Tips to Prevent Germs From Accumulating in Your AC
It can slowly become stressful when you end up constantly worrying about germs collecting in your HVAC system. Since many homes and businesses rely on their air conditioning systems for air circulation and cleaning, they have the potential to become contaminated. Thankfully, there are things you can do to reduce the risk of bacteria, viruses, and mold from making their way into your HVAC system.
1. Change Your Air Filter Often
Your HVAC unit’s air filter is the primary way that your air is cleaned. The fibers in the air filters capture bacteria, viruses, mold spores, pet dander, dust, and other allergens that can contribute to poor indoor air quality. To help keep your air clean, especially during these uncertain times, remember to change your air filter once a month. As an added precaution, consult our experts here at Air Pros to see if your air conditioner can be retrofitted with a HEPA air filter. This has the ability to remove particulate matter that is .3 microns or larger from your indoor air.
2. Have Your Air Ducts Cleaned
Do you remember the last time you had your air ducts cleaned? Over time, air ducts can collect filth, including food particles, dust, dirt, and pest droppings. As the air flows through your ducts to the registers, it can pick up the particles and allergens and redistribute them throughout your home. Air duct cleaning completely cleans the insides of your air ducts and removes the contaminants, which can help improve your indoor air quality.
3. Install a UVC Air Purifier
UVC air purifiers are effective at killing bacteria and viruses. The UVC light emitted from the purifier destroys the pathogen’s ability to reproduce by damaging its DNA. These UVC air purifiers can be retrofitted into your existing air conditioning system so that you do not have to purchase a new air conditioner.
Free UV Lights for Teachers
In light of this, we are giving away UV lights for teachers as we look for ways to minimize the disruption to children’s learning as well as to show our appreciation and gratitude to our teachers.
The free UV lights will take care of our teachers and their family by taking care of your indoor air quality. We want our teachers to continue to stay healthy and provide one of the most valuable assets to the future of our country – education!
You can nominate a teacher or you can nominate yourself if you are a teacher in one of the communities where Air Pros has its operations: Spokane, Colorado Springs, Dallas, Fort Worth, Atlanta, and many cities in Florida.
4. Schedule Regular AC Repairs and Maintenance
While you’re thinking about improving your air quality and keeping your home clean, make sure to schedule regular AC repairs and AC maintenance services. Getting regular inspections and repairs can help keep your air conditioner running efficiently and reliably all summer long by catching minor problems before they end up costing you huge in terms of repair expenses.
5. Clean Your Coils
Get your evaporator and condenser coils cleaned yearly. This should include the removal of foreign materials to maintain the operating efficiency and increase in equipment life. Cleaning of coils is considered one of the top items on any preventive maintenance program because if 1/100th of an inch of dirt and grime accumulate on your air conditioner’s condenser coil, your system’s efficiency will decline by 5 percent. When efficiency declines, there is less cooling power and a higher electric bill.
6. Attic Insulation
Did you know that sealing your attic with blown-in insulation cuts your utility bill by 20%? It also prevents sagging roof decks and failures. It buffers you against insect infestations by reducing moisture, mold, and fungi growth.
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