Breathing quality indoor air is critical to maintaining good health. Most Americans spend a large amount of their time being indoors at home or their office. Poor indoor air quality can cause allergies, eye irritation, headaches and fatigue. Here are some solutions to keeping healthy by having good indoor air quality in your home.
- Change Air Filters
Changing your HVAC air filters regularly helps to provide healthier indoor air quality that is free of dust, pollen, allergens and other contaminants. Clogged air filters are also the number one cause of HVAC system failure.
- Keep Your Ventilation System Clean
Clogged vents in your heating and cooling system are struggling to supply your home with air. Having your vents properly cleaned will decrease the distribution of dust through your home and prevent health hazards especially for people with asthma or allergies.
- Turn On Your Furnace Blower
Turning your furnace blower on will circulate the air in your home which can help to keep the temperature even throughout your entire house. This can be especially helpful if you own a two story home that becomes uncomfortably warm on the upper level in the summer. This can also extend the life of your motor by preventing multiple stops and starts that are hard on the system.
- Have Air Ducts Cleaned
Air ducts that are clogged with excessive amounts of debris, dust, pollen and particles can be released into your home through your supply registers. This may lead to health concerns such as potential allergic reactions. Having your air ducts cleaned by a professional service provider who follows proper duct cleaning procedures is essential. An inadequately trained provider can potentially release more dust, dirt and contaminants into the air or damage your heating and cooling system.
- Install a Whole Home Air Purification System
Whole home air purification systems can remove germs and bacteria, airborne particles and chemical odors and vapors. As a result you will have clean, odor-free air disbursed throughout your home. Purifiers can also eliminate and prevent mold and other grime from growing on your system.
- Schedule HVAC Seasonal Maintenance
Seasonal HVAC service can extend the life of your system by keeping it running at peak operating condition. By keeping your system clean and well lubricated there are less frequent repairs and replacement costs involved and you make it easier for the equipment to do its’ job while you enjoy the continual year round comfort of your home.
Most people realize the potential health risks for outdoor air pollution, but the impact that indoor air pollutants can have on our health can be even more concerning as we spend the majority of our time indoors. Following these six solutions to create optimal indoor air quality in your home will significantly reduce the risks of indoor air pollutants and give you and your family a sense of health and well being. Also, call the experts at Nelson Comfort if you have any additional questions.