Where’s the Best Place for a Thermostat?

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When most people move into a new home, they often aren’t overly concerned with the location of their thermostat. The truth is, the placement of your thermostat has a big influence on the efficiency of your HVAC system and its ability to maintain your desired home temperature.

The thermostat reads ambient air temperatures and uses that information to tell itself to cycle on and off. The trouble with a poorly placed thermostat is the location may cause it to read an ambient temperature that’s not indicative of the home’s actual median temperature. They can run either too often or not enough, which is trouble for the homeowner as it can cause unnecessary wear and tear, result in uneven heating or cooling and lead to higher energy bills.

Here’s some general information about what’s considered a good or bad location for your thermostat so you can avoid dealing with those headaches in your home.

Bad Places for your Thermostat

• Near the Kitchen – It’s best your thermostat reads an uninfluenced temperature. Consider your kitchen; the oven, microwave, dishwasher and any number of other appliances can alter the temperature when they’re in use. If your thermostat is in your kitchen there’s a good chance your HVAC system is running either too often or not enough, depending on the season.

• In Prolonged Sunlight – If your thermostat is in a room with a window facing the east or west, it’s likely being exposed to prolonged sunlight. It’s like being in a warm kitchen – if your thermostat is reading the temperature of a sunny afternoon, it won’t operate as intended.

• Drafty Doors and Windows – Thermostats near windows and doors are often on the outer edge of the home and are much more likely to be influenced by outdoor temperatures, especially if the window or door isn’t sealed very well.

• In a Hallway – Hallways are assumed to be good places for thermostats because they’re less likely to be in direct sunlight, affected by drafts and won’t be influenced by radiating heat sources like appliances or lamps. While those points are true, hallways still aren’t the best place for thermostats because people don’t spend much time there. A more active area provides your thermostat a more accurate assessment of what the people in your home are feeling.
Good Places for your Thermostat

• Outside the Master Bedroom – Outside the master bedroom is one of the best spots for a thermostat because it combines the benefits of a hallway – minimal draft, sunlight and external influences – but it’s also an area where people spend more time, making it a better indicator of the “living” temperature in your home.

• Near the Center of the Home – Another reason having a thermostat near the master bedroom is ideal is because that’s often near the center of the home, meaning it’s less likely to be affected by the temperature outside or drafty windows with temperature-altering sunlight.

• In Often-Used Areas – Wherever you spend the most time, that’s the temperature your thermostat should be reading so it can adjust accordingly and keep you comfortable. Just so long as that area is also near the center of the home and away from large windows and prolonged sunlight.

Do You Need to Move Your Thermostat?

If you think moving your thermostat could help your home maintain more comfortable temperatures or help your HVAC system run more efficiently, remember that it’s not an easy process you should attempt on your own. You will need a licensed and experienced HVAC service company, such as Kay Heating and Air, to get the job done correctly.

Kay Heating and Air has been providing the Greensboro area with quality AC service for years. Whether you need routine service or you’re interested in having your thermostat moved to a more efficient location, consider Kay Heating and Air as your trustworthy AC partners. Contact Kay Heating and Air by calling (336) 274-6323 or by visiting us online today!

That Furnace Sounds Like Trouble…

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Furnaces are robust machines that can make a lot of noise. Although some noises are a normal part of their run cycle, there are concerning sounds you need to be aware of that spell trouble for you and your heating system. Here are some sounds that should ignite your concern.

Furnace Sounds and What They Might Mean

• A loud bang or pop occurs when the furnace turns on – A popping, booming or banging noise when your oil or gas furnace turns on is not normal. It may indicate that the system’s burner is having trouble reaching a temperature hot enough to ignite the fuel. This causes fuel to build up for longer than it should. When it finally ignites, the excess fuel or oil pops, creating the loud noise. It’s crucial to have your furnace examined to avoid a potential fire hazard and prevent your system from experiencing a critical failure.

• Your furnace rattles and rumbles – A rattling or rumbling noise may indicate there is loose debris, faulty ductwork or a broken fan blade in your heating system. You might believe you can pinpoint the source of the problem and fix it yourself, but it’s best to have a professional furnace technician do it for you. Furnaces have complex parts, and you may end up unexpectedly damaging your system or hurting yourself if you attempt a DIY approach.

