Interior air quality is an important factor for homes and buildings because it can affect the health and quality of life of occupants. Things like mold, bacteria and chemicals can all pollute the air and should be handled with care. Opening the windows and using fans will help to reduce the effects on the space but in situations when you cannot open the windows, more will need to be done.
Having an HVAC professional come out for regular cleanings of your home or businesses air ducts and heating and cooling systems is the best way to ensure the air in your space is safe.
The professionals will look for the presence of mold in your system which can lessen air quality and then treat and prevent it. They’ll also clean the system and seal up any leaks.
Here are some additional things you can do to freshen up the air in your home.
Bring in Plants
Adding plants to our daily indoor spaces can help to improve air quality by adding necessary oxygen to the space. As plants grow they give off oxygen needed in the air and also pull in dangerous containments like carbon dioxide. Popular plants for improving air quality include mums, spider and dracaena plants. Be sure to check labels and research which plants are used to remove pollutants as well as the conditions they require to thrive and whether or not the plant is toxic to pets before you purchase.
Add an Air Purifier
There are many devices on the market today that you can purchase and setup in your home to help with purifying the air. These work by removing toxins we cannot see in the air from smoke, pet dander and pollen and filter it through a HEPA filter so it is better to breathe in. It is best to speak with an expert about your particular needs and which option would best prior to making an investment in one of these devices.
Never Skip HVAC Maintenance
HVAC maintenance appointments are critical to the health and safety of your homes heating and cooling system. Yearly cleanings and checkups will ensure the system is running optimally and can even prevent premature breakdown or other costly issues from happening. You should never skip these appointments if you’d like to keep your home or building operating efficiently.
Preferred Hood & Duct provides commercial and residential services including cleaning, sanitizing, inspection and service for ducts, HVAC systems, AC condenser coils, dryer vents, and more.
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