Common Maintenance Issues to Handle This Winter

The chilly season is here in Portland, OR, and with it comes reduced use of your air conditioner and increased use of your heater. You can do your household a favor by scheduling specific maintenance sessions for different parts of your system. Heating and air conditioning systems need maintenance at least once a year to wipe off the dust, tighten loose bolts and screws, and help them perform at their best. But they’re not the only common maintenance issues to handle this winter. Here’s a quick look at some of the others, which can involve both straight-up maintenance and the installation of new devices to help prevent further problems.

Duct Cleaning

Your ducts serve as the conduit for heated air in the winter and cool air in the summer. They can build up a lot of dust and detritus, especially if they haven’t seen use for a few weeks. That dust can spread throughout your home very quickly, lowering the quality of your indoor air and coating components I your HVAC system with friction-causing dust. A duct cleaning session can resolve all of those issues and leave your home feeling fresher and cleaner to boot.

UV Germicidal Lights

If illness is a big concern in your household, you can take steps to help curtail them with a UV air purifier. This uses ultraviolet light – which is harmless to humans and pets but lethal to germs and bacteria – to scrub the air clean as it passes through your system, leaving your family less vulnerable to sickness.

Radon Testing

Radon is an invisible, odorless and tasteless gas that can build up in your soil and around your home. If it reaches high enough levels, it can prove dangerous to you and your family. A radon testing session will help determine if you have high levels of radon, and a mitigation session can help get rid of it.

For these and other maintenance-related services, give The Clean Air Act a call today!

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