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Did you know that indoor air quality can be up to 10 times worse than outdoors? Considering that the average person spends as much as 90 percent of their time indoors, poor indoor air quality can lead to a variety health issues, particularly in those with respiratory or cardiovascular conditions. But how do all these contaminants infiltrate your home and, more importantly, how do you stop them from doing so? Read on to find out how a UV air sterilizer can help your home:
Common Causes of Indoor Air Quality
Even if you keep your home virtually spotless, dust and debris will always accumulate in the small spots you simply don’t have time to get to. The same thing is true with your HVAC system. Your HVAC system processes hundreds of cubic of air every day, lowering humidity levels as it does its job. This excess moisture is normally disposed of through a drain pan, but the constant presence of moisture is nevertheless a prime breeding ground for bacteria, mold, and mildew, all of which get pumped into your home with the cool air over time.
Health Effects to Watch Out For
The health effects of poor indoor air quality are well-known, but they can be easily confused with normal fatigue or other illnesses. If you suffer from headaches, sinus problems, fatigue, or other allergy symptoms when you are at home, chances are your HVAC system isn’t properly filtering the air. A UV sterilizer kills nearly all airborne germs and bacteria at the source, preventing sludge buildup in the coils and improving air flow. Combined with a high-quality air filter, you can keep your indoor air clean and comfortable all year long.
To learn more about the advantages of a UV air sterilizer for your home, contact Parker & Sons online or call (602) 273-7247 to receive an estimate. We can provide you with a reliable estimate and award-winning service for all of your plumbing, heating, and cooling needs.
Last updated 6 days ago
You may have occasionally swept off the condenser housing in your backyard or cleaned the filter vents in your home, but have you ever wondered how your air conditioner cools and circulates air for your entire home? This video covers some of the major components in your home’s AC system.
The refrigerant in an air conditioner evaporates at a very low temperature, creating extremely cool temperatures around a set of coils. A fan blows warm air over the evaporator coils and throughout your home. The gaseous refrigerant is then compressed back into a liquid form, and the excess heat from the compression process is dispersed via the condenser coils.
An air conditioner is your most valuable appliance, and we here at Parker & Sons, Inc. have been providing leading HVAC services in Arizona since 1974. To schedule HVAC service for your home or business, call (602) 273-7247 today.
Last updated 8 days ago
If you’ve begun to experience heightened allergy symptoms in your home, you may have dirty air ducts. In order to alleviate your allergy symptoms, you should consider hiring a professional to provide duct cleaning services.
Duct cleaning involves the washing of the ducts that transfer air from your HVAC system throughout your home. The process can improve the air quality in homes with visibly dirty air ducts. If your home was recently built, an air duct cleaning can remove drywall dust, sawdust, and other polluting construction debris. Duct cleaning can also remove mold, insects, or other harmful elements that may have made it into your ductwork over the years.
Do you want to learn more about air duct cleaning? The experienced HVAC technicians at Parker & Sons, Inc. can walk you through this beneficial process. We’ll gladly do whatever we can to improve your home’s indoor air quality. Call our Phoenix location at (602) 273-7247 to schedule an appointment.
Last updated 13 days ago
To stay comfortable in your home, you need your HVAC system to operate flawlessly all year long. Scheduling regular inspections from an experienced HVAC technician is key to getting the most out of your system. Here are a few of the factors you and your technician will want to watch closely to maintain the performance of your HVAC unit:
Clean Air Filters
To operate at peak performance, heating and air conditioners need to be able to move air efficiently. Dirty air filters make this essential task much harder. To maintain the energy efficiency of your HVAC unit, make sure you are changing its air filters at least once every three months, and preferably once every month. You’ll be taking a burden off your unit’s blowers and taking dust, mold, and allergens out of your indoor air.
If you haven’t programmed your thermostat, you could be wasting more energy than you realize. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, turning a thermostat on a heating unit down by just 10 degrees over an eight-hour period can save you up to 15 percent on your heating bill. The same is conversely true for cooling costs. Be sure to program your thermostat to ease the burden on your HVAC unit while you’re at work or sleeping.
While there are many HVAC maintenance steps you can take on your own, some require the help of professionals. Scheduling regular service with a qualified technician is a must. With a heating unit, a technician will make sure its connections, gas pressure, burners, and other essential features are operating safely and effectively. To maintain your air conditioner, your technician will clean all coils, check your refrigerant levels, and adjust blower components as needed.
When it’s time to schedule maintenance of your HVAC unit, contact Parker & Sons, Inc. We provide skilled service and repairs to Phoenix businesses and homeowners. To schedule an appointment, call us at (602) 273-7247.