How To Improve The Air Quality In Your Home
Today let’s talk about three easy things you can do to improve air quality in your house.
Air quality is something that has become a buzzword in the Metroplex. There’s a lot of building going on, and there are a lot of allergies in this area. The last thing you want is for all that dust and those allergens to get into your house! But there are some easy things you can do to make sure the air quality in your house is good:
1. Check your air filter.
Your air filter is usually in a place that’s very accessible. Sometimes it’s in a closet or the ceiling. Sometimes it’s actually on the A/C unit. But if you’ve never looked, or never changed your air filter, now’s the time! Some air filters last three months, some last six months. We check ours every month because we have a dog and kids—that means dog hair and all kinds of things in the air! If you live in a neighborhood where there’s construction, there’s probably a lot of dust in the air. Checking and changing your air filter is the easiest way to cut down on all those contaminants and boost the air quality in your home.
2. Get your ductwork cleaned.
We work with a couple of HVAC companies that do ductwork cleaning. Duct cleaning can be dangerous to your ductwork, but when done properly it can really help the air quality in your home. Get your ducts cleaned annually, or even twice a year. Many companies have a camera they can use to show you your ducts before and after cleaning. This is important because it’s easy for anyone to say they cleaned your ducts—but did they actually get anything out of them? If you live in an older house, it may be that the ducts have never been cleaned! Can you imagine what 40 years of dust and accumulation inside the ductwork looks like?
If you call us, we’d be happy to recommend some HVAC or duct cleaning companies to you, so that you can be assured you’ll get someone who does really good work.
3. Remove old insulation in your attic.
Believe it or not, the attic is the number one source of dust in your home! You may have old, dusty insulation that’s broken down up there. You may have rodents that have moved in. Most of the houses we’ve been in these days need to have the old insulation removed and the attic sanitized. We deodorize the attic and seal the ductwork so that you’re not getting any of the dust, etc. in the system. Then we lay down new dust-free, formaldehyde-free insulation. This gives awesome results as far as cutting down the dust in your house and boosting your general air quality!
So check your filter today! Give us a call if you need a recommendation for duct cleaning or an HVAC company that can help you clean your unit. And have us come out and give you an overall assessment. We’ll help you cut down on dust and improve your air quality this year!