Do you know what an air filtration system does for your home? Without one, your home can contain tons of pollutants. Your home can contain pet dander, smoke and exhaust fumes, insect feces, dust and many more harmful things. By using an air filtration system in your home, all of these contaminants can be filtered out. The contaminated air is replaced with fresh air that is breathable and allergy free. Since most homes are built for efficiency, they are significantly air tight. For this reason, it does not allow for any fresh air to be brought into the home. Without an air filtration system you are constantly breathing in the same stagnant, old, contaminated air. Choosing the correct air filtration system for your home can be difficult without use of an HVAC professional. There are several different types of air filtration systems, though. The first type of system is an air cleaner. These air cleaners are installed within the ductwork. They use a dense filter of varying sizes to trap the pollutants. The higher the MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) the better the filter traps the toxins. Another type of filter is an air purifier. Air purifiers use electrostatic energy to remove the pollutants from the air. The electrostatic energy charges pollutants as they pass through the filter. From there, a collector plate uses the opposite charge to pull the contaminants onto the plate. Since the plate holds the pollutants, it must be cleaned or changed often. The use of air filtration systems in your home aids the HVAC system in creating a comfortable and pleasing home to spend your time in.
No one likes to pay high energy bills. Nobody wants to live with unsafe conditions or health hazards. Everybody would like to avoid sudden HVAC repairs and discomfort. And I can’t imagine anybody looking forward to replacing their furnace. All of those problems can be avoided. You don’t need a magic wand. You don’t need a magic lamp. Pixie dust is not necessary. A rabbit’s foot is not only ridiculous but cruel. Forget magic or luck, and call your local HVAC provider. Sign up for a Maintenance Plan. Regular, professional upkeep is the most reliable and inexpensive means of operating your heating and cooling system. Through timely inspection, the system is protected against wear and tear. You’ll spend a little now to save yourself from much larger repair bills or even system replacement. Rather than face sudden malfunctions in the middle of the night, you can schedule service when it’s convenient for you. Whether your HVAC system is operating or sitting idle, it’s collecting dust. Any type of dirt or debris is the enemy of your heating and cooling equipment. It blocks airflow, causes friction, and generally wreaks havoc within the inner workings. Things like dander and pollen form into a grayish mat on essential components, forcing them to work much harder to keep you comfortable. Things like mold and mildew degrade indoor air quality, putting your health at risk. A contaminated system costs much more to operate, and is living on borrowed time. The solution is extremely simple. Take advantage of a maintenance plan and let the professionals handle the many tasks that are critical to optimum performance.
During the colder seasons I like knowing that my house will be heated evenly no matter how cold it is outside. You can’t live comfortably through these colder seasons if your heater doesn’t run the way it should be running. This issue can can come from a number of different things that depend on what type of system you have. For furnaces inefficient heat is usually caused by a clogged air filter, a bad fan motor, or an issue with the burner. For heat pumps inefficient heating could be caused by low refrigerant, a broken compressor or a clogged evaporator coil. All of these things are avoidable as long as you have the right repairman and have your annual maintenance done. Some people don’t see the sense in putting money into “fixing” something that isnt broken. However if you don’t get your system checked you could have a major repair on your hands that will cost you much more. I always like to know that I have nothing to worry about with my HVAC. I make sure that I always change the filters and get my annual maintenance done before winter comes. Knowing I don’t have to worry about my system breaking down gives me a peace of mind. I don’t have to have that stressful panic of my heater dying in the middle of winter like some people do because they put off annual maintenance. Doing annual heating maintenance really makes for a much calmer lifestyle.
When you are picking out a new heater you have a lot of options and it is important to do the right amount of research. Researching the HVAC that is right for you and your family can save you a lot of money and it is important you get what caters to your liking. Consulting with a professional HVAC technician in the process is never a bad idea. A professional technician will be able to help you through the process and can help you find the right heater for your home. In order to be efficient in your home and save you money your heater has to be the right size and needs to be a good match for the size of your home. One thing you will have to choose that is very important in the long run is the type of fuel you will be using. The three types are gas, oil, and electric and each one has its own averages. A gas and oil heater are very similar because they both combine combusting fuel with fresh air to heat your home. Electric heating is different because it does not use any combusting fuel and runs completely off electric. This heater operates by blowing air over electrically heated coils. This makes electric heating very efficient, but it usually does not have the power that a gas or oil heater will have. Also if your power goes out you will also lose your heat. It is very common to find electric heating in space heaters and other smaller heating options. There are advantages and disadvantages to all the different heating options and that is why I would consult a professional HVAC technician before making any serious decisions. They will know your area and climate and can help you find the best option for you. They will know what units consumers are happy with and what kind of advantages the other units could provide you.