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Services We Perform:
- Air conditioning installation
- Air conditioning repair
- Heating & furnace installation
- Heating & furnace repair
- Indoor air quality
- Air duct cleaning
- Preferred maintenance plan
Maintenance & Repair Services:
- Heating and air conditioning
- Heat pumps
- Package systems
- Gas furnaces
- Electronic air cleaners
- High efficiency media filters
- UV lights
- Commercial exhaust hoods
- Commercial coolers
- Commercial freezers
- Portable freezers and coolers
- Whole house humidifiers and dehumidifiers
Ways to reduce dust in your home
Have a dusty home? Want to cut down on those layers of dust that seem to appear only days after you’ve wiped them away?
Dust is not only an annoyance, it can be indicative of poor indoor air quality in your home. And, indoor air quality has been announced as one of the top environmental risks today in America by the EPA.
Read on to learn about some things that can cause all that dust keep coming back.
- One of the most important things to do is to check your filters regularly to see if they need to be replaced. If you need tips on changing air filters, check out this post.
- Check your ductwork. Ducts can get very dusty over time. They may also get cracks which will allow the dust to flow out.
- Hidden leaks in your attics and crawlspaces can also contribute to more dust in your home. Be on the lookout for these. Also, ensure you have proper insulation.
- Have a pet? Try to clean it regularly.
- Have you had your system maintained or cleaned lately?
Service Tech would be happy to assist you in your battle against dust. Contact us today for more tips, or to schedule a cleaning or maintenance.
Want to save money during the hot Alabama summer?
Check out these tips on improving your home cooling efficiency.
- Check your air filters at least once a month and replace when needed. Dirty air filters will impede air flow, forcing your system to work even harder during the hot Birmingham summer months.
- Keep your blinds shut during the day to block out the sun.
- Try using your ceiling fans. Be sure to turn them off when you leave a room.
- Turn on your bathroom fan when you take a shower.
- Cut down on oven usage if you can help it.
- Use a dehumidifier. This can help reduce the indoor humidity.
- Does your home lack proper insulation? Be sure to check, especially in older homes.
- Does your home need air sealing? Don’t let the hot air in and the cool air out!
- Have regular maintenance performed on your air conditioner. Ask about Service Tech’s maintenance program and our preferred customer club.
- Turn up the thermostat to about 78 degrees when you’ll be away from the house for a while. You can also install a programmable thermostat – ask the experts at Service Tech for details!
“When should I change my air filter?”
Good question. Everyone is aware of the necessity to change out the air filters in their home.
But, how often does one need to?
There are several factors involved in determining the optimal time, including the following:
- Are there any smokers in the house?
- Do you have cats, dogs, or other pets?
- What is the air quality in your city?
- The type and quality of your filter
- Does anyone in the house suffer from allergies?
If your household consists of pets and/or smoker, and if your area has lots of dust and allergens, we recommend replacing your filters every 30 days.
The longest interval recommended would be 90 days for those with regular filters. Please note: specialty filters may have their own specific guidelines. Please follow those.
If you have any questions, why not reach out to the experts at Service Tech?
We’ll be happy to answer your questions!
Give us a call today at
or fill out the form in our Contact page.
Air conditioner considerations when buying a new home
Are you buying a new home? If so, you may have forgotten to ask some important questions about the air conditioner. Be sure to follow up on these issues so you don’t end up inheriting a problematic or faulty system.
How old is the system?
Newer systems are more efficient than older models. The newer the system, the better.
What is the system’s SEER rating?
The SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating indicates how efficient a system is. A SEER of over 16 indicates a high efficiency system. The lower the rating, the more cost will be associated with operation.
Is the system properly sized and insulated?
Is the system properly sized in relation to the square footage of the house? The ductwork should be properly insulated to help keep the heat from coming in from the outside. If you have any questions or issues, Service Tech can help.
What kind of system is it?
Is it a heat pump? Heat pumps can provide savings year-round. Is it a split system? These can also provide savings.
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