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Making Your Own Maintenance Plan

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While long term HVAC maintenance plans may be great for homeowners, renters or people who move frequently won't find them to be very helpful. In those cases, Air Comfort Service, Inc. offers the opportunity to make your own maintenance plan.

That's right- you choose the services you need when you need them. Don't worry about needing to make a long term commitment that you may not be able to fulfill.

Don't worry about paying for services you don't really need. All you have to do is call up the HVAC technicians at Air Comfort Service, Inc. and ask about our maintenance services. Read on to learn more about what kinds of options are available to you for your personalized maintenance plan.

Change Filter

changefilterChanging your air filter is easy to do yourself, and it does wonders for improving your indoor air quality.

Usually, it is recommended that you change your air filter anywhere between once a month, to once every three months.

How long your filter lasts depends on the amount of pollutants in your air.

IF you have just moved into your home, for example, and have been doing some renovating, or if you have seasonal allergies, you should change filters no less than once a month. If you don't have any major projects going on in your house, and you don't have a pet, you may be able to wait until three months pass before changing your filter.

Professional Cleaning

procleaningIf you are looking to extend the time between your HVAC system tune-ups and maintenance services, it might be a good idea to consider having your air vents professionally cleaned.

Unlike changing the air filter, cleaning your vents doesn't have to be done several times a year. In fact, air vents and ducts don't need to be cleaned more than once every three to five years.

Having your ductwork cleaned doesn't mean that you don't need to change your filter anymore, or that your system no longer needs maintenance, but it will make a world of difference to your air quality.

Air Quality

airqualitySpeaking of air quality, the next few months can be tough for allergy sufferers, with spring coming up.

Even if you yourself don't suffer from seasonal allergies, having good air quality is important to your health.

Without a clean filter in your HVAC system, you could be inhaling things like dust, dirt, mold, and a host of other airborne pollutants. Filters and clean HVAC systems help to protect you from tons of health issues, including asthma, allergies, skin conditions, and more.

Long term maintenance plans may be a better choice for homeowners, but if you are a renter, or if you plan on moving in the next year or so, those plans can be more money than they are worth to you. That’s why making your own maintenance plan can be a great alternative to keeping your air quality up.

This way your system can stay healthy without committing to a long term maintenance plan. Give Air Comfort Service, Inc. a call today at (314) 480-3384 to speak with an HVAC technician in St. Louis today about any questions you may have.