Your home’s heat pump is an efficient piece of equipment for keeping your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. When problems begin to appear, you want to get it fixed and back up and running as soon as possible. Fortunately, many heat pump issues are easy to troubleshoot.
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Home heating systems are very safe.
You’d probably be surprised to find out that there are three or four easy steps you can take to lower the heating bills this winter in your Houston area home. By tackling these tasks, homeowners can exercise more control over energy bills.
How to Reduce Energy Bills
- Clear the registers. If furniture, curtains, rugs
How many hours a day do you spend inside? Most American spend up to 90 percent of their time indoors rather than out. The problem? Indoor air quality can be far worse than what you would breathe in an average American city. Finding ways to improve indoor air quality needs to be a priority.
How to Improve the Air Inside Your Home
- Use natural cleaners and other household products as much as possible. The chemicals used in many household cleaners emit toxic fumes into the air, especially when emitted from spray bottles. Pesticides are another course of pollutants in the air.
You may already be aware of how important the air filter is in order for the furnace to operate correctly. This material prevents large particles of debris from reaching the furnace blower. However, did you know that traditional furnace filters aren’t meant for removing smaller particles? These particles could have a profound effect on the air quality in your home and aggravate allergies and other respiratory problems.
Some of the contaminants in your air that you should be concerned about that aren’t trapped by regular air filters, including dust mites and their debris, pollen, mold and pet dander.
Not All Filters Are Equal
Some furnace filters are better at removing smaller particles than others. Pay attention to the MERV ratings when you purchase filters. The minimum efficiency reporting value (MERV) is a standard set by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) that rates the effectiveness of air filters. The higher the MERV rating, the smaller the particles the filter will block.
For example, a filter with a MERV rating between 1 and 4 may be able to trap pollen and dust mites. To block mold, dust mite debris and pet dander from being re-circulated through your home, opt for a filter with at least a rating of 5 to 8.
Another option to look for is an electrostatic filter. These filters use electrostatic energy to trap the smaller particles that may be in the air. You may save money on electrostatic furnace filters by choosing ones that can be washed and reused.
Indoor Air Quality Concerns
Poor indoor air quality is a concern for many, as our homes become more energy efficient and less natural ventilation occurs. If you or your family suffers from allergies or respiratory problems, you may want to consider installing an air cleaner that works in conjunction with the furnace.
To learn more about furnace filters, or for other home comfort concerns, contact the HVAC experts at ACS Absolute Comfort in Houston.
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If you’re looking for a new furnace, a tune up or other heating and cooling services, working with an HVAC contractor should be your top priority. The contractor that you choose should be staffed with knowledgeable and professional HVAC experts who can provide you with everything that you need.
When to Lean On an HVAC Contractor
If you’re experiencing any problems with the furnace or air conditioner in your home, or if you have an indoor air quality issue or would like preventive maintenance performed before the harsh winter conditions arrive, reach out to an HVAC contractor. A skilled heating and cooling technician will also be able to install, inspect and clean air conditioners and furnaces as well.
When you contact an HVAC contractor, describe your problem or need in as much detail as you can. This will help the technician to better understand the challenge. When he diagnoses the problem, be at his side so you can learn more about your heating and cooling system. A reliable HVAC contractor will be there when you need them the most.
Pollutants and toxins are everywhere, but there are some simple ways to prevent indoor air pollution in your home so you and your family can breathe a little easier and stay healthy all year long.
More homeowners today are just as concerned with the efficiency of their homes as the interior aesthetics and curb appeal. This would explain why more home remodeling projects are geared toward home efficiency, such as installing Energy Star-qualified windows or upgrading to energy-efficient siding. But how do you know which remodeling and efficiency upgrades offer the best investment? That
Did you know that indoor air quality is at its lowest in many Texas homes during the winter season? Read on to find out why and how you can improve the quality of your indoor air in the winter.
Tightly Sealed Homes
Thanks to advances in building technology, today
Nearly everyone loves summer, and why not? Long, hot, sunny days by the pool and cooler evenings spent
The season of twinkling holiday lights, wooly scarves and hot mugs of cocoa will be here in no time. There are many things to look forward to every winter, but you probably don’t think the increase in your energy costs is one of them. The good news is that there are some simple steps you can take to help curb the extra expenses caused by winter energy usage. Learn more about how to reduce heating costs and make your home more energy efficient for the season.
