A big part of having a happy home is having a healthy home, which is somewhat difficult thanks to particles often found in the air. Today, we’re going to give you a few tips that will help you prevent irritants from ruining your indoor air quality.
Get Your Ducts Cleaned
Over time, your home’s air ducts gather dust and other allergens as air moves through them. These allergens can be picked up at any time and delivered back into your air. Getting your ducts cleaned by a professional is a great way to keep your air clear of irritants.
Check the Air Filter Each Month
Since your air filter is tasked with removing pollutants and irritants before they reach your air, it can quickly get clogged up and stop working at maximum capacity. Once you’ve cleaned or replaced the filter, depending on what type is installed in your system, be sure to check it at least once per month.
Use a More Advanced Air Filter
An easy way to get better allergen protection is to use a more advanced air filter in your HVAC system. For optimal performance, what you want to look for is a HEPA filter with a MERV (minimum efficiency reporting value) rating of 10 or higher.
Install UV Lights in Your HVAC System
Installing a series of UV lights in your HVAC system will help kill a variety of pollutants before they get a chance to be recirculated into the air. These lights are great for killing bacteria, viruses, mold spores, and more.
Use an Air Purifier to Clean the Air
If you really want to tackle the irritants found in your air, then a purifier is definitely the way to go. Although it will cost a bit of money, it’s definitely worth it for those looking to clean up their air.
Follow these tips and you’ll be able to prevent irritants from entering your home’s air and causing respiratory issues for you and your loved ones. If you need more tips or have other concerns related to home comfort, the friendly professionals at Sherlock Plumbing, Heating & Air can assist you. We’ve been servicing the residents of San Diego and the surrounding communities since 2002.