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3 Ways to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Take charge of the air that your family breathes everyday by making a few changes in your home. Improving your air quality and reducing allergens can be as easy as changing a filter, or it may require new installation and some extensive repairs. But in any case, it’s worth it to know that your family can breathe easy and that few contaminants remain in your home.

Change your filter

Perhaps the simplest way to improve the quality of the air—and a job which should become routine—is changing the air filter in your HVAC system. And when you do, you should consider choosing a filter which is more efficient than the one currently in place. The MERV (minimum efficiency reporting value) of a filter is an indicator of just how effective it is at eliminating particles, and while the scale goes up to 16, yours is likely a much smaller number. A higher MERV filter (with a rating over 4) will get rid of more particles including smaller ones. But be careful, a filter that is too thick may block airflow to your unit, which is why it’s best to consult a professional.

Consider one of many whole-house purification and ventilation options

You can choose between a number of whole-home options to keep the air in your home a lot healthier.

  • Electronic Air Purifier: An electronic air purifier can eliminate additional particles that the standard home air filter misses. We recommend Bryant air purifiers.
  • UV Air Purifier: A UV air purifier kills and sterilizes bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms which affect those with allergies and asthma.
  • Energy Recovery Ventilator: An ERV lets fresh air in without interfering with the efficiency of your heating and air conditioning system, so you don’t have to breathe in only stale air when you seal up the windows and doors.
  • Humidifier/Dehumidifier: A humidifier adds moisture to the air to help relieve cold and flu symptoms, while a dehumidifier removes moisture to prevent the growth of mold.

Get your ductwork inspected

If your ductwork is damaged, then air cannot efficiently move into your home. Furthermore, damaged ductwork allows air to enter your ventilation system from unoccupied areas like an attic or crawlspace, which often have a high concentration of dust, bacteria, and insulation materials which are dangerous to breathe in. In some cases, ductwork replacement is the best option.

Call AAction Air for indoor air quality services in Savannah, GA including indoor air purifier installation, ductwork replacement, and more.

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