Better Air Quality Through Ventilation
- November 21, 2011
- Given that individuals spend a significant amount of time indoors, it is important to keep in mind any and all tips that may improve/maintain better air quality in your home. The main issues to consider when addressing your home's air quality are those such as: Mildew in the home, water moisture and dirty air filters.
- When it comes to air filters, both in electronic air cleaners and within either the furnace or fan coil, make sure that the filters are properly replaced or cleaned as needed. Using and reusing a dirty air filter with severely damage your heating and cooling system. If your system allows a reusable filter, once it is cleaned it should be completely dry before reinsertion. If you are using a "clean air cleaner," the pre-filter and collection cells should be cleaned or replaced two to three times a year, at the very least.
- In order to prevent mildew issues within your home, simply use a few ventilation tricks. Running a dehumidifier helps greatly. Also, airing spaces in the home such as bathroom closets and cabinets, coupled with keeping showers and tubs free of soap scum will prevent mildew from forming. It is typical for many homes to come equipped with ventilating fans in the kitchen and bathrooms. This is a great way to remove contaminated air in your home, so use them!
For any further questions or concerns, contact Donovan or request a service to see how to specifically improve the air quality in your home!