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HVAC Tips for Improving Your Indoor Air Quality
Whether it’s dust, cigarette smoke, household cleaners, mold, mildew, naturally occurring radon gasses or other particulates, the air inside our homes can sometimes be harmful. When statistics say people spend as much as 80-90% of their time indoors, air quality is definitely worth paying attention to.
- Ways You Can Improve Air Quality – There are many ways you can reduce the pollutants inside your home and the impact they may have on you. Common sense solutions such as stopping the pollutant at its source, or opening windows to ventilate your home aren’t always an option. Sometimes identifying the source takes a professional to inspect and test your air quality in your home, and weather and other factors aren’t always conducive to leaving your windows open. Your best, and most often effective option, is to take steps to purify your indoor air. This can be done in a few ways, using different methods and systems:
- Air Filtration – If dust and other allergens are your problem, make it a practice to regularly change your air filter – this can have a big impact on your symptoms. Air filters should be changed every 30 days, or when they appear dirty. If you are using a standard filter purchased at your local hardware store, you might consider upgrading to a model with a higher efficiency rating. Standard filters will typically only trap larger particles like dust and pet hair while more efficient filters can trap pollens and pet dander.
- Air Cleaner – Having an air purifier, like the Bioguard Powered Filter, can help you remove more than 95% of allergens and other contaminants from the air. Using ionization, Bioguard Powered Filters use a polarized charge to directly capture airborne matter leaving behind air that is fresher and cleaner.
- UV Lamps – Ultraviolet Lamps, or Biocide Chambers, require professional installation by a qualified HVAC technician. While Biocide Chambers do not remove particles from the air, they are excellent at killing dangerous microorganisms such as airborne viruses and some bacteria.
If you have concerns about your indoor air, consider having an air quality analysis performed by a professional. Doing so will help you identify areas that need attention and the best methods you can employ to resolve them.
Contact Southern California’s indoor air quality specialists, Service Champions, today to learn more about how you can improve the quality of your indoor air.