Reduce Thermostat Settings
According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), you can save between 5 to 15 percent by turning the temperature back 10 to 15 degrees for eight-hour periods of time everyday. Installing a
Is the gas furnace in your Tomball home acting up? Troubleshooting a gas furnace before you call for help will save you money if you can find and fix the problem yourself. Look over these tips to get started.
Gas Furnace Produces No Heat
Check the thermostat first, starting with the batteries. Dead thermostat batteries lead to more unnecessary service calls than you might expect. Make sure the thermostat is set to “heat” mode and the temperature setting is far enough above the room temperature for the furnace to come on.
Check the power supply. The switch on or near the furnace should be in the “on” position. Re-set tripped circuit breakers or replace blown fuses. If the circuit fails immediately when you turn the furnace back on, you probably have an electrical problem that will require an expert to repair.
If the furnace has a standing pilot light, make sure it’s lit. If it’s not burning, try relighting it if you’re certain you know what you’re doing and can do it safely. Call a heating technician if the pilot light won’t stay lit.
Gas Furnace Turns On and Off Too Frequently
Short cycling may be caused by something as simple as a dirty air filter, or it may indicate a more difficult problem with the thermostat controls or the blower motor. Change the air filter first, then call for expert help if the problem persists.
System Is Noisy When the Furnace Is Running
Popping noises soon after the furnace turns on or shuts off could be caused by ducts expanding and contracting. Squealing or grinding noises may indicate that fan belts need to be adjusted or motor or fan bearings need lubrication.
Gas Furnace Doesn’t Produce Enough Heat
If the furnace is running but not heating well, check for airflow obstructions such as dirty filters or blocked vents. You may need a furnace tune-up that includes cleaning and adjusting the burners.
Call ACS Absolute Comfort if you need help troubleshooting a gas furnace. Our expert technicians can get your system back up and running quickly.
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Heat pumps heat and cool homes by transferring heat using high-efficiency refrigerant. This type of technology offers exceptional heating and cooling efficiency for warmer climates, which is great for Sugar Land homeowners. If you’re shopping around for a new heat pump replacement, consider these four heat pump features to maximize comfort and minimize energy bills.
The compressor is the component responsible for preparing and delivering high-efficiency refrigerant for heat exchange. Standard heat pump compressors operate at one speed. Newer compressor technologies include two-speed and variable-speed compressors that adjust refrigerant output to match the heating and cooling needs of the home.
No one wants to have to make HVAC repairs, and when those repairs are necessary, no one wants to be left with the full cost. The warranty on your home’s HVAC system provides a buffer against unexpected maintenance costs, but some homeowners find themselves voiding an HVAC warranty on equipment in their home without realizing they’ve done it.
Here’s what to look out for:
Forgetting to Register the Warranty
Most HVAC manufacturers want you to register the warranty with them so they can verify the date the equipment was installed and have your contact information. As soon as you install a new piece of equipment, check all of its associated paperwork. Put the user’s manual in a safe and accessible spot, and fill in any forms you need to.
Using Unsupported Replacement Parts
A warranty is the company’s guarantee that parts will work as designed. If you end up having to make HVAC repairs involving replacement of parts and you opt for an off-brand component, the appliance manufacturer won’t stand behind it because they have no control over the quality or fit.
Having the System Installed Improperly
Surprisingly, voiding an HVAC warranty can occur before you even run the system for the first time. Manufacturers won’t cover damages from installer error, so make sure your HVAC contractor is licensed, bonded and insured.
Neglecting Annual Maintenance
You might think that if you don’t notice any problems, nothing needs to be fixed. But annual maintenance can catch and prevent small, unnoticeable issues from becoming large, system-breaking ones. Companies will be more likely to support you if you’ve taken care of your system.
If you’ve taken care of the HVAC system, keep the records on hand. Maintenance does you good even if you can’t prove it, but not being able to prove it can sink a claim.
To learn more about how you can avoid voiding an HVAC warranty on the equipment in your Houston area home, or for other home comfort concerns, contact ACS Absolute Comfort.
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Soon Houston’s hot summer weather will give way to chilly winds and rain puddles. These last remaining warm days offer the ideal time to take care of some essentials around your house. Using a checklist can help ensure you take care of the most important fall home maintenance tasks.
