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6 Ways to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Jul 24, 2018
Your HVAC System

Breathing quality indoor air is critical to maintaining good health. Most Americans spend a large amount of their time being indoors at home or their office. Poor indoor air quality can cause allergies, eye irritation, headaches and fatigue. Here are some solutions to keeping healthy by having good indoor air quality in your home.

  1. Change Air Filters

Changing your HVAC air filters regularly helps to provide healthier indoor air quality that is free of dust, pollen, allergens and other contaminants. Clogged air filters are also the number one cause of HVAC system failure.

  1. Keep Your Ventilation System Clean

Clogged vents in your heating and cooling system are struggling to supply your home with air. Having your vents properly cleaned will decrease the distribution of dust through your home and prevent health hazards especially for people with asthma or allergies.

  1. Turn On Your Furnace Blower

Turning your furnace blower on will circulate the air in your home which can help to keep the temperature even throughout your entire house. This can be especially helpful if you own a two story home that becomes uncomfortably warm on the upper level in the summer. This can also extend the life of your motor by preventing multiple stops and starts that are hard on the system.

  1. Have Air Ducts Cleaned

Air ducts that are clogged with excessive amounts of debris, dust, pollen and particles can be released into your home through your supply registers. This may lead to health concerns such as potential allergic reactions. Having your air ducts cleaned by a professional service provider who follows proper duct cleaning procedures is essential. An inadequately trained provider can potentially release more dust, dirt and contaminants into the air or damage your heating and cooling system.

  1. Install a Whole Home Air Purification System

Whole home air purification systems can remove germs and bacteria, airborne particles and chemical odors and vapors. As a result you will have clean, odor-free air disbursed throughout your home. Purifiers can also eliminate and prevent mold and other grime from growing on your system.

  1. Schedule HVAC Seasonal Maintenance

Seasonal HVAC service can extend the life of your system by keeping it running at peak operating condition. By keeping your system clean and well lubricated there are less frequent repairs and replacement costs involved and you make it easier for the equipment to do its’ job while you enjoy the continual year round comfort of your home.

Most people realize the potential health risks for outdoor air pollution, but the impact that indoor air pollutants can have on our health can be even more concerning as we spend the majority of our time indoors. Following these six solutions to create optimal indoor air quality in your home will significantly reduce the risks of indoor air pollutants and give you and your family a sense of health and well being. Also, call the experts at Nelson Comfort if you have any additional questions.

About The Author

Dan Detmer
Dan Detmer is the owner of Nelson Comfort. Dan was born into the heating and cooling industry, coming from a family of well respected HVAC contractors in Dayton, Ohio. After working in the family business, Dan decided to work for a local HVAC wholesale business helping local contractors grow their business. When he felt his heart moving him back into the residential and light commercial business, Dan joined the Mortimer Heating & Cooling team in Cincinnati, where he had called home and become part of the community for several years. After a short period of time Dan purchased the company and created what is today, Nelson Comfort. Today he operates a company based on integrity, honesty, and stellar customer service. If you have any questions feel free to tweet (at sign) NelsonComfort and we will get right back with you!
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