23, June 2016: It's important to keep pollution away from your home and ensure that there's fresh air inside. Home improvement experts from various HVAC companies suggest improving your home's air filter in order to keep pollution out.
Maintaining good quality of air indoors is crucial in homes, especially if there are kids or elderly at home. While everyone knows the basics like mopping with effective floor cleaners and vacuuming regularly, it's equally important to improve the air filtration system in your home.
Check the filter of your air conditioning system and heaters
Gas heaters need to be checked at least once a year by a certified technician to keep the hazardous carbon monoxide pollutant at bay. All cooling and heating system filters have to be cleaned on a regular basis to improve air quality and energy efficiency.
Clogged and dirty air filters block the airflow of the AC and cause indoor air pollution. Experts from the above companies suggest changing the filters once in a month during peak summer and once in 6 weeks during the rest of the year. Remember that the system has work harder to suck air into it if the filter is dirty and this costs more energy. You can consider getting an electrostatic filter installed as it uses electric charge for capturing more airborne particles when compared to the normal filters.
Invest in an air filtration system
Consider purchasing an air filtration system. Models vary from portable systems to extensive house-wide units. Ensure that the system you choose is the right one for the size of your room or home. Also, consider the purification level needed.
Whole house air filtration systems can extend your HVAC system's life by decreasing the dust prevalence, which means the HVAC unit would be cleaner and hence offer enhanced performance and more longevity. You can also consider integrating these systems into your existing HVAC unit.
One of the experts said — “Irrespective of whether you are outdoors or indoors, the air quality can have a huge impact on your health. Controlling the quality of outdoor air is not completely in your hands, but the indoor air quality certainly is.” You can also save time and money by buying your AC direct from an HVAC wholesaler.
So, take the necessary measures to purify that air that you breathe indoors.