Ways to Take Care of Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality
One of your home's most important focal points isn't visible to the human eye: we're talking about indoor air quality. While it may appear as if your "IAQ" is in the clear, there's a strong chance it could be far from it. And while we're spending more time at home these days, you'll want to make sure that your air quality is as pure as can be.
To help take care of your home's indoor air quality, here are some ways you can do that with the utmost attention to detail:
Air Purification Technology
If you have a forced-air system in your home (i.e., a heater or air conditioner), you'll be pleased to know that there is an air purification device that can lend a helping hand — cue the REME HALO® System. This powerful piece of air purification technology is installed in your ductwork and will purify every square foot of air in your humble abode.
The REME HALO® cleans your air with ionized hydroperoxides, which break down airborne pests — such as bacteria, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), mold, dust, and more — and odors with the utmost ease. Another perk about this air purification device is that it can help increase filtration and HVAC system efficiency.
Duct Cleaning Services
As it's known, ducts are the "veins" of your home's HVAC system. However, if they haven't been cleaned in quite some time, this could lead to decreased efficiency, as well as an uprise in indoor allergens. In a conscious effort to help combat these instances, it's best to consider having your ducts cleaned by a professional.
A professional duct cleaning will help remove the byproducts of airborne allergens and contaminants from your ductwork, giving your HVAC system room to "breathe" and operate much more efficiently. Additionally, clean ductwork will also help improve airflow in your home — since there will be nothing obstructing or hindering forced air from your HVAC system.
Replacing Air Filters
Off the top of your head, when was the last time you replaced your HVAC system's air filter? If you cannot recall, you should consider replacing it right away. As it turns out, a filter is one of the most important details within your HVAC system — since it helps lessen the chance of airborne particles from traveling into your ductwork and being redistributed through your home.
However, failure to replace the filter regularly will not only make your ductwork more susceptible to airborne contaminants, but it will also make it much harder for your HVAC system to operate efficiently. To help combat this, you'll want to consider replacing your filter every 30 to 90 days. Doing this will help your system work up to par and will leave little room for error.