More About Spring

Spring is a time when we can turn off the heater and open the windows. Fresh air pushed through the home by a gentle breeze saves on utility's, and cleans out the air in the home. Or does it? With that fresh spring air comes pollen from trees, flowers and grasses. Not as enjoyable time for allergy sufferers and the family member responsible for dusting.

One thing that you can do to get the dust and pollen out of the air is to turn the fan on your comfort system to the on setting. This will help keep some of the dust and pollen off your furniture, out of your carpet and out of your lungs by capturing it with you filtration system.

If you are going to do this, you may find that you need to change the filter more frequently. And yes the type of filter matters. A dollar filter will not likely catch the same degree of particulate as a $15 dollar filter.

Here are some other tips for you:

1) A change of seasons - In the spring you may want cooling in the afternoon and heating at night. If you don't have an auto switching thermostat, switch on your thermostat from heating to cooling, You may also want to change the program of your setback thermostat.

2) Trial Run - If you haven't turned your central air on yet this season, give it a brief trial test run. By taking this commonly overlooked tip, you'll solve any present problems before the Summertime rush. Or better yet have one of our professionals give it a proper tune-up.

3) Clean any leaves, branches or debris away from the air conditioner's outdoor unit.

4) Change that filter!