Indoor air quality is a concern that building managers and building inhabitants have when they decide to investigate HVAC systems.
Having your HVAC system cleaned is necessary for its overall lifespan. They get dirty over time and have the potential to contain large amounts of dust and particles.
In a regular building environment, a great deal of contaminants and air pollutants is generated, including dander, dust, and chemicals. These contaminants are pulled into the HVAC system and recirculated up to 7 times per day, on average. Over time, the re-circulation will cause a build up of contaminants in the ductwork.
A contaminated HVAC system doesn’t necessarily mean the air is unhealthy, the situation could be contributing to larger health issues or harbouring contaminants that, in the future, could cause serious problems for people with respiratory health conditions.
Benefits of HVAC Inspection
Having a professional inspect your HVAC system and conduct comprehensive examinations of components and systems to determine whether they are contaminated with a significant accumulation of particulate or microbial growth, or if HVAC performance is compromised due to contamination build-up.
The role of the inspector is to assess the cleanliness and structural integrity of an HVAC system. They will search for obstructions, microbial contamination and any excess moisture.
An air conditioner‘s filters, coils, and fins need regular maintenance for the unit to work effectively and efficiently throughout its lifetime. Neglecting this maintenance will lead to a slow decline in the performance of the AC Unit.
Air Conditioner Filters
The most important maintenance task to ensure its longevity is to regularly replace or clean its filters. Blocked filters stop normal airflow and reduce the system’s efficiency. With the airflow obstructed, any air that bypasses the filter may carry dirt directly into the evaporator coil and impair the coil’s heat-absorbing capacity. Swapping out a dirty, clogged filter with a clean one will lower your air conditioner’s energy consumption by approximately 5% to 15%.
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Your heating and cooling equipment accounts for approximately half of your household energy costs throughout the year.
Thus, the heavy activity is bound to lead to a lot of wear and tear, which is why it is important to have your equipment inspected regularly.
It is likely that you understand the importance of having annual or bi-annual maintenance for your HVAC system.
The correct maintenance should stop any problematic situations before they become a larger issue, and should also ensure energy efficiency.
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Temperature controls enable us to alter the productivity of an air conditioner to our comfort level.
There are different types of AC units, and when choosing an air conditioning system consider your comfort criteria, the number of occupants and the size of the area it will be used to cool.
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The simple answer is no. There may be a link between air conditioning and getting a sore throat but it isn’t a causation. Air conditioning can be a breeding ground for bacteria and for infestation but with these clever ideas on how to maintain the system, it should not be an issue.
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A carrier air conditioning unit provides climate control for offices, homes and public spaces with their broad range of appliances.
If a carrier AC unit starts to malfunction or isn’t responding when you are inputting information via the remote or control panel, you will need to reset it.
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There are few routine chores that pay off in both comfort and money saved than cleaning your AC Unit.
The payoff? Comfort throughout the summer months and lower cooling bills. You are also lengthening the life of you air conditioner!
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Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems or HVAC systems are essential to allowing comfortable living and work environments.
There are some HVAC units that are small and relatively simple in design, such as those found in houses and apartments. Others are large, complex machines that heat up and cool down large factories, buildings, schools, and hospitals. Your regular HVAC maintenance is essential to make sure that the units don’t break down and that they operate at maximum efficiency.
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We’ve made a quick guide for you to learn all of the ventilation know-how that goes a long way towards keeping your cool and helping you save money.
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Your air conditioning unit should not be covered during winter – or, for that matter, any other time of seasonal year.
It isn’t important to cover your outdoor air conditioning unit, even in the winter time. All external HVAC equipment is specially crafted to withstand harsh weather conditions and extreme temperatures from sweltering summers to biting winters.
However, if you live in an area that’s partial to hail you may want to cover your AC Unit – especially if there is an oncoming storm. Also, if you live in an area that sees blizzards, it is important to keep excess snow out of your AC Unit.
If you do need to cover your external AC Unit, one way of doing it is to use a large sheet of tarp and securing that with rope and duct tape.
Alternatively, you could purchase an air conditioner cover, which are relatively cheap!