Hello, my name is Darby Aldrich. I would like to talk to you about the importance of maintaining your air conditioning system. When I moved to a hot climate, I did not realize how vital having a running air conditioner was for living comfortably. When the unit just stopped working one day, the temperature inside the house rivaled the piping hot weather outdoors. We had to go to the community center to keep the kids from feeling sick. While we were gone, we had a local HVAC contractor fix the unit. She let us know that some simple maintenance tasks would prevent that situation in the future. I will use this site to closely explore those tasks in great detail. I hope you can use the information to keep your air conditioner running like new. Thanks.
If you have allergies, you're probably more concerned about the air quality in your home than most people. You may even run your HVAC all the time just so you don't have to open windows and let pollen and other irritants blow in. Since pollen and humidity can be worse in the summer, it's important to think about your air conditioner and make sure it's allergy-friendly. Here's how the two main types of air conditioning systems could improve air quality and help your allergies.
A Central Air Conditioner Can Purify Air
A central air conditioner with ducts, air handler, condenser, and a furnace is the typical air conditioning system for many homes. This HVAC setup can improve your air quality during all seasons of the year. In the summer, the air conditioner keeps humidity low in your house so mildew doesn't grow and irritate your allergies. Your air conditioning contractor can also install an air purifier and UV light on your AC to purify the air as it is circulated through your house.
Once you have a central air conditioner installed, you should have it cleaned at least once a year to keep dust under control. It's also important to change the filter regularly since dust builds up on it. You may also want to switch to a pleated filter than can filter out smaller particles.
Check your owner's manual or talk to your HVAC technician about the right allergy filter for your air conditioner so you don't buy one that restricts airflow and harms your AC.
A central air conditioner can keep the air in your home in a comfortable temperature and humidity range for your allergies and so that mold and bacteria don't grow. The system will filter out bothersome irritants and keep your indoor air clean and less likely to bother your allergies.
A Ductless AC Has Fewer Parts To Trap Dust
The other option for an air conditioning system for your home that's allergy-friendly is a ductless HVAC. This works basically the same way as a central system except there are no ducts that could catch dust. The parts are much smaller so there is less surface area for catching dust on the indoor blower.
This could potentially mean fewer allergy irritants blowing through your home. You'll still need to change or clean the filter regularly and have the unit serviced and cleaned yearly to control dust as best possible.
If you're getting a new air conditioning system, talk to your HVAC technician about your allergies and get advice on the best system to install. If you don't need a new system yet, then ask about add-ons that might help, such as a dehumidifier, air purifier, or UV light so your air conditioner can keep you cool and help fight allergens too.
For more information, reach out to a local air conditioning service.Share
24 April 2020