When you're outdoors you know that you can't always account for air quality. Whether it's smog in a city or potential allergens in the country, you know that you probably are going to run into something that makes the air quality a little worse when you leave your home. That's why maintaining the indoor air quality in your home is so important.
Some people don't realize that the air in their home could be five times more polluted than the air outside! Fortunately, you have expert help from Day & Nite Plumbing and Heating. Here are some tips on how to improve your indoor air quality and avoid harmful particles.
Check Your Filter
If you're worried about air quality, check the filter used in your HVAC system. A dirty filter isn't doing a good job of preventing more dirt and allergens from being recirculated throughout your home. The start of a new season is generally a good time to check in on your HVAC filter to see if you need a replacement. In many cases, thicker filters work better for this purpose and generally need to be replaced less often.
Buy an Air Cleaner or Purifier
There are also air cleaners out there that you can purchase. They vary in size, cost, and effectiveness. Depending on your situation, a small device might be able to get the job done. Some don't think that these pieces of equipment are effective enough though, so your mileage may vary with this type of device.
Add Some Houseplants
If outdoor allergies aren't an issue, adding some house plants can actually help improve indoor air quality. There's more oxygen in the air and these plants help take certain harmful particles out of the air. You'll breathe easier with a few green plants.
Properly Groom Pets
If you have pets, make sure that they're properly groomed. Pet fur, dander, and dirt can all spread throughout your home easily. Properly brushing and bathing your furry friends can help you avoid the worst of it and poorer air quality overall.
Clean Your Ducts
Having our HVAC professionals over for a duct cleaning can also help. Over time dirt, dust, and other things can build up in your ducts. The air passes through from your HVAC system and spreads everywhere else. A duct cleaning can help you fight back against this problem.
Upgrade Your HVAC System
It could also be time for an upgrade to your HVAC system. If it's been a while since you last installed a new furnace, air conditioner, or any other kind of HVAC equipment, you could be overdue for an update. A newer system will do a better job of filtering out impurities and not spreading them throughout your whole home. Plus, new equipment will be more effective and energy-efficient as well. We'll show you how upgrading can improve your air quality and your energy bill.
Your HVAC Experts in Snohomish County
If you have any more questions about indoor air quality or how new HVAC equipment can help, contact Day and Nite Plumbing and Heating today. We'll help you ensure that the air inside your home is as clean as possible, that you're staying healthy, and that anyone with allergies is able to breath easy.