5 Ways Your HVAC System Can Prevent Illness

5 Ways Your HVAC System Can Prevent Illness
[wpseo_breadcrumb] There are several reasons you need to have your heating and cooling units maintained throughout the year. But most importantly, it is to secure the health of everyone in the house. Here are some important tips on how your HVAC system can save you from sickness especially this spring season.

Change Air Filters

One of the busiest components of your system last winter is the air filter. Before the hot days arrive, be sure to clean or replace filters to prevent poor indoor air quality. Failure to do so allows dirt, dust and other airborne particles to find shelter in the filters to be transported back inside your home. With this, your family’s health is at risk. Aside from that, dirty filters can put too much strain on the unit by preventing proper airflow and this can lead to expensive repairs.

Clean Air Vents

The vents and grilles can get dirty over time. The accumulation of dirt and other particles can block proper air flow. Be sure to include cleaning air vents and grilles in your long list of spring maintenance check. You can simply turn off your HVAC system, walk towards the vents and see if there are pet hairs or the grilles are dusty. If there are, remove the vent cover and clean the component using vacuum, duster, or soft cloth. You can also wash it with soap; just make sure to dry it completely before putting it back.

Schedule a Professional Duct Cleaning

The air duct is also prone to dirt and harmful particles just like air filters. Dirty air ducts result to poor indoor air quality, giving way to allergies and respiratory issues for anyone who stays inside. Have a HVAC technician do a thorough cleaning on your air ducts to ensure that only clean and healthy air comes out of your system.

Invest on Air Purifiers

An air purifier can help your HVAC system fight those harmful microorganisms and get rid of dust and dirt in the air. It even prevents bad odors and mold buildup inside the house. There is a wide variety of air purifiers in the store, you can choose which one fits your home and hire a professional to install it. Most importantly, do not miss your regular HVAC maintenance schedule with the professionals at Armor Heating and Air. Keep your home a healthy place to live in. Call us now!
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