Pollutants in the indoor environment can impact the overall health of a household in many ways. Carbon monoxide, for example, is a deadly gas that can pose dangerous and even lethal risks to humans. Mold can be a major concern for those with allergies. Emissions from building materials, office supplies, and everyday household cleaning products can introduce carcinogens or cancer-causing agents. Lack of proper AC maintenance and AC repair when needed can cause poor indoor air quality.
In improving the indoor air quality of the home, it is important to guard against materials and conditions that promote and allow the presence of air pollutants and other harmful contaminants, especially here in Gainesville, Fla, where humid temperatures can reach boiling points during the summer months.
#1. Police Your Home’s Pollutants
Many people try to control their food intake of hazardous substances by selecting organic food products. Similarly, controlling the intake of hazardous airborne pollutants involves monitoring what materials are allowed and used in the home. It’s a good idea to avoid smoking indoors, purchase and use green cleaning products that lack volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and maintain a thorough cleaning regimen to eliminate the accumulation of dust and debris. NASA has also identified houseplants known for their air purifying properties.
#2. Clean Your Air Ducts and Air Filters
Your home’s HVAC system plays a critical role in indoor air quality management because of its use in dispersing treated air. Ductwork should be cleaned periodically to remove pet dander and the accumulation of dust, debris, and even vermin. Duct sealing is also important to prevent leaks from allowing dangerous emissions to infiltrate the home. Regularly checking and replacing your AC’s air filters is another crucial maintenance task to help manage air pollutants in the residential air supply.
#3. Control Humidity Levels
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends an ideal humidity level of between 30 and 50 percent. Most AC models have dehumidification features that are useful in minimizing issues related to mold. Be sure to check your system for low refrigerant levels and dirty coils, as these problems can also contribute to high humidity in your home. Seasonal air conditioning maintenance is needed to ensure that the system continues to mitigate humidity levels and the harmful pollutants that accompany excessive indoor moisture.
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An expert evaluation of your home’s pollutants and related conditions in the home can provide specific direction for servicing existing HVAC equipment. Our team of highly trained technicians is here to provide guidance in selecting an air purifier or new ventilation system.
When you come to A+ Air Conditioning and Refrigeration to improve your home’s air quality, you can expect thorough inspection and targeted recommendations to combat your air quality issues. Your comfort is our top priority.
Call us today at (352) 374-4988 to learn more about how we are the HVAC and refrigeration company of choice for residents across North Central Florida, including Ocala, Alachua, Bronson, Chiefland, Palatka, Cedar Key, Trenton, Starke, High Springs, Waldo and more.