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Improve Your Air Quality Event with Better Weather in April

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Whether it’s the 1st or 30th, April has a way of fooling you into forgetting about your HVAC unit. Days are mild and getting longer and the cold days of winter and hot days of summer both seem distant. However, this is the peak of allergy season for many, making your indoor air quality a primary concern. Plus, with the heat of summer rapidly approaching, April is the time to turn your attention to your HVAC unit to ensure that it’s properly maintained and serviced.

Maintain Your HVAC System to Avoid Allergies

allergiesWith increased pollen in the air, April is the height of allergy flare ups for many allergy sufferers.

Often, we think that we can simply hide inside to fight off allergies, but in reality, indoor air quality is worse than outdoor air quality.

Plus, if your HVAC system is not clean, it makes your indoor air quality even worse. If anyone in your family suffers from allergies, it’s essential that you keep your HVAC system clean. You can do this by:

  • Changing the air filters: in an average house, air filters should be changed at least every 90 days; for those homes with pets or family members that have allergies, filters should be changed every 20-45 days.
  • Cleaning air ducts: pollen, mold, mildew, dust and pet dander can all build up in air ducts, lowering the air quality in your home. Routinely clean and maintain your ducts to keep this from happening and to keep the air in your home safe.
  • Clean the evaporator coil: to avoid mold buildup, your system’s evaporator coil should be cleaned every year.

Unfortunately, when not properly cleaned, HVAC units can be a place for pollen, dust, mold, mildew and other allergens to build up. Keeping your HVAC system well maintained is not just a cleanliness issue but also is a safety issue.

For those with allergies, poor indoor air quality can lead to respiratory issues and even the need for a hospital visit. Keep your indoor air quality high and your family healthy this spring by taking action and ensuring that your HVAC unit is clean.

Consider Scheduling an HVAC Inspection

inspectionMany people don’t know how old their HVAC unit is or when it was last serviced.

Both are important things to know as you maintain and invest in your system. The average lifespan of an HVAC unit is 15-20 years, and, obviously, they all must be replaced at some point.

April is a good time to schedule an inspection of your unit to get more information about how old it is and its overall condition so that you know what to expect from it in coming seasons.

Make Sure Your Cooling Services are Ready for Summer

servicesMay is right around the corner and not far behind it is the scorching heat and humidity of the summer.

We have all endured the experience of having our air conditioning go out on one of the hottest days of summer. And while this is something of a rite of passage, it’s an experience that no one wants to repeat.

Instead, have your cooling system inspected, cleaned and serviced now so that it’s in good shape and ready for the summer months ahead. Call Buric Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. today at (410) 480-0394 to schedule an appointment.

While the days feel great right now and it’s easy to forget about your HVAC unit, remember that air pollution is still a serious issue and that the heat of the summer is not far away. Call Buric Heating and Air Conditioning today for help with your indoor air quality or to help get your unit ready for summer.