How to improve your indoor air quality
Do you have any idea how good or bad your indoor air quality is?
In this blog post the Trilogy Family shares with you some tips to breathe better air in your house.
But first it is very important to understand that indoor air pollution can be as bad or even worse than it is outdoors because there are many invisible factors affecting your air quality, to name a few: mold, mildew, dust, pet dander, contaminants brought in from yourself, even asbestos from old houses.
To help prevent some respiratory problems we list some actions to take in a regular basis:
- Change your AC Filter regularly: in order to keep your home cool and healthy you need to change air filters regularly. Use the highest quality filters you can and write down the date you changed. Lifespan of filters go from 30 to 90 days, but also depend on many factors. Check it regularly.
- Check and Clean your Air Ducts: You should go with a deep clean every year. All particles not retained by filters will “travel” along the house, but also mold and mildew will accumulate in the internal walls of ducts.
- Control de humidity: Condensate and drain lines can become clogged, trapping moisture inside and leaving room for bacteria, mold and mildew to grow. Make sure your air conditioner is functioning properly so that it can remove excess humidity from your home’s atmosphere.
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- Install a carbon monoxide detector: many household appliances could produce carbon monoxide. Inhaling a high level of this gas could result in dizziness, nausea, unconsciousness and even death. A carbon monoxide detector can alert you when you have too much of it in your house.
- Keep floors and carpets clean: you can mop, sweep or vacuum your flooring at least once a week. You bring grime and debris in from the outside, and you kick it up and send it into the air as you walk. It could also help to use doormats.
- Install an UV (Ultraviolet) Light: Professional installation of an UV Light goes inside your HVAC system to get rid of germs inside the ductwork before they can go into your living space. Learn more here.
If you would like to improve your home’s indoor air quality we have many options to perform professional HVAC maintenance. Contact Us today and a specialist will be in contact shortly to schedule a Free Inspection of the complete system.