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End of Summer Care is needed for the Air Conditioner

 

When the end of summer happens, you will want to make sure you get your air conditioner inspected and is maintained properly. By doing this at the end of the cooling season, you will help make sure that your HVAC system is ready for the upcoming fall and winter as well. Besides maintaining the air conditioner, the furnace should also be inspected as well. Make sure to contact us and we can advise you when these scheduled maintenances should be done.

 

You will want to make sure that you check the filter regularly, no matter what time of the year it is. This will help ensure that good quality air is able to pass through the ductwork, vents, and back into your home again. If you ignore filter inspections, then the dirt and dust will clog the filter completely. This will then result in the system having to work harder because the air does not move easily through it. You will want to have an extra filter on hand, just incase you need to change it and it is a weekend or holiday.

 

Check the external parts of the air conditioner. You will want to remove any build up of debris, leaves, and brush from them. This will help prevent it from becoming clogged and wearing down the parts in the long run. You can also contact us and we can come and inspect it for you. We can also check the ductwork in your home to ensure that is ready for winter. Ductwork without holes or punctures will help keep the best quality air in your home moving around so you can breathe easier. Anytime you notice an issue or sound from the HVAC system, make sure to contact us as soon as you can.

Get Rid of Allergens in your Home

 

To get rid of allergens in your home, you should make sure to have the appropriate units and systems for it. Having a high amount of allergens in your home can make it difficult to breathe. It can also cause issues being in your home. If anyone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma, these allergens will worsen the symptoms of it as well. Make sure to be aware of any signs of dirt, dust, and mold, since these are typically the most common allergens. If you have pets, there will also be pet dander and hair that can cause issues as well.

 

If you start to notice any itchy or watery eyes, these could be a sign of allergens or pollutants that are in your home. Along with irritated eyes, you may notice a runny nose, sneezing, or even an irritated or sore throat. When people in your home suffer from allergies or asthma, these will be the first signs that you notice. The best thing to do is to make sure you have a clean house. Doing so can remove any build up of dirt or dust. When you keep the house clean, you will reduce the overall amount of dirt and dust as well.

 

Make sure that you invest in a whole home filtration system. This can remove the pollutants from the home. It can also help to get rid of the allergens that affect you as well. Having an air cleaner or air purifier can also help keep the air as clean as possible for your home. These can be installed for your whole home HVAC system to help keep the air as clean as possible. If you have any questions or concerns, always make sure to contact us. We can advise you on what product is right for your home.

Summer Heat and How to Keep your Home Cool

 

The summer heat can cause issues for you and your family. It is especially hard on young children or the elderly. Make sure to drink plenty of water if you have to do anything outside on the hot or humid days. Another thing to remember is to make sure to take frequent breaks. If you are outside working in the sun, take some time to relax and cool down in the shade. Another thing you can do is to get into a cool or air conditioned place. This is why it is important to have the air conditioner working the best that it can for your home. When it is hot this summer, getting in to your nice cool home will help you be comfortable.

Remember even in the summer months, to make sure and check the filter on a regular basis. By doing so, you can notice when the filter has become clogged or has a build up of dust and dirt. When this happens, the air conditioner will no longer operate efficiently and at top performance. Based on the recommended schedule, the filter should be replaced completely. If you are not sure what type of filter is needed, we can help you with the correct one.

Summer can also cause a build up of humidity in your home. This adds moisture to the air which can make breathing more difficult. By investing in a dehumidifier, you can help prevent the heavy humid air that is in your home. This removes the humidity while also leaving you with good quality air. Having the air free of humidity will help you to breathe easier this summer.

 

High Humidity is not good for your Home

 

During the summer you will notice an increase in humidity in the air outside. But you may also start to notice higher humidity in the air in your home as well. This can lead to further issues in the long run if you do not try and reduce the humidity now. You may notice that the air is more difficult to breathe in. If you have allergies or asthma, the high humidity can actually make those symptoms worse. If anyone in your home is sick, make sure to have the air adjust so the humidity is low. We can also inspect the air and HVAC system for you to help ensure it is.

 

You will want to adjust the humidity in your home so that your furniture can stay in the best condition possible. Anything made out of wood can start to warp. Also the humidity can bring more moisture in the air, and cause mold and mildew to start growing. If your notice any odd smells, this can also be an indication of it as well. You can contact us, and we can make sure that the air in your home is in the best condition possible. If needed, we can install a whole home filtration system. This will help circulate the air and remove the humidity.  You and your family will start to notice it is more pleasant to be in for your home this summer.

 

Anytime you notice an issue with the HVAC system, make sure to contact us. No matter what it might be, we will always be glad to come and look at it for you. If there is an issue or damage to a part, fixing it sooner rather than later can prevent a costly repair bill.

Air Conditioner Systems History

Air Conditioner Systems History

Willis Carrier

In 1902 Willis Carrier developed something that is used in a majority of homes today, the modern air conditioning system. While he was trying to solve a problem with humidity in a printing plant, he started to experiment with different components. By trying to control the humidity, he was able to solve the issue with heat and comfort levels. This system he developed sent air through coils filled with cold water. Then it would cool the air while also removing moisture in it. This then allowed the room to be controlled for the humidity levels. By 1933, the Carrier Air Conditioning Company produced and developed one using a belt driven condenser. This also had a mechanical control and evaporator coils. It has become the typical model for air conditioners in America.

While the same fundamentals have stayed with the air conditioner, some things have changed. Advancements to the vapor compression, sensors, controls, and efficiency have all taken place. This helps the system to perform better, while also being cost efficient in the long run. Newer air conditioners also have advanced components that will help it to run better, as well as quieter when it operates. If you hear any odd noises or sounds from the system as it operates, make sure to schedule an appointment with us. We can inspect the air conditioner and various parts to ensure the efficiency of it.

Throughout the months, you can also do a visual inspection of different parts of the air conditioning system. Make sure that the thermostat is operating well. The set temperature and actual temperature should be very similar to each other. If it is not, we should inspect it for you. If there is an issue with it, the air conditioner may be working harder than it would otherwise need to.

Staying Cool and Comfortable during the Summer Heat

Staying Cool and Comfortable during the Summer Heat

It is important to stay cool and comfortable when the summer becomes hot and uncomfortable from the heat. Always remember that you should never leave anyone or any pet in the vehicle during the summer. When the sun is out, the vehicle can become dangerously hot in a matter of minutes. Besides your vehicle, you… Continue Reading

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