With the winter season cooling off the Nevada desert, we find ourselves closing the windows, making the home air tight and cranking up the heater. With modern conveniences we are able to stay warm and comfortable all winter along. However, with winter comes less air circulation and poor air quality. The winter season means it is important to make sure you take all the right steps in improving and maintaining good air quality. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning will share a few tips for good winter air quality.
How to Improve Air Quality & Airflow in Vents
For those with respiratory problems it is more important to maintain good air quality. There are microorganisms that can fill the air inside a home which in turn can lead to respiratory infections and other illnesses. Mold, pollen, and gases can fill the home making the air somewhat hazardous. To help improve your home’s indoor air, follow these basic tips to have better air quality in your home.
Clean Air Vents and Registers: All of the air from your HVAC system is passed through the air ducts and from there, through the air vents and registers. Often dust accumulates around the air vents and registers. The dust will form around the air vents quite easily. The dirt then gets re-circulated throughout the home. To help reduce the amount of dust that gets re-circulated inside your home, clean the dust off of the air vents and registers as needed.
Clean Ceiling Fans: Ceiling fans often gather dust in mass on the top of the fan’s blades. Of course, the ceiling fans are used to help circulate the air inside a home. To help maintain cleaner indoor air, it is recommended that you keep the ceiling fan blades clean and free of dust.
Air Duct Cleaning: One of the most recommended ways to improve indoor air quality is by having your home’s air ducts cleaned. Air ducts form dust, mold, and other contaminates that gets circulated throughout the entire home. If the air ducts haven’t been cleaned in the past five years then your air ducts are severely over due. The number one source of dust and pollution inside a home originates inside the air duct. Never forget to have your air duct system cleaned every 3 to 5 years.
Change Air Filters: Another essential step in improving and maintaining good indoor air quality is by changing your air filters. The air filters help keep dust and other debris out of the air conditioner. It also removes some of the indoor pollutants that are in the air inside the home. By remembering to keep your home air filters changed out and clean, you can trap and remove more of the indoor air pollutants and maintain an efficient, healthier HVAC system.
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There are a number of ways you can help improve your home air quality. Some additional methods can be installing an air purifier and/or UV light purifiers to help kill microorganism that may be inside your home. For professional HVAC and air quality services, contact Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning today.