Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality
Large amounts of air contaminants is usually the main reason the air quality is poor in your home. Making efforts to just reduce it will solve many problems in your home by trying the following ways:
1. Regular HVAC System Maintenance
By servicing your furnace and air conditioner unit on a yearly basis you can almost ensure that your whole HVAC system is running at peak efficiency year-round. Regular maintenance not only results in cleaner air by removing the majority of all contaminants from your home, but can lengthen the life of your system.
These machines are designed to add the appropriate amount of moisture to dry air and make your living conditions more comfortable.
Increasing your air’s humidity not only makes it feel warmer, but it will reduce dry skin problems, respiratory problems, unwanted static shocks, and can prevent damage to your furniture.
Humidifiers are easy to use and with regular simple maintenance, you can see many benefits of this machine. Plus, you can also save money on your energy bills by not having to use your home’s heat as frequently.
3. Heat Recovery Ventilators
Heat Recovery Ventilator systems, or HRV, are systems that are fully ducted to deliver fresh, filtered air from outside the building envelope to living space while extracting stale air from high moisture areas. During summer months, it will take heat from the incoming fresh air and transfer it over to stale air-conditioned exhaust air. Rooms like bathrooms, kitchens, and laundries that are often high in humidity benefit from these systems, and they can even recover up to 85% of the heat in the ongoing airstream.
In addition to monitoring temperature, HRV contains filters that can even keep air contaminants like pollen and dust from entering the house.
4. Air Filters
Your furnace and air conditioner are already equipped with the key component of a comfortable home. They’re designed to capture dirt, mold, and other air pollutants and prevent them from getting distributed throughout your home. It’s just important to regularly change those filters to optimize their cleaning capacity–it can make all the difference in the world.
But like many great things, not all filters fit the same home, so it’s best to contact a specialist to find which filter meets your home’s needs.
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