When it comes to indoor air quality in Arlington, Texas, HVAC technology has changed the way we combat airborne pollutants. Here some simple ways to improve your home’s air quality and protect your family’s health from contaminants:
Signs of Poor Indoor Air Quality
Poor indoor air quality usually has nothing to do with how often you clean your home. Even the cleanest of homes can have unhealthy indoor air quality. Unexplained coughing, sneezing and sniffling are often the first signs of a problem. Your home may also start to smell musty and not as fresh as before.
Change Your HVAC System’s Air Filters
Did you know that air inside your home can be up to five times dirtier than the air outside? Forced-air HVAC systems circulate air through filters and ductwork. Clean air filters trap airborne allergens and prevent them from entering the blower in your HVAC system. Dirty air filters allow more particles to circulate throughout your home. Remember to change your filter at least every 90 days.
Install a Quality Air Purifier
In addition to changing your air filter every month, consider installing an air purifier in your home. These devices are especially effective in removing pollutants from indoor air. Some of the most common indoor contaminants include pollen, pet dander and dust mites.
Since pollen, dust and dander sticks to just about everything, installing a high-quality air purifier can reduce the allergy triggers inside your home. Depending on the size of your home, you may want to consider a stand-alone air purifier or a centralized system. If you choose a filter-based model, make sure to use HEPA filters that capture fine particles and improve indoor air quality.
Schedule Routine HVAC Maintenance
When you forego routine HVAC maintenance, allergens can collect inside your unit and ductwork. Advanced HVAC technology allows a service technician to identify any potential problems your HVAC system has and prevent malfunction. Routine maintenance is one of the best ways to improve indoor air quality.
Performance Heat and Air performs air volume testing, which helps us determine the level of pollution in your home’s air. We also sell and install a variety of filters. Contact us at 817-349-3567 to learn about how to improve your indoor air quality.