Indoor air quality is the quality of the indoor air you breathe. The right indoor air system can help with your indoor air quality. Consider that the average home generates 40 pounds of dust for every 1500 square feet of space. It is simply impossible to remove enough of the material by hand to make your home’s air as clean and free of allergens as possible. Here are some tips to improve the air quality in your space.
Maintain and properly adjust furnace
The EPA recommends cleaning and tune-up of the central heating system (furnaces, flues and chimneys) once every year. Heating systems are some of the most common sources of carbon monoxide emissions indoors so it is important to ensure that equipment is maintained and properly adjusted.
Airborne particles, allergens and viruses can enter the home through open windows. Using an air conditioning system will help eliminate this path. Therefore, air conditioners help you stay comfortable both by staying cool and with cleaner air you can rely on.
Invest in an air cleaner
An air cleaner will remove unwanted particles and allergens from the filtered air in your home. This is good for anyone– not just those who have allergies and asthma, although they will definitely benefit.
Pay attention to your air filter
MERV stands for minimum efficiency reporting value and is the accepted standard by which the effectiveness of air filtration is measured. For most homeowners, a MERV rating of 7 or 8 with a pleated filter provides a good balance between cost and efficiency. Additionally, most furnace manufacturers recommend that you change your air filter about every three months.
When it comes to your family’s comfort, you can depend on A Climate Services & Systems Inc. for all of your air conditioner and furnace installation and service needs.