Have you ever wondered what HVAC actually stands for? It’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning. In this blog post, we are going to talk about the importance of that little “V” in HVAC. Try and imagine your home without the ventilation part. The air simply would not circulate.
Older homes with HVAC systems over 25 years old could have ventilation systems that are worn out and beyond repair. Older vents mean cool air can make its way into the attic or allow allergens into the home. Before you know it, your utility bill is creeping up and so are the visits to your doctor because of these allergens.
Air circulation is vital for good indoor air quality. When the air quality within your home is good, you run into far less health issues – especially allergies. No matter if your home is new or old; listed below are just a few benefits of maintaining your ventilation system:
- Reduced utility cost – up to 15 percent. Incorrect or poorly installed systems can add an additional 30 percent!
- Clean air vents and air returns. Dirty and clogged ventilation systems can be fire hazard.
- Reduced allergens. Dust mites are everywhere but they are significantly reduced when your system is able to properly ventilate.
Most people don’t even notice the slow and steady drop in air quality as it typically happens gradually and over time. One thing you can do is check your utility bills from the same time in the previous year. If you see a significant increase in consumption, it’s a good idea to consider having a look at your ventilation system and HVAC as a whole.
What is more important is that you have a professional HVAC service check the overall system for you. At Fulford Heating and Cooling, we take the time to conduct a full inspection, give you our honest opinion and help you generate a solution that will appease you, your wallet and keep your utility costs low.
Call the hvac contractor at Fulford Heating and Cooling today (910) 842-6589 and we will get your HVAC unit up and running for your comfort.