When it comes to improving air quality indoors, cleaning is an important part of the process. Regular dusting, vacuuming, and wiping down surfaces can help to reduce particulate matter, pollen, and other pollutants that can be found in the air. Doing so will also help to create a healthier environment for those living or working in the space by reducing their exposure to potential allergens and other contaminants.
Regular cleaning, however, may only treat the symptoms of poor indoor air quality. You may be able to save on the time, energy, and money you spend on cleaning by taking advantage of HVAC solutions that directly deal with airborne dust and allergens. Once implemented in your home, these solutions can keep your indoor environment feeling fresher and cleaner for longer.
How Does Air Filtration Improve Indoor Air Quality?
Air filtration improves indoor air quality by physically preventing airborne particles from entering your home. Without an air filter, particles from dust, pollen, air pollution, and more could freely flow throughout your home.
Merely having an air filter isn’t good enough, though – especially if you can’t remember the last time you replaced it. Air filters will get dirty over time, but they stop working if they become too dirty. A new air filter can last about 90 days before it should be changed, which means you should think about replacing it every season to maximize air quality improvement.
Fortunately, HVAC air filters aren’t particularly expensive or difficult to replace on your own. That said, you could always ask a professional HVAC technician to handle this for you if you aren’t confident about replacing your system’s air filter.
Ventilation & Duct Cleaning Can Improve Air Quality
You may not realize how important the ductwork in your home is. This system of conduits connects each room in your home to every other and your HVAC system. That means any particles that enter your ductwork can accumulate over time and get dispersed each time you turn on the AC or run the furnace.
If you’re diligent about replacing your HVAC air filters and your indoor air quality hasn’t improved over time, dirty vents and ducting are probably to blame. It’s even possible for pests such as rodents to take up residence in ducting, adding to the list of potential contaminates you may be unknowingly distributing through your home.
You should consider having your ductwork professionally cleaned every two or three years. This is definitely a service you should hire an expert to handle, though, because DIY solutions might damage your home, leading to unnecessary expenses. An expert can also assess your ductwork for damage that should be repaired.
Purify Indoor Air with Ultraviolet Light
It might sound like it came from an episode of Star Trek, but you can actually purify your indoor air with light! Ultraviolet light is a great way to purify the air in your home. UV light is used in various forms of air purification and filtration systems, helping to eliminate airborne contaminants like mold, viruses, and bacteria.
It works by breaking down the genetic material of these contaminants on a molecular level, thus killing them off completely. UV light is not only effective at killing off these contaminants, but it also doesn’t produce any gases or ozone, making it an environmentally friendly option. Additionally, UV air purification systems require minimal maintenance and are relatively affordable.
Contact Us Today to Learn More
Bay Heating & Air Conditioning is happy to answer any questions about improving indoor air quality. We offer a variety of services, including installation and repair of various types of air filtration systems, humidifiers, and other products designed to improve the quality of your home’s air. We can also provide advice on ways to reduce indoor air pollution, such as using natural cleaning products and vacuuming regularly.
If you’re interested in learning more about improving the quality of your home’s air, please don’t hesitate to reach out! Our friendly customer service team is ready to help answer any questions you might have.
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