If you continue to breathe in stale air for long periods, your health is bound to take a hit eventually. Airborne impurities make you more prone to getting sick, put you in a bad mood, and diminish your comfort. Here’s how to improve your home’s indoor air quality.
Have Ducts Professionally Cleaned
The ductwork for your central air system can harbor contaminants, such as dust, debris, and even mold and mildew. When you turn on your HVAC system, these irritants circulate throughout your home. While everyone is at risk of experiencing respiratory problems, allergy and asthma sufferers are even more vulnerable. This is why experts recommended having your ducts professionally cleaned every year.
Invest in a UV Air Scrubber
A UV air scrubber neutralizes airborne viruses and pollutants as they pass through your ducts, helping prevent illnesses such as the flu.
Regular House Cleaning
A clean home is a healthier home. Make housekeeping a big priority. Regularly vacuuming your floors and dusting can make a big difference. Don’t forget to wash your rugs.
Ventilate the Interior
During the wintertime, colder temperatures cause people to spend more time indoors. Unfortunately, the stagnant air creates more toxic living conditions. To cycle in fresh outdoor, be sure to open your doors and windows for at least five minutes a day. When cooking, crack the kitchen window to allow the fumes to escape.
Change Your HVAC System’s Air Filter
A well-maintained HVAC system will drastically improve indoor air quality. However, you must remember to change its filter every 30 to 90 days.
Pay careful attention to the filter’s MERV rating. This plays a large role in the performance of your HVAC system and indoor air quality.
Wash Your Bedding
Research shows that dust mites significantly contribute to poor air quality. These tiny insects often hide underneath your bedsheets. To make dust mites less of a problem, wash your bedding in hot water weekly.
For better indoor air quality, contact Tom’s Mechanical at (972) 388-3669.