Pollutants, allergens, and other kinds of harmful particles can make their way into your home. When this happens, these particles can lower your indoor air quality and cause respiratory problems and other health issues. Your HVAC system can help you prevent irritants from filling your home and making you and your family sick.
Replace Your Air Filter
The air filter in HVAC systems helps trap allergens and other particles before they’re able to enter the air inside your home. These filters can significantly cut down on the amount of irritants you have in your home — as long as you change them on a regular basis. Air filters become dirty as they trap more and more particles, which reduces their effectiveness and leads to poor indoor air quality. Replace your HVAC system’s air filter every one to three months to ensure clean air in your home.
Upgrade Your Air Filter
If you’ve been using disposable air filters, keep in mind that you can use more efficient ones instead to eliminate more irritants. Consider switching to an air filter that can trap more harmful particles, such as a HEPA-style air filter. Other options include an air filter that uses electricity for removing dust and other particles or washable air filters that can be cleaned and reused regularly.
Maintain a Healthy Humidity Level
The humidity level in your home could promote the growth of mold and similar irritants. Run your air conditioner instead of opening windows on humid days. You can also use a humidifier or a dehumidifier as needed to make your home less or more humid.
Schedule HVAC Maintenance
Your HVAC system could be introducing bacteria and other irritants into your home if it’s not regularly maintained. Having routine HVAC maintenance done means you’ll have a clean system that isn’t harboring germs and irritants. Schedule this type of maintenance once or twice a year for your Dayton-area home.
If you need additional information to help you prevent irritants from your HVAC system from getting into your Dayton-area home, please contact Detmer and Sons.