• You hear a repetitive clicking noise – A repetitive clicking noise may mean there’s an issue with the ignition or heat exchanger. Although it might only require a simple furnace tune-up, it’s best to avoid trying to fix either one of these components by yourself. Call a professional to perform a tune-up for you and diagnose your system.

• A loud squealing noise is emitting from your furnace – A high pitched squealing or screeching noise radiating from the bellows of your furnace might mean your belt-driven motor is loose or damaged. Your belts and shaft bearings may need to be lubricated. Again, it’s best to have a professional HVAC technician lubricate your belts for you.

Have Your Furnace Professionally Inspected and Repaired by Kay Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.

Silence those odd furnace noises with professional residential heating and repair services from Kay Heating and Air. Our professional HVAC technicians have years of experience identifying strange furnace noises and applying the right solution for any situation.

Whether you need a new gas furnace installed or a dislodged part put back in its place, the professionals at Kay Heating and Air have you covered. Contact Kay Heating and Air today to schedule an inspection!

Three Most Common Problems with Your Heat Pump

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All across America, homeowners are trading in their more expensive, less energy-efficient furnaces for heat pumps to keep their homes comfortable all year round. These unique systems extract heat from the outside air through the complicated physics of thermodynamics and shuttles heated air throughout your home to keep the temperature warm in the winter. Heat pumps are able to cool your home in the summer using the same principle in reverse. If you’ve never owned a heat pump before, however, there are a few common issues you should be aware of before installation.

My Heat Pump Isn’t Running

You can’t very well keep your home cozy this winter if the heat pump won’t even turn on, can you? If the heat pump is relatively new, you most likely have an electrical problem with the wires connecting the pump to the rest of your HVAC system. The issue may be with the thermostat, power input or main electrical grid.

First, try checking your circuit breaker. You may be able to solve the problem simply by resetting the breakers. If the issue persists, you’ll need to look elsewhere. Check around your external heat pump. If you notice any frayed or burned out wiring, you’ve probably found the source of the failure. Because this issue is most often associated with your system’s electrical wiring, it’s important you call in a trained professional to handle it. Fiddling with electricity can be exceedingly dangerous for the untrained homeowner.

My Heat Pump Doesn’t Work Effectively

No one wants to turn on the heat in the winter or air conditioning in the summer only to realize their system isn’t operating at optimum efficiency. When your heat pump isn’t warming or cooling like it should be, there are a few issues that may be the cause of it all.

• Clogged ductwork can prevent the warmed or cooled air from circulating throughout your home. Make sure your ducts are professionally cleaned occasionally and dust your vents and register frequently.
• Dirty air filters can have an effect similar to clogged ducts. They block airflow and force your heat pump to work harder than necessary.
• Inaccurate thermostat readings can trick your heat pump into heating or cooling less than is needed. Check your thermostat to ensure it’s reading the temperature correctly.
• Low refrigerant levels prevent warmer air from being cooled for use indoors. Have a professional check your refrigerant levels and top them off, if needed.

If you need help checking any of these problems or aren’t sure where to start, call a repair technician for assistance.

My Heat Pump Is Making Strange Noises

Whether it’s clanging, grinding, banging, booming or squealing, no one wants to hear strange noises coming from appliances or machinery. These sounds could be an indicator something’s wrong with your heat pump.

If you notice rattling or clanging when you use the heat pump, there may be some loose nuts or bolts bouncing around inside. Give a technician a call to find them and set them right again.

For squealing, grinding or creaking, a technician may instead look for signs of wear on the motor or its bearings. Don’t let noises like these go without investigation, as loose parts or worn components could cause more damage later on.

HVAC Repair and Installation in Greensboro, NC

If you’re already preparing the rest of your home for the chilly winter months, why not show your heat pump some love, too? Although the cold has already set in, it’s not too late to have your heat pump checked and professionally maintained. You’ll save money, energy and stress later in the season knowing your system has a clean bill of health.

At Kay Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., we value the trust our clients place in us to keep their families comfortable all year long. We employ highly-trained, experienced technicians to handle every one of your HVAC needs. No job is too big or too small. Whether you’re interested in installing a new heat pump or repairing your current pump, you can rely on us to help you choose the right installation and repair options for you. To schedule an appointment with a technician today, contact us online or call 336-274-6323.

