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Should I be concerned about poor air quality and home health issues?
According to the EPA, the potential impact of indoor air quality on human health is very high.
Americans, on average, spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors, where the concentrations of some pollutants are often 2 to 5 times higher than typical outdoor concentrations.
People who are often most susceptible to the adverse effects of pollution (e.g., the very young, older adults, people with cardiovascular or respiratory disease) tend to spend even more time indoors.
Indoor concentrations of some pollutants have increased in recent decades due to such factors as energy-efficient building construction (when it lacks sufficient mechanical ventilation to ensure adequate air exchange) and increased use of synthetic building materials, furnishings, personal care products, pesticides, and household cleaners.
Having a proper heat and cooling system which also filters away pollutants is vital. Let us do an inspection of your system. The comfort and safety of your family is our main concern.
When used properly, air purifiers can help reduce airborne contaminants including viruses in a home or confined space. When used along with other best practices recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, operating air cleaners can be part of a plan to protect yourself and your family.
When Should I Have My Furnace Replaced?
Saying you should have your furnace replaced every 15 or 20 years doesn’t paint the clearest picture of the situation. It’s true, a properly installed heating system can last for up to 20 years, but you have to take care of it during that time. Sometimes, as a furnace gets older the repairs start to add up and the cost of repairs doesn’t justify keeping the old system around. There may also be newer, more energy efficient furnaces available that will save money when compared to the older one. The key is to align yourself with a trusted heating expert and then follow their advice on when the best time is to switch your old furnace for a new one.
Longer Furnace Life with Yearly Maintenance
One way to help your furnace reach that 20-year mark is to keep it in good condition with regular maintenance checks. If you have maintenance performed on your furnace every year, it will stay clean and won’t build up dirt and grime with each passing year. The longer it goes between maintenance visits, the less efficient it will be and the higher your heating bills will be. Having a quality maintenance inspection and cleaning is like resetting your furnace back to zero every year. It’s not going to last forever, but it will last longer and you’ll encounter fewer repairs and problems along the way.
If your furnace is nearing the end of its life cycle, or has already stopped working on you, call Breeze Heat & Cooling 247 today at 314.315.5849 and we will send one of our heating experts to give you the answers you need.
What Goes Into AC Installation?
Installing an air conditioning system is not a simple job, and it’s always wise to find a reputable company to take care of it for you. There are air handler components like evaporator coils, condensers and compressors, electrical circuitry, gas line connections, building codes and more to consider. Trusting the job to amateurs or trying to do it yourself is only asking for trouble. Professional installers are familiar with different brands, different techniques and troubleshooting in case they encounter problems during the process.
Do I Need AC Repairs?
When you notice issues come up with your AC system it is important to take action quickly so you can avoid a complete replacement. If your system is getting older then replacement might be warranted, but most of the time you can get by with just repairs. If you feel lukewarm air coming from the vents, hear loud noises or smell strange odors, call for repairs before it gets worse.
Prevention via AC Maintenance
If you want to give your AC system the best chance at a long and productive life, you will lean toward prevention techniques and specifically annual AC maintenance. If you have a technician come in and clean your system each year before the cooling season, you will help it to run more efficiently and will prevent smaller issues from getting worse. Yearly maintenance will help your air conditioning last longer.
No one will try to convince you that AC installation is a minor expense, but it is also an investment in your home and the comfort of your family. Call Breeze Heat & Cooling 247 at 314.315.5849 and we can come out and go through the options with you.