Give the Gift of A/C

Merry Christmas everyone; over the next few days brace yourself for some excitement and frenzy that comes along with the Christmas season. This is the time when indelible memories are made with family and friends; memories that are treasured for a lifetime. However to make these memories it all goes down with what presents you have in store for your loved ones. Re-invent your festive season this year by giving your loved ones a gift of a new air conditioning unit.

Why a new air conditioning unit will put a smile on his or her face

We all want to make our loved ones feel special. During Christmas, one tends to spend a lot of money trying to figure out what is the best gift. At the end of the day, one may end up buying either a wrong gift or an expensive one. However, this festive season you can avoid that by getting a new air conditioner. Here are a few reasons why;

Winter can get crazy in Phoenix especially in the nights and the mornings. In such bone-chilling conditions, there is nothing as fulfilling as a new heat system. A new heat system will not only make the house warmer but also make the festive season much more enjoyable.

A new heating system will save more energy for your loved one. Probably your loved one has been struggling with energy bills all year long. If such is the case, you have the opportunity to solve the energy problem. With a new heating system, you can be sure of maximum energy saving capabilities. This will mean reduced energy cost. What better way to but a smile on his/her face?

It’s the healthier option; old heating systems are victims of dust and dirt buildup. When dust builds up, it contaminates the air in the room leading to respiratory diseases such as asthma and allergies. With a new heating system, your loved one can enjoy a healthier lifestyle.

Reduced repair cost; save your loved one the trouble of recurrent repair cost by getting them a new air conditioning unit for Christmas. A new air conditioning unit will need fewer repairs and save more money for them in the long run.

With only days to go until Christmas, it is just the right time to select the perfect present for your loved one. Make a statement this year by getting a new air conditioning unit for a present.

Clean Your A/C Condenser Unit

How to Keep Your A/C Unit Running Efficiently

Chances are if you’ve neglected a spring checkup, your air conditioner isn’t cooling nearly as well as it could. A year’s worth of dirt and debris clogging the cooling fins, a low coolant level, a dirty blower fan filter and a number of other simple problems can significantly reduce the efficiency of your air conditioner and wear it out faster.

We’ll show you how to clean the outdoor unit (called the condenser) and the accessible parts of the indoor unit (called the evaporator). All the steps are simple and straightforward and will take you only a few hours total. If you feel this job is better suited for a professional call Morehart Air and Heating 623-566-0005.

You may have a different type of air conditioner or a unit mounted horizontally in the attic. However, you can still carry out most maintenance procedures we show here, because each system will have a condenser outside and an evaporator inside.

Steps:

  1. Clean the condenser – Begin by shutting off the electrical power to the unit. Normally you’ll find a shutoff nearby. It may be a switch in a box, a pull lever or a fuse block that you pull out.
  2. Vacuum the fins clean with a soft brush. On many units you’ll have to unscrew and lift off a metal box to get at them. Check your owner’s manual for directions and lift off the box carefully to avoid bumping the fins. Occasionally you’ll find fins that have been bent. You can buy a special set of fin combs to straighten them.
  3. Unscrew the fan to gain access to the interior of the condenser.
  4. After you hose off the fins, check the fan motor for lubrication ports. Most newer motors have sealed bearings and can’t be lubricated. Check your owner’s manual to be sure. If you find ports, add five drops of electric motor oil. Don’t use penetrating oil or all-purpose oil.
  5. Clean the indoor unit – The evaporator usually sits in an inaccessible spot inside a metal duct downstream from the blower. If you can get to it, gently vacuum its fins with a soft brush as you did with the condenser. However, the best way to keep it clean is to keep the air stream from the blower clean.
    Begin by turning off the power to the furnace or blower. Usually you’ll find a simple toggle switch nearby in a metal box, otherwise turn the power off at the main panel. If you have trouble opening the blower unit or finding the filter, check your owner’s manual for help. The manual will also list the filter type, but if it’s your first time, take the old one with you when buying a new one to make sure you get the right size. Be sure to keep the power to the blower off whenever you remove the filter. Otherwise you’ll blow dust into the evaporator fins.
  6. The evaporator fins dehumidify the air as they cool it, so you’ll find a tube to drain the condensation. The water collects in a pan and drains out the side. Most tubes are flexible plastic and are easy to pull off and clean. But if they’re rigid plastic, you’ll probably have to unscrew or cut off with a saw to check. Reapply glue to the rigid tubes using a coupling, or replace them with flexible plastic tubes.

