Airborne allergens are infiltrating the air as springtime gets closer and ushers beautiful weather across Anthem, Nevada. Prepping your home for better indoor air quality this spring should be a top priority. There are lots of simple tips and tricks for improving indoor air quality, like changing the HVAC filter and using an air purification system.
Change the HVAC Filter
One of the most common reasons heating and cooling units quit working is because of a dirty filter. Once the filter clogs, it impedes airflow to the point that the system will overheat. This can result in expensive repair and replacement costs. It also worsens allergy and asthma symptoms by deteriorating the air quality in your home.
Change or clean the HVAC filter at least once a month. If you have indoor pets, check it once every 15 days to see if it has clogged with pet dander. Also check the positioning of the air filter. It should be secured tightly to the filter frame. If there are gaps, this allows unfiltered air to make its way into your heating and cooling system. As a result, it worsens indoor air quality.
Install an Air Purification System
Installing an air purification system is one of the smartest moves you can make to improve your home’s air quality. Give careful consideration to the purification system you install as many of them only capture particulate matter. To remove gas and chemicals from the air, you’ll need an air purifier that uses an activated carbon filter. Many of today’s newer air purifiers can kill even the smallest of pathogens, including:
- Animal dander
- Other pollutants
You have two basic options to choose from when installing an air purification system. You can install a portable version or a built-in air purifier. A built-in air purifier connects directly to the HVAC systems and provides whole-home air filtration. Only certain air purifiers will be compatible with your HVAC system. Therefore, it’s important to consult with a professional before proceeding with an installation.
Do you want to have your home assessed for various indoor air quality solutions? Contact Johnny On The Spot at (725) 977-9461.
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