With all of the wildfires in Oregon and Washington, there has been a lot of smoky air that has been blowing throughout our area. This type of air is harmful to breathe and can be damaging to the lungs. It also greatly affects those who live with allergies and asthma. There has been a lot of talk on the local news recently about air quality. Did you know that there is a way that you can boost the quality of the air that you’re breathing inside your home or office space? When pollen, smoke, and other allergens are at an all-time high in the air outside, indoor air quality can still be improved. We’ve listed some helpful tips below.
Tip #1: Be sure you stay on top of HVAC system maintenance.
Your furnace and air conditioner will pick up debris and dust, even after just normal use. Over time, this can greatly affect the air quality that is circulated throughout the inside of your space. In addition, it can also impact how effective your system is operating. Your HVAC system should go through routine maintenance checks and you should have them scheduled once a year. Fall is a great time to get your system checked out, before the cold weather of winter arrives and your heater is put to the test to warm your office and home.
Tip #2: Replace filters regularly.
To keep your HVAC system working well, you’ll need to change the air filters on a regular basis. Also, clean the air filters to reduce the flow of debris, dust, mold, and other allergens. If you do this, you’ll likely notice a big difference in the air quality, especially if you live with asthma or allergies. In addition, consider installing an air cleaner that will help eliminate contaminants in the air.
Tip #3: Make sure your home is ventilated properly.
Do you notice condensation building up on your windows regularly? If so, you should evaluate the ventilation system. Without proper ventilation, your system won’t be able to operate as efficiently as it could be.
Tip #4: Add an indoor air purifier and keep up duct cleaning.
Surprisingly, the air in our homes is often worse than what is outside! Duct sealing with Aeroseal is a great way to reduce the flow of toxins into the air, and making sure you clean your ducts regularly is another important factor. Furthermore, quality air purifiers can help improve indoor air quality significantly. Here are some of the types of air purifiers we carry:
- Infinity® Air Purifier:
This top-of-the-line machine is known to clean the air in your whole home with high efficiency. It features a Capture and Kills ™ technology captures up to 99% airborne viruses, germs, mold, and bacteria, then uses an electrical charge to kill them. It has been proven to kill 13 common pathogens that are known for causing ill health, such as flu, streptococcus, measles, and the common cold. It also captures pollen, animal dander, smoke, and other air pollutants to keep your air as uncontaminated as possible. The machine is made to work in line with any HVAC system and re-purifies the air up to eight times per hour. You can notice a change in air quality almost immediately after install!
- REME HVAC Cell:
Reflective Electro Magnetic Energy (REME) uses a state of the art electro-magentic energy cell that creates Ionized-Hydro-Peroxides™, a friendly oxidizer plasma made from oxygen and humidity. This plasma is thrust into the HVAC duct or plenum by a silent plasma propulsion module that has no moving parts. The purifying plasma will be pushed through the ducts. It doesn’t matter if the fan or blower is on or off, the product works 24/7.
Need a new HVAC system or are you interested in learning more about air cleaners? Our experienced, no-pressure sales team can help you find a system that will not only be energy efficient, but it will also help you breathe cleaner air!