On average, Americans spend 10 hours a day at home. Have you ever thought about the quality of the air you’re breathing during the time you spend indoors? If you don’t have allergies, maybe not. Air quality, however, is important to our overall health and well-being, regardless of allergies or other health concerns. Here are 6 easy ways to improve your home’s air quality.
Perform an indoor air quality test
First, how do you know the quality of your indoor air? The easiest way is by performing a test. This can be done by purchasing an indoor air quality monitor, an always-on device that continuously monitors and alerts you to the quality of the air in your home.
Schedule a cleaning for your ducts
Whether hot or cold, air blows through your ductwork the vast majority of the year. Dust and pollutants in the air build up over time, forming a coating and even sometimes causing blockages in your ducts. Scheduling ductwork cleaning every 3-5 years or if you are unsure of the last time they were cleaned gets you back on track and helps to boost indoor air quality.
Replace your ﬁlters
Replacing your HVAC ﬁlters can be easy to overlook. After all, your furnace unit is often in a basement or back closet, essentially out of sight and out of mind. It’s easy to see why remembering to replace the ﬁlter on a routine schedule sometimes gets overlooked.
At a bare minimum, replace the ﬁlter twice a year, when you switch from heat to air and back again. However, for optimum results, your ﬁlter should be changed every 3 months to keep safe, ﬁltered air ﬂowing through your space.
Use an air puriﬁer
Additionally, consider purchasing an air puriﬁer. Typically, these are recommended for those with allergies and other health concerns and homes with small children. But this doesn’t mean other homes can’t also beneﬁt from their use. A free-standing air puriﬁer is an added step in improving the indoor air quality in your home.
Close your windows
Opening the windows and allowing a fresh breeze to blow through sounds peaceful and relaxing. But this can have a negative eﬀect on indoor air quality. This is especially true for those with allergies.
To allow your HVAC unit’s ﬁltration system and any additional air puriﬁers you may have running in your home, keeping the indoor air where it belongs: indoors.
Schedule an HVAC inspection
Of course, indoor air quality concerns are sometimes indicative of a larger issue. Schedule a yearly HVAC inspection if you haven’t yet. Your technician will go over all the components of your system to make sure everything functions as it should. If missing or damaged parts are discovered, this can easily be remedied.
We’ll help improve your home’s air quality
The team at Beehive is standing by ready to assist you with all your HVAC needs. From inspections to more complex ﬁxture installations, we’ll work with you to ensure you’re breathing the cleanest and highest-quality air possible.
Would you like to get a free quote for our services? Then visit our website HERE or call (801) 980-0903 to speak to a member of our staﬀ.