What are some clues that you may not have the best air in your home? Look for these signs:
- Dirt or debris around your air vents
- Sinus infections, headaches, and dry eyes and throat that only occur when you’re at home
- Musty or stale odors
- Mold and mildew in damp areas
- Excessive dust on furniture or floating in the air
- Indoor coil
In some cases, it may be as simple as installing the correct air filter and making sure to change it as often as necessary. A clean filter will remove most particulate matter and do a great job of cleaning the air, but a dirty filter will circulate it. A dirty filter also makes your heating and cooling system work harder.
In some cases, duct cleaning may be in order. Like an air filter, a dirty duct system will circulate dust, particulate matter, allergens, and odors throughout your home.
Other effective air quality equipment that we may recommend, depending upon your situation, includes:
- Humidifiers and/or dehumidifiers to keep indoor air comfortable
- Air purification systems actually hunt down germs and odors to eliminate them at the source before they’re circulated in your home.
- Air cleaners get rid of virus-sized particles and bacteria, allergens, dust, and other contaminants up to 40 times better than a standard air filter.
- UV lights to kill mold spores, bacteria, and viruses