Your home should be a safe and comfortable environment for you and your family. Unfortunately, exposure to polluted air puts everyone inside your home at risk. Poor air quality can contribute to allergies, headaches, lung irritation, and infectious diseases. The good news is that your Portland HVAC service can make the appropriate repairs and recommend the right equipment to ensure your heating and cooling system provides safe, clean air. There are also things that you can do to improve the air quality inside your home, including:
Change Air Filters Regularly
Air filters are extremely effective at removing dust, dander, pollen, and other airborne allergens and pollutants from the air—but only when they’re clean. Dirty filters are not only ineffective, but they may actually contribute to worse indoor air quality by recycling dirty, contaminated air. Check your air filters at least once every three months and replace or clean as necessary. If your filters are needing to be changed more frequently than this, contact your HVAC service provider for an air duct and AC inspection.
Control Sources of Indoor Air Pollution
The most effective way to improve indoor air quality is to eliminate or control individual sources of pollution. Refrain from using scented candles, air fresheners, and other aerosol sprays indoors. Adjust gas-burning appliances to decrease the amount of emissions. Keep paint, primer, acetone, and other harsh chemicals in a storage shed outside. Your AC repair company can give you more tips for controlling sources of indoor air pollution .
In addition to controlling sources of pollution, you should focus on increasing the amount of outdoor air coming indoors. Open windows and doors when the weather permits to bring fresh air into the house. This will help ventilate the air inside your home and reduce the amount of indoor air pollution you and your family is exposed to.