Posted by: mteverestair | February 14, 2012

Could Your HVAC Be Making You Sick?

 

It’s the middle of winter, and everywhere around you, you see people coughing, sneezing, wheezing, and complaining of feeling ill. Someone says, “Man, I don’t feel well today,” and another replies, “Well, something’s been going around lately!”

Sure, influenza and cold viruses can get tossed back and forth to one another during this season, but there is another perpetrator hidden right under your nose that might be causing all these health issues: your HVAC system!

The HVAC system (which stands for heating, ventilating, and air conditioning) is one of the most important parts of a building as it controls the temperature, humidity, and air purity levels of a house or building. Because they directly impact all the aforementioned levels, it’s crucial that the system is maintained for the sake of you and your family’s physical health. In fact, the temperature, humidity, and air purity levels can become a breeding ground for bacteria, viruses, dust, and other allergens to swoop in and attack you and your family!

Even if these issues don’t last for long in a well-regulated home, health issues can still crop up if the air is too dry or humid or if the temperatures are uncomfortable. In fact, while it’s tempting to save a bit of money, you could wind up getting sick because you choose to keep your home at an uncomfortable temperature (by the way, the ideal temperature for your thermostat during the winter is 68 degrees Fahrenheit)!

And guess what? Dirty ducts can make you sick, too! Total Health and Better Health magazines both state that “1 [out] of 6 people who suffer from allergies do so because of the direct relationship to fungi and bacteria in the air duct system.” Children and older folks are especially prone to getting sick because of dirty ducts.

Really, it does make sense. All that pet dander, smoke, dust mites, and even dead skin cells have to go SOMEWHERE! Most of the time, they wind up getting trapped inside your ducts, which creates a breeding ground for bacteria and viruses. Every time your HVAC kicks on, you and your family breathe in all that dander, smoke, and yes, your dead skin cells, too. Disgusting, isn’t it?

So what should you do if you think you HVAC system is the culprit to your chronic or periodic health issues? First of all, look for clues that something may be amiss. If you notice a layer of dust covering your furnishings whenever your HVAC kicks on or if you smell musty or stale smells as soon as the system starts, then that means that your ducts are dirty and are begging to be cleaned. You should get your system checked out by a professional!

Another effective trick is to keep a health diary of sorts about when and where in your home your health problems occur. Maybe you can see if the issues and location of the home coincide, and that can help you figure out the problem more easily.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call up the professionals here at Mt. Everest Air at 1-877-552-2326 or visit our website at www.mteverestair.com. We’ll be more than happy to check out your HVAC and clean those dirty ducts! Let us help you and your family stay healthy throughout the rest of this winter season!

Posted by: mteverestair | January 9, 2012

Home Humidity 101 – The Winter Edition

Wintertime is in full throttle now in the Metro St. Louis area, and baby, it’s cold outside. It’s also quite dry outside, too, …or is it wet? Either way, wet or dry, warm or cold, the humidity inside your home is bound to get out of whack sooner or later. The question is, do you know how much humidity should be inside your home?

During the wintertime, moisture is typically generated by our activities, and sometimes that can lead to too high humidity levels in the house. Unfortunately high humidity levels can cause moisture to condense on your windows, shows any and all water-staining on your walls, and can promote rust and rotting within your home. And guess what? That extra moisture lingering around the house also promotes mold growth, which is a big fat no-no.

And yes, there is such a thing as having too little moisture in house. Since cold air is so dry, it affects the indoor relative humidity when it enters our homes and usually eats up the moisture in the air.

The University of Minnesota has developed guidelines for the minimum recommended humidity levels for houses. Check out the following guidelines to help maintain the proper humidity in your home!

Outside Temperature                                   Inside Humidity

20 to 40 degree F                                         Not over 40%

10 to 20 degrees F                                        Not over 35%

0 to 10 degrees F                                          Not over 30%

-10 to 0 degrees F                                         Not over 25%

-20 to -10 degrees F                                     Not over 20%

-20 degrees F or below                                Not over 15%

The guidelines don’t guarantee that condensation won’t EVER appear on your mirrors or windows. In fact, factors like closed blinds or drapes may require you to decrease the relative humidity in your house below these guidelines, so be careful!

Typically, you really don’t need to use a humidifier during the winter because of the amount of moisture that’s generated by your daily activities (showers, kitchen usage, etc.); however, if you find out that your humidity is too low, you might have to resort to using your trusty humidifier.

