How to Improve The Air You Breathe!


If you suffer from allergy symptoms or bronchial asthma, you might think about getting your HVAC unit cleaned. If you do not experience these issues, you still might consider maintaining your system because of both the health benefits and the effectiveness and trouble free service, reducing air conditioning repair,  that maintaining your system can offer.

In the old days, house were so permeable that air was exchanged a great deal. Now, residences are built so tight, that we are re inhaling and exhaling the same air repeatedly. The EPA has determined that inside air quality is a significant concern. It is essential that our home heating and air conditioning systems get cleaned regularly.

Each time you walk into your house, you are bringing with you, what ever dirt and pollen particles you have gathered through the day. Do you have a pet dog, or a cat? They are bringing their fair portion of dust inside as well. In addition, we all shed dander. Dogs, cats, birds and people all drop bits of skin and hair, all the time. Where does all that dust, plant pollen and dander wind up?

Well some of it is evident, it’s scattered throughout your house. Cleaning and vacuuming helps eliminate a lot of it, but a lot gets sucked up by your heating system. Most of this dust is caught in the filter in your HVAC system. You have to replace that filter regularly. You could do it yourself or you can hire a furnace technician to do it.

Typically it’s suggested to get your furnace and duct work checked out yearly. Not only will the technician replace your filter, he will check out the furnace, lubricate it if required, clean the ducting and heat exchanger if needed, check for cracks and belts and motor noises, check out your thermostat and keep your equipment working properly.

If you have air conditioning, it’s important to get the outdoors condenser system maintained. It collects dust and pollen which limits air flow. This may greatly compromise the efficiency of your system.

In some systems there is a dehumidifier installed. This needs to be maintained to prevent the growth of mold and mildew. In other systems a humidifier is installed, these need to be checked out also.

As much as feasible eliminate dust from your home with a high quality vacuum instead of dusting, this eliminates the dust instead of just moving it about. Electrostatic dusters are favored over standard dusters. The dust sticks to the duster. You are able to shake it out, outside, to eliminate the dust from your house.

Try to keep your pets out of your bed rooms. This will reduce the dust and dander within an area in which you spend a lot of time.

If washing your bed linen and towels, utilize hot water to kill dust mites and their eggs.

These suggestions will go a long way to enhance your inside air quality. We are continuously exposed to dust, pollen, mold and mildews and other allergens. Thankfully our immune systems are generally ready to handle this. But sometimes we can get overwhelmed or develop allergic responses. Cleaner inside air should be a big help in reducing these issues.