Improve Indoor Air with HVAC Maintenance

Posted: May 9, 2022

Heating & Cooling Systems Affect IAQ

Many people don’t realize their heating and cooling systems can have a significant impact on their home’s overall indoor air quality (IAQ).

With that in mind, here are a few tips to keep your HVAC system running properly and efficiently. By doing so, you’ll be able to improve the quality of the indoor air that you breathe every day at home.

Replace HVAC Air Filters

Air filters are your HVAC system’s first line of defense against most microorganisms, including bacteria, pollen, and other particulates in your indoor air. Check your furnace or A/C filter at least once during the heating and cooling season. Follow the manufacturer’s filter cleaning and maintenance instructions to minimize exposure to impurities. 

You should also consult your owner’s manual to find the range of air filters that is right for your heating or cooling system. If you need help figuring out which filter works best for your system, please speak to our service technician the next time he visits your home to perform system maintenance.

Take Care of Recommended Maintenance

Ideally, heating and cooling systems should both be serviced once a year to ensure they operate safely and efficiently. A properly maintained heating or cooling system will remove most harmful contaminants from your indoor air.

Clean and Seal the Duct System

Like your air conditioner, furnace, or heat pump, your ventilation system also needs regular maintenance. According to the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA), Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems have been shown to collect a variety of contaminants such as mold, fungi, bacteria and very small particles of dust that have the potential to affect overall health, The removal of such contaminants from the HVAC system and home should be considered one component in an overall plan to improve indoor air quality, says the NADCA.

At Wilson Oil and Propane, we also recommend our Aeroseal duct-sealing service. If you have duct leaks, you will experience reduced indoor air quality, including excessive dust and allergens. Leaky ducts also compromise system efficiency. Read about our Aeroseal service.

Don’t Ignore System Problems

A properly functioning central air conditioner, boiler, furnace or heat pump is essential to the health and safety of your family – especially if you have someone with chronic respiratory conditions living in your home. If there’s a problem with your heating or cooling system, take care of it quickly by calling us.

We can also improve your indoor air quality by installing products like HEPA filters, ultraviolet-light air purifiers, humidifiers and ventilators. Read more about our indoor air quality solutions.

Wilson Oil & Propane is the company that people in the Delaware Valley area of Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey can depend on for maintenance or repair of heating and cooling systems.

We have professional technicians who can handle anything from annual maintenance (tune-ups) to emergency heating and cooling system repairs to top-notch equipment replacement.

Please contact us if you have questions about your HVAC system or indoor air quality.