Healthy AC & Heating Units For The New Year
Homeowners tend to neglect upkeep schedules for routine home maintenance that can have serious implications for your health.
Don’t wait for “spring cleaning” to improve your indoor living space so you can have the healthiest year yet. Annual maintenance can be done at any time of year to ensure that your home is at the best it can be. Check out some of our recommendations for the best way to start your new year off right.
Your filter should be changed seasonally, but may need to be changed more frequently if you have pets and/or allergy concerns. Check the manufacturer’s specifications for a more specific filter replacement recommendation. Maintenance with your local HVAC professional should also be scheduled seasonally in order to ensure you are receiving the best quality air. If you are in need of furnace repair, contact the experts at Mason Mechanical to get your system back to proper working order in a minimal amount of time.
Check smoke and carbon monoxide alarms
Batteries in these types of alarms should be changed on an annual basis, and make sure you are replacing the alarms themselves as recommended by the manufacturer. Perform necessary tests to ensure each alarm is working properly, and make sure you have an appropriate number of alarms for your house size and layout.
If you have never performed a radon test in your home, now is the time. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. Most people will be completely unaware of radon exposure I in their homes, and winter is a great time to test because the house has remained sealed. Radon can be in the ground, groundwater, or building materials, and when it enters living spaces and disintegrates, it becomes dangerous. Don’t wait – test your home for radon today!