We here at Morehart Air and Heating like to provide our customers with as much knowledge as possible when it comes to your heating and cooling units. If you would like to clean your system yourself the tips are here. If you feel a professional is better suited we are waiting for your call. Here to help….Always.

The Most Common A/C Repairs

Since their development, modern air conditioning units are efficient and relatively trouble-free. Like other major appliances, the equipment can experience mechanical or electrical problems. This article provides an overview of some of the most common A/C issues that can occur with a central HVAC system. Phoenix AZ homeowners can troubleshoot their systems to identify potential reasons for performance issues. While homeowners can resolve some of these problems, others require the an experienced air and heating contractor.

The Unit Isn’t Turning On

A cooling system may fail to operate at the beginning of the cooling season. The unit will not come on if the thermostat is defective or set improperly. Another potential issue may be that your unit is not receiving electrical power.

Double Check Your Thermostat

Verify that your thermostat is set to cool your home. Some systems have a built-in timer that delays the activation of the equipment. Wait several minutes for the timer to complete its cycle, and adjust the thermostat several degrees below the temperature inside your home. If the thermostat requires calibration, contact Morehart Air and Heating for help.

Check the Power

You should also verify that your unit is receiving power. Locate your main fuse panel, and determine whether the fuse or circuit breaker for the equipment has blown or tripped. Replace a blown fuse with one that has the same amperage, or reset the circuit breaker. Some units have a breaker panel located near the outside unit. Verify that the breaker inside this electrical box is on or the quick disconnect is inserted properly. If the system continues to have electrical problems, you need the assistance of an experienced ac repair technician.

The Unit Blows Warm Air

One possible reason that HVAC systems blow warm air is dirty filters. The system is producing cold air but it cannot flow through the ductwork. Clean air filters protect your equipment and help it perform properly. HVAC systems work harder as the outside temperatures approach triple digits and may not cool as effectively as you desire. You should also verify that the outside unit is running. If the outdoor unit is on, ensure that leaves and other debris are not obstructing the airflow. An air conditioner that blows warm air can be a sign of insufficient refrigerant. Only licensed air conditioning repair technicians can replenish HVAC coolant.

The Unit Cycles Frequently or Will Not Turn Off

An improperly sized air conditioner will cycle on and off frequently if it is too large for your home. The system will quickly reach the setting on your thermostat and signal the equipment to cycle off. When the temperature drops below the setting on the thermostat, the unit will come on again. Rapid cycling can also occur when an air register is blowing cool air directly on the thermostat.

Several issues can cause a unit to run continuously. The equipment could be too small to cool the volume of air contained in your home. Another potential problem is that the inside unit turns off but the outside fan continues to run. Turn the thermostat fan switch to the “Off” position. If the fan is still running, you should stop power from flowing to the system. To perform this task, it may be necessary to turn off the circuit breaker supplying the equipment. Low refrigerant levels and faulty relay switches can cause a HVAC to run continually. An experienced HVAC technician can correct these problems.

Clogged Condensation Line

The inside component of an AC system sits inside of a drip pan, which is designed to collect water if the unit’s condensation drain line becomes clogged. This problem can occur when insects build their nest inside the drain line. If water is visible in the pan, you can blow compressed air inside the pipe to remove the obstruction. Prepare a solution that consists of a 50-50 ratio of bleach and water, and pour it into the drainpipe to eliminate mold and mildew. Clearing the clogged drain line may require the assistance of an air conditioning repair technician.

Regular air conditioning maintenance services can prevent most HVAC performance issues. Our friendly and knowledgeable technicians here at Morehart Air and Heating can perform seasonal tune-ups on your system. Routine care and maintenance prevents common HVAC problems from becoming major repair expenses. Our team can identify and correct issues that prevent your equipment from performing as designed. Contact our office to schedule a service 623-566-0005.

In Phoenix You Need a Reliable Air Conditioner

With average high temperatures exceeding 100 degrees during the summer months, Phoenix residents can’t afford to be without a reliable air conditioner in the summer. As anyone who has lived here for more than a few months knows, Phoenix has some of the warmest year-round weather conditions in the country. Even the late spring and early fall see average daily highs nearly the triple digits. Whether you are trying to cool your home, business, vacation or rental property, the professional staff at Morehart Air and Heating is here to help.

