The air you breathe has a significant impact on your overall health and quality of life. While most people associate particle pollutants with the air outside, it’s the air inside your house that can affect you the most because you spend most of your time there. Take these steps to clean the air in your Greenville, South Carolina, home and avoid illness:
Schedule an IAQ Assessment
Most of the harmful particle pollutants in your house are invisible. To gain a complete picture of your home’s air quality levels, you must schedule an IAQ assessment. By doing so, you’ll learn where and how you need to improve it.
Change Your HVAC Filter Monthly
Your HVAC system contains a filter that prevents particle pollutants from collecting in the unit and recirculating in your home. When it clogs, it can’t perform that function. As a result, your HVAC system will endure more strain and indoor air quality will worsen. Change your HVAC filter every month to prevent both of these problems.
Install a Whole-Home Air Purifier
While your HVAC system’s standard air filter does a good job at filtering particle pollutants, it can’t catch the tiniest of contaminants. A whole-home air purifier has a filter that’s up to 100 times more effective at removing them.
Balance Your Home’s Humidity
A stuffy home is an uncomfortable home, and it’s also a breeding ground for microbial growth. You should aim to balance your home’s humidity between 40 and 60 percent. The easiest way to do that in the summer is with a dehumidifier. In the winter, a humidifier can help you add moisture to the air in your home to balance the humidity.
Don’t let poor IAQ make you feel sick inside your home. Contact Authorized Heating & Air Conditioning to schedule an indoor air quality assessment or to learn more about the advanced solutions we offer to all your IAQ troubles.
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