How To Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air quality is extremely important when it comes to your health and quality of life. Increasing ventilation and keeping pets that trigger allergies outdoors helps, but air conditioning system maintenance is also something you shouldn’t ignore. If the quality of the air in your home is bad, it can cause coughing, sneezing, eye and throat irritation, headaches, nausea, nosebleeds, skin rashes, ear infections, and a host of other issues.

Fortunately, there are many things you can do to improve indoor air quality. Cousin's Air offers a range of services including air conditioner cleaning, duct cleaning, tune ups, and maintenance. As South Florida’s premier AC professionals, we can ensure you don’t suffer unnecessarily. But first, you need to take the right steps towards better air quality indoors.

Ventilation

Ventilating your home in South Florida isn’t always best done by opening a window. Try a screen with filters; trickle ventilation lets fresh air in, without outdoor pollutants, and can draw out the unwanted stuff from inside. Pollen, mold spores, and other natural pollutants aren’t things you want in the house, but neither are exhaust fumes and particulates that travel in the air from factories and manufacturers. Kitchen and bathroom vents are advisable as well.

Filtration

Maintaining your air conditioner filter is important, unless you want more frequent AC repair. Besides changing or cleaning the filter frequently, consider a high-efficiency particulate air, or HEPA, filter. Also consider filters for your central heating system, and electrostatic furnace filters that help to clean the air and prevent premature wear on blower motors. After all, most standard furnace filters don’t filter the smaller particles that cause indoor air pollution.

Duct Cleaning

Having your ductwork inspected and cleaned is a standard part of AC maintenance. Anything that circulates with the air can end up in the ducts and eventually clog up the system. A professional cleaning job won’t just improve indoor air quality. It will also enable the AC system to run more efficiently and with less wear and tear.

Maintain Your Air Conditioners

If you want to know how to improve air quality in your home, maintenance of the AC system is one of the most effective ways. Dust and particles that build up in the system can easily end up inside. Also, odors that you smell often come from the HVAC system. Rather than masking these, get to the root of the problem by eliminating the causes from the vents, ducts, and other components.

Air quality issues can also come from fans that need cleaning or adjustment, deposits on indoor/outdoor coils, and refrigerant leaks. The key to clean air at home is to address these problems before they get out of hand. A simple maintenance visit from one of our professionals can purify air in your home and improve your health, so contact Cousin's Air for AC repair, cleaning, and maintenance services today.