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Top Tips for Better Air Quality

Jan 27, 2024 | Air Conditioning, HVAC, Indoor Air Quality | 0 comments

Clean air is key, and it makes much more of a difference than you may think. It is something that we use in our bodies every waking moment of our lives and it quite literally courses through our veins. Because of this, air quality is extremely important. Maintaining your HVAC system is the best way to ensure that the air you, your family, or your employees are breathing is safe and healthy.

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Here are five tips to improve the air quality in your home through your HVAC system:

Regular maintenance and cleaning

Your HVAC system should be maintained and cleaned regularly to keep it running efficiently and to prevent any buildup of dust, dirt, or mold. Make sure you change the air filter in your HVAC system at least once every three months. If you have pets or allergies, you may need to change the filter more often, especially if someone in the home has a sensitive respiratory system, such as those suffering from asthma or COPD. Likewise, a dirty filter can restrict airflow, forcing your HVAC system to work harder, which can lead to higher energy bills and lower air quality.

It’s also important to have your HVAC system inspected by a professional at least once a year. They can clean and check the components of your system to ensure that everything is running properly. This will not only improve the air quality in your home, but it will also help prolong the life of your HVAC system and help you avoid costly repairs in the future.

Use high-quality air filters

When it comes to air filters, not all are created equal! Choosing a high-quality air filter can greatly improve the air quality in your home. Look for air filters with a high MERV (minimum efficiency reporting value) rating. The higher the MERV rating, the more efficient the filter is at removing airborne particles. HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filters are a great option for those with allergies or respiratory issues. These filters can capture particles as small as 0.3 microns, including pollen, dust mites, and pet dander.

Control humidity levels

Humidity levels in your home can greatly affect the air quality. Too much moisture can lead to mold growth, while low humidity can cause dry skin, nosebleeds, and respiratory problems. Your HVAC system can help control humidity levels by using a humidifier or dehumidifier. A humidifier adds moisture to the air, while a dehumidifier removes moisture. Make sure to keep your humidity levels between 30% and 50% to maintain optimal air quality.

Proper ventilation

Proper ventilation is essential for good air quality. Your HVAC system can help ventilate your home by bringing in fresh air from outside and exhausting stale air; however, if your home is tightly sealed, it may be difficult for your HVAC system to provide proper ventilation. Opening windows and doors can help bring in fresh outdoor air and improve ventilation. Installing a ventilation system can also help bring in the fresh air and exhaust stale air, improving air quality.

Consider air purification

Air purification systems can greatly improve the air quality in your home. There are several options for air purifiers, including UV air purifiers, activated carbon air purifiers, and ionizers. We recommend UV air purifiers, which use ultraviolet light to kill bacteria, viruses, and mold spores, as they can be relatively inexpensive while packing a punch when it comes to quality and purification. Activated carbon air purifiers use activated carbon to absorb odors, chemicals, and other pollutants. Ionizers release ions that attach to airborne particles, causing them to fall to the ground.

The bottom line

Maintaining good air quality in your home is essential for your health and well-being. By following these five tips, you can improve the air quality in your home through the use of your HVAC system. Regular maintenance and cleaning, using high-quality air filters, controlling humidity levels, proper ventilation, and air purification can greatly improve the air you breathe in your home, which can have a direct effect on your health. By taking these steps, you can create a clean and healthy environment for yourself and your family.

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Need help with anything air quality? Please, don’t hesitate in giving us a call here at Tri-Point Refrigeration. We’re happy to hear from you and are excited to help you along the way.

For a direct line to any of our employees ready on the line to help you, please call…(512) 651-4565 for our Austin, Texas community (806) 686-0050 for our Lubbock, Texas community.

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