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Why is it important to have regular maintenance on my home comfort system?
You wouldn't buy a new car and expect to never change the oil, put air in the tires or check out any unusual noises, would you? In the same way that an automobile requires maintenance for optimal performance, your HVAC system should be regularly inspected by a qualified technician.
What is Indoor Air Quality?
"Indoor air quality," or IAQ, is a relatively new topic in environmental safety. While a lot of attention has been placed on outdoor pollution over the past few decades, the focus on indoor air quality is just beginning. The quality of a home's air mainly has to do with the amount of pollutants inside, but it's also determined by humidity and ventilation levels. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has found that concentrations of pollutants can be up to 100 times higher indoors than outdoors. The American Lung Association estimates that most people spend 90% of their time indoors, so clean indoor air is very important.
How does an air conditioner work?
An air conditioner seems as if it cools your home's air, but it actually makes your home less warm by removing heat from the indoor air and transferring that heat to the outdoor air.
Heat is extracted from the home by passing indoor air across a refrigerant coil in the indoor unit. Refrigerant lines then carry the heat to the outdoor unit, where it is released into the outside air. The cooling cycle continues until the indoor temperature reaches the thermostat setting.