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Why Your House Has Bad Indoor Air Quality—And One Way to Fix It
If you suspect that the air in your house isn’t as fresh and healthy as it should be, you’re probably correct. Poor indoor air quality is a major problem throughout the US, and studies have shown that it’s often four to five times worse than outdoor air quality. Even if you have no specific reasons to suspect bad air in your house, it’s smart to have it checked. Poor indoor air quality can be sneaky: you and your family may experience a few less colds and flus during the year with IAQ improvements.
Why is IAQ often so bad in homes? Although your house may have specific issues with indoor pollutants, we can make a generalization about its poor indoor air quality…
Finding the Right Types of Air Filters For Your Home
You want better air quality for your house. You’ve read the startling facts about how bad the indoor air quality in many homes is—often three to four times worse than the air outdoors. You plan to do something about it, and that means starting with air filters for the HVAC system. You know the air filter on your HVAC cabinet doesn’t do much for indoor air quality, since it’s there to protect the interior of the AC and furnace. You need to find great IAQ filters.
How do you do that? Here’s one answer: don’t try to do it on your own! Rely on an HVAC company in Coppell, TX to select the right filters and then install them.
Is Duct Cleaning Really Beneficial?
You may have received a phone call or unsolicited email/text message offering you low-cost duct cleaning services. If you dismissed this as a scam, you’re not far off. The people who claim they can give the ductwork in your house a thorough cleansing for an ultra-low price can only offer such cut-rate costs because they don’t clean your ducts with anything more powerful than a few vacuum cleaner hoses pushed into duct registers.
But while these unsolicited offers are rip-offs, duct cleaning from professionals isn’t. Having the ductwork cleaned every four to five years is beneficial in several ways. You just have to make sure you call a true licensed HVAC expert for these duct cleaning services in North Dallas, TX.
4 Steps to Boosting Your Air Quality
How’s your home’s air quality treating you?
You might not think of it this way, but air quality is a huge part of your indoor comfort. For example, if you or a family member regularly live with allergies and asthma attacks in the home, you might be able to bring relief by improving air quality.
Even if you aren’t susceptible to these air quality problems, the causes of poor air quality can sometimes be linked to lowered efficiency in your HVAC system. In other words, fixing these air quality issues could actually save you money.
In this post, we’ll go through four steps you can take to start cleaning up your air.
Don’t Let Dust Ruin Your Air Quality
Does it feel like you’re constantly dusting off your shelves and tables? Is it triggering your allergy and asthma symptoms? Cleaning the home is a job that will never end, of course, but we’re not going to ignore the common complaint that we hear from homeowners:
“Why does my home seem so dusty lately?”
The answer to that question often has to do with your HVAC system. As much as we love our HVAC systems, they do have some flaws that allow them to collect and recirculate dust.
We can’t prevent dust from entering your home any more than you can, but there’s a surprising number of things you can do to prevent dust from endlessly circulating in your home.
When Is the Best Time for A Duct Cleaning?
For most HVAC services, there’s rarely any harm in having a particular service done at a particular time of year. For example, there’s no reason you can’t get heater maintenance during the middle of the summer (we would actually recommend it).
Duct cleaning is no different, but if we had to give you our advice about when you should have it done, we’d say right before winter, possibly even before fall. Allow us to explain.
The Best Ways to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality
Most calls to our HVAC company (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) are from customers needing to make the temperatures in their homes more tolerable. This is certainly an important factor in your home comfort, and it’s the reason we’re in business, but it’s not the only factor. Comfort depends on a working air conditioner, a comfy mattress and couch, and good indoor air quality.
Unfortunately, many homeowners don’t realize there’s much you can do about poor indoor air quality. Others purchase small portable air purifiers that only help with a small part of your home’s air quality. But a whole-house system is the best way to improve your air quality. We have options for whole-home indoor air quality systems below and expert tips.