It is cooling down here in Texas, and soon people might be spending more time indoors with family this holiday season. With those extra hours inside, you want to make sure you have good indoor air quality. Poor air quality can lead to allergies and other health issues. Here are some ways you can make sure you have high air quality and keep your family safe.
Cleaning Air Ducts
Although you do not see your air ducts, they are a big part of what helps to keep the air clean within your home. Over time, humidity, dust, and debris can gather in your HVAC system – which can then lead to mold and bacteria growing on the coils in your unit. This then can travel throughout your ductwork and blow into your house, spreading air-borne pollutants. With air duct cleaning, you can be sure that your ducts are not spreading these unwanted pollutants throughout your home.
How long has it been since you changed your air filter? It is recommended you change it every 1-2 months, which is more important than you may think. By waiting to change your filter you can damage your HVAC unit and reduce the quality of the air you breathe within your home. Air filters help to remove and reduce airborne particles that float throughout your home. When you don’t change out your air filter, dirt can accumulate and get full, causing the filter to not do its job properly. This can lead to allergies or trigger asthma, putting everyone within your home at risk.
Adding an Air Purifier
Air purifiers work by sanitizing the air you breathe, which includes getting rid of pollutants, allergens, and toxins. Although your air filter helps to keep certain pollutants out of your home, some allergens are too small to get trapped by a filter. Air purifiers can help to neutralize these smaller particles and keep the air inside your home clean.
Ultraviolet lights are known for killing certain bacteria. They are often used in hospitals to sterilize equipment and in air purifiers, but did you know you can install UV lights in your HVAC unit? An HVAC professional will install a UV lamp within your ductwork – which is meant to kill airborne allergens and pollutants that flow through your return vents. The UV light is capable of penetrating mold and eliminating it from multiplying.
By following the steps listed above, you will be breathing fresh clean air in no time. Want some more tips on how to make sure the air you breathe is safe for you and your family? Simply call today and we can help with the answers you need.
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Ronald is one of the key contributors to BVS Home Experts, a family-owned and operated full-service air conditioning and heating company serving the Katy and West Houston areas. With a deep understanding of air conditioning and heating concerns, Ronald brings a wealth of knowledge to our readers.