Not sure if you have too little or too much humidity in your home? Here are some good tips to follow: If frost or condensation forms on your windows, the humidity is too high, so you should turn down the humidistat. If your hardwood floors start to separate, the humidity is too dry, so you should turn up the humidistat.  Also, another trick you could do to see if the humidity level in your home is adequate, put 3 ice cubes in a glass of water and allow the glass to stand still for five minutes. If the room has enough moisture in the air, then plenty of condensation should form on the outside of the glass! If you don’t see any condensation for five to fifteen minutes, then the room is too dry.

If you have any questions or concerns about the humidity levels in your home, don’t wait another minute! Pick up the phone and call us here at Mt. Everest at 1-877-552-2326 or visit us at our website at www.mteverestair.com! Let us help you protect your home throughout the wintertime!

Ahh, Christmastime, the most magical time of the year! It’s a time for giving and sharing, a time to spend with friends and loved ones, basking in one another’s warmth and love by the fireplace, hot chocolate in hand. It’s the time of the year that snow teases the St. Louis region with bouts of accumulation here and there, and children (and the children inside us all) everywhere are secretly and perhaps even plaintively begging for a white Christmas.

Unfortunately, it is also the time of the year in which house fires are at their highest. According to the United States Fire Administration, the highest amount of fires occurs during the winter months. Luckily, you can still avoid any house fires at your home this Christmas season and beyond! So here is your very own Christmas present from us here at Mt. Everest – 12 safety tips for your merry Christmas!

1.) Don’t nail or staple lights onto your Christmas tree! By doing so, you could break the wires, and the consequences could be deadly. Use plastic clips instead. You can get special insulated staples, too – they’re safe to use on lights and wires. Also, be sure that the lights are in safe working condition and that your wires aren’t exposed.

2.) Be sure to read the safety guidelines on the lights very carefully before using them. It may seem silly to read guidelines for lights, but it’s better to be safe than sorry!

3.) When purchasing lights for the tree, go for the LED Christmas lights alternative. They’re friendly toward the environment and not too costly either! They’re also brighter compared to other lights and tend to last a long time.

4.) Try to decrease the amounts of extension cords you’re using. A high number of extension cords can be quite hazardous, and it can make your home prone to circuit overloads and power failures. Connect the lights as the safety instructions say! A good rule of thumb to bide by is to use no more than 3 standard sized sets of lights per single extension cord.

5.) When putting lights on your house, use common sense. Use a wooden ladder as opposed to a metal ladder, and wear shoes with rubber soles. Keep kids and pets away when you’re doing any electric work, and be sure you stay well clear from the main power line.

6.) This is a big one – only keep your Christmas tree lights on WHEN YOU’RE AWAKE and at HOME. Turn them off when you go out and also when you go to sleep, no matter how pretty they look in the window. A tree with faulty wiring or any other fire hazard nearby can catch fire quickly and do a lot of damage to your home. Check out this video for proof!

Christmas Lights7.) After Christmastime, take off the lights carefully and pack them properly for next year. This will ensure that they will be usable for next year.

8.) If you’re buying a fake tree, look for the label “Fire Resistant” or “Fire Retardant.” It doesn’t guarantee that it won’t catch fire, but the tree will resist burning and should extinguish quickly!

9.) Place your Christmas tree away from fireplaces and radiators. Heated rooms will dry live trees out quickly, too, so you will need to keep the stand filled with water.  Make sure your tree is also out of high traffic areas in the house and doesn’t get knocked down.

10.) NEVER, EVER decorate your Christmas tree with lit candles, no matter how cool it looks! Christmas trees, especially live ones, can be quite flammable. Be sure to keep open flames a fair distance away from your tree.

11.) Be sure to check each set of lights, new and old alike, for the following: broken or cracked sockets, frayed or bare wires, and loose connections. Throw out the damaged light sets. Remember, it’s much better to spend a little extra money to purchase new lights than to pay for damages for a house that has caught fire!

12.) If you’re putting up lights outside this year, avoid using the larger 7-volt light bulbs. Believe it or not, one of the most common causes of house fires during the holidays results from these bulbs being too close to gutters full of dried leaves or even by touching evergreens, shrubs, and other trees!

Want anymore tips from us? Got a heating problem? Don’t be shy! Call us here at 1-877-552-2326 or visit us at our website at www.mteverestair.com to learn more! Let Mt. Everest Air help you to have a happy, warm, and safe holiday this year!

