If your home in San Marcos, Texas, has poor indoor air quality, you can experience health problems or expensive, inconvenient breakdowns. Dust, biological growth and other pollutants can lead to eye irritation, allergy symptoms and other health problems. Poor IAQ can also shorten your HVAC system’s life and increase energy bills. Improve your home’s indoor air quality by taking these three simple steps:
Use an Air Purifier
Air purifiers work like your HVAC system’s air filter to remove contaminants and bad smells from your home’s air. Some can even help you reduce the numbers of viruses and bacteria around you and prevent colds and other illnesses. Have a professional install a whole-home air purifier in your ductwork. You can also use a smaller, less costly portable version for smaller areas like an infant’s room.
Change Your Air Filter
For the best indoor air quality, change your system’s air filter once per month. Fortunately, air filters are inexpensive, and they only take a few minutes to replace. If your air filter gets dirty or clogged, it can reduce airflow, efficiency and air quality. Your home might also experience:
- Warm or drafty areas
- Unpleasant smells
- A lot of dust
- High utility bills
Houseplants absorb carbon dioxide and produce oxygen. They can also get rid of volatile organic chemicals, like formaldehyde, benzene and xylene. These compounds are in many common products, including air fresheners, cleaners, glues and paints. They can cause dizziness, headaches and other problems. Plants like peace lily and aloe vera can make your home look more welcoming while increasing indoor air quality.
Woods Comfort Systems has more than 60 years of HVAC experience. We’re a Bryant Factory Authorized Dealer, and we can help you with all your indoor air quality needs. Call us anytime at 512-842-5066 for quality service from our expert, friendly staff.
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