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.
You spend a great deal of time in your bedroom. So, the room should be comfortable. Issues with the air quality in your home can affect your comfort, and if you or your partner have allergies, air quality issues can make your time spent in the bedroom miserable. Learn what you can do to keep your bedroom more comfortable.
1. Clean the Air Ducts
Ductwork is a critical part of your HVAC system. When the heating unit produces heat, the warmed air must first pass through the ducts before it's delivered to your bedroom and other areas of your home. Over time, dust, pet dander, outdoor allergens, and other particles settle inside the ducts.
The warmed air then forces some of these particles out through the vents and into your bedroom. Duct cleaning is recommended to eliminate these particles and the risk of them ending up in your home. As a bonus, cleaning the ducts can also improve the efficiency of your heating unit, which can lower your bill.
2. Vacuum Often
Carpet is luxurious and comfortable, but it's also a haven for dust. If your bedroom is carpeted, it's essential you vacuum regularly; otherwise, dust mites will settle into the carpet. Dust mites will lower the air quality in your home drastically. Ideally, if you have allergies, you should vacuum carpeted areas at least one to two times a week.
If your registers are on the floor, dust mites can also travel into your vents. Once this migration occurs, the dust mites can then move through your ducts and affect other areas of your home. You need an HVAC professional to come out and determine if your ducts need to be cleaned.
3. Combat Moisture
Tackle moisture issues right away. An increased amount of moisture in the air can cause problems with mold and mildew in your bedroom everywhere from the area under your floorboards to the wood surfaces of your bed. Not only will excess moisture cause breathability problems, but mold could lead to health concerns.
Since you spend so much time in your bedroom, this exposure could be incredibly dangerous. A problem with your heating system, such as a cracked heat exchange, can lead to a moisture imbalance. Should you fail to repair the problem, you will face other issues with your furnace, beyond moisture issues.
Make your bedroom, and the rest of your home, more comfortable. Contact a heating professional for assistance with any concerns you might have.Share
8 November 2018