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HVAC Tips for Improving The Air Quality In Your Home

Lilies inside of a home.

Indoor air quality, especially during this time of year, is crucial for our everyday lives. Think about how much time we spend inside our homes each day. The air we breathe should be of the highest quality. If you or someone you live with struggles with allergies or asthma, having a home with clean air is very important. It’s natural for every home to have the common indoor pollutants like dirt, dust, and pet dander, but here are a few ways you can minimize these pollutants.

Clean Your Air Ducts

Air ducts are responsible for circulating air throughout your home so you are comfortable in each room. If your air ducts are dirty, the particles from the dirt and dust clogging the ducts will travel through the air in your home, reducing the overall indoor air quality. Check your air ducts and if you see large amounts of dust and debris, it’s time to schedule a cleaning.

Change AC Filters Regularly

Your air filters eventually fill up with common pollutants and won’t be able to cycle through all of the air, so it’s recommended that you change your filters every 30-60 days. If your air filters are clogged, this will cause your AC system to work harder than usual, which wastes energy and results in a higher utility bill.

Reduce the Amount of Moisture in Your Home

With humidity and moisture comes mold and mildew, which is a nightmare for anyone who struggles with allergies or asthma. Not only is a humid house one of the most uncomfortable feelings, but breathing in mold and mildew can really trigger people who have respiratory problems. Consider having a few dehumidifiers in your home to control the humidity levels and create more comfortable living conditions.

Add Some Plant Life to Your Space

Improve the air quality in your home and brighten up your space with a few indoor plants. They work as natural air filters and can pull contaminants out of the air.

Pro tip: Ferns and lilies are great indoor plants for improving air quality.

Garland Indoor Air Quality Services

At Hedrick's Service Now, you’re choosing a company that wants its customers to have the best indoor air quality as possible. We offer indoor air quality installations and repairs as well as whole-home and individual room air purification systems. Contact us today to discuss all of our options!