dirty-air-filter-1The quality of the air in your home is very important to your overall health. If you air quality is poor, you may experience a variety of adverse health effects that can cause breathing difficulty, headaches, sinus infections and other infections, and general discomfort. Poor air quality is responsible for a large number of illnesses in both children and adults. If you suspect that your indoor air quality is poor, it may be caused by your HVAC system. You can take specific steps to improve the quality of your indoor air and create a healthier living environment for you and your family. Also make sure to contact us and we can inspect the home for you. If the air is poor quality, we can recommend the options you have to improve the air quality.

Preventing Allergens in your Home

Many families have members that deal with allergies on a regular basis. Allergies can be a horrible experience to deal with and can cause horrible discomfort and destroy your quality of life.  If you suffer from pet dander, dust or dust mites, you may experience itchy eyes, watery eyes runny nose, sinus congestion, an itchy and scratchy throat, and other complications that can make everyday life very difficult. If the cause of allergies is not treated, allergic reactions can develop into other serious complications. Persistent allergies can lower your immune system and make you less able to fight off serious infections. If your allergies are being caused by the quality of your air, you can take steps to improve your air quality.

Make sure the Ductwork is cleaned Regularly

Often, the biggest culprit for poor indoor air quality is dirty ductwork. The duct work is the system of metal tubes and columns within the walls, ceiling and floor of your home that distribute air from your HVAC system to other areas of your home. Ductwork can deliver both hot and cold air. However, the ductwork can become filled with dirt, dust and debris that can then be delivered with the temperate air to your lungs. If you have pests, the feces of rats and mice can also accumulate in ductwork and deliver harmful bacteria to the air in your home. Having the ductwork cleaned is beneficial. When you clean the ducts, you may notice improvements in allergy symptoms almost immediately. Make sure to schedule a cleaning and we can help improve the indoor air quality for your home.

Do not forget about the Air Filters

Another good way to improve the quality of indoor air in your home is to install high quality air filters in your HVAC system. Air filters are rectangular panels that contain a close knit network of fibers which are designed to trap dust and debris as it cycles through your home. If a filter becomes saturated with dirt and dust, it may be incapable of purifying the air any longer. This is why it is very important to regularly check and change out your air filters. If you are unsure how often to check an air filter, we can recommend a schedule that is beneficial. This can help provide a comfortable and pleasant home.