It’s always a treat when the outdoor weather is just right. However, if you have allergies, these months can be torture. They don’t have to be! Servicing your heating and cooling system between cool and hot weather provides multiple benefits for the health of your family as well as the health of your HVAC system. Try these tactics to keep allergens outside.
Home Tricks and Tips Using Your Heating and Cooling System
Control dust mites. These little pests love to collect on any available surface in your home. Give them less space to create a dirty environment. Make sure surfaces such as tabletops and shelves are uncluttered and are dusted weekly. Use a dehumidifier to control humidity in your home – one of the benefits is a reduction in dust mites.
Vacuum frequently. Pollen, dirt and other outdoor allergens always end up in the house, no matter how careful you are. Don’t let them get into the air; vacuum your mats and carpets before the dirt can be scuffed up and swirl into your systems. Concerned about the amount of contaminants? Ask your trusted HVAC provider about whole home filtration, media air cleaners and ultraviolet air purifiers.
Investigate your indoor air quality. Allergies and indoor air quality go hand in hand. Have you considered the quality of the air in your home? One easy way to improve it is having your air ducts cleaned by a professional heating and air company. A thorough cleaning will improve your air, save energy, improve your system, and more.
Schedule a tune-up of your heating and cooling system. Your HVAC system, including ductwork, is essentially the “lungs” of your home. Scheduling a tune-up with a NATE-certified technician from Energy Savers is one of the most effective “spring cleaning” activities you can do. A qualified professional will inspect, clean, lubricate and test all the necessary components of your system.
Servicing your heating and cooling system, preferably twice a year, gives you optimal performance from your mechanicals, whether you employ a furnace and air conditioner or heat pump and air handler. Properly maintained units run more efficiently, bringing you better service and reduced energy bills.
Replace or clean your air filter
Did you know replacing a dirty air filter with a clean one can lower your air conditioner’s energy consumption by 5-15%? An air filter is your first line of defense when it comes to improving your indoor air quality and reducing allergens circulating through your home in the ductwork. Depending on the model of your unit, your filter may be cleaned or disposable. If you’re unsure, ask your technician to show you at his or her next visit.
Reduce your to-do list – invest in a Priority Service Plan
Increase the reliability and efficiency of your system by investing in a Priority Service Plan. Energy Savers offers three different levels with multiple benefits. All include a preventative maintenance service for your heating and of your cooling system. Major benefits are discounts and after-hours emergency service calls are available to Priority Service Plan members.
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 will go over every step of his or her process to answer all of your questions. We want you to feel comfortable with your heating and cooling system, as well as comfortable in your home!
Energy Savers technicians are ready today to service all your HVAC needs in Georgia and Alabama.