Our home air quality can be affected by different factors. Some of the major contributors of indoor air pollution are fuel burning combustion appliances, tobacco products, building materials, household cleaning products, excess moisture. If our indoor air is not ventilated enough and filtered continuously, it can be polluted with such contaminants and can result in different health symptoms. Hence it is very crucial to keep our indoor air clean.
Here at Home Comfort Air services, we are committed to help you improve your indoor air quality and keep your family comfy and healthy
Here are the four tips:
- Replace your air filters regularly
To ensure good air quality in your home and improve the efficiency of your HVAC system, it is good to keep your Air filter replaced or cleaned regularly. Depending on the type of filters you have the duration may vary but typically it is a good idea to inspect your air filter at least once every two months. There are many types of air cleaners: electronic air cleaner, media filters, UV light, washable filters.
- Ventilate your home regularly
Most houses are becoming tight and has low fresh outdoor air infiltration. Normally our home could be filled with pollutants like solvents from paints, cleaning products, soot from candles, animal dander, tobacco smoke, cooking, air freshers, etc. so, it is very important to open windows at least for ten minutes every day, also make sure the exhaust air fans in the kitchen and bath rooms are working and clean the grill if necessary, don’t dry clothes inside the house, minimize use of chemicals like air freshers,
- Inspect your gas appliances by professional
Making sure gas appliances like gas furnace, gas water heater, fireplaces and gas stoves are inspected and maintained for proper combustion and exhaust
- Whole house duct cleaning
If not regularly cleaned and maintained the inside of the HVAC duct system can become contaminated with dust, pollen, debris and pet hair. If there is moisture it may eventually form microbial growth in the inner surface of the duct and on the components of the HVAC unit. Regular HVAC system and duct cleaning helps alleviate such problems and improve the indoor air quality.