Keep Your Bay Area Home Comfy All Summer Long

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As trusted air conditioning experts in San Francisco and all around the Bay Area for years, we know there’s more to home comfort than how you feel in terms of temperature. What about humidity levels, allergens, and other factors that affect your comfort? We have a few tips that will help you stay comfortable all summer long – in more ways than one.

Naturally your A/C system has a lot to do with how comfortable you are during warm (and at times even hot) periods. It’s important to have an HVAC system you can trust, such as a Carrier, and to have it regularly maintained to ensure efficient operation and comfort.

Changing your air filter is vital, as it filters out dust, pet dander, and other particles that not only affect how well your cooling system functions, but also how clean the air is inside your home. Changing your filter each month can improve indoor air quality, which means fewer illnesses for those with allergies or respiratory issues. When your A/C doesn’t seem to be cooling as well as it should, it could be something as simple as a dirty filter.

UV lights and other methods of cleaning the air inside your Peninsula home. The air inside your home is far more polluted than you might think, even if you’re an exceptional housekeeper! UV lights, when installed in the ducts or evaporator coils, help reduce the growth of mildew, viruses, mold, bacteria, and other triggers of allergies or asthma.

You may also want to consider an air purifier, which helps reduce pollutants in your home, or even a dehumidifier if the air in your home becomes sticky and uncomfortable during summer months. Too much humidity or moisture can also contribute to the growth of mold and mildew, impacting your comfort level and possibly damaging your home!

How comfortable you are in your Bay Area home depends on many things including how efficient your HVAC system is, whether you use a high quality filter, humidity levels, airborne pollutants, and more. Hopefully the tips above will help you enjoy not only improved comfort, but also better health this summer!

To learn more about the newest innovations in cooling and how your HVAC system works to help control humidity and reduce airborne contaminants, contact the San Francisco air conditioning experts at Ortiz Heating & A/C today.