All HVAC Contractors Are Not Created Equal

When your air conditioner breaks down on a 105-degree summer day, it’s tempting to call the first cooling contractor you find in the phone book or online. However, it’s worth your time and money to make sure that you are dealing with the best air conditioning contractors in Phoenix. At our company, we work hard to earn and keep your trust. One way we achieve this is by maintaining a perfect A+ rating with the Arizona Better Business Bureau. Additionally, we only hire service technicians with several years of experience in the industry. Every employee is screened thoroughly to ensure your safety.

Our Air Conditioning Services

Morehart Air and Heating offers a complete range of air conditioning services to help you stay comfortable during a Phoenix summer. These include:

A/C Repairs

Our skilled service technicians have the tools, skills, and experience necessary to work on all makes and models of air conditioners. Some of the most common repair issues we see include air conditioners that freeze over, blow warm air, make loud and sudden noises, and take too long to cool your home or business adequately. You may schedule a repair appointment during regular business hours or contact us for emergency service 24 hours a day.

A/C Installation

The decision to purchase a new air conditioner is a big one for most families. It must be the right size for the building structure, meet your budget, offer superior cooling, and be energy efficient. Our air conditioning contractors in Phoenix work with you closely to make sure you select the correct unit for your needs. We then carefully install it and instruct you on its proper operation.

Preventive Maintenance

We recommend scheduling a preventive maintenance appointment for your air conditioner now before it faces the heavy demands of summer. The technicians at Morehart Air and Heating use a comprehensive checklist to make sure that all components of your unit are functioning at maximum efficiency. Another benefit of regular seasonal maintenance is that it allows us to diagnose and correct minor problems early.

As a family-owned company in business for over 6 years, we stand behind all of our work. Call us today to schedule service 623-566-0005

What Each Component of an A/C Unit Does

Understanding how your cooling system within your home works will not only help when talking with an HVAC tech, but also helps you understand the importance of having your A/C system inspected and maintained each year to keep it running efficiently.

The technology behind cooling the most occupied rooms in our home is ingenious and simple. It’s based on using a chemical refrigerant, which easily converts from gas to liquid, to transfer heat out of your home. An air conditioner cycles the refrigerant through its system, removing heat with each cycle, until your home has reached the desired temperature.

We all know how important A/C is to our survival during the hot Phoenix AZ summers but most of us never stop to think what each main component of our units are and what each ones does. Having a better understanding of them will help you trouble shoot any future issues or at least make an air and heating tech’s explanation not seem so foreign should you have to call one out to the house.

Here are the components:

Condenser – The condenser houses several parts. It is found outside the house when it used in a central air conditioning system. You need to place it in a cool, shaded location. If the condenser were to be placed in a warm location, the machinery would have to work harder and your energy costs rise.

Air Compressor – The air compressor consists of a motor that pumps the refrigerant gas from the components inside the building into the compressor outside. This is where the gas is condensed. As the pressure rises, so does the temperature. The refrigerant gas is sent into the condensing coil.

Condensing Coil – The condensing coil allows the gas to expand and cool. Excess heat is removed by a fan that blows air across the coils to the outdoors. The cool refrigerant continues to move through the coils.

Fan – The fan is a very important aspect of the air conditioning system. Without it, the coolant would stay warm and the building would never cool. If you are having problems with your air conditioner, this is one of the first components you should check.

Belts – The motor belts should be checked regularly. If they become loose, the motor will not work as effectively and it will take longer to cool the building. The belts should always be replaced if they are frayed or cracked.

Filters – Without filters, outdoor allergens can easily pollute your home. This will cause added stress to any allergy sufferers. Filters also help reduce a home’s humidity, reducing the viability of any mold spores, making your home healthier. All the filters should be changed periodically. They also need to be cleaned. This prevents dust from collecting on the evaporator coil and encourages more energy consumption.

Thermostat – Another important element is the thermostat. This allows you to choose how cool you want your house. Setting it at a higher temperature will save you more money than setting it at a very low temperature. Be sure your thermostat also shows you the indoor temperature. This will help you asses any possible problems. You will know if it is taking to long for your house to cool down, if it becomes to cool or if it doesn’t become cool enough.

When it comes to air conditioning Morehart Air and Heating is your go to company. We have the experience and trust of our customers to get the job done right while providing the best customer experience possible. If you need a hand with your cooling system or want to schedule routine service please call our office at 623-566-0005 or visit us online.

Why AC Service is Important in Phoenix AZ

Phoenix Arizona is Hot During the Summer

Having an air conditioning system for your home in Phoenix AZ is a must. On any given day during our summers temperatures can reach 115 degrees. Can you imagine coming home from work, it’s 115 degrees out and you walk into your home and it’s almost 95 degrees inside? That would be awful!!! That’s why it’s so important to keep on top of your air and heating maintenance each year, and when needed, having ac repairs completed.

