If your home has central air conditioning or is heated, then you have air ducts and equipment that needs to be maintained. The ducts carry the air throughout your home and help you maintain a consistent, comfortable temperature. Your heating and air-conditioning systems constantly circulate air throughout your home. If your ducts are dirty or dusty, then your interior air quality could suffer. Dirty household air ducts or an unclean unit could contain allergens, mold and other contaminants; regular cleaning can prevent health issues from these harmful substances.
If you’ve never had your air conditioner checked by a pro – or it’s been so long that you can’t remember, that A/C could be contaminating your home. Over time, your air ducts can be compromised by dust, dirt, mold and other allergens. Family members who smoke indoors and even the family pet can contribute to air quality issues. Keeping your system in good repair results in indoor air quality improvement in a variety of ways:
- Fewer contaminants and even mold spores circulating through your home
- Less risk of asthma and allergy symptoms related to poor air quality
- Lowered system efficiency, making your home less eco-friendly and increasing your carbon footprint.
- Higher energy costs due to a less efficient HVAC system
Is it time for an Air Conditioner and Ductwork Checkup? Should your system be seen by a pro? The following signs should trigger a visit by a professional who can clean your system and ensure that it is operating at peak efficiency. Call us if you see:
- Increase in your energy bills
- Air conditioner is always running, but the home never seems cool
- Increase in allergy or asthma symptoms
- Mold, pet hair or dirt visible in filters or on system
- Sour or musty odors when the air conditioner is used (this could indicate excessive moisture in the system)
Regular maintenance and cleaning can extend the life of your system, lower your bills and even help you with some common indoor air related health complaints. If you are worried about your air quality and are ready to have your system diagnosed by a professional, we can help.
Checking in on your thermostat settings is an easy way to make sure that your water heater unit is running as efficiently as possible. If you notice that your thermostat is set too high or too low, then it could significantly impact how well your unit functions. Setting the temperature correctly helps reduce energy waste and ultimately leads to lower energy bills and improved efficiency.
Are you constantly coughing and sneezing, or suffering from dryness and irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat? Do you wake up feeling exhausted? Do you attribute your symptoms to allergies? Did you know all of these signs can indicate poor indoor air quality in your home? You can have a simple diagnostic test of the air quality in your home or workplace, and we can help you choose the right products to install to make your home healthier.
According to William J. Calhoun, MD and professor of medicine at University of Texas, “Indoor air quality can be worse than outdoor air quality in almost every case,” he states in an article about air quality on Web MD. Even the cleanest home can be full of fumes from gas-fired appliances, allergens from pets, or dust mites, Dr. Calhoun states. It’s better to have the air quality checked than suffer the ill effects of polluted indoor air.
The use of an air purifier filter or UV lamp can greatly improve the indoor air quality of your home or workplace, making it a more peaceful and healthy environment for your whole family.
We can install an Air Purifier that will inactivate up to 99% of pathogens captured. Our top of the line Air Purifier is effective against 13 pathogens including influenza, the common cold, measles, and more. It can be retro-fitted into nearly any existing ductwork.
A UV lamp fights hard against mold and bacteria, minimizing the chance of dangerous spores lurking in your home. It operates silently, and our Carrier UV lamps come with a 10 year warranty. It’s a simple way to eliminate the chance of bacteria growth on your air conditioning unit.