Did you know that a staggering number of households in the United States suffer from bad air quality? Poor indoor air quality is linked to a host of health issues including allergies, asthma, and respiratory illness. Duggan’s One Hour is committed to helping our customers, and their families be as healthy as possible. There are some simple things you can do to make some healthy HVAC changes and improve the quality of air in your home.
Change Your Air Filter
The key to keeping your air clear of pollutants is to change your air filter routinely. If you run your HVAC system on a regular basis, you should be changing your filter every 2-3 months. If you run your system intermittently, it should be changed out every 4-5 months. If you are worried about the environmental impact of throwing away so many filters a year, there are reusable options on the market that are highly effective at cleaning the air.
Regular Duct Cleaning
Your ducts can gather dirt, dust, bacteria, and even mold. It is important that if you have ducts in your home that you schedule an annual duct cleaning. Otherwise, you are blowing polluted air throughout your home. This can also help lengthen the life of your filter and HVAC system.
To keep your HVAC system running optimally, you need to call a professional HVAC company to perform routine maintenance. Upkeeping your heating and cooling system with regular maintenance will prevent you from encountering sudden emergency repairs, as well as keeping your system much more energy efficient. This will keep you and your family healthier and save you each month on your utility bills.