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Why Opening Doors and Windows is Important

Feb 2, 2023 | Air Conditioning

The weather is chilly outside right now and the first thing that comes to mind is to crank up the heater and sit close to the fire with a blanket. We understand this sentiment because we too get very cold in Biloxi, MS throughout the winter months. However, the coziness of the moment may decrease your long-term indoor air quality if you don’t ventilate your home. This article will cover some of the most common reasons for letting the outside breeze in occasionally. Read on to learn how doing so will impact your AC repairs in Biloxi, MS.

Save On Bills

It is not a secret that operating a heating system all year long will result in a hefty energy bill. Opening your doors and windows on a pleasantly warmer afternoon day will automatically force you to turn off the HVAC system. That small break will play a role in the amount you will pay for your energy bills, allowing you to save a bit of money.

However, if you feel like your energy bills went up without an increase in your energy use, there may be a problem with the efficiency of your HVAC system. Contact an AC repair tech in Biloxi, MS to figure out the cause of the lower efficiency levels. 

Let Your HVAC System Rest

Turning off your HVAC periodically also allows it to rest and not wear out as quickly. Believe it or not, HVAC units can wear out faster if their usage is heavy enough. One of the signs that your HVAC or heating system is worn out is if it begins to make screeching sounds or if begins to lower your indoor air quality. 

By the way, do you know the signs for a heater replacement? Weird, loud sounds are one of them but we have a few others on our blog. 

Increase Your Mood

You will instantly feel happier when you breathe fresh air from the outside. The stuffiness that results from spending prolonged periods of time indoors with the heat on can adversely affect your mood because you do not receive enough oxygen. You will feel refreshed and happy once you breathe that fresh air wafting into the house from the outside. 

If you feel that your indoor air quality decreases every time your HVAC unit is operating, it may be time for a visit from an AC repair tech in Biloxi. Even if it isn’t an issue with the furnace or AC, the tech will be able to assess your indoor air quality and provide services to enhance the air you breathe. Check out Indoor Air Quality Services on our website. 

Ventilate Your Home

Your home will remain fresher and more ventilated if you open your doors and windows. By adding more oxygen to the air, stuffiness will be eliminated, and indoor air quality will improve. So get up, open the blinds, push away the curtains, and crack open those windows and doors. Take a moment to bask in that fresh air and feel it penetrate your home. That stuffiness and mugginess will dissipate as you allow the air to waft into your home. 

To keep your home fresh even as the HVAC unit is operating, make sure that the air filters of your unit are clean. In fact, it may be a good time to clean out those air filters while your windows and doors are open. This is a fairly quick and easy maintenance step that will make a difference in how your furnace and AC operate. Plus, it will help you maintain the efficiency of the HVAC system at optimal levels. 

Leading AC Repair in Biloxi, MS

Do you think your air indoor air quality is suffering? Hansen Super Techs are highly qualified and certified to provide indoor air quality services that will enhance the environment of your home and the work of your AC. Contact us today to learn more about the services available to you by calling (251) 227-4441.