How can I improve the indoor air quality at home or at my business ?
Though many put little thought into the matter, indoor air quality can impact your health, your electronics, and your energy use to a surprising degree. Whether you’re most worried bout allergens and unhealthy particulates being breathed in, dust accumulating in delicate devices, or clogged ducts and filters eating up extra power for your HVAC needs, it’s important to address air quality. Here are a few of the most important steps you can take:
1. Change your air filters
This is the simplest solution and perhaps the most effective for long-term maintenance of respectable indoor air quality. Make sure every replaceable filter gets replaced frequently, and every washable filter gets cleaned frequently. The manufacturer recommendations are usually a good place to start, though you may wish to opt for higher quality filters and more frequent maintenance.
2. Clean your HVAC and Air Ducts
There are a lot of advantages to cleaning your ducts—improved air quality is just one of them. Not only do dirty ducts deposit particles in the air, they can accumulate moisture and pests, resulting in even worse air quality and problems down the line. Don’t forget to get all of your ducts; cleaning your dryer ducts, your chimney, and other ventilation systems is just as important as cleaning your basic HVAC ducts, with each offering a different set of problems and benefits.
3. Use an air purification system
To go a step further than mere filtration, you can install an air purification system and really clean up your indoor air quality. There are a few ways these systems can work: HEPA filters, ionization systems, UV lights, and more. If you’re aiming to eliminate a particular type of particle from the air, do your research and find out what works best. Or, go all in and use a little bit of everything.
With these three steps, you’ll improve your health, the longevity of your electronics and HVAC system, and your power bill. It’s a little change with a lot of impact. To find out more about ways to improve the function and longevity of your HVAC systems, to schedule a duct cleaning, or to ask about estimates on air purification systems, contact Atlanta Air Experts today!