Couple suffering from poor air quality in home

How Air Conditioner Repair and Maintenance Can Improve Indoor Air Quality

The weather outside if frightful, but your air conditioner is meant to keep your home feeling delightful. Your air conditioner keeps you comfortable and warm during the cold winter months, but if your system is in need of repair it could be making you ill. As you've taken the necessary steps to keep your home as energy-efficient this chilly season, you're also sealing off your home from fresh air. This could cause an escalation in both allergens and pollutants. Your annual air conditioner repair appointment will help keep your air clean and comfortable throughout the year. There are also things you can do between your once-a-year maintenance visits to guard your air quality and health.

Check and Change Your Air Filter

Checking and changing your air filter is one of the most important things you can do between air conditioner repair and maintenance visits. It's typically suggested that air filters be changed at least every 3 months (some longer), but it's wise to check it every month for debris. This is especially important if you live in a home with smokers or pets. Pollen, pet dander, dust mites and assorted debris more easily build up in dirty filters and that affects the health of those with sensitivities. A dirty filter will also lower your system's efficiency and lifespan.

Regular Cleaning

It's not likely you'll be able to open windows and let in fresh air during the winter months and your carpets and furniture will hold onto all types of indoor pollutants. Keep your home as well-kept as possible during this cold time of year. Not only will you be all set for any surprise guests, but you'll keep the dust from disrupting your allergies or mucking up your air filter. If you don't have one already, a good investment is a vacuum with a HEPA filter.

Air Conditioner Repair and Maintenance

Once-a-year air conditioner repair and maintenance is not only important for the life of your air conditioner, but also for your health. When your system is operating well, pollutants and allergens are channeled out of the home. Your yearly maintenance will pinpoint any leaks and and make sure it is operating properly.

Your home is your castle. We want to work along side you to keep you as healthy and comfortable as possible. Call us at 813-898-9553 and speak with one of our air conditioner repair technicians if you have any questions about keeping your air conditioner and air quality in tip-top shape this season. Or you can easily set up an appointment with us online.