Maintaining Your Heating and Air Conditioning Units
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Maintaining Your Heating and Air Conditioning Units

Hello. My name is Max. My wife and I have five children who all live at with us in our large two-story house. My wife and two of our kids suffer from severe allergies which means keeping our home as dust-free as possible. I have learned that it’s crucial to keep our heating and air conditioning units properly maintained at all times. We have a fantastic HVAC company that comes out two times a year to perform routine maintenance on our system. They have taught me what I can do on a monthly basis in order to not only help with my family’s health but also keep our system running efficiently. I would like to share some of the tips I’ve been given. I hope you find this to be useful!

Maintaining Your Heating and Air Conditioning Units

Air Conditioning Answers For New Homeowners

Kristin Pierce

A new homeowner can find it exceedingly difficult to become informed about all of the systems that make their home habitable and comfortable. However, the air conditioning system can be one of the more important systems to become informed about as it will play a major role in the lives of those occupying the home.

Can Your Air Conditioning System Improve Your Home's Air Quality?

A house that has low interior air quality can be an unpleasant place to be. The air quality issues can lead to individuals have breathing problems along with the potential for the interior having a generally foul odor present. While modern air conditioning systems can somewhat improve the quality of the air by lightly filtering it, homeowners may find that it is necessary to enhance their HVAC system with specially-designed air filters that will be able to intercept the majority of the particulate matter that may be in the air.

Is It Possible For Rats To Live In The Air Conditioning System?

Rats will often target HVAC systems due to the shelter and cool temperatures they can provide. Furthermore, condensation may make small puddles in the ducts that these vermin will use as a source of drinking water. When a rat problem starts to develop in your HVAC system, it can impact the entire home as these pests will be able to travel through the ducting to reach the rest of the house. If you hear rodents in your ducting or find other signs that these pests are present, a professional pest exterminator will have to be contacted so that they can treat the ducts and entry points with rat repellents so that these vermin will vacate the area. Using lethal pesticides is usually not recommended for this problem as it could lead to the rodents decomposing in the ducts, which could create extremely unsanitary conditions.

Will Upgrading The Air Conditioner Damage The Electrical System Of A Home?

If you find that your current air conditioning system is simply unable to keep up with the cooling needs of your home, it might be necessary to upgrade to a stronger system. When you are planning on doing this, it is important to review the limits of your current electrical system. Otherwise, it could be possible to overload this system, which could potentially cause extensive damage. Luckily, professional HVAC services will be able to perform a test to ensure your current electrical system will be able to handle this increased load.