Indoor air quality is essential for good health, especially for people who suffer from allergies or asthma. Recent studies indicate that indoor air is usually more polluted than the air outside -- which takes on even greater significance when you consider that most people spend up to 90 percent of their time indoors. Cleaner air inside our homes is not only necessary for our physical health, it is essential to improve HVAC efficiency. A qualified HVAC technician can help improve HVAC efficiency and indoor air quality with one or all of the following:
- Routine filter changes: Check your filters each month, especially during peak-use months during winter and summer. Change the filter when it looks dirty, or at least every three months. Dirt and debris clogging the filter can slow down the airflow and place an added burden on your system -- causing it to use more energy. Clean filters trap dust and keep it from building up around components and in ductwork, as well as keeping the air in living spaces cleaner.
- Duct sealing: Ductwork carries air to and from your heating and cooling system and all the rooms in your home. Sealing holes and/or insulating ducts helps keep conditioned air indoors in living spaces, where it belongs. Sealing and insulating ductwork also keeps outdoor air from sneaking in, resulting in wasted energy and higher electric bills. Sealed ducts also reduce the amount of allergens carried through the house with conditioned air.
- Annual HVAC maintenance: Regular maintenance is crucial to improve HVAC efficiency and your comfort. A qualified technician can inspect, identify and correct small problems before they become big, expensive headaches. In a typical service call, all components are cleaned and checked for proper performance.
For expert advice about increasing your HVAC system’s efficiency and the quality of air in your home, contact Russell’s Heating & Cooling
today. We have proudly served the Hampton Roads area since 1977.
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