Care for your HVAC System

If the ducts in your HVAC units are left unclean, they can contribute to the decrease of indoor air quality, an increase of energy wastage and spread indoor air pollutants throughout your home. These systems supply conditioned air through the different rooms in your house, so it is important to maintain its cleanliness to ensure a constant supply of optimum quality of indoor air.

The first time my HVAC system started making weird noises, I didn’t know what was going on.  But I knew it wasn’t good.

The first thing I did was change the filter.  Then I checked the ducts.  When I saw the ducts were pretty filthy, I called a professional to clean them.  Then I checked the system for leaks. Luckily that fixed the problem and the noises and shakes went away.

A good and safe HVAC system provides a more comfortable environment as it helps us deal with changes in the weather pattern and benefits us in a way that we have an easier way of dealing with the heat and it is more efficient and affordable if we know how to use them properly and how to take care of them. It is free of pollutants and contaminants that may affect our health.

In addition to normal accumulations of dust and dirt found in all homes with air ducts, there are several other factors that can increase the need for regular HVAC system cleaning:

  • pets
  • occupants with allergies or asthma
  • cigarette or cigar smoke
  • water contamination or damage to the home or HVAC system
  • home renovation or remodeling projects

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Contaminants can grow underneath wallpaper, carpeting, and sinks, on ceilings and inside the insulation systems which makes it difficult to fully eradicate them. Along with the high humidity levels during spring and summer, it can also lead to allergen growth, dust mites, cockroaches, pollen and mold infestations and other problems. This will produce stale or musty smells in the room. A large number of people use HVAC systems in the hopes of achieving a comfier home or establishment.

The purpose of preventative maintenance is to keep your HVAC system up and running all season long with no surprise breakdowns, while operating at top efficiency. You rarely see your HVAC system face to face, so it’s easy to forget about it and neglect it.

Imagine doing the same with your car. If you never have the oil changed or refuse to take your car in for any kind of tune-up until the check-engine light comes on, you can’t expect it to last more than a couple of years.

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Our families and other people inside the home will feel more stressed than usual and very uncomfortable thus, disrupting their comfort levels. This can only be solved by either cleaning the home often or opening a window to let some of the air out, but only provide temporary relief. But, they can also have the option of having an indoor air purifier.

Having a cooling system means you are subjecting yourself to the responsibility of taking care of it. It is important to keep them clean and maintained to ensure that they continue to be in their best condition and to avoid potential harms and problems.

This video tells you how your HVAC system gets dirty, check it out: