When we think about pollution and air contaminants, most think of smokestacks and other outdoor items — but did you realize that air quality issues in your home can be just as bad if you aren’t careful? And because most of us spend so much time indoors, especially in the upcoming cool season, it’s vital to ensure your home has high air quality and is not threatened by major contaminants or pollutants.At Airtime Heating & Cooling, we’re here to help. We offer several solutions for indoor air quality in Lehi and other parts of Utah, including the “Clean Effects” filter from Trane that offers whole-home air purification and humidity control services. Whether on your own or with the assistance of our HVAC professionals, how can you keep your air clean and healthy in the home at all times? Here are some important concepts to be aware of.
Perhaps the single most important component in your effort to maintain clean indoor air is the filter. Most every HVAC unit, whether you have forced-air heating or central air conditioning, will require filters to be changed at regular intervals. This is even more important if you suffer from allergies, asthma, sinusitis or other conditions that can be exacerbated by poor indoor air quality.Your HVAC professionals at Airtime Heating & Cooling can help you choose the right filter. We will not only change it for you at the proper intervals, but we’ll also make sure to take away your old one so that no one in the home will ever be exposed to it.
Speaking of filters, they should be checked and cleaned regularly in any other item in your home that contains them. These may include refrigerators with self-defrosting capabilities, humidifiers and freezers. In addition, if you vacuum often, be sure to regularly change the vacuum filter so you aren’t simply spreading a bunch of dust and contamination around when you use the vacuum.
It’s also vital to check and maintain your air ducts. If you have a forced-air HVAC system, your heating and cooling units likely have air ducts that run throughout the home. These should be inspected regularly to ensure there’s no buildup of dust or dirt in them, which can lead to major IAQ issues over time. In addition, these ducts need regular cleaning and professional repair services.
As we noted above, we offer Trane indoor air quality products to our clients. If your home’s air quality levels are particularly bothersome, or if you or someone else in the home has severe respiratory symptoms and you want to keep your air especially clean, you might consider installing a whole-home air quality and humidity machine like the ones we offer.For more on how to keep your home’s air quality high, or to learn about any of our HVAC services or programs in Lehi or surrounding areas, speak to the staff at Airtime Heating & Cooling today.