Is your HVAC system ready for increased allergens that come around every Fall? As school starts back up and more people stay indoors, a clean system and fresh filters can help reduce the sneezes and sniffles that come with Autumn pollen.
At Tradesmen of New England, we help our maintenance contract customers with the changing of filters and ensuring a clean system. We understand that allergies and asthma are real concerns for more than 25 million Americans. A properly cared for HVAC system is designed to filter these irritants as it cools, but if not maintained, it can actually spread them. Tradesmen of New England will look at your HVAC system and ensure optimal cleanliness of the following allergens.
Mildew and Mold
An improperly maintained HVAC system can collect moisture from condensation and humidity creating a perfect environment for mold and mildew to grow and thrive. TNE performs inspections for this problem for our maintenance customers and we are also able to fix this problem by cleaning the ductwork and changing filters.
Old and dirty filters do not capture allergens effectively and become easily overloaded and allow allergens to circulate. A good schedule to clean or change filters is 2-3 months. HEPA filters work better than regular to trap tiny allergens.
Not Running the AC Enough
Even if the temperature is nice, running the AC on occasion can help remove pollution and indoor contaminants that can accumulate in our modern, well-insulated homes. AC helps to circulate air, filter it, and pumps fresh air in.
Fungi and Bacteria
A wet, dirty air filter can be to blame for the last of the allergen risks on our list. Filters themselves can become food for these nasties. A UV light installed near the unit’s evaporator might be a good solution to abate their growth. Contact us to see if we can help.
TNE is here for you. Whether you want us to come out and do one time inspection or you become of our maintenance customers, we are committed to providing you with the utmost in professional and reliable service.