It’s that time of the year again when allergens invade your Mt. Vernon, Texas home causing watery eyes, clogged sinuses, and congestion. If you’re not careful, your indoor air can end up causing you more misery than the outdoor air. Dust, pet dander, and pollen are just a few of the many types of irritants potentially circulating through your cooling system. Regular AC maintenance can help to reduce spring allergens while improving the performance and efficiency of your system.
Reduce Allergies with Regular AC Maintenance
Regular AC maintenance isn’t just important for staying cool throughout the warm weather season. Through normal, routine cleaning and inspection, your contractor can proactively reduce the spread of indoor allergens through your home. Here are a few examples of how AC maintenance can help to reduce spring allergens and improve overall efficiency:
- One of the most important maintenance tasks that you and your contractor can perform is routine cleaning or replacement of your system’s air filters. A dirty, clogged air filter reduces overall system efficiency by restricting airflow. It can also allow contaminated air to bypass the filter and introduce allergens directly into the cooling system and eventually into your home.
- Cleaning the AC coils is yet another important maintenance task. Over time, the indoor evaporator coil can become coated with dirt, mold, and other allergy-triggering irritants. Keeping the coils clean helps improve indoor air quality as well as system efficiency and performance.
- Making sure the ductwork is free of flaws that could introduce dirty air into living spaces is also an important maintenance task. Cracks, holes, and gaps can pull contaminated air from unconditioned spaces into the ducts and circulate it throughout the home. Ductwork needs to be properly sealed and free of defects. This is crucial for home comfort and system efficiency.
A spring cleaning may be just the thing you need to keep your home’s indoor air fresh and your AC system performing at its best. Contact the professionals at Wood Air Conditioning & Plumbing, Inc. today, to find out more about AC maintenance and indoor air quality.
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