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How to have good quality air in your home

Making sure you have good quality air in your home is important for you and your family. Breathing in air that is full of dust particles and other contaminants can be harmful to your health. It can also lead to issues like allergies, asthma, or other respiratory issues. There are some things you can do to help ensure the best possible air for your home. We can also inspect the filters and ductwork in your home to make sure they are clear from any debris and are efficient.

Inspect the Air Filter regularly

It is important to inspect the air filter for your heating system on a regular basis to make sure it is clean. It should also be free of any dirt and debris buildup. If a filter is dirty or clogged, it will not allow air to pass through it. If you need to replace the filter, you should do so as recommended. We can also advise you on the frequency of which you should inspect and change the filter. If the filters are not cleaned, it will cycle the dust particles through your home on a constant basis. Inspecting the air filter regularly can help ensure it is as clean as possible so it can be efficient. By doing this, your home can have good quality air to breathe.

Check the ductwork system

While inspecting your heating system, also make sure to look at the ductwork for any issues. If you notice any cracks or holes in the ductwork, this may result in air leaking before it can be distributed through your home. Any sign of a draft or leaking air can result in higher monthly energy bills. The heating system will have to work harder to make up for the heat that is leaked out. This will cause more friction and tear on the heating unit and may cause it to wear out sooner than it should. You can also call us and we can inspect the ductwork system for you. If any part is worn or damaged we can replace or fix it so the furnace is running as efficient as possible again. Having a well working duct system can also help reduce the chance for any hot spots or cold spots you may experience in your home. Efficient ductwork can help keep your home at a nice comfortable temperature.

Reduce any mold and mildew

Noticing any mold or mildew that may be in the ductwork or vents can help alleviate a few issues. Spores from the mold and mildew that are in the ductwork can be spread throughout your home with each heat cycle. The spores along with other dust particles can cause health issues like allergies, asthma, or other respiratory issues. Mold and mildew are most commonly found in high moisture areas of the home. Places like the bathroom or kitchen should be inspected for any mold or moisture buildup regularly. A buildup of moisture can eventually lead to mold issues and contaminants.