As the weather continues to grow colder, the likelihood of you opening your windows for some fresh air are far out of sight. As you stay inside to keep warm, you are breathing in the indoor air more so than the rest of the year. Focusing on the quality of the indoor air is more important now than ever before. There are many things you can incorporate into the routine cleaning and maintenance habits in addition to installing some HVAC system aids to purify the air on a microscopic level. Those suffering from respiratory problems, such as allergies and asthma can find relief when the quality of the indoor air is high. With that in mind, we at Agape Air Conditioning, Heating, and Plumbing would like to list options to consider this winter.
Indoor Air Quality Alert; How to Improve
1) Filters Check and Replacement. Important as ever during the winter, maintaining the filters is a year-round job. More skin cells and hair are shed among people and pets as they spend more time indoors, causing the filters to accumulate faster.
2) Set the Thermostat Fan to “On”. When the fan runs constantly, the indoor air is continually being filtering, giving the quality a boost. However, doing this to increase the quality of air will also increase the utility bills and add extra wear to your HVAC system fan.
3) Air Filtration System. Professional installation of an air filtration system is a smart first step in the event you are ready to investment in your indoor air quality. By filtering out microscopic particles that may currently be flowing through your HVAC filters, these systems only compliment your existing HVAC system. They can also make your HVAC system more efficient and longer lasting when the indoor air is cleaner.
4) UV Light Disinfectant System. Systems in strategic locations throughout your ductwork, going a step further by installing UV disinfection systems is also beneficial in your efforts. Toxic gases, odors, germs, bacteria and viruses using low-voltage UV light are removed instead of capturing the airborne particles.
5) HVAC Registers and Vents Routine Cleaning. These vents will inevitably get dusty as all the air handled by your HVAC system blows through them. The wand attachment on your vacuum should make this an easy job and efficient, as well as a flexible duster and by doing so the amount of dust blowing through your home.
6) Ceiling Fan Blades Regular Cleaning. Dusty ceiling fans can circulate even more dust around your home, keeping them clean is essential. In addition, creating an updraft by reversing your ceiling fan direction so that the blades turn clockwise helps. By allowing you to set the thermostat a couple degrees lower without sacrificing comfort helps circulate warm air throughout the room by assisting the circulation warm air throughout the room.
7) Schedule Professional Duct Cleaning. In the places you can’t see may be the worst accumulation of dust and allergens in your home. With special vacuums and spray gentle disinfectants that can help keep your ducts cleaner for months to come, professional duct cleaning lets technicians reach deep into your ductwork for the most efficient cleaning.
8) Heating Audit, Inspection & Tune Up. Agape Air Conditioning, Heating, and Plumbing can evaluate your current heating system. We may recommend a heating tune up to increase efficiency. If it is aging or requires frequent repairs, it may be time to upgrade to a more energy efficient and effective unit.
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If you are looking for ways to improve the overall of your HVAC system and indoor air quality this winter, call in the experts of Agape Air Conditioning, Heating, and Plumbing and let our specialists get started!