Most people spend more of their time indoors than outdoors, especially during the long, hot summers in Las Vegas, NV. You might be dismayed to learn that your home’s air could be up to 100 times more polluted than the city’s outdoor air. Fortunately, duct cleaning and other indoor air quality solutions clean and freshen your air, making your home a healthier place to live.

Schedule Duct Cleaning

With each cycle of your air conditioning system, air passes through the ducts. Little gaps or damaged seals allow dust, dirt and other debris to get inside. These particles then enter your living spaces. Professional duct cleaning removes the buildup, helping you breathe more easily. Schedule duct cleaning every two to five years.

Use an Air Purifier

Air purifiers use UV-C, electrostatic or ozone technology to deactivate microbial, bacteria and viruses. They also help neutralize odors. For the best results, use a whole-home air purifier. These products work with your air conditioning system. They sanitize your home’s air 24/7 and reduce the amount of allergens and germs in it. As a result, they help you feel better and lower your chance of getting sick.

Upgrade Air Filters

Finally, consider upgrading your HVAC filter to a high-efficiency filter. Air filters use a rating system called MERV, or minimum efficiency reported value. Choose the highest-rated MERV filter that works with your air conditioning system. The higher the MERV rating, the more tiny particles the filter traps. These filters trap dust, pet dander, pollen, bacteria and viruses. Replace the filter every one to two months. If your home has carpeting, upgrade your vacuum to a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter.

Cleaner and fresher indoor air makes your home more comfortable and pleasant. By removing more of the particles from your home’s air, you’ll breathe easier and get sick less often. To learn more about duct cleaning and other indoor air quality solutions for your home, call Johnny On The Spot today.

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