3 Dangers of Poor AC Maintenance

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3 Dangers of Poor AC Maintenance

June 25, 2019
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You expect the HVAC system in your Longview, Texas, home to cool it and improve indoor air quality. The best way to ensure your unit works properly is with consistent maintenance. Read on to find out the three dangers stemming from poor AC maintenance.

Allergens From Dirty Air Filters

Your air conditioner contains a disposable or washable air filter. Daily life inside and out introduces dust and dirt particles into the air. As your air conditioner circulates air through the house, those irritants get sucked into the filters, effectively cleaning the air.

But if you don’t change your filter regularly, it becomes clogged with dirt, dust and fur. As a result, it won’t work effectively. People who are sensitive to allergens can experience respiratory issues and even asthma. Check your filter every 30 days, and change it as needed.

Humid Climates Bring Moisture

When you set up a maintenance plan with one of our service technicians, we’ll inspect all the parts of your air conditioner. We know where to look for any kind of trouble spots where standing moisture might be hiding, leading to corrosion of parts and potential biological growth.

In humid environments, the outdoor unit works hard to give you cool and dehumidified air inside. You want to be sure that no respiratory irritants are coming in with it. Therefore, you must remember to schedule preventive AC maintenance early in the cooling season.

Neglect Shortens the Unit’s Life

Air conditioning isn’t just for comfort in a hot and humid climate. Heat-related illnesses like heat exhaustion or heat stroke are serious, especially for children and the elderly. If your air conditioner isn’t properly maintained, it shortens the life of the component parts. As a result, you increase your risk of experiencing a breakdown and not having a functioning air conditioner. Invest in AC maintenance to protect your family’s health.

Let us help you maintain good indoor air quality and avoid breakdowns by maintaining your air conditioner regularly. Contact JD’s A/C today at (903) 759-7483 for expert service.

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Health Problems Caused by Poor Indoor Air Quality

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Health Problems Caused by Poor Indoor Air Quality

June 19, 2019
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Have you ever developed a tickle in your throat that you can’t clear? This could be due to harmful particulates floating around in your home. Our team in Longview, Texas, is experienced in dealing with these irritating air quality problems before they lead to health concerns. Here are some issues that we can help you address:

Allergies Caused by Dirty Air Filters

Your HVAC system has a filter that traps dust and other debris. But without frequent changing, the filter stops catching them effectively.

Your HVAC system’s filter catches particles that can cause eye irritation, nasal congestion and coughing. These symptoms can eventually lead to sinus infections, worsening asthma and chronic respiratory conditions. Therefore, you should change your filter every 30 to 90 days.

A Shortened Lifespan Due to Pollutants

The scientific community has started to focus its efforts on studying the long-term effects of exposure to harmful pollutants. Scientists note that this exposure leads to chronic and life-threatening conditions like asthma, pulmonary disease, and weakening of the heart. As a result, particle pollutants can decrease the lifespan of people with these conditions.

Respiratory Irritation From VOCs

If you’ve just moved into a new house, you might be awash in new smells. New building materials such as luxury vinyl plank flooring can be durable and attractive, but it can also give off odors called volatile organic compounds. Paint, new cabinetry and new appliances can all be culprits as well. VOCs can cause respiratory ailments as minor as a stuffy nose to a frightening increase in asthma symptoms.

Consider adding an air purifier to your HVAC system. It works by charging and bonding the particles in the air. The system captures the larger masses easily. As a result, it reduces airborne irritants by up to 99 percent.

Are you worried about allergens, pollutants or VOCs in your home? The indoor air quality professionals at JD’s A/C can help you find the right HVAC solutions to ease your health concerns. Call us today at (903) 759-7483 to gain peace of mind about your indoor air quality.

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