After spending so much time inside due to the world-wide pandemic, you may have noticed some areas of your home are more comfortable than others.
You and your family’s comfort inside your household should be a top priority.
It is more than cozy blankets and throws pillows, your HVAC and plumbing systems may be hidden, but they contribute to the feel of your home.
Regular maintenance and check-ups on your systems can keep them running smoothly. It can also help uncover existing issues before they create a headache for those in your household.
Whether you have a duct or ductless system, it is important to keep it clean. Air duct cleaning can help improve the air quality and efficiency of your HVAC system.
Changing your air filter also helps your system. You should be changing your filter about every 2 months to ensure the cleanliness and working condition of HVAC.
There are many parts to your HVAC system that you may never see, but if one of them breaks, it could cause more problems.
Tune-ups for your HVAC typically include an inspection of the filters, testing of emergency shutoffs, tightening of loose parts, and more.
If you are having constant trouble with your system or requiring constant maintenance, it may be time for a replacement of either or both your heating and air conditioning systems.
Your house wouldn’t be able to be a home without plumbing. From the pipes in the wall to the pipes under the kitchen sink, they all work together to make your house run efficiently.
A stench coming from a drain in the kitchen or a clogged toilet in the bathroom can travel throughout the house making it uncomfortable to use your sense of smell.
Constant smells may be a sign of an underlying issue that can’t be solved with drain cleaner or room sprays. Contacting a professional for an inspection or tune-up can help find the culprit.
Some areas of your plumbing that you should regularly inspect or receive maintenance on include:
Your faucets throughout the house
Shut off valves
Your bathroom is one of the most used rooms in your home. When you start to have toilet troubles, it can become a major headache for you and your family.
Cleaning Every Square Foot
Cleaning every nook and cranny has been emphasized during the COVID-19 global pandemic.
The CDC has recommended certain cleaning supplies to help combat the spread of the virus.
Besides cleaning with these supplies, it is important to keep your home clean at all times of the year to help prevent any pollutants that can cause poor indoor air quality.
Indoor Air Quality
Your indoor air quality can play an important part in how comfortable your home is.
Your indoor air can have 2 to 5 more pollutants than typical outdoor air, according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
Since most Americans spend 90% of their life indoors, pollutants can have a big impact on your health.
Some pollutants to look out for include:
Mold and mildew
Solvents from cleaning products
You can improve your indoor air quality by installing air purifiers. These systems remove pollutants and oftentimes improve the efficiency of your HVAC system.
Upgrading your systems or fixtures to be more modern is always a good way to ensure your home stays comfortable.
Whether that is doing an entire kitchen or bathroom remodel, or simply upgrading your thermostat or air conditioning system, every little change can make a difference.
Korrect Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., are experts within the Dayton, Ohio, and surrounding area. Call us at (937) 837-2333 for all your plumbing, drain, heating, and air needs.