As the season changes, we must keep in mind that the rise in the electricity bill isn’t the only thing we should fear and anticipate. Our HVAC system may also malfunction due to excessive use and may not be able to give you the comfort you badly want and need. It is why we need to be mindful of any changes in our HVAC system.
These changes can be anything from unusual smells and sounds may already be an indication that there is a much bigger threat or problem that your HVAC system is facing. While some smells are merely unpleasant, others present serious health hazards that you need to address ASAP.
If the ducts in your HVAC systems are dirty, they can contribute to poor indoor air quality, wasted energy and the spread of indoor air pollutants throughout your home. These systems supply conditioned air to the different rooms in your house, so it is important to maintain its cleanliness to ensure that the air you breathe isn’t just fresh but clean too.
Lots of Dust
If you start seeing a large amount of extra dirt and dust around your home, it means that your heater or air conditioner isn’t catching contaminants as it should. You could need to change your HVAC system’s air filter or have your ductwork cleaned. Also, remove grass clippings, leaves, twigs, and other objects from your outdoor unit regularly to keep them from causing an expensive, uncomfortable breakdown.
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If strange noises can be heard from your HVAC systems and smelly odors start to arise, do not hesitate to contact a local HVAC professional right to check and clean the ducts when needed. By doing this, we can avoid other problems such as frequent breakdowns and a rise in utility bills as this problem may either be due to a dirty air filter or something more severe.
Must Mildew, or Moldy
If there is excess humidity or moisture in the HVAC system, you could end up with mold and mildew flowing through the ductwork. To help prevent mildew and moisture problems, fix all water leaks, improve drainage, schedule bi-annual HVAC tune-ups, and frequently replace HVAC filters. If you have exposed earth in your crawlspace or basement, you may want to look into ways to cover the soil.
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There are a lot of ways in order for us to keep the air in our homes, buildings and establishments clean and clear such as the use of air fresheners and aerosol sprays but these products have negative effects on the environment. This is where we turn to one of the best options – plants!
We may know how plants are good at cleaning the air we breathe but they can also help keep your home cool. Filling your home with plants is a fantastic way to absorb solar heat and release moisture into a warm room. Also, shading your HVAC systems with trees or bushes may increase its efficiency by up to 10 percent.
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