Dealing with a broken or inefficient AC system can be annoying at the best of times, but dangerous and expensive at the worse. One of the best ways to help to prevent it from breaking or not working properly is to keep it well maintained, clean and therefore, safe.
So, bearing this is mind, how and why should you be keeping your HVAC system clean and safe?

Filters - According to HVAC companies, one of the main reasons why people have problems with their system is due to a dirty filter. This prevents airflow, meaning that the system has to work harder to push the air through and this extra stress can mean that it is more likely to break. It also means that dirt can get into other parts of your AC system, both affecting its efficiency and potentially pumping out dirt into your air.HVAC repair companies recommend to change the filters at least twice a year, but sometimes more if you live somewhere with a lot of dust or allergens in the air.
HVAC Maintenance – As with many machines it is important to have your AC system regularly checked by HVAC experts. Prevention is better than cure and the expert eyes of an AC technician would usually be able to spot a potential problem and resolve it before it becomes an issue. If you notice changes in its efficiency, abnormal electric bills or strange noises, get in touch with a good HVAC repair company as soon as you can.
Dust – Dust, allergens and other debris in the air can block filters quicker than normal, so it is advised to try to reduce the amount of dust and debris in the air within your home. This can be done by keeping doors and windows closed, especially if you live in a particularly dusty area, as well as regularly vacuuming inside the house and trying to avoid doing things which create a lot of dust.
Carbon Monoxide Tester – An AC system which is not working properly can cause the lethal gas, carbon monoxide. This is very dangerous as it can kill people without them even noticing, as there are no visual signs or odours. This is why it is important that you have a carbon monoxide tester. If it brings to your attention that you have carbon monoxide in the air, make sure that you call an HVAC repair service out to properly inspect your system.
Cut Cool Air Loss – You can make your HVAC unit more efficient and therefore not have to work so hard, meaning that it is less likely to have problems, stay clean and stay safe. Try to insulate as much of your house as possible and put seals around the doors and windows to stop the cool air from escaping, helping the AC to be as efficient as possible.
By keeping your HVAC clean and in good condition, you can help to reduce potential issues with your unit, making it more efficient and reducing the risk of impacts on your health.

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