Posted by: mteverestair | November 11, 2011

Daylight Savings Time Can Save Your Life!

Daylight Savings Time ended on Sunday, November 7 at 2 a.m., and that means it’s time to turn the clocks back one hour. It also means that we get an extra hour in our day and that days will get shorter and shorter until the winter solstice occurs in late December.

The one thing you DIDN’T know about the end of this year’s Daylight Savings Time is that it could very well save your life.

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) advises that you should change the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors at least once a year, if not twice a year. So why not take advantage of the biyearly time-changing ritual and do some checking up on your detectors and also all your fuel-burning home heating systems after you change all the clocks?

Winter is the most dangerous season for residential fires and also for carbon monoxide poisoning caused by heating systems. Home heating is also the second leading cause of all residential fires and a major cause of carbon monoxide poisoning, and these incidents increase during the winter months.

According to the CPSC, you should install smoke alarms on every level of your home outside all sleeping areas and also inside each bedroom. Carbon monoxide detectors should be installed on each level of your home and outside all the sleeping areas as well, but NOT in attics or basements, unless, of course, there are sleeping areas in those levels.

Remember, carbon monoxide is a deadly gas that is colorless and odorless. Humans cannot detect it through sight, smell or taste, so the detectors are a necessity to have in your home!

While it’s important to make sure that your smoke and carbon dioxide detectors have fresh batteries and are working well, it’s just as vital to have your heating appliances checked out before winter rears its ugly head. That means it’s time to call us here at Mt. Everest Air Heating & Cooling!

Fuel burning appliances can sometimes produce carbon monoxide gas as a by-product of the burning process, so it’s very important to make sure that your appliances are working correctly. Remember, carbon monoxide enters your bloodstream via the lungs when you breathe, and it takes away all the oxygen from your organs. If you start to feel dizzy, headaches, nauseous, faint, or weak, you are more than likely breathing in the deadly gas and should remove yourself from the home.

We’d be more than happy to give all of you fuel-burning home heating systems a check-up before Old Man Winter comes around the corner! Let us check your furnace, boiler, fireplace, wood stove, water heater, chimneys, flues, and vents to make sure they’re in tip-top shape to properly warm you and keep you safe in winter. Give us a call at 1-877-552-2326 or visit us online at www.mteverestair.com. We offer online live-chat services to help you assess your needs and are here waiting to help!

Posted by: mteverestair | October 25, 2011

Is Your House Haunted? Or Does It Just Need Some Extra Lovin’?

Rapping at the windows. Creaks and groans. Chills up and down your spine. These and many other signs could be indication that your house could be haunted. But before you call your local priest or the paranormal society, you should check for logical, physical explanations for the “haunting” evidence. You could just have a few household problems instead of a spooky specter!

Help! I Found Cold Spots!

Cold spots are known in the paranormal world as a strong sign that a spirit has entered a room because they draw on energy around it to manifest themselves. But cold spots are a very common PHYSICAL problem in many households. They are caused by air leaks, usually from inadequate insulation inside the home. Insulation could be counted as properly sealed windows and doors, sturdy, strong walls, and that pink stuff that’s packed tightly in your attic. To know if you have a draft problem in the house, try holding a lit candlestick carefully to your windows, doors, or walls. If the smoke from the candlestick blows sideways when held to these fixtures and walls, that means air is seeping in and out of the locations in your home. And no worries – it’s an easy fix! All you’ll need to solve your bone-chilling problem is a combination of caulk, insulation, and weather stripping in the indicated problem spots. By fixing these drafts, you’ll not only lay your fears to rest, but you will also lower your heating bill by hundreds of dollars!

Why Are My Appliances Turning On and Off By Themselves?

Are you finding that some of your appliances are turning on or off all by themselves? In theory, it COULD be a spook trying to tell you that it wants a piece of toast or to watch the football game, but in reality, it could be chalked up to faulty wiring or even the weather. First off, countertop appliances should always be unplugged when they’re not in use OR plugged into a power strip that will prevent them from being turned on or off capriciously. Also, if storms are passing through your area, then you could experience a whole-house power surge, which is why electronics and lights turn on and off without reason. If these occurrences aren’t to blame, you could have a defective switch or loose circuit connection on your hands, and both of these issues pose serious fire hazards. Call us, and we’ll have them checked out immediately for you!

I’m Creeped Out By the Things That Go Bump in the Night!

