While the main goal of an HVAC system in your home is to heat and cool the air, it is also important that the air you breathe is clean and healthy too. This is even more important if you or someone in your home has allergies or asthma. Clean air from your air conditioner and heater is dependent on several factors including preventative maintenance, cleaning ducts and dusting throughout the house.
Preventative maintenance is typically done once-or twice-a-year. A service technician comes out to your home, cleans the interior of your HVAC system, checks it for minor problems or missing parts, and cleans or replaces your air filters. These steps allow your system to work more efficiently, using less energy and providing cleaner air. The air filters filter out dust and other dirt particles from returning to the air from the furnace or air condition.
The next step is cleaning the ducts themselves. Unless you have self-cleaning ducts, you need a professional to periodically come out and clean them. Ducts can accumulate dust from either end which finds its way into the air you breathe. You can ask a professional, such as Furnasman Heating and Cooling, how often they recommend you have the ducts cleaned. If you do have allergies or asthma, you may want to check with your doctor for recommendations.
Cleaning and Dusting
It is up to you to maintain a clean and dust-free home (as best as possible). Dust is can be hard to completely remove. Weekly or bi-weekly dusting throughout your home will keep most dust from piling up unless you live in a dry, dust-prone region. Don’t forget to check ceilings and woodwork, doors and curtains. For those with allergies and asthma, using synthetic fibers that are made to allergy-free will help keep your home cleaner.
Get a Quote for Duct Cleaning
Why suffer from breathing dusty air when you can have clean ducts and breathe easy? To find out more about what duct cleaning entails, contact Furnasman Heating and Air Conditioning in Winnipeg. They can provide the service you need, and offer recommendations as to how often you should clean your air conditioning ducts!