Fall Home Maintenance Checklist
- Look at the exterior of your home to see if any repair work is needed on broken bricks or damaged stucco. Fix, replace or paint any siding or trim that needs it as well. Lastly, make sure outdoor electrical boxes are watertight.
- Examine your property’s grounds to determine whether or not there’s damage to your walkways that should be repaired.
- Inspect your gutters and downspouts to ensure they’re clear of leaves and debris and are attached securely. Take a quick visual inventory of the condition of your roof and chimney while you’re up there.
- Clean your patio furniture and store it in a dry location to avoid cracking and fading.
- Check out your HVAC system’s air filter monthly to see if it needs to be replaced or cleaned.
- Promote effective airflow by cleaning dust and debris around your HVAC system, cold-air vents, dryer vent, baseboard heaters, room fans and stove hood.
- Seal any air leaks that are in your home with caulking or weatherstripping to prevent energy waste and uncomfortable drafts inside the house.
- Make sure you have enough attic insulation, with an R-value of 38 or more to lock in more warmth during the winter (and to keep warmth out in the summer).
- Fix leaky pipes in your kitchen, bathrooms and utility room to avoid problems in the middle of winter.
- Have your fireplace flue and liners cleaned to prevent the buildup of creosote.
- Schedule a pre-season maintenance appointment for your heating system. Annual tune-ups play a major role in having an efficient and safe unit. Professional care also decreases the likelihood untimely breakdowns will occur and helps maximize the life expectancy of your system.
For more info on these fall home maintenance tasks, please feel free to contact us at ACS Absolute Comfort anytime.
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Under some conditions, the evaporator coil in your air conditioning system can develop a leak. When this happens, refrigerant will be lost and the performance of the equipment will decrease. Here are some of the causes of evaporator coil leaks and what you can do to prevent them.
Causes of Evaporator Coil Leaks
Evaporator coils are usually made of copper. They contain the refrigerant that circulates through your HVAC system, absorbing and releasing heat as needed. The coils are designed to be sturdy and difficult to damage, but sometimes outside factors can create problems and cause the coils to leak.
The most common cause of evaporator coil leaks is the presence of formic acid inside the coils. Formic acid causes corrosion to the coils that can eat away at the copper and open holes in the coils, creating leaks. The acid can be created during a chemical reaction that occurs between copper, water, and oxygen. These things are commonly found around evaporator coils, which means that the conditions that create leaks are often present.
Evaporator coil leaks can also be the result of damage to coils caused by reactions between the coils and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), such as cleaning solutions, aerosol sprays, air fresheners, and emissions from products created by or treated with chemicals. When VOCs contact the copper, they can create formic acid which damages the evaporator coils.
Preventing Evaporator Coil Leaks
Leaks caused by formic acid are more common in hot, humid southern climates. You can help prevent leaks if you:
- Replace the coils: Copper coils can be replaced with nonreactive aluminum or plastic coils.
- Clean the coils: Make sure the coils are cleaned during regular preventive maintenance visits.
- Reduce the use of VOCs: Cut back on the use of materials that contain VOCs.
- Increase ventilation: Increase the flow of fresh air around the coils to disperse VOCs.
ACS Absolute Comfort serves heating and cooling customers in Houston and the surrounding communities. Contact us today for more information on the causes of evaporator coil leaks and what you can do to prevent these types of leaks.
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Your A/C consists in part of a large, vented metal box that sits outdoors and is filled with all sorts of complex electrical equipment. That being the case, you may sometimes find yourself wondering, “Does rain affect my air conditioning unit?” It’s not an unreasonable question, considering the various other factors that can have an impact on your HVAC use. However, for all intents and purposes, the answer is no. Rain has no significant impact on how your air conditioner operates.
Outdoor Elements and Your A/C
Since the unit is designed to be outside, it has to be built to withstand the elements — light rain, heavy rain, and more — and still operate efficiently. In fact, you’ll do more harm to your system if you try to cover it with a waterproof tarp during inclement weather, as it it restricts air circulation, which keeps the components from drying.
“But,” you counter, “Does rain affect my air conditioning unit when it’s actually in use? It being electrical, wouldn’t the water cause problems?” Again, no. Not only is your A/C safe to use in the rain, it can actually be beneficial. Rain increases the humidity, which in the Houston area is often already dangerously high. Your A/C system, however, dehumidifies your home. And the drier air will not only make your house more comfortable, but also reduce the mold, mildew, bacteria, and other contaminants that are fostered in overly humid conditions.