Do you hear pops, groans, scratching, and other creepy noises in your house? Do you think a specter could be walking down the hallway to your bedroom or that a demon is clawing at the walls to make you leave? Maybe if you live in Amityville! It’s very possible that squirrels and other rodents could be romping around your attic, wreaking havoc on insulation (which makes your energy bills spike!). Small rodents like to make their homes in large electrical appliances, and they can easily chew through wires and cause fire hazards or expensive repairs. To keep pesky rodents out, be sure to block their point of entry by plugging holes in your home’s exterior, including foundation walls and roof.  If you don’t have rodent problems and hear creepy noises at random, then more than likely you could be hearing noises from outside or just the house settling. Both new and old houses alike creak and groan, more often than not in certain weather patterns.

My Doors and Cabinets Open on Their Own

If you try closing a door or cabinet only to have it open all by itself moments later, you COULD have an intelligent spirit on your hands, OR you could have low relative humidity to blame. When drier air is present in an abode, the wood within shrinks, which can cause doors, drawers, and cabinets to open on their own. An easy fix is to leave your bathroom door open when you take a shower in the winter – it can raise the humidity levels in your home. If that doesn’t work, try investing in a good humidifier to balance the air quality and suck out the moisture lingering in your home. Your doors, cabinets, and drawers should stay shut after these fixes!

What’s That Strange Smell?

Do you occasionally smell smoke in your home, though no one there is a smoker? How about an arbitrary waft of perfume that you nor your spouse don’t wear? Perhaps it is a spirit walking through and saying hello, or perhaps you are overlooking some things hidden from you. For example, wet fiberglass that is hidden behind walls can carry and give off musty, foreign smells. Dead rodents hidden within the structure can be the culprits of those foul odors you smell as well. Also, magazines that hold perfume cards are quite strong, and some fabric softener can be very strong, too, especially if they are new scents and you are not used to them yet.

If you’ve discovered some of these problems in your house or even if you want to put your mind at ease, who are YOU gonna call? Forget the Ghostbusters – call us here at Mt. Everest at 1-877-552-2326! We will be more than happy to solve any of your problems and save you money and any lost sleep!

Posted by: mteverestair | September 9, 2011

Seven Essential Tips for Preparing Your Home for Autumn!

Fall is on its way to the metro St. Louis area, and people everywhere are preparing theirhomes with fall decorations and their wardrobes with sweaters, boots, and gloves. One important thing that people can easily forget to do is to prepare their air conditioning and furnace for the fall and winter seasons.

If you tend to forget to prepare your house for the colder months, don’t fret! Here are six essential tips to help you prepare for the upcoming seasons:

Out With the Old, In With the New (Filter):  Did you know that the #1 reason for system failure in a heating/cooling system is failure to change the filter? Some experts say that filters should be changed monthly while others promote inspecting it every month and being prepared to change it every three months (or 4 times a year – once a season!). Seem like a lot? Trust us, it’s better to change more frequently than not. In fact, there are many benefits to changing regularly! Not only will your system run smoothly and efficiently, but you will also improve the air quality in your home, which will reduce any allergy or asthma aggravations. Plus, you save energy AND money on your energy bill!

Break Out the Vacuum: Do you remember how Mom would clean the house to the point where it was SPOTLESS, even doing so much as to clean the baseboards, the vents, and the ceiling fans? Sure, you used to make fun of her and call her a “neat freak,” but there’s a reason why Mom did all that cleaning. It’s a really great idea to get back in touch with your old friend the vacuum and clean not only the vents and ducts, but also the baseboard heaters and cold-air returns. This will not only be better for your heating system’s efficiency, but it will also help in getting rid of household dust, which will alleviate any allergy problems or respiratory problems you or a loved one might have.

Stop Those Drafts Dead in Their Tracks: If you’re feeling that cool autumn breeze in your house, you might want to STRONGLY consider locating any and all drafts in your home and block them. Any leaks that go unchecked and unfixed can really compromise your heating efficiency in the winter months, which means that you would be using more energy and spending more money. Check all of your windows and doors, especially around the joints, to see if you should fix them. If necessary, fix them with caulking or weather-stripping before it gets too cold to do anything about it.

Tidy Up That Thermostat: Yes, even the thermostat needs some lovin’. Be sure to clean its heat sensor, contacts, and contact points to ensure optimum efficiency.

