Frequently Asked Questions
HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning. Your HVAC system is the whole heating and cooling system within your home that consists of the duct work, air filters, humidification controls, and heating and cooling units.
The most important part of HVAC maintenance is maintaining unrestricted air flow. Dust, dirt, and debris are an HVAC system’s worst enemies. Whether it’s an indoor or outdoor unit, you must keep your filters clean and heat exchangers and coils free of restrictions.
We recommend that your heating and cooling system be checked and serviced twice a year; ideally at the change of seasons, spring and fall. Also we recommend that you change your filter regularly, depending on the type of filter you have. This alone can eliminate many problems and can significantly reduce a breakdown to your system and keep your indoor air clean.
Regular air filter replacement helps your heating and cooling system operate at peak levels and improves indoor air quality. The filter is important to change regularly to ensure proper air flow and to keep your home free from dust, allergens, and germs. Depending on the type of filter you have, you may require weekly or monthly filter replacements.
A few quick tips:
- Clean and replace your filters frequently.
- Install shades, drapes, shutters, or screens on windows that are exposed to extreme sunlight to keep room temperatures at moderate levels.
Every person and every home entail a different comfort need. The threshold of irritancy and triggers that affect people’s health and comfort combine to determine the proper solutions. High threshold levels may require simple solutions like a better air filter. Low threshold levels may require an air purification system for the reduction of triggers and irritants.
According to studies created by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, exposure to air pollutants indoors can be 100 times higher than outdoors. Frequent dusting and vacuuming can help reduce the amount of dust and dust mites present in your home. However, not all airborne particles can be eliminated. Filtration devices can help eliminate particles that are too small to be caught by a vacuum.
Temperature settings depend on the time of year and your personal preferences. In the summer, the average temperature setting is 75°-80°. In the winter 68°-72° is more the norm.