Keeping dirt out of your system
- Use the highest efficiency air filter that will work with your HVAC system, and change the filters regularly.
- If those filters become clogged quickly, change them on a more frequent basis.
- Make sure none of your filters are missing, and that air is not able to bypass your filters through gaps.
- Make sure you ask your service provider to clean your drain pans and cooling coils when you have your HVAC system checked or maintained for other reasons.
- If you are having any renovation or construction work that leads to dust being produced in your home, seal off return and supply registers, and do not operate the HVAC system until after the dust has been cleaned.
- Vacuum your home and remove dust on a regular basis. Use the highest efficiency filter bags available for your vacuum cleaner, because vacuuming can actually lead to an increase in the amount of dust in the air of your home.
- If you have in-duct humidification equipment in your heating system, make sure you closely follow manufacturer recommendations for maintaining the humidifier.
The most effective way of preventing biological growth in air ducts is controlling moisture. There are several ways that moisture can enter your ductwork, with one of the most common being improper installation or servicing. Condensation on or near your air conditioner units cooling coils is another major reason for ductwork moisture contamination. While controlling moisture can be challenging, there are some things that you can do.
- Properly and quickly repair any water damage or leaks.
- Make sure your air conditioner condensate pan drains correctly. If there is a large amount of standing water or debris, or both, you may need to call a professional immediately. Look for any wet spots in the insulation near those cooling coils.
- Ensure that your ducts are properly insulated and sealed in areas such as crawl spaces and attics. This will help the system work as intended and will help prevent moisture due to condensation. Make sure your heating and cooling system is properly insulated.
Preventing duct contamination in Foxcroft takes some work. But if you pay careful attention to your ductwork and HVAC system, as well as make sure you have the highest efficiency filters and vacuum filter bags, you can make sure your ducts are operating as they were intended. To learn more, give Approved a call at (815) 219-7102.
Even though the time for air conditioner use has long since passed, if you’re thinking of replacing your heating system, it might be a good idea to consider doing the same for your cooling system. If they are both close in age, need constant repairs, or have just been acting a little out of the ordinary, it’s probably time they were updated. Replacing your systems will make them run more reliably and efficiently, while also making it more cost-efficient for you.
Paying for your new complete Nicor system replacement will also be cost-efficient with these rebate offers:
- Installing a high-efficiency furnace with an Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) of 92% and a central air conditioner with a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating (SEER) of 14.5, gets you a rebate of $700
- A high-efficiency furnace with an AFUE of 92% and a central air conditioner with a SEER of 16 receives $800 rebate
- A high-efficiency furnace with an AFUE of 95% and a central air conditioner with a SEER of 14.5 receives $800 rebate
- A high-efficiency furnace with an AFUE of 95% and a central air conditioner with a SEER of 16 receives $900 rebate
- A high-efficiency furnace with an AFUE of 97% and a central air conditioner with a SEER of 14.5 receives $900 rebate
- A high-efficiency furnace with an AFUE of 97% and a central air conditioner with a SEER of 16 receives $1,000 rebate