Ways to Alleviate Your HVAC This March
March in Texas is one of the best months in terms of weather temperature. The dawning of spring usually brings around mild days and crisp nights – a wonderful beginning to what is sure to be a hot summer. As much as you welcome this mild weather so does your HVAC system.
So use this time to start implementing new ways to improve the quality of the air in your home and ease the workload of your HVAC before the impending summer swelter.
While everyone is doing their research and getting their brackets ready, you could be waging war with your own march madness! Keep reading to see 3 easy ways to cut down on pollution and improve the air quality in your home.
Ask Your Friends & Neighbors to Carpool
Carpooling isn’t just for your kids. In fact it’s a great way for all of us to cut down on the pollution in our cities.
Talk to your coworkers, friends, and family and see if you’re able to ride to work, dinner or even the grocery store together to reduce the number of cars on the road.
While you may think you’re doing better for the environment and going green, which you are, you’ll also be cutting down on wear and tear on your HVAC system.
Outside pollutants can affect the way your HVAC system runs as they seep indoors and bring along dust, dirt, and mold with them. The extra pollution causes your HVAC to work harder, adding to your monthly energy costs.
Stop Smoking Indoors
It’s hard to think of a scenario where smoking indoors is OK in 2019, but beside the fact that it is an unhealthy habit, the effects that smoking indoors has on your HVAC system are also large and debilitating.
Smoking causes dirt and pollutants to settle into your furniture, clothes, and rugs lowering the quality of the air in your home. This dust and dirt then causes your HVAC to have to work overtime to filter the air to a clean, quality state.
An overworked HVAC will not last as long and will use up more energy, causing higher electricity bills. Additionally, those same pollutants make their way into the components of your AC including your coils, cutting down on the lifespan of your system.
Take Time to Clean Your Dehumidifier
Your dehumidifier ranks as one of the most important appliances in your home. It helps to pull the moisture out of the air which keeps mold, mildew, and dust from settling around your house.
When you have these things lurking in the air in your home then your dehumidifier is more likely to get clogged with the debris, resulting in either a broken dehumidifier or, at the very least, a very slow working dehumidifier.
By keeping cleaner air in your home and regularly checking on your system you’re more likely to keep better running appliances. Before you start playing your own version of HVAC March Madness in your home, take the easier route, and schedule regular AC maintenance and cleaning from our pros at C. Woods Co. The less time you spend thinking about your indoor air quality, the more time you can spend creating the perfect bracket!