HVAC systems don’t typically conjure spooky thoughts, but there are certain facts about heating and cooling systems that might be a little scarier than you think. This Halloween, we’re giving you four of the scariest facts about HVAC systems below.
#1: Devilish Dust
When your HVAC system isn’t properly maintained, dust levels in your home can increase. One of the most common allergenic components of household dust comes from dust mites. These tiny creatures are related ticks, chiggers and spiders and love to feast on skin scales from humans and pets. While dust mites aren’t parasitic, they are capable of stinging humans. Even scarier, dust mites leave behind their skin, secretions and even fecal material.
#2: Insidious Indoor Air Quality
Your HVAC system can help improve the quality of the air inside of your home, but only if it’s properly maintained. When you forgo routine maintenance for your heating and cooling system, your home will likely suffer from poor indoor air quality. Poor indoor air quality can cause or contribute to the development of infections, chronic lung diseases and even lung cancer.
#3: Nerve-Racking Noises
Have you been hearing strange noises coming from behind the walls or the attic of your home? The good news: your house isn’t haunted. The bad news: you likely have an insect or rodent infestation in the ductwork.
#4: Creepy Corrosion
Did you know that acid can develop within your HVAC system? Without preventative maintenance, acid can build up in the refrigerant of vapor compression refrigerators, heat pumps and air conditioners. This can seriously shorten the lifespan of your HVAC system, which we think is pretty terrifying, considering your system is such a big investment.
Schedule AC Maintenance With WEATHER ENGINEERS Today
Fortunately, all of these spooky HVAC issues can be avoided with regular preventative maintenance from the professionals at Weather Engineers. If you’re looking for an easy and economical way to keep your air conditioner in superior shape, contact us to learn more or schedule your annual maintenance visit today.