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5 Steps to Clean, Breathable Air

Take Control of Your Indoor Air Supply

Musty, humid, and irritating are not words that should be used to describe your home’s atmosphere. Your home should be a clean, healthy, and comfortable environment for your family and guests, and no one should have to breathe in air that irritates lungs and carries illnesses.

While eliminating every source of airborne discomfort in your home can seem like a challenge, an effective indoor air quality program really only requires you to take 5 simple steps. See what our HVAC experts recommend you do to help you create an ideal environment in your home.

1 – Filter Out Unwanted Particles

A quality air filter is the first thing you need to create a cleaner air supply. As air flows through your home, it picks up dust and pet dander from your furniture, pollen and dirt that gets tracked in from outside, and all kinds of other unwanted substances. By forcing that corrupted air to pass through a specialized filter, you can remove these contaminants and ensure that the air you inhale is safe, clean, and healthy.

2 – Get Rid of Living Threats

Viruses, bacteria, and mold spores are microscopic living things that can live in your air supply and settle all around your home, or even in your lungs. The bad news is, conventional air filters can’t kill these microorganisms, instead just forcing them to hide in your ducts until they can re-enter circulation. The good news is, other indoor air quality products can.

Air sanitizers, purifiers, and cleaners can kill any living threats that lurk within your air supply. From UV light systems to reverse osmosis devices, there are a wide variety of options on the market that safely eliminate viruses, bacteria, and mold. Contact our HVAC experts to learn more about these options and find out which one is right for your home.

3 – Find the Right Humidity Level

If you live in an area with especially high or low humidity, you understand just how much your air’s moisture content can affect your comfort. Too much humidity makes hot days worse, and not enough can dry you out. That’s why humidifiers and/or dehumidifiers are an essential part of any indoor air quality system. These devices can work alongside your heater and air conditioner to help you feel comfortable in any weather. Additionally, they can help you combat breathing problems associated with high or low humidity levels.

4 – Keep Air Circulating

All the filtering, purifying, and temperature-controlling you do is useless if the air isn’t moving through your home. Stale, unmoving air doesn’t get filtered, doesn’t pass through purifiers, and can’t effectively cooled or heated by your HVAC system. If the air in your home isn’t circulating, use fans to get things moving.

5 – Keep Your HVAC System Maintained

Maintenance is essential to any home environment. A malfunctioning heater or air conditioner can negatively impact your indoor air quality. Broken AC units can lead to higher humidity, faulty heaters can produce bad smells, and any type of HVAC flaw can impede the flow of air through your home. Make sure you’re getting seasonal HVAC maintenance to prevent malfunctions, change filters, and clean out your units to ensure dust, dirt, and other particulates won’t enter your air supply every time you adjust the thermostat.

Call (219) 240-0610 to schedule HVAC maintenance today!