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How HVAC Experts Improve Your Air Quality!

The quality of the air that you breathe in is very important. Bad air quality can aggravate allergies and make you feel sick. Many people do not think about the HVAC unit that circulates air through the house. It plays a major role in air quality. Here are some ways that your current system could improve the air quality in your home.

Duct Cleaning

Dirt, dust, and allergens can travel up through the air conditioning system and into the ductwork. A dirty duct can cause some problems. It can decrease your air quality as all the dirt and allergens get blown back out by your system. The dirt can also clog up parts of the system. The dirt causes frequent filter replacement. A regular part of the maintenance of your system should be getting an HVAC professional to come to clean the ducts.

Get an Air Purifier

There is more in your air then just dirt and dander from your pets causing allergies. The paint, and cleaners you bring into the house evaporate in the air and get blown through your venting system. There are many things you can do to help eliminate this problem. One is to be careful of what you take into the house. Anything that you spray will end up in your air. It is possible to clean the contaminants in the air with an air purifier. An air purifier will clean 95 percent of contaminants out of the air. There are purifiers you can buy that work with your system. These will clean the air before its blow out of the vents.

Help from a Humidifier

Certain allergens are more prevalent in different air qualities. Mold and mildew will grow in humid environments where the humidity is over 50 percent. If the humidity drops down to 35 percent, it gives cold and flu viruses more of a chance to thrive. The ideal humidity is between 40 to 50 percent. You can get a humidifier that works with your heating and cooling system. The humidifier adds or removes moisture as needed as air runs through the system.

Clean or Replace Filters

The filter is what catches most of the dirt that goes through the HVAC system. It is important that you change your filter every 30 days, or it may get too dirty. A dirty filter will affect how effectively the system can run. General filters trap dirt and pet hair. A filter with higher efficiency will collect pollen and pet dander.

These are a few ways that an HVAC professional can help you achieve better air quality. With the system cleaned, and the right components added, you will be breathing better in no time. For the best possible Air Quality in your home, contact the experts at Maxson Air Conditioning and Heating at (630) 556-8434 for an HVAC checkup today!