The Exception to the Rule
There is one exception when it comes to rain and your A/C. If the area is completely flooded, then it will cause problems. Rain beating down on the unit is not a problem, but if it becomes submerged, it’s finished. If you know a flood is coming, turn off both the unit and the circuit breaker to prevent shocks, and cover the unit to keep out both water and debris. However, short of a flood, your outdoor A/C unit is built to be strong and resilient, and can be used whenever you have need of it, no matter the weather.
For more advice on operating your air conditioning unit in all types of weather, contact our experts at ACS Absolute Comfort today.
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Of all the indoor air quality (IAQ) issues that have an immediate impact on both short- and long-term health, carbon monoxide poisoning tops the list. At high levels, it’s fatal for all oxygen-breathing animals, including humans, and it can cause damaging effects at lower levels for sensitive populations. It comes from incomplete combustion of any kind of fuel, like charcoal, natural gas and vehicle exhaust.
Facts About Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
- Carbon monoxide (CO) is such a danger because it’s slightly smaller than oxygen, and quickly replaces it in the blood. This gas has no taste, odor, or color and the only way to know it’s present is with CO detectors. The detectors need to be at eye-level or higher, since CO rises, since it weighs slightly less than air. Check the batteries monthly because they wear out faster than a smoke detector’s batteries. If your home only has one, place it within 15 feet of the master bedroom.
- CO accumulates inside enclosed spaces. As CO builds, it won’t dissipate unless there’s a source of fresh air equal to the amount of CO being created. Whenever your home is tightly closed, even in the summer, CO can build to unhealthy levels.
Houston is known for its summertime heat and humidity, and air conditioning is essential for health, comfort and safety in our extreme climate. If your system is on the verge of needing replacement, you may be able to squeeze another season or two out of it. While older air conditioners are much less efficient than the newer systems on the market today, there are a number of things you can do to keep your old A/C humming as efficiently and problem-free as possible toward the end of its operating life.
Annual preventive maintenance can maintain the efficiency of even a old system, through tune-up tasks that reduce energy consumption, improve comfort, and prevent common problems during periods of heavy use.
Perform DIY Tasks
Throughout the summer, there are two monthly tasks you should perform to keep your old A/C in good shape.
- Inspect the air filter. A dirty filter restricts the flow of air, causing damage and reducing efficiency. When the filter is dirty, replace it with a clean one.
- Hose down the outdoor unit to remove dust and debris that can interfere with heat exchange and reduce your comfort and system efficiency.
Seal Air Leaks and Ducts
Air sealing your home’s envelope and repairing loose duct joints will lower the cooling load of your air conditioner to help it do its job more efficiently, and it will reduce wear on the system.
Use Fans to Stay Cool
Ceiling fans and portable fans make you feel cooler, allowing you to turn up the thermostat without losing comfort, and further lowers the cooling load on your system.
Combat Heat Gain
Help your air conditioner keep you cool by closing window shades during the day to keep the sun from warming your rooms. Use heat-generating appliances during the cooler part of the day, and make sure your attic is adequately insulated to help keep your home cool.
For more expert tips on how you can keep your old A/C operating efficiently for another season, please feel free to contact us in the Houston area at ACS Absolute Comfort.
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Summer is drawing to a close in the Houston area, and that means it’s time to start thinking about scheduling your fall HVAC maintenance. An annual tune-up will increase the efficiency of your furnace or heat pump to save you money on energy costs, and it will help ensure a problem-free heating season.
Fall HVAC maintenance should be performed by a qualified technician from a reputable contractor who has the skill and expertise to spot problems and make repairs. This is to ensure quality, guaranteed work.
What’s Included in Professional Maintenance?
Over time, normal wear on your heating system results in a loss of efficiency, increasing your energy costs and reducing your comfort level. The following tasks likely will be included in the annual tune-up, and will go a long way toward saving you money and keeping you cozy this heating season.
- Tighten electrical connections and belts.
- Inspect the terminals and wiring for damage and corrosion.
- Check the accuracy of the thermostat.
- Measure airflow for optimum heating.
- Measure voltage on the motor and other electrical components.
- Lubricate the moving parts to reduce friction and help prevent premature failure.
- Clean and flush the condensate drain to prevent water damage, mold and increased humidity.
- Test the controls of the system to ensure it starts, cycles and shuts off properly.
