Quality air in your home or business is just about one of the most important services you can provide to anyone who enters the building. This is especially true for people who spend long amounts of time indoors. This service starts by ensuring you have the best available appliances and that those appliances are properly maintained. New HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) systems need to be properly sized for the environment and the amount of people that will enter the building during the day. For a home this is usually a two to five ton system depending on the size of the house.
The next important step is to be sure you have your air appliances serviced and cleaned on a regular basis. With heavily used appliances this is often done twice a year with the a/c being serviced at the end of winter or early spring and the furnace being serviced just before it needs to be used, typically late fall. The former is important to help keep your cooling costs down while the latter is important to ensure there are no fire hazards when the furnace is first used. This is because the furnace heating area can collect dust and lint that may be combustible.
Maintenance and many repairs typically involve the system’s electronics. Newer appliances make use of a lot of circuitry to improve their efficiency. It is important to ensure these circuits are all functioning properly so you don’t spend more in energy bills than necessary. Another important step in maintenance is cleaning the evaporator coil. This is the coil inside the air exchange and it can collect a lot of dust and grime over time. This coil sweats during use and this moisture mixes with the accumulated grime. This mess is often difficult to eliminate especially when the coil is hard to access.
One of the most neglected areas of air quality maintenance is the distribution vents. These vents are used by both the heating and cooling systems which means they get a lot of air pushed through them. It also means they can collect a lot of dust, debris and allergens. This can make for some very poor air quality if these vents aren’t routinely cleaned. You can find out more about this and other air care concerns by contacting Jarrell’s AirCare NW.