National Public Health Week, April 2-8, 2018, encourages Americans to pay more attention to how we treat our health and well being. Let’s explore some opportunities to improve our health within our homes. Change or clean your air filter. Service your heating and cooling system. Install a Media Air Cleaner or have your ductwork cleaned and sealed. Once your home’s HVAC health is improved, yours will be as well.
Change Your Air Filter
Air filters are your frontline when it comes to trapping allergens and debris from circulating throughout your home. It’s imperative to change, or clean, depending on your model, your air filter around once a month. Check with your unit’s manufacturer or ask your Energy Savers technician for specific instructions.
A clogged filter is less effective, of course, and increases the wear and tear on your heating and cooling system. This results in higher energy bills and a shortened lifespan of your unit. Some homeowners find the arrival of the utility bill a helpful reminder to change the filter. Be advised, if you live in an area with excessive pollen or have pets, you should change the filter more often.
Service Your Heating and Cooling System
No one likes the idea of a budget-busting bill and no one wants to be uncomfortable. One of the easiest ways to prevent both is to participate in one of Energy Saver’s Priority Service Plan options. We offer three different levels with multiple benefits. All include a preventative maintenance service for your heating and of your cooling system.
The Precision Service and Safety Checks of each system include a long list of activities including cleaning, inspecting and lubricating any relevant parts. Participants are also eligible for discounts and for after-hours emergency service calls should the need arise.
Servicing your heating and cooling system ensures your system is running at its optimal efficiency, reducing your energy bills and catching any minor issues before escalating into expensive breakdowns. That’s a tip for your financial health as well!
Install a Media Air Cleaner; Have Your Ductwork Cleaned & Sealed
At Energy Savers, we carry the full line of Carrier products including a variety of air purifiers and UV air purifiers. These are incredible at dramatically improving your indoor air quality. If you or a loved one has allergies or ongoing respiratory issues, these products can make a huge difference. Airborne illnesses, mold and mildew spores and other pollutants are reduced and eliminated.
Leaking ducts allow 15 to 30% of air passing through them to escape, wasting energy, increasing energy bills and allowing pollutant emissions. Your HVAC will have to work harder to keep you comfortable.
Over time air ducts can become dirty and clogged, especially if your home is new construction or you’ve recently completed a renovation. A dirty ductwork system also encourages mold growth, pushing millions of unwanted particles into your air.
Energy Savers can access the most concealed ducts, clean and seal them, and improve your indoor air quality as well as your energy bills.
Call Energy Savers today for a preventative maintenance appointment, to sign up for a Priority Service Plan or for an estimate on a system replacement if your unit is costing too much in repairs and inefficient performance. Our NATE-certified and fully insured technicians are happy to explain every step of his or her process and answer all of your questions. We want you to feel comfortable with your heating and cooling system, as well as comfortable in your home!
Celebrate National Public Health Week by calling Energy Savers today for all your HVAC needs in Georgia and Alabama.