You’re likely aware that the air you breathe inside your home isn’t exactly pristine.
However, your indoor air quality is nothing to ignore. The buildup of dust, dander and household chemicals can take their toll on your health, resulting in symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, and sinus congestion.
Here’s how to improve your indoor air quality, and feel healthier as a result.
Replace Your Air Filters
The filter in your central air unit plays an important role in your indoor air quality. It screens out dust, debris, and other contaminants before they reach your air vents. When the screen becomes clogged, your HVAC system will strain to push air through it, spiking your electricity bill. Plus, a clogged filter can pollute your air in a hurry.
Set a reminder on your smartphone to replace your air filter every 30 to 90 days.
Not just any replacement filter will do. Pay close attention to the MERV rating.
Install a Whole-house Ventilation System
Today’s energy-efficient homes are so tightly constructed that they don’t allow homes to “breathe,” so to speak. This is mainly a good thing because it keeps costly conditioned air inside where it belongs. However, it also allows airborne contaminants to build up. Whole-house ventilation solves this by bringing in fresh air from outside and exhausting the bad.
Of course, you can always open a window, but if you’re running your AC your home will lose a tremendous amount of energy. Whole-house ventilation works in tandem with your central air unit to bring in fresh air without losing any conditioned air to the outdoors.
Invest in Modern Air Cleaning Technology
UV lights zap disease-causing microbes like viruses, bacteria and mold. And air filtration systems use special filters to capture circulating particles including allergens like pet dander, pollen and dust mites.
Have Your Air Ducts Cleaned
Your HVAC system recirculates the air in your up to seven times a day. Over time, dust, debris, and other pollutants settle in your ducts. If you suffer from allergies, you’ll be particularly sensitive to dirty ducts. However, everyone can benefit from a professional duct cleaning twice a year.
Bottom line: The clean air professionals at Superior Air Repair can ensure that your indoor air is as healthy as possible. To schedule an appointment, call (979) 472-3267.