How to Keep Your Home Air Quality Clean and Cool Throughout the Summer

Why Should You Clean Your Air Ducts?

There are approximately 40 pounds of dust circulating in your HVAC system. This dust goes into your return, which is the fresh air intake through your AC system, and through your coils, which is the heart of the system, the blower motor and then through your duct system. In San Antonio, Texas and South Texas, we typically run our AC systems about 8 to 10 months out of the year. Especially when it’s 100 degrees out, we’re running it 24/7. The first line of defense is to always check your air filter.

If you’re not changing your filter, that dust will ultimately go through your coil system and if it gets clogged up, it will freeze over and will damage your coil. But more importantly if you are suffering from allergies, that dust will go through the HVAC and duct system (along with condensation) and will turn into a breeding ground for mold. You want to make sure you change your filter every single month or every quarter depending on your living situation.

How Often Should You Clean Your Duct System?

You should clean duct your duct system every 1 to 2 years. We have a maintenance package which allows you to do so (every year or every other year).

How do I get Cleaner Air Inside My Home?

If you want a cleaner and healthier inside your home, you should install a UV light stick and an air purifier in your HVAC/duct system. This will help reduce bacteria, mold, and also viruses from growing in your duct systems.

Why is My Home Getting so Hot in the Summer?

If you have a home that was built more than 10 years ago, you’re probably having hotspots or ventilation issues. What this means is that one room is hotter than the others, and is also not getting enough cooling (or heat depending on the weather). Your home may also be experiencing undersized ductwork. Undersized ducts are very common in homes these days because modern homes are being built at a very fast rate and issues like these often go overlooked and unnoticed. Here at IAQ Cleaning Experts, we can fix these issues by changing the ventilation in your home and checking the CFM with numbers. The numbers don’t lie. Contact our team to discuss our air duct cleaning services.

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