Did you know that approximately 70% of your heating bill is comprised of the heat you use? If you want to save money in the fall and winter months, why not try to keep your thermostat between 68-72 degrees during the day and drop it a little lower at night? If you’re too cold, you can always pile on warm, fuzzy blankets and cuddle up to someone you love, hot chocolate in hand.

Time For Change: If you have summer screens still in place in your windows and doors, it is a good idea to begin changing them to cool weather storm windows and doors. By putting storm doors and windows in place, a much smaller percentage of your heat will escape your home, which will keep you warmer and save you more money and energy!

Tap Into Your Inner Handyman: Before the cold sets in for good, be sure to inspect your windows and doorframes. If any of them happen to be loose or damaged, it is wise to repair them. If you don’t know how to repair them, ask the handyman in your family to help or call the professionals here at Mt. Everest Air! Remember, damaged or loose windows and doors can let in more cold air and can make your heating bill skyrocket in the winter season.

When In Doubt… consider a heating professional check from Mt. Everest Air. We can take care of all your repairs, ventilation problems, furnace cleanings and repairs, and any of your replacement needs!

Don’t be the last one on your block to start your fall home preparations! Get going on your fall preparations right away! If you have any questions or need assistance, be sure to call us here at Mt. Everest Air toll-free at 1-877-552-2326.

Posted by: mteverestair | July 15, 2011

How to Stay Cool Without an Air Conditioner

The summer temperatures continue to climb, and we find ourselves trying to stay cool. We should not have to limit our activities to be comfortable. After all, it is summer and we all want to enjoy ourselves. We at Mt. Everest Air are cooling specialist, and we do not expect everyone to sit inside there homes with the air conditioners blasting all summer long. Here are some great ideas that will help you fight the heat this summer!

1. Accessorize

Make a necklace that is very cool, and we donʼt just mean it looks great! Use reusable ice cubes and pantyhose to create a one of a kind piece of jewelry. When you are outside in the blazing sun this accessory will help you stay comfortable, and we are betting that you will get a lot of compliments too!

2. Treat Yourself

Keep frozen goodies on hand when it is really hot outside. Popsicles and frozen fruit kebobs are a great treat that will cool you down and satisfy your sweet tooth.

3. Stay Hydrated

We know that you are already aware of this, but it is very important to drink a lot of cold water when you are spending time in the summer heat.

4. Give the Grill a Break

Summer is a great time for barbecues with friends and family, but standing over the hot grill in 90 degree weather does not sound like much fun. Your guests will be equally satisfied with a cool deli sandwich and some chilled pasta salad. This menu is also much faster to prepare, leaving you with more time to visit with your company.

5. Dress for Success

Make sure you are wearing light clothing. Jeans and heavy shirts will only make you hotter in these scorching temperatures. Shorts, light shirts, and summer dresses will keep you breezy when it is really warm outside.

6. Stay Shaded

When you are going to be spending long amounts of time outside make sure you look for a shady spot. Staying out of direct sunlight will keep you cooler. If there isnʼt a tree nearby to block the sun you can use an umbrella to shade yourself.It is fun spending time outside during the warm summer months, but it is important to be careful. Make sure to use sunblock when you are going to be outside in the sun, and if it is too hot try to stay indoors. You can always contact Mt. Everest Air if your air conditioner is not working properly.

Posted by: mteverestair | March 23, 2011

Blue Skies and Green Air!

You aren’t alone in looking for cheap ways to improve your home. But, before you jump in the car and go check out paint swatches, you should consider updating to a high efficiency furnace and air conditioner from Mt. Everest Air. There are many benefits to replacing your old units, and saving you money is just one of them!

Replacing your furnace and air conditioner may seem like a hefty investment, but high efficiency furnaces, which are up to 28 percent more efficient, save you a great deal of money in the long run. These new units can easily cut the cost of your energy bill while adding value to your home. Ultimately, a new high efficiency furnace and air conditioner will pay for itself in 5 to 10 years through energy bill savings.

Still not convinced? Consider this: In addition to adding value to your home, installing high efficiency HVAC units are like hugging Mother Nature. It seems that nearly all Americans are becoming more environmentally responsible, and replacing your old, energy-wasting furnace and air conditioner with high efficiency models is just one way to accomplish this green goal.

Need to know why they’re better? High efficiency furnaces and air conditioners require less energy than their older cousins to perform the same tasks. By using less energy, they create fewer greenhouse gases that trap heat in the atmosphere. So, reduce your carbon footprint by getting rid of that old one. We’ll even help you get into a new HVAC system with our spring deal.

