The quality of the air inside your home has a direct effect on your health and comfort. Here are five steps you can take to improve the quality of your indoor air and reduce the effects of airborne pollutants in your house:
- Clean your home regularly: Dusting and vacuuming your home at least weekly will go a long way toward keeping indoor allergens under control. Use high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters in your vacuum cleaner to remove the most particulates possible. Double-layer vacuum bags are also effective at keeping contaminants safely trapped where they cannot get back into your indoor air.
- Tend to the environment: Install air cleaners or purifiers in your furnace or air conditioner to remove contaminants as they move through your home cooling system. Don’t allow smoking in your home. Don’t burn candles or incense. Limit the use of perfumed personal care products, paints, pesticides, cleaning products, and other substances with strong aromas or volatile ingredients.
- Maintain your HVAC system: Keep your heating and cooling systems in good condition with regular preventive maintenance. Request that your maintenance technician include a system cleaning, including the ductwork, to remove any build-ups of allergens or other contaminants.
- Regularly change filters: The filters in your HVAC system are extremely important to indoor air quality. Make sure furnace and air conditioner filters are changed monthly if they’re dirty, or every three months as part of regular maintenance. Use the highest-quality filters your HVAC system can accommodate.
- Install ultraviolet (UV) air cleaner: UV light is a powerful disinfectant that destroys potentially harmful microorganisms and keeps your air clear of biological contaminants that aggravate allergies and cause illness, such as germs, viruses and mold spores. These lights go in your HVAC system where they treat all the conditioned air that flows into your home.
Since the company’s founding nearly 40 years ago, NisAir Air Conditioning and Heating has been providing quality HVAC services to homeowners in Martin, Palm Beach, St. Lucie and Indian River counties. Contact us today for more information on improving your home’s indoor air quality.