While You Were Out: Most Common Home Disasters That May Occur While You’re on Vacation

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Everyone loves a nice trip away from the ordinary and familiar. Whether you’re visiting family for the holidays, setting out on a relaxing summer cruise or embarking on a spontaneous road trip, many Americans view vacations as the best way to unwind and decompress from their stressful everyday lives.

Unfortunately, the world doesn’t stop the moment you cross city limits, and life has a way of throwing you and your home curveballs when you least expect it. If you’re preparing to go on a trip – short or long – it’s vital you recognize the risks of leaving your home unoccupied so you can protect yourself against any nasty disasters that may affect your home while you’re gone.

When you’re overflowing with excitement about your next trip, you’ll want to share it with everyone, including your religious or community group, family and friends. While there’s absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to express your excitement, divulging that information on social media could cost you.

According to a UK-based survey, four out of five convicted burglars used Facebook and Twitter posts to choose their target homes.1 Specifically, thieves search for profile updates detailing a vacation itinerary to ensure they won’t be caught and their crimes will go unnoticed for some time, allowing them time to disappear. Similarly, if you’ve just made a large, valuable purchase such as a television or computer, posting that information on social media is just “sweetening the pot” for burglars looking for a lucrative target. So, while it’s fun to boast a little about your trip to Hawaii next week, keeping that information off social media and restricted to face-to-face conversations could keep your home and belongings safe.

However, social media isn’t the sole reason robberies occur. In the same UK survey, an equal number of burglars – four out of five – also stated an alarm system would have turned them off the property completely, despite knowing the family was out.1 If a security system is too far out of your price range, getting a dog or reinforced doors and windows will help deter criminals as well. Burglars are just looking for an easy score. If you don’t make it easy, they’ll probably move along.

Fire or Flood

If a storm is headed your way, your home may be in for some dangerous conditions. Lightning and heavy rain could cause nearly irreparable damage to your house if you don’t prepare it before you leave. With no one around for a few days or even longer, leaks could go unchecked, leading to serious water damage and flooding. Have a plumber check your home’s piping for leaks or existing water damage and your lawn’s drainage before you go away to ensure none of that rainwater gets into your home. You may also want to consider having your water heater serviced before going on a long vacation, as a failed water heater could result in extensive flooding.

Lightning could also cause major trouble while you’re out. Without professionally installed lightning rods or protected exterior cables and electrical units, such as your HVAC system, your home could be in danger of being struck by lightning. If the lightning strike doesn’t start a flame, a short in the wiring or your HVAC system might.

Even without a storm, your HVAC unit may still be at risk of starting a fire. According to the National Fire Protection Association, HVAC units were involved in 7,400 structure fires in 2010, accounting for $207 million in property damage.2 If you can’t even remember the last time you had your entire system cleaned out – not just the air filter – it’s best to do so before you leave on vacation. Dust and debris can easily ignite when they begin to stifle air flow in the ducts.

Additionally, your unit may have faulty parts that can cause an electrical fire while you’re gone. Have a professional technician clean and service your unit before leaving for your trip.

Keep Your Home Safe While You’re Away with Kay Heating and Air Conditioning

Your home is one of your most important assets, so it’s only natural you’d want to protect it even when you’re not around. Luckily, by staying vigilant and preparing your home for your vacation, you can enjoy total peace of mind.
A major part of keeping your home safe is ensuring your HVAC system is running properly and efficiently. Before Greensboro homeowners set off on their grand adventures, they should give Kay Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. a call to clean and service their home’s unit. To schedule your service today, contact us online or call 336-274-6323.

1 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/8789538/Most-burglars-using-Facebook-and-Twitter-to-target-victims-survey-suggests.html
2 http://www.nfpa.org/News-and-Research/Fire-statistics-and-reports/Fire-statistics/Fire-causes/Appliances-and-equipment/Home-fires-involving-air-conditioning-or-related-equipment

The Climate of Greensboro, NC

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Whether you’re considering a move to the Greensboro area or have already taken the plunge, the first thing you’ll notice is the city’s beautiful climate and day-to-day weather. The South is known for heat and humidity, producing sweltering summers and nonexistent winters. Greensboro, however, sports a unique climate that offers four blissful seasons and plenty of precipitation all year long.

