How to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

June 28, 2017 11:24 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Problems with your home’s air quality aren’t shy in making themselves apparent. Coughing and sneezing that flare up at home are signs of allergens in the air. A thin layer of dust accumulating on everything you own every few days means that your air filtration system isn’t doing its job. And, perhaps worst of all, chronic illness can signal the presence of mold, mildew or unseen infestations in your ductwork.

Living with poor air quality shouldn’t be an everyday part of life—and, if you take the time to call an HVAC contractor in Lonoke County, AR, it doesn’t have to be! A well-trained HVAC expert can pinpoint exactly where problems with your air quality are rooted. You might be surprised at how easily they can be corrected—often, at a low cost!

HVAC inspections

Defeating poor air quality starts with a thorough inspection. An HVAC contractor will start at your furnace and inspect your entire HVAC system, covering all ductwork, registers, air handling equipment, inlets/outlets and more. Along the way, they’ll make a note of any areas of concern.

General maintenance

In many cases, poor air quality can be mitigated with some quick, low-cost maintenance! Changing your air filter, cleaning registers or blowing out a particularly bad section of ducting may be enough to noticeably remedy the issue. This is the first step taken by a contractor because it’s the most basic. If problems persist, it’s on to the next step in cleaning.

Duct cleaning

Duct cleaning is an incredibly comprehensive way to deal with poor air quality—especially in older homes or homes with many detractors in the air. Duct cleaning involves vacuuming and blowing out vents to remove anything that may be trapped within them. Often, homeowners are amazed at what’s lurking deep within their vents, unseen:

  • Dust and dirt clumps;
  • Cobwebs;
  • Dead pests;
  • Clumps of hair (human and animal);
  • Mold and other organic growth;
  • Rodent fecal matter.

The list goes on and on, but the fact remains the same: anything in your ductwork can contribute to poor air quality if it’s not removed.

Secondary inspection

If, after general maintenance and duct cleaning, poor air quality is still a problem, it may be time for your HVAC contractor in Lonoke County, AR to probe deeper. A secondary inspection will seek to uncover things like debris trapped within intake vents, mold colonies developing outside of the HVAC system and other such detractors.

A contractor will be able to advise you on the best ways to mitigate and prevent poor air quality. This can include recommending certain maintenance steps or products, or helping you explore the benefits of a whole-home air filtration system. It depends on the severity of your air quality issue and the scope of the resolution. And, of course, it depends on you, the homeowner. Someone living with respiratory problems or severe allergies, for example, will need a more targeted and complete resolution, as opposed to someone in great health.

Consult with Dickerson Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service about your air quality and let us help you breathe the best air possible in your home.

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