Outside air pollutants such as pollen, factory smog, and vehicle exhaust are some of the greatest offenders when it comes to poor air quality and can negatively impact our quality of life. Due to the amount of time people spend inside their home, poor indoor air quality can be even more harmful, affecting breathing, causing sinus issues, and even leading to itchy eyes and skin.
However, by investing in regular heating and air conditioning maintenance, your Brooklyn home will be a cleaner, healthier, more pleasant living space. And, routine maintenance can extend the life of your entire HVAC system and help keep the manufacturer’s warranty in effect. Read on to learn some easy HVAC maintenance tips to help improve the indoor air quality of your Brooklyn home!
A dirty air filter will not only place additional strain on your conditioning unit, but it will also fail to properly trap particulates from cycling throughout your home. Regular filter changes will assist in the reduction of dust and debris in the air, as well as a keep your HVAC system running at peak performance.
Improper humidity levels can be damaging to your home as well as cause physical discomfort. Too much moisture can prompt the formation of mold and mildew, which is dangerous to your respiratory system. Meanwhile, not enough moisture can cause skin irritation and a dry throat. Dehumidifiers can help remove water from the air, while humidifiers add moisture when the air is too dry. Proper placement of these units will help maintain a safe and more pleasant living environment.
The more dander in the air, the harder the HVAC system has to work to keep your indoor air quality pleasant to the eyes, nose, and skin. Clean and dust weekly, and vacuum carpets and runners that can trap dust and debris. Make sure to use cleaners that are friendly to your household’s allergies, and empty out and clean your vacuum periodically. If you own pets, increase the frequency of dusting and vacuuming.
With these easy maintenance tips, your HVAC system will continue to provide improved air quality throughout your entire home. A tune-up from a Brooklyn HVAC expert can also increase the efficiency of your system. Contact us to schedule a Petri Plumbing & Heating professional!