Air Conditioning Maintenance

Morehart Air and Heating knows how important having annual maintenance done to your air conditioning unit. Most of us generally ignore our unit the majority of the time, not realizing that you need to have annual maintenance done on your unit. Each Spring we know that it’s time to have our cooling system checked and yet we brush it aside. When the unit breaks down, we then realize “I should have had my air conditioning system serviced.” Prevention is ALWAYS cheaper and more cost effective in the long run.

AC Repair in Phoenix

Our HVAC technicians are experts in all your air conditioner repair needs in Phoenix, Arizona. Our professionally trained techs can help with air conditioner repair for all brands of air conditioning equipment. We have years of experience helping with all different types of air conditioner repair needs. When our techs are at your home or office they will tell you if there’s a part of your cooling system that is starting to go or if it should be replaced as soon as possible. Putting part replacement off can lead to bigger repairs down the road, not to mention breakdowns within a couple weeks. During our summers take care of all ac repairs and make sure you’re having ac service annually. Call Us Now to schedule service 623-566-0005!


Contact Arizona’s Air Conditioning & Heating Experts

Contact us at Morehart Air and Heating by calling 623-566-0005. We will be happy to review the details of our services and programs and schedule a time for one of our heating and air conditioning repair experts to come to your home or business. You can also reach us with any questions that you may about HVAC services and air conditioning replacement in Phoenix by submitting an email through our contact page.

Addressing Home Air Quality Concerns

Nasal allergies affect some 50 million Americans each year, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Making sure your indoor living environment is free of dust, mold and bacteria is one way to keep your allergy sniffles away this spring. Josh Morehart, president of Morehart Air Conditioning & Heating, offers a few home air quality tips for the coming spring season.

Air Filter Basics

For years, Morehart has told customers to use the electric bill as a monthly reminder to change the home air filter. However, the type of filter used could be a major factor in the life span of your furnace or heat exchanger as well as the overall air quality in your home.

Filters that claim to only need changing every three months can be hard on furnace motors, constricting air and the system’s ability to circulate air throughout the home. “These filters are good, but they’re almost too good,” he adds. Morehart suggest a high-quality pleated 30-day filter. Glasfloss is one brand he trusts.

Morehart also tells customers to evaluate a filter’s MERV (Minimal Efficiency Reporting Value) rating, which is an indicator of the size of the holes in the filter that allow particles to pass through. Rated from one to 16, the higher the rating the smaller the holes and the fewer the number of particles and airborne contaminants there are that can pass through the filter. However, a very high rating can still restrict adequate airflow to your heating and cooling system. That’s why adequate MERV ratings for home use range between seven and 12, while surgery centers and hospitals with higher powered systems are more likely to use ratings between 13 and 16.

Homeowners can also opt for quality electrostatic filter products that come with a lifetime guarantee and can be cleaned each month for re-use.

Air Filtration and UV Light Systems

From HEPA filtration to air-ionization products, the market is abuzz with air filtration systems, many of which claim major reductions in dust, dander, mold and bacteria in your home. Morehart recommends the Air Scrubber Plus system, a technology developed in cooperation with NASA for use on the International Space Station. It uses germicidal UV light along with a unique catalytic process to create oxygen and hydrogen molecules that actually clean the environment, including hard surfaces.

There are other UV light air purifying systems offered by major brands like Honeywell, Morehart added, that can be beneficial, too. UV purifiers must be installed near the coil inside a furnace or heat exchanger and shine directly on the downstream (cool) side of it in order to eliminate bacteria, dust and mold before it enters your ducts.

“With condensation naturally occurring in coils, it’s an ideal place for bacteria and mold to grow, so the UV systems can be very helpful,” he added.

Duct Cleaning Done Right

If you live near an open desert area, keep doors and windows closed as much as possible to keep dust and allergens down, Morehart adds. He also says small dust streaks on vents can be a tip-off that it’s time for a duct cleaning.

Unfortunately, the duct cleaning industry is rife with unscrupulous service providers. Poor service starts by cutting corners and it’s not uncommon for some duct cleaners to skip removing some air vents. Also, ask about equipment, the HVAC pro noted. Morehart uses a roto-brush system that literally walks the ducts with a camera mounted to it. He also uses a medical grade sporicide.

