, the air in your house is circulated. Unless the source of dust and debris is removed from your home, you could experience issues breathing. This is especially important for family members who are sensitive to mold or dander. Cleaning your floors is one of the most important things you can do to improve air quality.
Does Changing Air Filters Help?
Your HVAC is equipped with an air filter in the machine. If your home is one story, there is likely one filter. If you own a two-story home, you might have a second air filter inside a vent on the upper floor of your house.
Air filters must get changed regularly. When the HVAC circulates air through your home, all air will pass through the filters. Dust, allergens, and dander will get trapped in the filter instead of flowing through your home.
If, however, the filters are left unchanged, they will get clogged and will no longer be able to clean your house. Filters should be changed every one to three months; replace them every month if you are susceptible to allergies or breathing problems.
Do You Need Air Duct Cleaning?
If you’ve cleaned your house and changed the filters, but still feel like there may be excess dirt and dander in your air, you could be due for air duct cleaning. Over time, your ductwork collects dirt and debris from the air circulating in your house. When this debris builds up, it can enter into the air as the HVAC circulates air during summer or winter.
If this is the case, professional air duct cleaning is essential to keep your system clean, and your air filtered. Air ducts should be cleaned every two to five years, so if it’s been a while, you might want to get it done. Best of all, it’s also an opportunity for an expert to assess the health of your ductwork, which could be another cause for poor air quality or rising heating and cooling costs.
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