The air inside your home can over time accumulate harmful particles. This can be caused by the presence of naturally occurring radon gases, mold, mildew, household cleaners, cigarette smoke, dust, and other particulates. Studies show that the average American citizen spends about 80-90 percent of his/her time indoors, which makes indoor air quality something worth paying attention to. So, what can you do to improve the quality of air in your home or office building?
Routine HVAC Maintenance
One of the simplest and most effective ways of improving the quality of air in your home is by performing regular HVAC maintenance exercises. Most residential heating and cooling systems in the country are forced air, which means that they work by blowing air from outside through the ductwork. These systems are equipped with air filters to trap dust and other particulates which, in turn, ensures that the air circulating in the building is clean and of high-quality.
But what happens when the whole system isn’t working properly? Well, many aspects of the HVAC system will fail, including the air filters. This will compromise the quality of air circulating in the house/office building. Cases of airborne allergies will increase — from the dust and other particles in the indoor air. Proper and regular HVAC maintenance will keep the system working efficiently and greatly improve the quality of air in your home.
The air ducts are responsible for the distribution of heated and conditioned air in your home. If there are any dust particles trapped in the ductwork, it will be circulated as well. Therefore, it makes sense to have the ducts cleaned once in a while to remove the dust and any other pollutants that may be trapped in the system or they will be transported from room to room. Also, air duct sealing can improve air quality as it prevents leaky ducts from pulling contaminants into the air stream.
Last but not least, you can have an air cleaner, also known as an air purifier, installed in your home. Air purifiers use ionization to capture polarized airborne matter thus leaving behind fresher, cleaner air. Based in Lumpkin, GA, Controlled Climate Services provides high-quality HVAC solutions for residents in the greater Atlanta area.
Our services include installation, repair, and general maintenance and are all aimed at improving the quality of air in your house as well as system efficiency. We also have offices in Kennesaw, GA. Give us a call today for more information on how to improve indoor air quality in your home!