Your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ) plays an essential role in your health. Luckily, there are many things you can do to improve it. In the Knoxville, Tennessee, area, we may be lucky to have low levels of outdoor air pollution, but that doesn’t mean your home’s IAQ is perfect. In fact, there are many aspects you may be overlooking. These things can end up causing or worsening allergy symptoms and asthma along with other breathing conditions.
Clean Your Filters
The simplest and most direct way to improve your home’s IAQ is to simply clean your HVAC system’s air filter. Its sole purpose is to keep dirt, dust, pet hair, and other debris out of the air you breathe. A HEPA filter can even filter out microparticles that other systems miss. Upgrading and cleaning your filters is a must-do, especially if anyone in your home suffers from a breathing condition. Keeping filters clean will also help you avoid one of the most common causes of a service call: a clogged air filter.
Use A Dehumidifier
Heat and humidity create the perfect breeding ground for bacteria. That’s why adding a dehumidifier to your home can improve your home’s IAQ. While your air conditioner will help remove excess humidity during the summer months, a dehumidifier is sometimes necessary to keep up with other environmental factors.
Add an Air Purifier
Especially for those who are particularly sensitive to airborne debris and allergens, adding an air purifier to your home can do wonders for improving indoor air quality. It’s suggested that you put the air purifier in a central area and/or near vents so that, as air moves around, it passes through the purification device and gets cleaned.
Melton Heating and Air Conditioning can help you maintain your indoor air quality. Call us at 865-210-8942 to learn how you can keep your home happy and healthy year-round.
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