Wildfires whipping across the Front Range. Wind storms that kick up clouds of dust. Oh, and let’s not forget about the pandemic that’s made all of us stay home this year for days on end.
How’s that air quality in your house? Are you breathing easier when the doors and windows are shut up tight, or do you wonder just how healthy your air quality really is?
Maybe it’s time to invest in a new HVAC system to ensure your house stays healthy.
Your HVAC system is a major contributor to how healthy your family stays. If the furnace and air conditioner are operating correctly, you’ll have a cleaner air supply. If your ventilation system is carefully maintained, you’ll ensure the indoor air quality is as healthy as it can be.
If you don’t know how well it’s operating, it’s time to find out. Look to these solutions to help you create better indoor air quality throughout.
Change air filters
We can’t stress this enough. Changing your air filters regularly was important before 2020; this year, it’s even more imperative. You can invest in multi-packs, giving you a spare on hand to change out from month to month. A dirty air filter won’t trap all the debris that is circulated throughout the system. This is one of the easiest ways to ensure your HVAC equipment is operating at its best.
Improve your airflow
This has been a year of change. Have you moved around your furniture to make room for workstations and desks? Have you remodeled just to be able to function throughout the day? Boxing and storing your stuff could mean vents and registers are no longer functioning as designed. You can improve the efficiency of your HVAC system simply by walking around your home and taking inventory of blockages. Move any furniture, storage items, drapery, and other items that may be blocking airflow. You can also turn on ceiling fans on winter mode to help your furnace operate efficiently.
Consider UV light technology
One of the newest entries into HVAC systems is UV light technology to help sanitize your air supply. If you have an older HVAC system and aren’t using this application, contact one of our HVAC technicians today to find out how this can help make your home cleaner, better.
If you want your air supply to be as clean as it can be, the best place to start is with a home energy audit. We can evaluate your current system, find out where problem spots might exist, and suggest changes that will have real impact. We’ll help you decide which efforts are going to help you create the comfortable home environment you’re looking for.