“This is something that should take two guys two to three hours to do,” he added. “If it’s done right, you really only need it cleaned every three to five years.”
This story is provided and presented by our sponsor.

Contact Morehart’s Team

Morehart Air Conditioning & Heating enjoys an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. To learn more about energy efficiency solutions, air quality, and AC and heating system safety for your home call 623-566-0005 or visit our indoor air quality page.

HVAC for Auto Dealerships in Phoenix

So you say you don’t see the connection between professional HVAC services and auto dealerships in Phoenix, Arizona? It’s not much of a stretch to say that there’s a fairly strong association between the two, or at least there should be, because all those hot Phoenix days keep area residents scurrying indoors to find relief from the blazing heat outside.

The Temps in the Showroom Should Be Comfortable

When residents are out shopping for a new or used vehicle, they probably won’t stay for too long at a showroom which lacks adequately conditioned air, providing cool and de-humidified surroundings. An auto dealership which doesn’t have proper Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) service could have the best vehicles on the market on-site, but if the air quality isn’t up to snuff and makes customers uncomfortable, they might well take their business elsewhere.

Here are some of the reasons why Morehart Air Conditioning and Heating service is needed at your auto dealership in Phoenix, AZ.

High-Quality HVAC Benefits for Phoenix Auto Dealerships

In Phoenix, as in many other parts of the country, auto dealerships can get to be very busy places of business, especially at certain times of the year. With so many people on the premises at any given time, including customers and employees, heating and cooling systems are under greater stress to keep indoor air quality breathable and comfortable for all. Unless your dealership HVAC system is being regularly serviced and maintained, those moments of greater stress become the likeliest times for a failure.

With so many potential customers and your own employees constantly going back and forth between the outside lots and indoor show areas, it’s always a lot harder for an HVAC system to keep that air cool and refreshing. Yet, this summer traffic pattern between outside and inside, makes it even more crucial that there’s a comfortable setting indoors, where business can be conducted at a natural and relaxed pace.

Most auto dealerships include at least one very large room for the display of new models, and where a number of dealer offices can be maintained to service customers. These large rooms are particularly difficult for a cooling system to handle, because there is so much air space which requires conditioning. That often means that the air conditioning will be running non-stop, and that kind of operation only increases the likelihood of mechanical failure – unless it is being professionally maintained.

Sometimes, despite everyone’s best efforts, breakdowns will still occur to HVAC equipment, especially in cases where that equipment is getting on the older side, when things are more likely to wear out. When that happens, it’s great to have the peace of mind provided by having a reliable and trusted HVAC contractor available to your dealership, so repairs can be dealt with swiftly and effectively – before you start losing customers.

Quality Products, Quality Installation, Quality Service

In short, it just plain makes great sense to have an ongoing relationship with a reputable HVAC contractor, whom you can count on for the installation of top-notch products, completely professional servicing, and a professional attitude about doing them all. That’s why Morehart Air Conditioning and Heating is one of the best choices you can make for your auto dealership.

When you need a new air conditioning unit installed, you can rely on it being sized correctly for your dealership environment, that it will have the correct SEER rating for efficiency of operation, and that it will be maintained up to and beyond the manufacturer’s specifications, so that optimal performance can be expected at all times.

Your HVAC equipment is one critical component of your auto dealership’s success, and it just might be the one which separates your business from everyone else’s. Don’t take chances with your indoor air quality – contact Morehart Air Conditioning and Heating.

Stay Cool During Excessive Phoenix Heat

If you are a resident in the Valley of the Sun then you know what time of year it is. It is time for the news, the radio, and pretty much everyone under the sun to talk about just how hot it is outside. As the summer bears down on us so do the Heat Warnings that are caused by the insanely high temperatures. Heat warnings occur when temperatures outside are far too high for normal outdoor activity to proceed when this happens. In schools, students are not even allowed to go outside for recess because they are at risk of heat exhaustion.

During days where heat warnings are in effect it is imperative that you stay indoors with air conditioning in order to lower risk of exposure to these extreme temperatures. Everyone who is exposed to these temperatures are highly encouraged to stay hydrated. It is easy to become dehydrated when it is extremely hot outside because your body is having a more difficult time keeping your internal body temperature cool. By staying hydrated your internal body is able to stay cool. If you stop sweating, become lightheaded, or suffer any of heat related illness symptoms immediately get into a cool area and consume water in at a steady pace. If you do not recuperate seek medical help, heat related illnesses are deadly.

