Not keeping up with your HVAC systems’ maintenance affects more than just how warm or cold your home is. It also affects indoor air quality. Your HVAC system filters all the air that you breath in your house, so if your filters are dirty and your ducts are loose, you and your family will breathe in dust, dirt, dander, and other allergens. According to OSHA, bad indoor air quality can cause illnesses like Asthma, headaches, fatigue, concentration problems, skin rashes, and eye, nose, throat and lung irritation.
Improve Your Home’s Air Quality
1. Clean and change your filters
If your heating or cooling system has filters, you have to clean and change them regularly. This is a quick and simple task that can drastically improve the air quality in your home. How often you have to change the filters depends on your home and family. The more pets and humans you have living in your home, the more the filters need to be cleaned out. Those with allergies should also change filters frequently, and use HEPA filters specially made to improve air quality.
2. Clean ducts and coils
Part of HVAC maintenance that sometimes gets overlooked is duct cleaning. The ductwork in your home collects dust and mold, and all the air in your home circulates through these dirty ducts.
Dirty coils also make your heating system less efficient. Heat stays in the condensor coil and is not released into your home. That means your heating system works harder, using more energy, but your home is not as warm. You could also experience high humidity when this happens.
3. Have a properly designed ventilation system
When your home is properly ventilated, you and your family can breathe better. Good ventilation removes things from your home’s air that you don’t want to breath: carbon dioxide, other poisonous gases, odors, and contaminants. And improving your home’s ventilation system does not always require a complete overhaul. Sometimes all it takes is correcting intake locations or moving ductwork.
4. Go Ductless
The best way to improve your home’s air quality is to convert to ductless heating and cooling. There’s no ductwork to collect and distribute mold and dust though your home. Ductless systems are also more energy efficient and maintain constant air movement, which is good for air quality.
Regular maintenance is the key for good air quality
The key to good air quality in your home is regular HVAC maintenance. It is important to constantly check on and clean the heating and cooling systems that circulate the air throughout your home. As an added bonus, well maintained HVAC systems break down less and cost less to repair.
Evolved Mechanical urges all of their customers to take advantage of their maintenance services and plans. Our technicians clean and change your coils and filters regularly so the air you breathe is clean and healthy. We check on your HVAC system to make sure everything is running well and that your system is working efficiently.
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