Did you know that our indoor air could put our health at risk? The mold and mildew that grow on the walls, the use of tough household cleaners, and even dust can cause dizziness, nausea, headaches, and respiratory problems. Below is a rundown of tips you can follow to improve your indoor air quality.
Change your air filter regularly.
Changing the air filter periodically can have a significant impact most especially to those who suffer from allergy symptoms. For a rule of thumb, you should replace your air filter every month. If you’re still using the standard air filter type, you might want to upgrade to a higher efficient model. More efficient filters don’t only trap large particles such as pet hair and dust, but they can also trap pet dander and pollens.
Another trick when it comes to improving your indoor air quality is to ventilate frequently. When the outside weather gives you a comfortable feeling, then you can open the windows. Clean and fresh air helps prevent the accumulation of indoor air pollutants. You can also consider cleaning the blower of your small exhaust fans in bathrooms and kitchen, too.
Clean the ducts and air vents.
The dust and other specs of dirt trapped inside your ventilation systems move seamlessly from one room to another as air passes through the ductwork. This can aggravate asthma and allergies. Luckily, you can improve your indoor air quality by simply cleaning the ducts and air vents. Getting the job done before the heating season sets in keeps your systems working more efficiently and saves you money on your energy bill.
Eliminate sources of moisture.
Most molds, bacteria, and spores need high amount of moisture in order for them to reproduce. Eliminate their breeding grounds by means of repairing minor plumbing leaks, sealing all tile grout every year, and keeping the floor coverings near the sources of moisture watertight. Check for window, roof, sliding, and flashing leaks as well.
Use UV Lamps.
Ultraviolet Lamps or UV Lamps need professional installation by a certified HVAC contractor. While UV lamps don’t kill bacteria from your indoor air, they are highly efficient when it comes to eliminating dangerous microorganisms such as bacteria and airborne viruses.
Consider duct cleaning.
Ridding off the dust via thorough cleaning can benefit your indoor air. Just in case you’re not aware, there’s way more dust inside an average home than in the outdoor air. Every time your heating system runs, it blasts dust, pollen, and other harmful contaminants into the air when your ducts are dirty.
Spencer can help.
Spencer Air Conditioning and Heating offers a wide range of services including annual inspection and tune-up of your heating unit. Prepare for autumn’s heating season by calling Spencer at 972.446.COOL (2665). We will be more than willing to provide you with quality services that are beyond your expectations. Our team of experts can easily diagnose your HVAC problems and perform immediate work to make your home more comfortable.