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Indoor Air Quality

HVAC Repair Means Cleaner Air

Published on: November 13, 2018
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Indoor air quality continues to make news. We spend more time indoors and because we’ve sealed our buildings tight, there is less ventilation. It’s great for reducing energy loss. Unfortunately, it keeps contaminants in our indoor air. What to do? First, consider the heating and air system as your home’s lungs. Air moves through them to every room. If your home is filled with contaminants, to schedule service or an HVAC repair is a great start.

How HVAC Repair Contributes to Cleaner Air

 

During normal use, dust, pollen, pet dander and other pollutants accumulate in your heating and air system. The air filter catches most of it. At AC Southeast®, we recommend checking your air filter every month.

 

Most find it needs to be changed or cleaned every two to three months. If, however, you’re a smoker, have multiple pets or live in a high-pollen area, you might want to change it monthly.

 

Likewise, if you or a loved one live with allergies, asthma, COPD or another respiratory illness, monthly filters might be a good idea.

 

During typical HVAC repair or service, a professional HVAC technician inspects your whole system. He or she looks for any signs of excess wear and tear. He or she also cleans, lubricates and tests all relevant components. This helps prepare the unit to operate as intended.

 

Optimal operation and efficiency depend on mechanical function. If you have damaged or worn-out parts, they may impact the proper delivery of conditioned air. HVAC repair to the rescue! When all components are working well, your heating and air is set up to do its job.

 

Ideal operation and efficiency also depend on good airflow. When dust and other debris accumulate in the system, it hinders the airflow.

 

Much like how congestion prohibits you from deep breaths, “congestion” in the system prohibits your system from moving air and pressure through the ductwork properly.

 

Some HVAC dealers also offer duct cleaning or duct sealing services. This can be beneficial if it’s been several years since a cleaning. Use the AC Southeast® dealer locator and ask your local dealer for their recommendation.   

When HVAC Repair Is Not Enough

 

If your heating and air equipment is outdated or frequently requires HVAC repair, you may need to pursue an upgrade. Newer HVAC systems are more efficient than those even a decade old.

 

Another option is to pursue additional HVAC air quality equipment, such as media air cleaners, ultraviolet air purifiers and dehumidifiers. These amazing machines offer additional filtration.

 

In some cases, the equipment captures and even kills airborne pollutants, including virus and bacterial particles. If your family tends to catch every bug and pass it around for weeks, consider these air quality helpers.

 

Most dealers offer free estimates on new equipment. Many also provide financing options. Use these to take advantage of promotions and so you can enjoy a more efficient and reliable HVAC system today.

 

Contact AC Southeast® today to find a licensed and reliable HVAC expert in your area. Using our dealer locator, you can schedule HVAC repair, maintenance or an upgrade estimate immediately.