We’re in the heart of summer and allergy season is in full swing. With pollen, dander, and other allergens flying through the air on a regular basis, it’s important that your home’s indoor air quality is the best it can be so you can find some relief.
The good news is there are plenty of things you can do to keep your home fresh and cool during the summer months without sacrificing your air quality. Here are a few effective ways you can breathe easy:
- Clean your vents. If you have central air conditioning, it’s important that you’re keeping your vents clean and free of dust and debris. When your vents are dirty, the air that flows through them will naturally get dirty, too. Consider having your vents professionally cleaned at the same time you have your air conditioner maintenance.
- Change your filters. It’s typically recommended to have your air conditioner filters changed once a month. But if you have pets in your home, it’s better to change your filters at least twice a month. With pets, you have extra hair and dander floating around in your home and that dander builds up in your filters.
- Groom your pets regularly. Speaking of pets, if you have cats or dogs it’s important that you’re grooming them regularly during the summer months. Now that winter is over, your furry friends are shedding their winter coats. By brushing them once or twice a day, you can help to keep their fur out of the air and out of your air conditioning filters. Brushing is also good for your pet’s coat, so you hit birds with one stone.
Does your home need air conditioner maintenance this summer?
Air conditioning systems can last between 10 and 15 years if they’re properly taken care of. It’s actually recommended to have your HVAC system serviced twice a year to keep your air conditioner and heating in great shape.
If your home needs air conditioner maintenance or you need a new heating and cooling system, the Charlottesville HVAC services of Jones Heating and Air has got you covered. To learn more about our HVAC repairs or to schedule to replace your residential air conditioning system, contact Jones Heating and Air today.