Having an HVAC system is one of the marvels of the modern world. However, we sometimes take it for granted and don’t look after it properly. Like any other type of technology, an HVAC system needs to be looked after.
Properly maintaining your HVAC system is important if you want to ensure that the air quality in your building remains of the highest standard. If you notice that your air quality has declined, then your system might be in need of a furnace tune-up or perhaps an air conditioning repair. To avoid this, an HVAC annual service is recommended. We at Chapman Air & Heat can make sure that your HVAC system is in tip-top shape.
Here are some tips to ensure that the air quality in your building is in good condition. Follow these tips to better protect the health and well-being of all the building’s occupants.
It’s important to schedule regular maintenance with a good HVAC technician. Having an HVAC maintenance plan in place, whereby your AC receives a tune-up on a regular basis, is the simplest and easiest way to ensure that your air quality remains at a good standard.
A good HVAC technician can inspect and clean the system, identify any potential issues, and fix them before they become a serious problem. This will ensure that it operates at its maximum efficiency and prevent the circulation of pollutants throughout the building.
Regularly Change the Filters
Although this is part of regular maintenance, it is something you can easily do yourself. Changing the filters in your HVAC system can make a dramatic difference in the quality of the air. The air filters in your HVAC system trap all kinds of dust and allergens to ensure that they do not flow through the building.
But if the filter is oversaturated with gunk, then these pollutants might be released into the airflow. A particularly clogged filter might even block airflow. That’s why it’s important that you regularly check, inspect, and change the filters as needed to avoid any problems.
Clean the Ducts
A lot of time and effort is often spent making sure the AC machinery is working at its maximum efficiency. However, many people forget to clear out the ducts. Over time, all kinds of debris, dust, mold, and even critters can cause blockages and pollutants to collect inside the ductwork.
Therefore, it is worthwhile to periodically have the ducts cleaned thoroughly to remove any contaminants and ensure better airflow throughout. This will prevent the spread of allergens and pollutants and further ensure healthy air quality.
Check the Ventilation
HVAC systems need to have proper ventilation to operate effectively. This means checking that the HVAC system’s ventilation components, such as its intakes and exhaust vents, are clear of any obstructions and capable of transferring air with ease. Make sure that nothing, including leaves, furniture, or anything else, is obstructing the intakes and outlets, either outside or inside the building.