Maintaining your HVAC system

Humans spend approximately 90 percent of their daily lives indoors. While our homes, schools, and workplaces are wonderful shelters, they also can trap harmful pollutants. This is why it is very important to maintain your HVAC system. Proper ventilation is one of the best ways to mitigate high levels of indoor pollution and associated health risks.

To keep you and your home safe, consult with us here at Chason. There are a few self assessments you can perform to determine the general state of your HVAC system. First check the filter. This will be located in the furnace and most likely oriented vertically. Over time the filter collects all the dust, hair, and other things floating in the air. Eventually the filter becomes clogged and less air is able to pass through. We recommend switching your filters with the seasons. Allergens can still be present in filters and it is best to be safe.

Beyond changing filters you can perform visual checks on your indoor vents and the outdoor unit. Inside you want to wipe away all dust buildup on both the intake and blowing vents. When dust builds up on the vents it is easier to be sucked in and dirty the filter, it is also an issue when blown back around the room. For the outdoor unit you want to make sure that it is not covered or crowded. About two feet of clearance on all sides is a sound guide to follow.

Indoor air pollution is a serious threat to respiratory health. If you have any concerns, perform these assessments and then contact us here at Chason. We can help you determine any issues that may be present as well as identify steps to move forward. Reach out to us for a consultation today!
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