Reducing Allergens in the Home

Allergens can be quite irritating. They settle on an assortment of surfaces in your home and make you and your family uncomfortable. Airborne particles like mold, dust mites and dander make air unhealthy and lead to sneezing, coughing, runny noses, itchy throats, and red eyes. Spring is a lovely season but an allergy season as well so if you’re one of those people with seasonal allergies, you do not have to suffer from a stuffy nose or itchy eyes in your home. HVAC contractor services in Mississauga can significantly reduce allergy symptoms by keeping out and removing common allergens such as pollen and mold. The following tips will keep you breathing easy. Invest in quality filters Air filters are the key line of protection when it comes to indoor air quality. Timeworn air conditioner filters reduce the constructive effects of running your AC to purify the air in your home and reduce humidity. MERVs usually measure filters with their level of particle filtration of twenty rating being the highest so far. Find a filter with a MERV rating of at least eight so that it can trap smaller particles. Cleaning your filters regularly helps inhibit pollen and dust build-up. Inspect your filters every month and replace them once every three months. A dirty furnace filter won’t trap debris and dirt and could ultimately make your system less efficient. Calling a professional to change your filters and perform a complete AC duct cleaning to start the spring season will improve your indoor air quality and extend the life of your HVAC unit as well. Clean your external and internal units...
The Difference Between Commercial & ResidentHVAC Systemsial

The Difference Between Commercial & ResidentHVAC Systemsial

HVAC refers to heating, ventilation and air condition systems. These systems are set up on residential and commercial buildings to regulate the temperatures of these environments. Most residential and commercial buildings install HVAC systems to regulate temperatures especially during summer as it can be unbearably hot and humid. These systems require technical knowledge and skills for proper installation. Depending on the needs, the systems are adapted differently. While the mechanism is the same for both residential and commercial HVAC systems, there are a few distinguishing differences between the two. Size and Complexity – Residential HVAC systems are much smaller and compact unlike the commercial ones. Residential HVAC systems serve single users while the commercial ones serve multiple users. In terms of complexity, residential systems are simple in specs and installation compared to the commercial systems. Commercial systems are built to accommodate multiple users hence not an alternative for residential purposes. Same applies to residential systems. They will not work for commercial uses. In terms of functionality, commercial systems are super powerful compared to residential systems. Their capacity is also not limited unlike their residential counterparts. Installation and location – Residential HVAC systems are installed inside the homes with just the external unit left outside. This is due to their small and compact design which takes up minimal space. Commercial systems are mainly installed on the rooftops of commercial buildings as they take up too much space and produce a lot of notice that would otherwise be a disturbance. Their installation on top of buildings also limits any interference that would offset their performance. In case of repair and maintenance,...
Summer HVAC Tips-AC Maintenance

Summer HVAC Tips-AC Maintenance

There are some household maintenance tasks that pay off more than observing a maintenance timetable for your HVAC Mississauga unit. Not only will you give yourself the best chance at staying cool throughout the summer season, but you’ll also evade emergency breakdowns. A properly maintained AC unit will cost less money to run, use less energy and run more efficiently. Such a system will also last longer before needing a replacement. Keep in mind that you can carry out some of the maintenance tasks but others require the services of a qualified HVAC contractor. If you feel uncomfortable with performing AC maintenance tasks on your own, do not hesitate to call on an expert to do it for you. Observe all safety precautions such as shutting down the power to your unit before doing anything with it. Here are a few maintenance tips. Clean the air filter Washing your air conditioner’s filter is one of an essential AC maintenance chores. During summer, you need to clean your filter every month because your AC works twice as much throughout that season than it does in the spring. When the filter accumulates allergen particles, dirt and dust, the air flow decreases making your system work harder than it should have to. The air flowing through your system may also become dustier and dirtier which can initiate asthma and allergy symptoms for those living in the home. Check components and wiring Prior to working on your AC conditioner, always turn off the power to the unit. Then, take out the access panel on your condensing units to search for any signs of...
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