If you have a gas furnace, these tasks also should be included in the tune-up:
- Inspect the fuel lines and connections.
- Measure the flue gases.
- Check for dangerous carbon monoxide leaks.
- Clean and inspect the burner assembly and heat exchanger.
What You Should Do
After your tune-up, you can help keep your heating system operating efficiently for the duration of the winter by inspecting the air filter and replacing it when it’s dirty. A dirty air filter will restrict airflow, which reduces efficiency and can cause serious damage to your system. A clean filter will help keep your home’s air clean and protect your system against dust buildup on essential components.
To schedule your fall HVAC maintenance with one of our skilled technicians, please contact us in the Sugar Land or Katy areas at ACS Absolute Comfort.
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It’s not often, but from time to time, a programmable thermostat can act up, a situation that can be easy to diagnose and fix.
Summers in the Houston area are sometimes scorching hot. That means turning on the air conditioner more often to keep your home feeling comfortable. But that also means an increase in energy expenses. One effective way to curb some of these cooling costs is by using ceiling fans. Discover how ceiling fans can help you beat the heat, while using your air conditioner less.
Thermostats are one of the more important components of a heating and cooling system, allowing you to command your system to reach the temperatures you desire. While all thermostats are useful, not all of them are created equal. Some make it more likely energy waste will occur, while others are designed with energy savings in mind. Programmable thermostats are known for their ability to lower energy consumption while keeping your home feeling comfortable. Discover how a programmable thermostat can help lower monthly utility costs, and get tips on how to use it to maximize its potential.
Like most people today, you likely seek out different ways to lower energy use in your Sugar Land area home. While doing things like upgrading to high-efficiency appliances is certainly smart, there are smaller changes you can make that will help save more energy. Using home lighting that lowers energy bills is one of the first changes you should make, and it’s a simple and fairly low-cost change. Learn more about the different types of home lighting, so you can determine which one will be most effective in your home.
The U.S. EPA reports that indoor air quality (IAQ) ranks among the top five environmental hazards; the side effects can range from merely annoying to serious. Ever since energy prices began rising steeply in the
This is the time of year when your air conditioner is your best friend, but you could be paying too much money to stay cool.
The HVAC air filter plays a major role in keeping your energy bills low, ensuring better indoor air quality (IAQ) and lengthening the life of your cooling and heating systems. When the filter is covered with dust, the airflow slows through the air handler. It may create any of these problems throughout your system:
- Dust inside the air handler. When filter is covered with dust, the air handler pulls it inside and it can cover internal components. Should the blower motor get covered with dust, it will run hotter, which shortens its life. The airborne particulates also can cover the evaporator coil through which the refrigerant flows.
People in the Houston area rely heavily upon their air conditioning to beat the heat.
Installing programmable thermostats in your Houston area home is an excellent start toward energy efficiency, but only if each thermostat is set properly. The wise use of programmable thermostats begins with correct selection, based on your home-time habits.
Since programmable thermostats are more sophisticated than the old electro-mechanical versions, they generally are available in three different models, based on your typical schedule:
- Thermostats called 5+2-day models give you four weekday settings (morning, empty house, afternoon and overnight) plus a schedule for both weekend days together
- The 5-1-1 models give you a weekday schedule (four settings per day), a Saturday schedule, and a Sunday schedule (also four settings for each day); this is best if your weekend routine differs from Saturday to Sunday
- The models known as 7-day units provide the greatest flexibility, allowing four settings per day for each of seven days; this is ideal if your weekend routines vary and your weekday schedules change day to day as well.
If you treat programmable thermostats as simple replacements for the old devices with their bimetal coil and mercury-filled glass bulb, you will not gain any energy efficiency. Consult your trustworthy HVAC technician about setting the units for maximum energy efficiency, beginning with these recommended settings:
- At wake and afternoon times, when your Houston-area home is busy, set the air conditioning for 76 degrees; set heat for 68 degrees
- When the house is empty (everyone is at work or school), set the air conditioning for 86 degrees and the heat for 58 degrees; this 10-degree difference for long periods accomplishes your energy savings
- For overnight (when no one will be aware of the change), set air conditioning a few degrees higher in the summer and lower in the winter.
- For vacations, use the thermostats
Did you know if your home’s ductwork leaks just 20 percent, it can force your HVAC system to work 50 percent harder? All of these numbers will add up to higher energy bills for you. The good news is that duct sealing is an easy but important way to save money on your utility bills.
