How Air Conditioner Repair and Maintenance Can Improve Indoor Air Quality12/18/2015The weather outside if frightful, but your air conditioner was made to keep your home feeling delightful. Your air conditioner keeps you comfortable and warm during the cooler winter months, but if your system is in need of repair it could be making you unhealthy. As you've taken the necessary steps to keep your home as energy-efficient this chilly winter, you're also sealing off your home from fresh air. This could cause an increase in both allergens and pollutants. Your annual air conditioner repair appointment will help keep your air clean and comfortable year-round. There are also some steps you can take between your annual maintenance visits to protect your air quality and health. Check and Change Your Air Filter Checking and changing your air filter is one of the most important things you can do between air conditioner repair and maintenance visits. It's highly recommended that air filters be changed routinely every 3 months (some longer), but it's wise to check it monthly for debris. This is especially important if you live in a home with smokers or pets. Pollen, pet dander, dust mites and assorted debris more easily build up in dirty filters and that affects the health of those with sensitivities. A dirty filter will also cause a decline in your system's efficiency and lifespan. Regular Cleaning It's highly unlikely you'll be able to open windows and let in fresh air during the winter months and your carpets and furniture will hold onto all types of indoor pollutants. Keep your home as clean as possible during this cold time of year. Not only will you be prepared for any unexpected guests, but you'll keep the dust from upsetting your allergies or blocking your air filter. If you don't have one already, a smart purchase is a vacuum with a HEPA filter. Air Conditioner Repair and Maintenance Yearly air conditioner repair and maintenance is not only important for the life of your air conditioner, but also for your health. When your system is operating well, pollutants and allergens are channeled out of the home. Your yearly maintenance will catch any leaks and and make sure it is operating properly. Your home is your safe haven. We want to work with you in order to keep you as healthy and comfortable as possible. Call us at 850-682-5509 and talk to one of our air conditioner repair technicians if you have any questions about keeping your air conditioner and air quality in tip-top shape this season. Or you can simply set up an appointment with us online.