Painting the walls and adding a few colorful throw pillows might seem like the best way to spruce up your home, but getting a new HVAC system is an even better idea. Those pillows aren’t going to save you money in the long run, and while they may look great, Mother Nature would prefer to relax with a high efficiency furnace and air conditioner from Mt. Everest Air.

Posted by: mteverestair | February 3, 2011

How to Get a Furnace for Practically Free?!

When business cools down, we at Mt. Everest Air find ways to heat things back up. As with most heating and cooling companies, our off-season is in the spring … after we’ve installed and repaired hundreds of furnaces during the winter and before we get busy in the summer installing and repairing air conditioners.

When things slow down, there are two options. The obvious one is to lay off some of our technicians; the other option is to offer you a deal that will keep us busy and we’ll be able to keep our family of technicians employed without the company taking a huge loss.

So, here’s the deal: We’re practically giving away39 new high efficiency furnaces while supplies last or until May 15. To receive the furnace, you purchase an off-season central air conditioner and pay $441 to help cover the cost of installing the furnace. All of the equipment is brand new and comes with a manufacturer’s warranty. We’re even offering this deal with no money down and payment plans! AND, the cherry on top is that these two new high efficiency units will cut your utility bill by as much as 40%. And because they’re high efficiency, they’re also better for the environment. Go Green!

We know this deal sounds totally crazy, but there’s a reason for our madness. Mt Everest Air owner Jeff Gamblin says, “I don’t mind sacrificing a profit this spring if it means that I don’t have to lay off my irreplaceable staff of highly trained service technicians. I have a wonderful, hard-working, loyal staff, and I am equally loyal to them. I’d rather lose profits than risk losing such great employees, so this deal is good for everyone: my customers, my staff and my company.”

So, please call us at 618.288.6480 to schedule your appointment. Help us keep our jobs by putting us to work, help increase the value of your home with new equipment, and help save your family money by installing a new high efficiency air conditioner and furnace that will cut your utility bills by as much as 40%!

Posted by: mteverestair | September 17, 2010

Air Filters: What’s the Difference?

We get a lot of inquiries about air filters. Most callers want to know the price of each filter we provide. Any Heating and Cooling company can simply quote you a price. For some homeowners, the choice will be made on cost alone. However, selecting a system filter based on cost alone may not be the best option for the health of your family or your system’s performance in the long run. To help you better understand some things about the types of filters available, I’ve put together a brief explanation on the different types of filters you have for consideration.

The simplest, and most easily available filters, are disposable filters made from interwoven fiberglass. You will find that most home stores and discount stores have these on hand.

High performance filters use pleated paper or other materials or “media”. These work by collecting microscopic dust particles as the air passes through. It’s likely that you will find this type of filter at most big box type home centers.

An electrostatic filter will use the motion of air across a weave of synthetic threads to create a static electric charge on dust particles which helps it to cling to itself and keep it trapped inside the system and out of your home.

More high tech, an electronic air filter adds an electric charge on dust particles when air passes through. Dust then collects on plates that are also charged. By putting an electric charge on dust particles, ozone is created, which helps kill bacteria and odors. Homeowners with pets find this a good option as it helps reduce pet dander and pet odors in the home.

You should know that electronic air cleaners can become less effective as they become dirty, so we recommend washing them at least monthly when in constant use. If you hear loud pops or snaps during the heating or cooling cycle, it means that it is time to clean the grids.

Cleaning the grids at least once a month should prevent you from ever hearing these “pops”, but if your home takes in quite a bit of dust from outside such as from road construction, for example, or other factors, you may hear them and need to clean the grids of the unit more frequently.

You might actually find that non-electric filters can increase in effectiveness (dust removal) as they get dirty, but they will also decrease airflow. Finding the best balance between cleaning efficiency and a proper airflow is really hard to define. You will find it takes some experimenting and knowledge of your system to best learn what is optimal for your house.

Clean air filters are essential to your system performance and your home’s overall air quality. Running a system with a dirty filter will only get you hot or cool dirty air and you will find yourself and your family cleaning more and possible being sick more often. If you have questions about air filters for your home’s heating and cooling system, call a qualified pro like Mt Everest Air Heating & Cooling Specialists. We will answer your questions and help you make the right choice for your needs.

Till next time,

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