Spring Cleaning for Home Comfort and HVAC Efficiency

Monday, March 16th, 2020

sun-whining-into-clean-living-room-with-couch-and-two-loveseatsIt’s time for some spring cleaning! No, we aren’t talking about decluttering your home office or rearranging your bookshelves. Though, both of these tasks could certainly help you with dust buildup that impacts your indoor air quality.

What we are talking about is achieving a healthier home overall. With homeowners on high alert regarding nationwide health issues, our customers are often reaching out to see what they can do to achieve higher quality air inside their homes. Read on to learn what you can do!

Invest in Cleaner Air

Homeowners want to know how to clean the air in their homes and combat viruses. One way to accomplish cleaner and healthier air in your living space is with the installation of a basic air filter. In fact, the air filter that comes standard with your HVAC system isn’t there to protect your indoor air quality at all—it’s in place to protect your HVAC efficiency due to the buildup of dirt and debris inside. Air Scrubber Plus, which we are currently running a promotion on here at Comfort First!

The Air Scrubber Plus is so much more than that!

This whole-house air filtration system sends out charged clusters of hydrogen and oxygen, and effectively kills pathogens found in the air and surfaces of a home that have been distributed through the ventilation system.

These clusters are mostly negatively-charged ions, while most of the particles flying through your indoor air are positively-charged, so the Air Scrubber Plus effectively pulls pollutants right from the air. Installing this system in combination with other indoor air quality products we offer will lead to:

  • Reduced allergy and asthma symptoms in your home.
  • Improved odor control as contaminants won’t pass through the air.
  • Better breathing which means better sleep, leading to improved immunity against viruses.
  • Better quality of life.

Improving Your Indoor Air Quality Improves HVAC Efficiency Too!

A common recommendation we make for homeowners when it comes to improving their indoor air quality is air duct cleaning. The debris that settles inside your ductwork puts friction on the airflow of the system. This forces the blower of your HVAC system to run longer than it may otherwise need to, and use more power than it should be.

If you noticed your utility bills rising, there could be a number of causes, but dirty ductwork is definitely a top contender.

Having your HVAC ductwork professionally cleaned eliminates the reservoir of dust and debris that has settled over the years—that means these contaminants don’t get blown into your home and cause health issues for you. Cleaning the ducts helps you achieve a cleaner, fresher, more efficiency and healthier home.

Invest in AC Maintenance!

Now is the perfect time to schedule maintenance with our technicians. Not only will we check your air conditioner for any signs of wear or repair needs, but we’ll also clean all the interior components, further contributing to a more efficient HVAC system and better indoor air quality.

This service includes cleaning the blower fans and coils, plus checking and changing the air filter (though it’s worth mentioning that you should be changing the air filter every 1-3 years). AC maintenance should be scheduled once a year—twice a year if you’re using a heat pump—and is best scheduled in spring, before you need your system the most!

To start improving your indoor air quality in Joliet, IL today, contact Comfort First Heating and Cooling, Inc., where we put your comfort first!

There is much to consider regarding the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus) and its possible transmission in your home. While there are various and effective indoor air quality measures available to help protect your safety, including duct sanitization, ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light treatment, and HEPA air filters, they alone cannot protect from all forms of COVID-19 transmission. It is important to follow all official guidelines for preventing the spread of this virus.

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