Warm Months

Spring and summer bring about gorgeously sunny weather and occasional spectacular storms. With an average high of 60 to 78 degrees Fahrenheit in spring, Greensboro is perfect for springtime nature enthusiasts. From gardening to camping, this pleasantly warm weather allows for a full six months of outdoor play with no danger of late spring snowstorms or cold snaps as in other parts of the country. April showers really do bring May flowers in Greensboro. Throughout March, April and May, the average rainfall amounts to almost four inches per month, promoting the growth of gorgeous spring flora.
Summer in Greensboro comes in at a balmy 85-degree average, perfect for road trips and camping vacations. Little known amongst out-of-state vacationers, North Carolina offers some of the East Coast’s most luxurious beaches, giving every Greensboro resident, even more reason to get out and about during the warm summers.

Cold Months

The fall and winter months in Greensboro cool off significantly, even allowing for the occasional snow day. Beginning in September, the average temperature drops to a high of 80 degrees and continues to slide downward as fall takes the stage. By November, the highs only reach about 60 degrees Fahrenheit and the lows can level out at 40 degrees. In such a forested area, these cooler temperatures mean you’ll experience plenty of gorgeous autumn color all the way through December.
Winter swoops in with a cool snap and the potential for a little snow. Though it’s unlikely you’ll experience blankets of snow for the holidays, January and February retain the potential for a light dusting of powder. December’s highs can hit up to 50 degrees with lows just below freezing. January is the coldest month of the year on average. December and January both typically produce just over three inches of precipitation per month, while February is the driest month of the year at an average of just under three inches. Although the temperatures are typically too warm for regular snowfall, snow lovers can rest easy knowing Greensboro receives about six inches of snow a year.

Protect Yourself from the Elements with Kay Heating and Air

Greensboro continues to grow in size every day due to the attractive and comfortable climate. Though it can be a wet city, the lack of snow to shovel brings residents in from the north while the comfortable temperatures attract migrants from the south, making it the perfect place to make your new home. Having a well-maintained HVAC unit in your new home can do wonders for the occasional warm or cold front, ensuring you experience blissful temperatures all year long.

Don’t leave your all-important air conditioning unit in the hands of just anyone. Kay Heating and Air employs highly trained, courteous technicians who are ready and willing to answer any questions you may have before, during and after your service. Contact us online or call 336-274-6323 to schedule your service today!

The Importance of Air Flow Quality

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importance of air flow qualityThe air you breathe indoors should be a vital respite from the harsh air outside, which is full of allergens, dust and pollutants (especially if you live in a big city). You would like to think the air being circulated indoors is cleaner than the air outdoors, making it better for the respiratory health of you and your family. Unfortunately that’s not necessarily the case, with certain types of pollutants potentially being up to two to five times more concentrated inside your home than they typically are outdoors.1

Air ducts and vents are prone to acquiring dust, germs and bacteria if they’re not thoroughly cleaned. Attempting to clean your vents and ducts yourself can exacerbate the issue, further polluting your home with harmful contaminants. An effective solution to killing harmful bacteria and germs is using the power of UV light.

Improving Indoor Air Flow and Quality with UV Lighting

Ultraviolet technology has been used in water purifying treatment applications for its ability to eliminate bacteria and germs. UV treatments can also be used on air ventilation systems to achieve the same effect. UV lamps are great for use in residential, industrial and commercial buildings.

Mold and its spores love to grow in dark, damp places, and your ventilation system is one of its favorite spots to grow. UV technology utilizes germicidal UV lamps to disinfect vents through low-pressure mercury vapor tubes which are inserted into your ducts to emit UV light at a wavelength that is deadly to microorganisms like mold.

The lamps treat both the air and surfaces where bacteria and organisms reside. Lamps are installed by boring a hole in the duct wall and inserting brackets that the lamps attach to. The lamps work best when your system is on and filtering air past it, ensuring bacteria in the air is eradicated as it passes.

UV lamps need to be installed by professionals, as each HVAC system is different. A professional will examine your system and note the following when developing your UV light solution:

  • The size of your ducts or plenum
  • The length of the duct or compartment where the lamp will be inserted
  • Air speed flow measured in cfm (cubic feet per minute)
  • Average air temperature

UV room sanitizers are an alternative to UV lamps. Sanitizers can be fitted to ceilings or walls with options for portable and mobile use. UV sanitizers work by drawing air into the device through a washable electrostatic particulate filter where it is exposed to germicidal UV light. Purified air is then dispersed out of the exposure chamber through a louvered exhaust panel.

