Home HVAC Safety: Utah duct or equipment problems can lead to gas leaks and other unsafe situations—especially in the case of aging equipment. To ensure the safety of your home and family, schedule regular seasonal inspections for all heating and cooling equipment. If you smell gas, do not touch electrical switches or use your phone. Instead, leave the property immediately, and contact your gas supplier or the local fire department.
Carbon Monoxide Safety: Carbon monoxide is an odorless gas, and exposure causes nausea, breathing problems, headaches, dizziness and other serious symptoms. In some cases, residents may become unconscious or even die due to carbon monoxide poisoning. To protect your family from carbon monoxide poisoning, install carbon monoxide detectors throughout your home. Remember to test them regularly and replace them every two to five years, depending on manufacturer recommendations.
Home Air Quality: Regular filter changes boost equipment performance while preventing airborne particles from entering your Salt Lake Valley ventilation system. In addition, the use of high-quality filters helps to maintain equipment integrity and lower energy bills. To further improve indoor air quality, consider installing a filtration system and whole-house humidifier. UV and germicidal lights reduce the presence of bacteria, and proper moisture levels improve skin and respiratory health. Your Main Street technician will recommend IAQ products that suit your budget and air quality objectives.
Duct Cleaning & Maintenance: For many Main Street customers, indoor air quality is more than desirable; it is a necessity. Allergy and asthma sufferers must be diligent about maintaining the cleanliness of ventilation systems, since dust, debris and contaminants reside there. Proper cleaning includes registers, ducting and HVAC equipment, and should be done by a trained professional. Regular duct cleaning may also improve the efficiency of your Salt Lake City heating and cooling system.
Programmable Thermostats: While programmable thermostats of the past were complex and frustrating to use, today’s models are user-friendly, easy-to-read and simple to program. Some thermostat models, such as Nest™, even create customized home climate programs based upon your comfort habits. Don’t put off installing a programmable thermostat, whether you opt for a do-it-yourself or professionally installed model. Proper Salt Lake City thermostat use prevents energy waste—and could help you save up to 30 percent on annual utilities.
For more information about HVAC performance, efficiency and safety, visit the ENERGY STAR™ website or call 801-930-5151 to schedule a home climate or indoor air quality consultation.