Your home’s indoor air quality should be pure and clean, creating a healthy and comfortable indoor environment. However, various harmful pollutants, contaminants, allergens, and microorganisms can gradually accumulate in your HVAC’s air filter, ducts, and vents, reducing the quality of air circulating throughout your home. Continue reading to identify three ways to improve your home’s indoor air quality.
Check/Change Your Air Filter
Your HVAC’s air filter is responsible for keeping your indoor air quality clean by trapping, preventing, and reducing the number of pollutants circulating through your home’s air vents. However, various pollutants, allergens, and microorganisms can accumulate over time in your HVAC’s air filter, directly impacting your home’s indoor air quality. This is why it’s recommended that you check your air filter at least once a month and change it every three months. The last thing anyone wants or needs is to inhale harmful pollutants as they circulate throughout the air. Regularly changing your air filter plays a significant role in creating and maintaining a fresher, cleaner, and healthier indoor environment. Changing your air filter is especially important for homeowners with respiratory issues, children, pets, or during allergy season. Your indoor air quality will significantly improve when you change your air filter regularly.
Check/Clean Your Air Ducts
Your air ducts are designed to circulate the air from your HVAC system throughout your home, maintaining its designated temperature. However, when your air ducts aren’t regularly inspected or cleaned, they can circulate pollutants through your home, harming your health, safety, and comfort levels. Dirty air ducts can cause energy bill increases, strange odors, pest infestations, and poor indoor air quality. If you’re experiencing any of those issues, you should contact an HVAC technician immediately to have your home’s air ducts cleaned before your HVAC system malfunctions or shuts down, resulting in costly repairs or replacements.
Check/Clean Your Air Vent
Air vents serve as access points to the air ducts running throughout your home, helping distribute air to and from your HVAC system. Homeowners often forget to check and clean their air vents regularly, but a dirty air vent can obstruct airflow in a room, reducing your home’s comfort levels and forcing your HVAC to work harder. Dirty air vents are also signs indicating that your air filter or air ducts are dirty and need to be cleaned. If you notice your air vents frequently accumulate debris after a cleaning, you should contact an HVAC technician to determine why.
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