Furnace filters should be changed every three months. Regularly changing your filter will ensure the air quality inside your home, as well as the safety and comfort of you and your family. In addition, regularly changing the filter will ensure your furnace doesn’t overheat, resulting in damage or an unexpected breakdown.
Preventative maintenance like this extends the longevity of your furnace and helps reduce maintenance and repair fees.
Not sure how long ago your filter was changed or if it needs to be replaced? A heating services provider can take a look at your filter and let you know if it should be replaced with a new one.
If the coil hasn’t been cleaned for a long time or the refrigerant has sprung a leak, here’s what to try:
Set your thermostat to high and Fan Only, and leave it on for a couple of hours. That may resolve the issue. If it does not work, you could have more than just a frozen line causing issues. Call in the experts and let them help you out. Click here to learn more about AC Repairs.
Experts like ProSolutions will tell you that it’s best to have at least two-thirds of your vents left open for best operation of your AC system. It is far harder to cool down a house versus keeping it at a constant temperature.
Air circulation issues in your home? If you are experiencing this, check the vents in those warmer rooms. Vents bringing hot or cool air into the house winter/summer accumulate dust, pet dander, whatever, and should be vacuumed on a regular basis to ensure good air flow. At the same time make sure that your return air vents are not blocked by furniture or other items pushed up against them.
Indoor air quality matters for your health a lot more than you might think! In fact, indoor air quality is strongly related to both your health and wellbeing.
In addition to discomfort, indoor air pollutants can cause numerous negative health effects, including:
When you improve your home’s air quality, you can eliminate these symptoms and even enhance your health in many ways. By installing a furnace humidifier, ventilation system, air cleaner and/or sterilization system in your Edmonton home, you can remove harmful pollutants - many of which you may not even know are there! As a result, you will benefit from:
With so many accessible indoor air quality products on the market, who wouldn’t opt for cleaner, healthier indoor air!
There are many indoor and outdoor air pollutants that can negatively affect your health. The 5 most common (and harmful) indoor air pollutants in Edmonton that you should reduce inside your home include:
Many people don’t realize how harmful excessive moisture can be. In fact, high indoor humidity is one of the most often overlooked indoor air pollutants in Edmonton. Excess moisture inside your home can result in the growth of mould, mildew, and other toxic pollutants. Not only will this affect the health of you and your family, but it can also negatively affect your home and its structure.
Biological pollutants like mould, bacteria, viruses, pet dander and saliva, dust, mites, and pollen are extremely common in Edmonton homes. Removing these pollutants from your indoor air is essential for health and wellness.
While some indoor pollutants are visible - like dust, dirt and smoke - most are not. Unfortunately, many of the most harmful particles in your home are those you can’t see. Therefore, indoor air quality systems help reduce life-altering pollutants that you aren’t even aware are there.
Volatile Organic Compounds are pollutants that are emitted from everyday materials and activities inside your home. For example, VOCs are often emitted from:
Reducing these pollutants with the help of an indoor air quality system will create a healthier, fresher and more comfortable home.
If you have any gas-powered appliances in your home (e.g. furnace, air conditioner, water heater, etc.), combustion pollutants are a possible concern. These appliances produce dangerous gases like carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitrous oxides, etc. which can have negative health implications for you and your family. With the help of improved ventilation and air filtration, you can ensure that these pollutants do not pose a threat in your Edmonton home.
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