Breathe Clean Air with Kay Heating & Air’s HVAC Services

Kay Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. is your leading provider of clean air solutions with certified HVAC technicians and the latest clean air technologies. We provide quality indoor air cleaning solutions designed and installed by our professional technicians. In addition to indoor air quality services, we also offer comprehensive HVAC services, including:

  • Air conditioning systems
  • Heat pumps
  • Gas furnaces
  • Package units
  • HVAC maintenance and repair

Our technicians are on call 24/7 to ensure you receive quality, affordable repairs, installations and servicing. Contact us today to schedule service or an installation estimate!


My Air Conditioning Doesn’t Blow Cold Air!

With summer well on its way, the days are starting to heat up. Homeowners across the country are beginning to rely heavily on their air conditioning units to keep them cool and comfortable. What, then, do you do if your A/C is just making the problem worse by circulating warm air throughout your home? If you’re experiencing these problems, it’s definitely time to call in an expert from Kay Heating and Air to solve your cooling woes once and for all.

Refrigerant Problems

A refrigerant is a type of super-cooling liquid your HVAC unit uses to cool the air circulating through the system. As one of the top reasons an air conditioning unit blows hot air, refrigerant leaks are usually a straightforward fix. Catching the leak in the act can be tricky because the valve is situated outside your home. Unless you’re actively watching it, you’d never realize the leak was there. Leaks typically occur with regular wear-and-tear or when a joint comes loose from heavy operation or poor manufacturing. Switching on the A/C after months of winter hibernation without servicing can cause damage to the unit, potentially leading to leaks in the outer valve. Remember: just because it’s a common problem, doesn’t mean it isn’t dangerous. Always call a professional if you suspect you may have a refrigerant leak. To prevent leaks in the future, have your unit serviced at least twice per year.

Broken Thermostats

Occasionally, the fault lies with your thermostat, not your actual HVAC unit. If you notice your unit isn’t carrying out your thermostat settings, there may be a communication issue between the two. Thermostats are usually attached to a sensing bulb and the compressor of your A/C unit. The thermostat uses the bulb to gauge the ambient temperature and adjust the unit’s operation accordingly, based on the thermostat’s settings. If your unit is capable of cooling air but simply isn’t, the compressor or the sensing bulb may be malfunctioning, leading the system to continue circulating warm air. A professional will inspect the sensing bulb for bends, breaks or kinks and service it to ensure it is properly functioning.

Dirty Air Filters

Surprising as it may be, sometimes it may only feel like the unit is blowing warm air. In actuality, the system may be functioning perfectly fine, but could be suffering from an obstruction in the air flow, preventing the home from cooling properly. Perhaps one of the simplest A/C fixes, replacing a dirty air filter can do wonders for your unit’s cooling abilities. Your air filter catches allergens, dust and debris that is circulating through the home. However, during months where pollen count or pet shedding are at their peaks, the filter can become filthy quite quickly. Without regular replacements or cleanings, the filter can block the flow of air, preventing your home from cooling.

Stay Cool This Summer with Kay Heating and Air

Summer is the season when your air conditioning unit needs to be at its best. Prepare for the long, hot days to come by scheduling maintenance ahead of time with one of the expert technicians from Kay Heating and Air. To schedule your service today, contact us online or call 336-274-6323.

Why the EPA Is Phasing Out R-22 Refrigerant and What it Means for You

As a homeowner, you probably only think about your air conditioner when it starts showing signs of a problem. But before you fork up hard-earned money for repairs or installing an entirely new system, it’s important to know the latest facts and details regarding these types of products and the industry overall.

One recent development involves the EPA’s phasing out of certain ozone-depleting substances (ODSs), including Class I and Class II controlled substances, which are predominantly chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) respectively. While Class I CFCs have been entirely phased out at this point, the EPA is still in the process of ceasing the production and importation of Class II HCFCs, most of which will be completely phased out by 2020.

Wondering how exactly this information affects you and your neighbors in the Greensboro, North Carolina area? Here’s a brief overview of what you need to know.

Your AC System May Use a Refrigerant That Will Soon be Phased Out

Until fairly recently, R-22 (an HCFC better known by its brand name, Freon®), was by and large the most commonly used refrigerant in air conditioning and refrigeration equipment. Freon is still used in many homes today, particularly those with air conditioning units that were manufactured prior to 2010, at which point the government officially mandated the discontinuation of the manufacturing of new Freon-powered AC systems.

