Did you know that the air you breathe inside your home also has pollutants? Some of the most common contaminants in indoor air include allergens, mold spores and emissions from cleaning products, furniture, paint and other building materials. Fortunately, your HVAC system can help improve your home’s indoor air quality.
Use these tips from a heating and air conditioning expert to improve your home’s indoor air quality this summer.
Invest in a humidifier. Excessive humidity levels can encourage mold growth inside your house. Mold spores can increase the risk of health issues such as sinus problems, sneezing and respiratory congestion. If your home’s humidity levels are too high, you can also experience difficulty sleeping. This can encourage dust mite growth in moisture-prone areas like bathrooms, kitchens and basements, as well. Avoid high humidity levels in your home by investing in a quality humidifier.
Replace your air filter. Make it a habit to check your air filter regularly and replace it when necessary. Depending on the kind of filter your air conditioning unit has, it will need to be cleaned or replaced every one to three months. Failure to replace the filter will lead to clogging. When this happens, conditioned air won’t be able to pass through your air conditioner properly, causing the equipment to work harder and even consume more energy than necessary.
Have your ductwork inspected and cleaned. Improper duct maintenance can lead to the accumulation of debris and pollutants in your ductwork. This summer, it will be a good idea to have your HVAC system checked and the ductwork cleaned. This will help prevent these particles from circulating in your living spaces and causing breathing problems.
Turn to M&M for quality heating and air conditioning services. We offer central air conditioning unit replacement, water heater installation and more. Call us at (209) 952-6580 or fill out our contact form to request a service.