Stop Doing These Things That Lower Your Indoor Air Quality

May 1, 2024 | Pollutants, Air Filters, Air Purifier, Airborne, Contaminants, Dehumidifier, Indoor Air Quality, iWave-R, Pollution, UV Lights, Whole-home

It’s National Clean Air Month! Ever thought about what you’re breathing in at home? It’s easy to forget about air quality – out of sight, out of mind, right? Wrong. While it’s easy to overlook the air quality aspect in our homes, the air in our homes is truly an important thing to keep track of. Afterall, our homes are where we reside a large chunk of our time. This guide from your local Westerville Air Conditioning & Heating experts will dive into those oh-so-common blunders that turn your home’s air from hero to zero. So, buckle up; and let’s “clear the air” together. 

Stop Skipping Your Air Filter Changes, It Will Lower Your Indoor Air Quality 

Think changing your air filters regularly doesn’t matter? Think again! Air filters are your HVAC system’s first line of defense against dust, pollen, pet dander, and other unwanted airborne particles. When those filters clog up, it’s not just a battle lost in maintaining prime airflow; it’s an open invitation for those sneaky particles to infiltrate your home and lower your indoor air quality.  

Here’s what you should do: 

  • Stick to what the manufacturer says – change your filters every 1 to 2 months, especially if you have pets, allergies, or just use your system a lot. 
  • Make it a habit – check your filter every month. A pro tip? Set a calendar reminder so you won’t forget. Keeping up with filter changes means better airflow and nicer air quality at home. 

Stop Ignoring Moisture in Your Home, It Will Lower Your Indoor Air Quality   

Utilize a Whole-Home Dehumidifier: Is your home affected by high humidity levels? If this is the case for you, watch out, because mold and mildew thrive in conditions like this. A great solution to bringing the IAQ in your home back to a more balanced level when it comes to excess moisture is a whole-home dehumidifier. It will work together with your HVAC system to pull all the extra moisture out of the air and bring your indoor air quality back to a normal level. 

Stop Allowing Odors to Stuff Up Your Home, It Will Lower Your Indoor Air Quality 

Battling in-home odors? Although it’s certainly nothing to be ashamed of as odors are a part of everyday life, letting odors stuff up your home can still lower your home’s IAQ. 

Use a Whole-Home Air Purifier: A whole-home air purifier is a fantastic solution to rebalancing the air quality in your home. Take the iWave-R for example. It’s a whole-home air purification system that works in conjunction with your HVAC system. We highly recommend the iWave-R due to its great success rate in eliminating odors and pollutants from the air with its innovative ionization. method. It doesn’t just fight odors; it effectively removes contaminants from the air. Plus, it’s got a self-cleaning feature, making maintenance a breeze.  

Install UV Lights: UV lights are yet another great option to consider. Installed in your air ducts or air handler, these lights work like your HVAC system to zap and neutralize airborne invaders as they pass by the UV bulbs. This is a highly effective strategy as it performs this task before it can spread through your home. Bonus: They’re low maintenance, needing a bulb change only once every 2-3 years (and this can be done during your regular HVAC check-ups.) 

Indoor Air Quality

Your home is your castle, and it should absolutely be a peaceful place you can relax and thrive in. Our company specializes in indoor air quality. So, we’d love to be of service to you. Let us help guide you on your air quality journey!  

Call Westerville Air Conditioning & Heating today at (614) 810-0075, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here