Keeping your home in Ocala, Florida, comfortable without paying high utility bills can be a challenge. Fortunately, you can stay cool and save energy with a few simple changes. Increase your family’s comfort by using ceiling fans, adding houseplants, and maintaining your HVAC system.
Use Ceiling Fans
Ceiling fans can create a cool, relaxing breeze in your living spaces. The movement of the air makes it feel cooler, so you can avoid using your air conditioner as much. During the summer, make sure your ceiling fan’s blades rotate in a counterclockwise direction.
Many types of houseplants can remove pollutants from your home’s air. They also produce essential oxygen and remove carbon dioxide.
The right plants can make your home feel peaceful and welcoming. Houseplants like aloe vera can even reduce volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the air, such as benzene, formaldehyde and xylene. Conventional air filters can’t catch these chemicals, and they’re common in paints, glues, cleaners and air fresheners. They often cause fatigue, headaches, dizziness and other health problems.
Maintain Your HVAC System
A expert should inspect your HVAC system at least once every year to avoid problems and keep your indoor air quality high. A professional can catch issues before they become severe and costly.
You should also replace your HVAC system’s air filter at least every two months. A clogged filter won’t be able to stop dust, dirt, pollen, pet dander, and other substances from making you and your family uncomfortable. It can also spread contaminants through your home and force your air conditioner to work harder.
Sun Kool Air Conditioning is a Carrier Factory-Authorized Dealer with over 25 years of HVAC experience. We can install a range of equipment and accessories to help keep your home pleasant and relaxing. Call us at 877-962-2120 for expert service from our friendly service technicians.
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