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Benefits of a Dehumidifier for your Whole Home

Benefits of a Dehumidifier for your Whole Home

Having a dehumidifier in your home can help you to have a more pleasant living experience. It can remove the moisture and humid air in your home. During the summer months, you may notice that your home starts to feel damp and humid. By investing in a dehumidifier you can reduce the amount humidity that is in the air of your home. This allows you to have nice, breathable air, that also makes your home comfortable.

Dehumidifier can lower humidity

The humidity can also cause an issue for the home growing mold and mildew. When the home is warmer than normal, you will notice that there may be an increase in asthma and allergic reactions. Exposure to any mold and mildew in your home can cause health related issues. When you install a whole home dehumidifier, you can help get rid of the mold and mildew potential. You can also help reduce a musty odor in your home when you have a dehumidifier. Any surrounding fabrics, furniture, or walls can also absorb the musty smell.

Better Air Quality

Sometimes the high humidity can also lead to condensation in the home. When you use the shower or bath, it can lead to condensation starting to form. As condensation starts, you may see steaming in the mirrors or windows. Over time, this can cause damp patches on the walls or wood that warps. By keeping your home at the proper humidity levels, you can help prevent this from happening. Having a whole home dehumidifier can also help improve the air quality in your home so you can breathe easier. Improving the air quality also means reducing the amount of dirt, dust, and other contaminants that are in the air. If you have questions regarding your dehumidifier, or purchasing a new one, contact us. Keeping the air quality the best it can be is always important for you and your family.

Proper Preventative Maintenance for the Air Conditioner this Summer

Proper Preventative Maintenance for the Air Conditioner this Summer

You will want to have preventative maintenance done for your air conditioner before the hot humid summer heat arrives. If you are not sure when the scheduled maintenance should be done, it is always advised to contact us. When we inspect the air conditioning system, we can also check the filter for it at the same time. As we do so, we can advise you when the filter should be inspected, cleaned, and replaced. Some factors can determine how often a filter is changed. If you have pets or animals in the home, you will want to have it changed on a more frequent basis. This is because pet hair and dander can get into the air of your home easily. If anyone in the home suffers from pet allergies, you will need to change the filter often.

We can also inspect the internal parts and components of the air conditioning system. These should always be in efficient working order. If you notice any odd noises or sounds coming from it when it operates, make sure to contact us. Ignoring these issues can only result in the system having further damage in the long run. Other parts will start to wear and have issues as well. You may start to notice when there is an issue with the system, based on the monthly energy bill. As the parts fail, the air conditioner may start to work harder to make up for that, resulting in it operating longer.

Always remember to have the ductwork inspected and cleaned as well. If there is a build up of debris and dirt, it can affect how the air flows through it. This can make it difficult for the cool air to reach some rooms in your home as well. If you notice hot or cold spots in the home, make sure to contact us as soon as possible and we can look at the system for you.

Get your Air Conditioner ready for Summer

Get your Air Conditioner ready for Summer

To help get your air conditioner ready for summer, you will need to start with regular maintenance now. This will improve the efficiency of the air conditioner for the upcoming months. By following routine maintenance, we can inspect the system and check the parts as needed. Remember to contact us if you are not sure when specific tasks should be performed. We can inspect the parts and components as needed, and notice when a part should be repaired or replaced for the system. Doing so will also help prolong the life of the air conditioner system.

One of the most important tasks to remember is to have the filter changed. The filter is designed to capture and collect any dirt and dust from the air in your home. Make sure that the filter is the correct size for your air conditioner. Ones that are not correct will cause the air conditioner to work at greater strain and power. They will also be less efficient when they operate. When the filter needs to be changed, certain models of programmable thermostats can alert you do this. The filter should be checked on a regular basis, and changed on a schedule. This schedule can be a result of any dusty conditions in the home, or if you have pets.

Another part of the air conditioner system that needs to be inspected are the evaporator and condenser coils. When these become full of dirt, it can reduce the airflow and efficiency of the unit as well. Also make sure that the area is free of any foliage or debris buildup. This could mean sticks, leaves, grass clipping, or dirt should be properly removed from the exterior. If you are not sure how to clean the condenser coils and unit, make sure to contact us. This way we can inspect the coils for any debris or damage to them. Also remember to cut any plants or flowers back so they do not interfere with the airflow of the unit.

Air Conditioning Maintenance for your HVAC System

To help keep your air conditioner in the best condition, regular maintenance is needed. You will want to have us inspect all the parts and components to ensure they are in the best condition they can be in. If there is an issue, make sure that you contact us as soon as possible. With maintenance, you can help keep the warranty of the air conditioner valid. If you ignore the regular maintenance, you may end up doing more harm to the HVAC system because a part could be overlooked.

Make sure that you remove any build up of dirt and debris that could be around the exterior unit of the air conditioner. As the unit operates in the summer, you will want to make sure that it can circulate air around it properly. Too much debris can cause it to work harder than it otherwise would need to. You will not want to use a power washer, as it can damage the fan of the unit. That is why it is important to have the system properly inspected.

Make sure that the ductwork is inspected as well. If there is dust and dirt build up when you look in the register, it is probably worse further down. Make sure to contact us and we can inspect the ductwork for you. If it needs to be cleaned, we can schedule an appointment to properly clean out the ductwork. This will help the cool air to move more efficiently through the ductwork and system. You will also notice that the system will not have to work as hard or as long as it otherwise would. If there is an issue with the system, you may hear a humming or loud noise. Make sure to contact us at any sign. This will help keep the system operating efficiently during the summer months.

Good Air Quality for your Home

Good Air Quality for your Home

When you are in your home, you will want to make sure that the air quality is the best that it can be. This is important to everyone in your home, especially if someone suffers from allergies or asthma. Depending on your household, you will want to change the filter on a more frequent basis. This happens if you have pets, several people in your home, or if someone uses tobacco products. The filter will need to be checked regularly to ensure it is clean. When recommended, it should be changed as well. We can advise you when this should be. Having a new air filter helps keep the air in your home clean.

Remember to never operate the air conditioner without a filter. Doing so can cause the internal parts and components to become worn and strained. It can cause them to wear out sooner than they otherwise should as well. Choose a filter that is the correct size for the air conditioner. Making sure that it is will help it to be efficient and run properly. We can recommend what type of filter and advise what size is needed for the air conditioner. Some programmable thermostats will alert you for when a filter should be changed. This helps to maintain the system, while also keeping the air quality in your home the best it can be.

Also remember to check the ductwork in your home as well. Over time, dirt, dust, and debris can build up in the ductwork system. If you notice the system no longer being efficient as it operates, the ductwork can be clogged. Make sure to inspect it and have it cleaned if it is needed. Also remember to contact us with anything you notice out of the norm when the system is operating.

How Programmable Thermostats are Important for your Home

How Programmable Thermostats are Important for your Home

Programmable thermostats are important when you want to keep your HVAC system in your home working efficiently. With a programmable thermostat, you can set the temperature for certain hours of the day, and days of the week. This is beneficial if your schedule is generally consistent from day to day. If your work week is… Continue Reading

Keeping the Air in your Home Clean with an Air Purifier

Keeping the Air in your Home Clean with an Air Purifier

Having clean air to breathe in is important. There are several pollutants in the air that can trigger asthma or allergy symptoms for a person. When you have an air purifier, you can help to reduce these issues and breathing problems. Some asthma triggers can include dirt, dust, dry skin, household cleaners, pet dander, and… Continue Reading

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