When the cold weather strikes in Alpharetta, Georgia, you want to make sure that your heating system is up for the challenge. At the same time, you also want to keep an eye on the air quality in your home to avoid the main health concerns associated with respiratory illnesses and the common cold. Below you will find some tips on how to keep your air conditioner and heater clean and maintain the air quality.
Maintaining Your Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioner
It is important to keep your heating and air conditioning system running properly and maintained by a professional HVAC engineer. You can prevent serious issues by replacing the air filters on a regular basis and reducing condensation that can cause the moisture issues and can be responsible for winter asthma attacks. It is also recommended to install a carbon monoxide monitor, as well as dehumidifiers.
Tune Up Your System
You should ask your heating professional to look at your heating system’s efficiency and tune it up to improve its performance and ensure there is adequate ventilation.
Contaminated AC Units
Your AC units can be dirty and needs a good cleaning out. Your AC air filters also need changing. If the air flow is blocked, you will see that debris builds up and mold appears in your pipes which is then blown into your living area, causing serious health problems and complications that can persist into the winter month.
Heat Pump Problems
If your heat pump is frozen or iced up, you will not get the full benefits from the heating system, and your rooms will remain cold. You will need a professional engineer to run the defrost cycle on your unit, and restore order.
Surviving your cold winter is easier if you have a reliable and clean central heating system. Make sure you get your furnace checked regularly by E. Smith & Air Conditioning, or call 678-369-8866 for an appointment.
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