Understanding HVAC Systems

Welcome to my blog! My name is Darren. My friends say that I am boring because I love the HVAC system in my home. I am not an HVAC professional, I just love the gentle hum of my air conditioning system as it gently brings the air in my home to the perfect temperature. When I was a kid, my family couldn't afford air conditioning so I spent many summers sweating away and feeling miserable. I vowed to myself then that when I grew up, I would have the best HVAC system money could buy. I hope you find my HVAC blog useful.

Using Three HVAC Settings to Keep Your Home Dust-Free This Spring


Now that the spring has come and flowers are blooming, pollen will soon be everywhere in the air, and keeping those allergic reactions at bay will be close to impossible. The long, cold season also means there is a possibility the HVAC system wasn't maintained properly. If your home is feeling excessively dusty, the problem could be the atmosphere, but it could also be your HVAC system. It is important to understand ways in which HVAC systems can promote the presence of dust in the home as opposed to removing it.

Setting a trap for the dust

The filters are usually the place where people check for evidence of dust in the home. When the filters are new, they are very efficient in trapping all dust, pollen and other particles suspended in the air. However, as the filters grow old and dirt become saturated in them, it becomes increasingly difficult for them to trap dust, and in some cases, the trapped dust starts being released back into your HVAC circulation, ruining the quality of your indoor air.

Plugging the leaks

The second possible reason that there is dust in your home is the presence of holes in your ductwork. As the HVAC system ductwork ages, it may develop gaps in hidden corners in the home. If the corners are past the filters and there is dust getting into the openings, it will enter the air circulating inside the house, leading to dust contamination inside the entire home. The solution to this problem is to find out parts of the duct-work which have developed leaks and sealing them.

Some humidity is good

Parts of the country that are wetter than the others have the advantage of having less dust indoors. However, the presence of dry and untreated winter air in the attics and other hidden corners of the building could still be circulating in your system. The best way to ensure that the air flowing in your system is clean but not overly dry, so it attracts dust, is to install a superior quality dehumidifier. When the air is moist, it is easier for the dust to be trapped in your air filters.

These three steps will help you ensure the air you are breathing is dust-free. Regular air conditioning maintenance and repair will not only keep the home clean and healthy but also cut down your energy bill and keep everyone healthy. 


4 October 2018