People who have broken down air conditioners, or no air conditioners at all are at high risk for heat illnesses during heat warnings. Without an air conditioner that is running properly, or at all, mayhem for your indoor housing temperature may occur. If you happen to contract a heat related illness and are not able to cool down the consequences can be excruciating.

If it has been awhile since your last A/C service check up it’s time to call Morehart Air and Heating for a tune up. With temperatures skyrocketing to record highs waiting to check on your air conditioning unit(s) can be extremely dangerous to you, your family’s, and your pet’s health. Morehart Air and Heating will fix up your air conditioner and get your home nice and cool again.

If your air conditioning does break down here are some family fun things you can do to beat the heat while your air conditioner is repaired:

  • Go to the movies
  • Enjoy frozen Yogurt, Ice Cream, or shaved ice
  • Visit the children’s or science museum
  • Go ice skating
  • Visit Legoland Discovery Center Arizona
  • Explore the Challenger Space Center
  • Discover the Sea Life Aquarium
  • Climb into some fun at an indoor rock climbing gym
  • Check out The Baked Bear ice cream parlor
  • Jump your way into fun at an indoor trampoline gym
  • Enjoy an air conditioned Diamondbacks games (look out for their deals on weekday tickets!)
  • Browse your local library
  • Skate your way past the heat at a roller rink
  • Check out a bowling Alley

Morehart Air conditioning and Heating
Phone number:(623) 566-0005
Website:https://morehartac.com/

Spring Time is for Air Filters and Eliminating Allergens

Nasal allergies affect some 50 million Americans each year, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Making sure your indoor living environment is free of dust, mold and bacteria is one way to keep your allergy sniffles away this spring. Josh Morehart, president of Morehart Air Conditioning & Heating, offers a few home air quality tips for the coming spring season.

Air filter basics

For years, Morehart has told customers to use the electric bill as a monthly reminder to change the home air filter. However, the type of filter used could be a major factor in the life span of your furnace or heat exchanger as well as the overall air quality in your home.

Filters that claim to only need changing every three months can be hard on furnace motors, constricting air and the system’s ability to circulate air throughout the home. “These filters are good, but they’re almost too good,” he adds. Morehart suggest a high-quality pleated 30-day filter. Glasfloss is one brand he trusts.

Morehart also tells customers to evaluate a filter’s MERV (Minimal Efficiency Reporting Value) rating, which is an indicator of the size of the holes in the filter that allow particles to pass through. Rated from one to 16, the higher the rating the smaller the holes and the fewer the number of particles and airborne contaminants there are that can pass through the filter. However, a very high rating can still restrict adequate airflow to your heating and cooling system. That’s why adequate MERV ratings for home use range between seven and 12, while surgery centers and hospitals with higher powered systems are more likely to use ratings between 13 and 16.

Homeowners can also opt for quality electrostatic filter products that come with a lifetime guarantee and can be cleaned each month for re-use.

Air filtration and UV light systems

From HEPA filtration to air-ionization products, the market is abuzz with air filtration systems, many of which claim major reductions in dust, dander, mold and bacteria in your home. Morehart recommends the Air Scrubber Plus system, a technology developed in cooperation with NASA for use on the International Space Station. It uses germicidal UV light along with a unique catalytic process to create oxygen and hydrogen molecules that actually clean the environment, including hard surfaces.

There are other UV light air purifying systems offered by major brands like Honeywell, Morehart added, that can be beneficial, too. UV purifiers must be installed near the coil inside a furnace or heat exchanger and shine directly on the downstream (cool) side of it in order to eliminate bacteria, dust and mold before it enters your ducts.

“With condensation naturally occurring in coils, it’s an ideal place for bacteria and mold to grow, so the UV systems can be very helpful,” he added.

Duct cleaning done right

If you live near an open desert area, keep doors and windows closed as much as possible to keep dust and allergens down, Morehart adds. He also says small dust streaks on vents can be a tip off that it’s time for a duct cleaning.

Unfortunately, the duct cleaning industry is rife with unscrupulous service providers. Poor service starts by cutting corners and it’s not uncommon for some duct cleaners to skip removing some air vents. Also, ask about equipment, the HVAC pro noted. Morehart uses a roto-brush system that literally walks the ducts with a camera mounted to it. He also uses a medical grade sporicide.

“This is something that should take two guys two to three hours to do,” he added. “If it’s done right, you really only need it cleaned every three to five years.” Morehart Air Conditioning & Heating enjoys an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. To learn more about energy efficiency solutions, air quality, and AC and heating system safety for your home, visit us online or call 623-566-0005.