When it comes to the air we breathe, we tend to think about outdoor air pollutants, completely bypassing our own indoor air quality. We fail to realize that we spend most of our time indoors, breathing in air and whatever dust particles that are floating around in our homes, workplaces, or vehicles. In order to have clean indoor air quality, here are a few tips to ensure you’re breathing in quality air.
Changing your filters at least once a month (depending on the type of filter) will ensure cleaner and more efficient air quality. Air passes through the air filters and into the HVAC system. Dirt, dust, and other pollutants are collected on the air filter and prevents particles from entering your home. It is important to change your air filters during the recommended time, otherwise it can become clogged and can cause malfunctions within your HVAC system.
Use the fan
In order to keep the air moving continuously without using too much energy, think about using an electric fan. This will also help filter the air throughout your home. Having air moving consistently will help keep the room temperature at a comfortable level.
Keep the attic sealed
The air in the attic can be extremely hot, especially in Florida. Although most homes have an attic with an exterior door, most do not have insulation on it. Without the exterior door being properly insulated, it can cause hot or cold air to seep into your home. This can cause a disruption in air quality due to excessive heat from the attic lurking around. Air from the attic can carry dust, allergens, and other pollutants that you can breathe in.
Have questions about how you can keep your indoor air quality clean? Give one of our American Air Cares specialists a call at Martin (772)220-1496 St. Lucie (772)252-6217, and we would be more than happy to help you.