March 1, 2014 (San Diego) -- ARS San Diego has provided tips to make your home healthier this winter. Seasonal allergies can affect people at all times of year. By keeping your HVAC unit running properly and efficiently, you can improve the quality of the air you breather indoors and help fight against allergy causing bacteria in the home. Below are some key areas to focus on:
1. Cleaning – When turning on your HVAC unit after even a few weeks of no use, dust mites could become airborne throughout your household. These microscopic bugs make homes in pipes or bedding, and when you turn on the air flow in your home, dust and dirt get in the air, in your nose and in your system. Cleaning dirty air ducts can reduce the amount of allergy-causing bacteria in your home’s air. One call to your local technician will take care of your ducts and have them blowing fresh air every time.
2. Air Quality – Speaking of airborne particles flying around in your home, when was the last time your filters were checked and changed? Changing your air filter can substantially help the quality of your indoor air. Do you know what kind of filter your system uses? If not, a skilled technician can help make recommendations if your home could use a HEPA filter, ionizer or even a UV light to kill bacteria and mold spores that you may not even realize are present in your home.
3. Maintenance – It goes without saying, but you should consider regular maintenance on one of your home’s largest expenses. Your house is your single most-important investment, and the air you breathe is the single most-important thing you put in your body. Make them both safe for you and your family.
For more tips or information on HVAC maintenance or service needs, visit www.arssandiego.com