Deciding to Seek Help For Your AC Unit

By the time you finally get into bed at night, you might not want nothing more than to watch a fun television show in your cool, air conditioned master bedroom. Unfortunately, if you are experiencing trouble with your air conditioner, you might find yourself in a stuffy, uncomfortable space instead. However, air conditioning trouble doesn't have to come as a surprise. If you can learn to recognize the signs of trouble early, you might be able to call in the professionals before things turn sour. On my blog, you will be able to read through loads of helpful information on HVAC, so that you can detect trouble before it ruins your sleep.

Get Your Air Conditioning Ready For Baby's Arrival This Summer

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You're awaiting the arrival of your family's newest addition. You're readying the nursery, buying baby products and picking out a name. One important aspect of waiting for baby is the preparation and maintenance of the air conditioning system. For a variety of reasons, you'll want your air conditioning to be in proper working order when baby arrives. To name a few:

  • Loud repairs conducted after the baby arrives from the hospital can disrupt the baby's sleep.
  • Working climate control can help keep your baby comfortable when a heat wave occurs.
  • Maintaining your air conditioner can improve your indoor air quality, which can be important for the prevention of asthma.
  • There's evidence to suggest that sleeping in warm rooms can increase the risk of SIDS. 

So, before your baby gets home from the hospital, you'll want to address any maintenance problems with your air conditioner. Follow these tips to prepare your HVAC system for the arrival of your little one. 

Change the Air Filter

The air filter in your HVAC system is responsible for cleaning the air that flows through the ducts, preventing pollutants from clogging the internal mechanical parts and clinging to the coils of your AC system. Changing the air filter can have an impact on your indoor air quality--especially if you use a HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) filter. 

Compared to standard air filters, HEPA air filters catch smaller particles and clean the air more thoroughly. You're supposed to change your air conditioner's air filter every 3 months at least, but you can change the air filter more frequently as needed. If you have a pet at home, changing the filter more frequently can reduce presence of pet dander and other pet-related allergens from the air. Your home's air filter can likely be found between the return air duct and the blower. To replace the air filter, simply remove it from the compartment and then replace it with a filter of the same size. 

Get a Tune-Up

Have an air conditioner repair person give your system a tune up about a month before the baby arrives. This will give you time to order repairs if repairs are deemed necessary and will ensure that the air conditioner is in proper working condition when the baby comes. 

Clean Your Ducts

Over time, a layer of dust and debris can build up inside your air ducts. This layer of dirt and pollutants can contain hazardous substances like mold and cockroach droppings. Clean your ducts to remove these particles and ensure that the air flowing through your home is as clean as possible. 

Repairing your air conditioning will help you and your new baby feel more comfortable at home in the first few months of life. For more tips to maintain your air conditioner, speak with your HVAC contractor, like those at Wright Total Indoor Comfort

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20 June 2015