How Duct Sealing Saves You Money
The ductwork in your home is a network of tubes that connect your forced-air cooling or heating equipment to all the rooms in your home. When you have leaking ductwork, it could mean that air you’ve paid to condition is leaking out into unheated or un-cooled areas of your home.
In turn, this means rooms in your house aren’t getting the cooled or heated air they need. Your home becomes uncomfortable with some rooms being too hot and some rooms being too cold.
In effort to make your home comfortable again, you constantly adjust the thermostat making your cooling or heating equipment work harder. When you have correct duct sealing done, it can save you as much as 10-20 percent on your utility bills.
Check for Duct Sealing Problems
Easy places to check for problems are duct connections, near the air handler, and near vents and registers. If your vents and registers aren’t attached tightly, use weatherstripping on the inside edge. This keeps air from leaking into the walls.
You’ll find most of your ductwork in the attic, garage or crawl spaces. Look for gaps, unsealed joints, or where ductwork has come loose. Ductwork problems in these areas can be difficult to access. If so, call the professionals to do the inspection for you. They know what to look for and won’t overlook even small leaks that are costing you big money.
Save Big Money With Proper Duct Sealing
Check your home once every year for duct leaks, and seal the leaks you find with mastic sealant or metal-backed tape. Avoid using standard duct tape, since the seal won’t hold over the long term.
Your Houston area home becomes very uncomfortable in the summer without air conditioning. If your cooling system is experiencing issues, use these tips for troubleshooting common A/C problems to get it running again quickly.
Let’s face it: Houston is hotter than blazes in the summer, and your air conditioner works awfully hard to keep you cool in the sweltering heat. But an inefficient air conditioner will not only greatly increase your energy bills, but it will also lead the way to expensive repairs and inconvenient, uncomfortable breakdowns. Professional A/C maintenance is essential for your comfort and your pocketbook, and here’s why.
Your System Works Hard!
Over time, electrical connections and belts loosen, dust builds up inside the
Springtime brings warm weather, sunshine and fresh flowers. It also brings pollen, dust and allergies. Many people associate springtime with sneezing, an itchy nose and irritated eyes. Spending time indoors should be a haven from allergies. If your home’s indoor air quality isn’t much better than the outdoor air quality, you can make some improvements that will help you cope with allergy season.
HEPA Filters and Allergy Relief
One of the most common ways to rid your home of allergens is through a high-efficiency particulate air filter, commonly referred to as a HEPA filter. It is used in heating, ventilation and air conditioning, or HVAC, systems. The HEPA filter is also compatible with whole-home filtration systems, room air filters, dehumidifiers, furnaces and vacuum cleaners. It helps to relieve allergic reactions by removing irritating particles from the air.
How Air Purifiers Work
There are several different air purifying systems available. They remove pollen, dust, pet dander and mold spores from the air, creating an environment that is much less likely to make you sneeze. Dirty air is pulled into the air purifying system. The allergens are removed, and clean air is pushed out into the room. There are different options available with air purifying systems from various manufacturers.
- Ultraviolet (UV) lamps with germicide kill organisms inside the system that can irritate allergies.
- Pre-filters remove larger particles as they enter the purifier.
- Carbon filters capture odors, smoke and dust particles.
- HEPA filters remove pollen, dust and other allergens.
Indoor Air Quality Remedies
At ACS Absolute Comfort, we offer several HVAC services to help you improve the air quality in your home.
- Air quality testing
- HVAC duct cleaning
- Duct system inspection
- Installation of air purifiers
Tips to Reduce Allergens
You can lower your exposure and reactions to allergens by following a few tips.
- Install an indoor air purifier.
- Don’t allow smoking in your home.
- Wear a mask outdoors when the pollen count is high.
- Launder all of your bedding and blankets weekly using hot water.
- Use HEPA filters in your vacuum cleaner to minimize dust eruptions.
- Choose low-pile carpets and hard flooring to minimize floating fibers.
- Check for plumbing leaks, reducing moisture and chances for mold to grow.
- Limit the number and types of flowering trees, plants and shrubs on your property.
- Have a family member or a professional mow your lawn and handle landscape maintenance.
To learn more about how ACS Absolute Comfort can help you cope with your allergies by improving your indoor air quality, contact us today.