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Air Conditioning Maintenance if there is an Issue

 

You will always want your home to be cool and comfortable. If there is an issue with the air conditioner, you will want to have it checked immediately. While there are several things that could cause an issue, always try to notice the first signs of it. This way, you can have it repaired before it becomes an emergency situation. In the summer, it is not always guaranteed the air conditioner can be fixed on the same day. So to help avoid this situation, have a maintenance program for it so it can be inspected properly by us.

 

The filter is an important part for the air conditioner as well. If this becomes clogged, then the air flow has extra strain as it passes through the system. It can cause the motor and gears to wear out sooner than they should as well. Also remember to never operate the air conditioner without a filter in it. Doing so would allow dirt and dust to get into the system, causing damage in the long run. Having an extra filter on hand is important because you can change it at anytime. Some programmable thermostats will even alert you for when the filter should be changed in the system. If you are not sure the correct size, make sure to contact us.

 

You will also want to make sure the temperature is not set too low. If you have the house set at sixty degrees, the air conditioner can wear out faster or even freeze up. You will want to maintain a comfortable temperature that also does not make the air conditioner overwork. When you notice the set and actual temperature are different from one another, contact us. That way we can inspect the system for you.

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.

Remember Maintenance Inspections

 

Now is the perfect time to have your HVAC system inspected. This way we can check all the parts and components that are there. A proper maintenance schedule should be followed in order to ensure proper efficiency. When the schedule is followed, you can reduce wear and tear to parts of the system. We can also advise you on when the maintenance schedule will need to be followed for your HVAC system. You can have the air conditioner maintained and inspected toward the end of summer. Also, the heater and furnace can be inspected before you need to use it this fall. This will help to ensure it will be ready to use when you need to operate it, and you will not need to wait for an inspection by us.

Maintenance between Seasons

The change of seasons is also a great time to check the ductwork in your home. If you notice dirt and dust build up, chances are it is worse the further you get in the system. Having the ductwork cleaned will also help keep the air quality the best it can be. If you or a family member suffers breathing issues, having good quality air is important in your home. You can also contact us and we can inspect the air quality as well.

 

Other parts of the HVAC system will also need an inspection. One part is the thermostat. If you have a consistent work and home schedule, investing in a programmable thermostat will have several benefits for you and your family. You can set the thermostat and then change the temperature so it is ideal for when you arrive home again. This makes the home more enjoyable and comfortable to be in. If the thermostat needs to be repaired, we can do so quickly so your home can the best it can be.

Having a Dehumidifier in your Home

Dehumidifier

 

Keeping your air conditioner properly maintained is important for several reasons. You will also want to remember to change the air filter on a regular basis as well. With time the filter will capture dirt and dust that floats in the air of your home. If you are not sure of the proper filter-changing schedule, make sure to contact us. We can advise you on the correct schedule.

Dehumidifier helps Remove Humidity

To help keep the air quality the best it can be, consider getting a dehumidifier. This removes the dampness and humidity form the air. This is not only good for comfort, but it also helps prevent damage to items in your home. If the air has too much humidity, furniture may get damaged. You may also start to notice that the wood warps or becomes uneven due to the heat.

Reducing Mold & Mildew

The dehumidifier can also help prevent the growth of mold and mildew that would be in your home. They like to grow in wet or humid climates. Mold is associated with several breathing difficulties and health issues. This can include asthma or allergic reactions. A dehumidifier can also help prevent musty odors that are in the home. This is typically caused by high humidity and mold. The problem is odors can be absorbed by some of the surroundings. These can include fabrics, walls, furniture, and clothing. A dehumidifier can remove these unpleasant odors, while also removing the humidity levels from your home.

Be Aware of Issues

If you ever have any questions about a dehumidifier, make sure to contact us. We can advise you on the options you have and what is best for your home. When you have a dehumidifier you can keep the air cool, clean, and enjoy the comfort of your home. This makes breathing the air easier and healthier this summer.

Why a Humidifier is Important

In the winter you may suffer from dry sinuses, bloody noses and cracked lips, or static. Humidifiers can help soothe these familiar problems caused by dry indoor air. Humidifiers can also help ease symptoms of a cold or another respiratory condition. If you use humidifiers, be sure to monitor humidity levels and keep your humidifier clean. Dirty humidifiers can breed mold or bacteria. If you have allergies or asthma, talk to your doctor before using a humidifier. Also make sure to contact us so we can advise you on the correct humidifier you may need for your home.

 

 

Humidifiers are devices that emit water vapor or steam to increase moisture levels in the air, producing humidity. Central humidifiers are built into home heating and air conditioning systems and are designed to humidify the whole house. Ultrasonic humidifiers produce a cool mist with ultrasonic vibration. Evaporators use a fan to blow air through a wet wick, filter or belt. Steam vaporizers use electricity to create steam that cools before leaving the machine. Avoid this type of humidifier if you have children; hot water inside this type of humidifier may cause burns if spilled.

Humidity is the amount of water vapor in the air. The amount of humidity varies depending on the season. Generally, humidity levels are higher in the summer and lower during winter months. Ideally, humidity in your home should be between 30 and 50 percent. Humidity that’s too low or too high can cause problems. Low humidity can cause dry skin, irritate your nasal passages and throat, and make your eyes itchy. High humidity can make your home feel stuffy and can cause condensation on walls, floors and other surfaces that triggers the growth of harmful bacteria, dust mites and molds. These allergens can cause respiratory problems and trigger allergy and asthma flare-ups.

The best way to test humidity levels in your house is with a hygrometer. This device, which looks like a thermometer, measures the amount of moisture in the air. Hygrometers can be purchased at hardware stores and department stores. When buying a humidifier, consider purchasing one with a built-in hygrometer (humidistat) that maintains humidity within a healthy range. You can also contact us and we can inspect your home, air quality, and furnace for you. We can also recommend a humidifier that would be beneficial for you and your home.

 

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