Preparing for the cold weather means more than turning on your furnace and cranking up the heat

Here are a few tips to extend the life of your equipment, save on utility bills and have peace of mind.

Preventive maintenance:
  1. The best way to ensure your equipment will run efficiently and  for as long as possible is to have a professional inspection and cleaning on a regular basis. This will minimize the risk of emergency repair, maintain system efficiency, save on energy costs and increase your equipment life span.
  2. Keeping your equipment and ductwork clean reduces the risk of indoor pollutants and allergens coming into your home or work environment
Improve Indoor Air Quality:
  1. As dry winter months set in, our indoor air tends to be affected due to outdoor low relative humidity. The proper IAQ products such as a humidifier can be used to improve your indoor humidity levels.
  2. Dust, dirt, pollen, molds and other contaminates are often recirculated throughout your home or office. This can affect your health and damage your furnishings as well.  As an important component of your heating and cooling system, Electronic Air Cleaner removes many of the airborne particles that easily pass through typical furnace filters.
  3. Trap even the smallest airborne particles and pollutants with highly efficient media air cleaners. Deep pleated filters take several square feet of filtration material and fold it over and over to provide several times the surface area of filtration material versus a standard 1-inch filter
  4. Health studies have shown that germicidal ultraviolet light is very effective against allergies, asthma, mold, mildew, fungi and any DNA based airborne viruses, bacteria and spores. UV light can play a great role in secondary allergy prevention especially where airborne allergens are concerned. The UV air cleaners help control germs that make asthma worse. Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation – UVGI is the use of short UV waves, known as UVC, which has been proven to kill or inactivate tuberculosis in the indoor air. There are two ways in which UV lamps are used for indoor air quality control – upper-room air and in-duct ultraviolet germicidal irradiation. Many airborne pathogens, such as Anthrax and its spores, can be removed from the indoor air by the use of germicidal ultraviolet air purifiers.