The problem with Freon and all other HCFCs is that it releases harmful greenhouse gasses into the air when used, which plays a role in depleting earth’s ozone layer and has led the EPA and government to begin favoring a hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) known as R-410A instead (also more commonly referred to by its brand name, Puron®). R-410A is more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly than R-22, so it has dual benefits for you, the consumer, and our planet as a whole.

What This Shift from R-22 to R-410A Means for Homeowners Like You

Although R-22 refrigerant will continue to be available (until 2020) for homes that still use these types of systems, it becomes more and more expensive with each passing year as the phaseout progresses. It’s also important to note that once R-22 is completely phased out, you will not be able to replenish your R-22 system with R-410A refrigerant, as the two are not compatible. In other words, in order to replenish your system after 2020, you will need to have a system that runs on R-410A.

That said, if you find yourself needing to make even somewhat extensive repairs to your R-22 system at any point from here forward, it’s strongly recommended you forego the repairs and invest your money in a new, energy-efficient R-410A system instead. Not only will this ensure you’re prepared once the phaseout is complete in just a few more years, it will also allow you to reap the efficiency, performance and environmental benefits R-410A systems afford!

New, Energy-Efficient HVAC System Installations in Greensboro

If your HVAC unit is broken, inefficient, outdated or less-than-ideal in any other way, our team at Kay Heating and Air would be happy to install a new, energy-efficient, high-performance system that uses ozone-friendly refrigerants like R-410A. To learn more about our wide array of high-efficiency HVAC systems and services or to speak with one of our friendly technicians about whether repairing or replacing your unit is the best decision at this time, contact us online today! If you have any questions regarding the differences between R-22 and R-410A refrigerants, please do not hesitate to call us at 336-274-6323!

Is the Air in Your Home Safe to Breathe?

Is the air in your home safe to breathe? Most people fail to realize just how important their house’s indoor air quality (IAQ) is to their overall wellness. Indoor air pollutants and allergens can cause a number of health problems, especially for residents with asthma or allergies. Here are a few ways to help you breathe easier and keep your loved ones healthy.

Watch for Moisture

Mold and mildew are both common asthma triggers and allergenic compounds. Some varieties can be particularly damaging to even a healthy person’s lungs. Mold commonly grows in damp environments such as your kitchen, bathroom or inside the walls. The spores that are released help the fungus grow and spread throughout the home. The easiest way to reduce and remove mold or mildew is to keep your house dry. Invest in a dehumidifier to keep humidity down in problematic areas and don’t let condensation sit for too long.

Keep Pests Out

Rats, cockroaches and other rodents and insects are more than just unwanted pests; the waste they leave behind can cause health problems long after they’re gone. Roaches naturally carry a protein that is a common allergen as well as an asthmatic trigger. This can be especially problematic for indoor air quality if these pests get in your air ducts, as the contaminated air will then circulate throughout your home. Dust mites that live on carpet and furniture leave behind droppings and microscopic shell pieces that are similarly allergenic.

Vacuum and dust regularly to keep insect debris to a minimum. If you suspect pests have been in your ducts it’s also a good idea to have them professionally cleaned and sealed to prevent future incursions.

Monitor Indoor Gas Levels

Not all air pollutants are as easy to detect and handle. Carbon monoxide (CO) gas is often referred to as a “silent killer” due to the fact that it can so easily go undetected. Symptoms of exposure can vary depending on a person’s age, the levels of CO and the length of exposure. Extended periods of exposure to even low CO levels can lead to flu-like symptoms, while high levels can result in death. Carbon monoxide sensors are inexpensive pieces of equipment that you can likely find at your local hardware store. Similar to smoke detectors, the sensors will activate a siren when dangerous CO levels are detected.

Keep Your HVAC Maintained

The air in your home is filtered through your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. AC systems, in particular, contain powerful filters designed to remove pollutants from the air before it is spread throughout your home. It’s important to regularly maintain your HVAC system, replacing AC filters at least once every other month. Families with members who are allergic or asthmatic might consider replacing their AC filters on a monthly basis.

HVAC Services in Greensboro, NC

Kay Heating & Air Conditioning is committed to meeting the needs of our North Carolina HVAC customers. The safety of your family is a high priority for our company, which is why we’re committed to educating our clients on the importance of indoor air quality and how to improve it. We’re proud to offer heating and air conditioning repair, as well as installation services. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!