April Fool's Day may be on the first day of the month – but you could end up being a fool for the entire season if you forget to check in on your HVAC system. Spring is the perfect time to inspect your HVAC system and make sure your home isn’t suffering from poor indoor air quality.
If you don’t maintain your HVAC system, the air quality in your home is likely to decrease – which can also affect the health of you and your family. Want to avoid these kinds of problems? Here’s what you need to know.
Suffering from Allergies? Check your HVAC System
Spring can be a miserable time if you suffer from allergies. These allergies can be aggravated by a poorly functioning HVAC system. Did you know that indoor pollution levels can be even higher than outdoor pollution levels?
Common indoor allergens include mold, pollen, and pet dander, among others, and your HVAC system can spread these allergens throughout your home. When you breathe in these particles, they can cause an allergic reaction. Do you know whether your HVAC system is making your allergy symptoms worse?
Are you coughing or sneezing or have red eyes or a runny nose? The health consequences can be very serious – some people even end up hospitalized. Certain molds can even cause death. If in doubt, call an HVAC expert. They can make sure your system is clean and operating at its best.
Prevent Indoor Air Problems with Regular HVAC Inspections
Avoiding allergies is just one of many reasons to get your HVAC system inspected this spring. Do you know how old your system is? Do you know the last time it was inspected?
If not, you should get an inspection as soon as possible. You should be getting your HVAC system cleaned at least every year to make sure it’s operating correctly and free of harmful indoor pollutants.
If your system is on the older side, you should schedule an inspection twice a year – once in the spring, and again in the fall. Even the highest quality systems will need to be replaced eventually, so be sure to get checkups regularly.
Sometimes there are problems that can be uncovered by a professional, even when the system appears to be working just fine. An inspection shouldn’t take much time, and your HVAC professional may even be able to improve the energy efficiency of your system, saving you money long-term!
Battle Increasing Temperatures with Cooling Services
Temperatures are already rising – before you know it, the oppressive heat of summer will be in full swing.
Now is the best time to check your system to make sure you’re ready for the temperatures to come.
No need to suffer from a sudden broken air conditioning system – extreme heat can be especially dangerous for the elderly, children, and pets.
When an air conditioning system suddenly breaks down, it’s usually because the system wasn’t properly maintained. Regularly maintaining your HVAC system, including your air conditioning system, will help avoid huge repair bills or having to endure uncomfortable conditions.
Don’t wait until you notice a problem to get an inspection. If you already notice anything unusual – such as leaks, damage, or noises – schedule an appointment with a professional before it gets worse.
You might be enjoying the outdoor weather this spring, but keep in mind that all kinds of problems might occur if your HVAC system isn’t doing its job properly. 4 Seasons Heating & Cooling can help you with all your HVAC needs. Call us today at (775) 535-7914.