One of the most important aspects of maintaining a home in top condition is to ensure that all occupants enjoy good indoor air quality. A wide array of pollutants such as bacteria, dust and mold as well as particulates and other undesirable elements can easily circulate throughout a home. That is why it is so important to take indoor air quality seriously as a way to reduce illness and a variety of other medical conditions.
A home that has poor indoor air quality should be scheduled for any necessary repairs and cleaning that can restore a home’s indoor air quality to acceptable levels. Perhaps one of the most important ways of improving air quality indoors is to simply change air filters on a regular schedule. Properly fitting air filters that are of the correct type and that are changed at regular intervals can greatly improve air quality in the home. Best of all, as a side bonus, changing air filters regularly will cut down on energy usage.
This simple act alone can also reduce demand on an HVAC system thereby extending the useful life of the system over the long term. Perhaps most important of all is the fact that changing air filters often can greatly reduce exposure to mold, spores and pollen as well as bacteria. One consideration in this regard is to consider using HEPA filters. These are filters that are known for being far more effective at filtering out a variety of contaminants such as mold, mold spores and pollen. Even bacteria are no “match” for a modern high efficiency HEPA filter.
Changing Air Filters As Necessary
As an added note, routinely vacuuming and cleaning a home can greatly reduce the level of poor indoor air quality. Vacuuming and dusting helps to control larger particles around the home and as such reduces the incidence of smaller particles. Breathing easier simply means staying proactive when it comes to cleaning on a regular basis around the home and changing air filters as necessary. A dehumidifier can also serve to enhance overall levels of indoor air quality. This is simply due to the fact that a dehumidifier can reduce allergies caused by mildew and mold. Contact Parker & Sons today to learn more about heating and air-conditioning system maintenance and repair in Phoenix.