How healthy is the air quality in your home? In most homes it’s not so great. From pollen to pet dander, there’s a variety of pesky pollutants that can conquer the air in your home. That’s why here at American Comfort Experts we want to provide you with not only the best services possible, so you can live in a comfortable, healthy home but with some tips to keep you and your air quality healthy!
Vacuum Regularly to Reduce Dirt and Dust Mites
Studies show that regular dusting and vacuuming on a weekly basis can significantly reduce the harmful allergens, dust and mites that pollute your home and lungs. Indoor air pollution has become a leading source of environmental pollution. In fact, the United States EPA has ranked indoor air pollution among the top 5 environmental dangers.
So, break out the vacuum on a regular basis and you may notice a difference in those pesky allergies you may be experiencing. You may not be able to totally eliminate them, but this is the first of many steps to a world of difference in your air quality.
Use a Whole Air Home Purification System
The air inside your home is essential for more than comfort, it’s essential for life. For those that suffer with asthma and allergies, they know that sometimes it can be hard to be comfortable in their home when these allergens start to build up. Luckily air purification systems can help!
At American Comfort Experts, we offer Aprilaire Air Purifiers. Just like dirty water, dirty air can pose significant health risks. Whole-home air purification, like Aprilaire, can help protect your family’s health from harmful particles like allergens, mold spores, dust mites and viruses. The system does this by trapping damaging particles to reduce mold, bacteria, pollen, asthma, and allergy triggers, pet dander and viruses. Give ACE a call if you have more questions or want to schedule your appointment today!
Change Your Air Filters According to Your Manufactures Recommendations
The air filter in your HVAC system is the front line of defense against poor indoor air quality. A clean filter effectively removes airborne particles ranging from dust to tiny little particles we can’t even see! However, a dirty filter can actually make your indoor air quality worse! How? By acting as, in a way, a breeding ground for dirt, dust and other particles floating around that are then circulated back out into your air.
When your air filter is clogged, your system must work harder to compensate for the blockage of air flow. In addition to driving up your utility bill and blowing out dirty air, the reduced air flow through your heating and cooling system can cause your heat exchanger to overheat and shut off.
Most air filters need to be changed monthly and are pretty inexpensive. If you live in an apartment you can even get your maintenance team to come change it for you!
Turn Your Furnace Blower On
One of the best indoor air quality tips that will keep your air quality at optimum levels is to just turn your furnace blower on. When you turn your furnace blower on it will re-circulate the air through your intake and back out of your supply ducts.
For an even better filtration system using your furnace, make sure it has a filter system with UV lights. A furnace equipped with a UV light filtration system cleans your air up to 90% better, which dramatically increases your indoor air quality.
Extra tip: Make sure your furnace has been serviced. If your furnace isn’t working up to par, it will not clean your air as well as it could. It can also cause even more maintenance issues or stop working altogether.