There are many tiny and undetectable particles floating inside your home, including dust, pollen, and other unhealthy pollutants. When these contaminants repeatedly circulate, they reduce indoor air quality and trigger allergy symptoms, such as sneezing and coughing. The good news is that there are some simple ways to improve the air you breathe indoors.
How to Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality
1. Use Dehumidifiers
Excessive humidity creates moist conditions ideal for mold and mildew growth. High humidity is more common in summer, but can be an issue year-round.
To prevent mold and allergy flareups, place dehumidifiers in basements, bathrooms, laundry rooms, and other areas prone to dampness. Open the windows and use bathroom and kitchen vent fans to improve ventilation.
2. Change Air Filters
The air filter in your heating and cooling system captures debris circulating the home, including lint, dust, pollen, mold spores, and even certain types of bacteria. When it becomes clogged, it can’t distribute clean air and strains the HVAC system, shortening its life span and increasing energy costs.
To improve indoor air quality, change your air filters regularly. Follow your system’s manual on how often to do this. Choose high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters, which can eliminate up to 95% of air pollutants.
3. Schedule Regular Maintenance Visits
Annual inspections ensure that your home’s HVAC system is working properly to disseminate fresh, clean air. A technician thoroughly checks the fans, blowers, and coils for leaks that could affect performance and humidity levels. Getting prompt repairs to minor issues also helps prevent bigger and costlier malfunctions.
For professional maintenance to improve the air quality in your home, turn to Dilling Heating & Cooling in Gaston County, NC. Their experienced technicians have provided homeowners with top-quality maintenance and repair services since 1955. Dedicated to exceeding your expectations, they offer same-day responses, after-hour service calls, and discounts for clients who have maintenance plans. Visit their website for details on current specials, or call (704) 739-3446 to schedule service.