HVACMany HVAC companies believe that your heat pump’s filters do not adequately preserve and maintain indoor air quality. Air filters only remove dust, dirt, and other debris from cold or warm air before blowing it out of your vents. It is important to know how to ensure high quality air in your home if you have a family member with asthma or allergies.

What is the importance of indoor air quality?

Various types of air pollutants are found in American homes. These pollutants include mold, pollen, dust mites and volatile organic compounds. These can enter your home via various methods. For example, if you spend a lot of time outdoors, pollens may stick to your clothing. They will then be released into your home once you take your clothes off. VOCs, or volatile organic compounds, are produced by certain household products. These compounds are by-products from some household products used for cleaning and sanitation. You may also find other types of pollutants in your home, such as molds and dust mites, due to a failure to clean your home regularly or problems with your ventilation system.

These pollutants are very small and cannot be effectively filtered through your HVAC air filters. They will continue to circulate in every room of your house while you heat your home. The air filters are effective in removing dust, dirt, and other debris from your home. However, it is important to maintain high-quality indoor air.

What are your HVAC air filters doing?

Your heat pump system is protected from dust and debris buildup by your air filters. Dust and debris buildup in your heat pump system, especially inside the pipes and air vents, can block air flow and make it more difficult to move air around your home. This can cause strain and eventually lead to system failure.

Large pieces of dirt are removed by air filters when the air enters your heating and cooling system. These particles include hair, dirt, and other particles that can be easily seen with the naked eye. These can cause discomfort for the average person in many ways. These are not harmful to people with asthma or allergies. People with allergies are at risk from allergens that are small enough for them to pass through the filters.

What you can do?

You can improve the performance of your filters with certain products.

* High MERV rating air filters – Florence HVAC contractors recommend that you use minimum efficiency reporting values (MERV) ratings. This rating is used to indicate the size of particles air filters can trap. The filter’s ability to maintain indoor air quality is better rated with a higher MERV rating.

Before you buy an air filter that has the highest MERV rating make sure it is compatible with your heat pump system. It is important to know that high MERV filters require pressure in order to operate. This may not be possible with your existing heating system.

* An electronic air purifier – This is a great investment if you have a family member who suffers from severe allergies. This system is expensive but it does a great job at eliminating allergens from the home. These systems are very cost-effective and require only a thorough cleaning once a year. It is not necessary to replace air filters often. This only results in the re-release of allergens and particles that have been trapped, which can lead to dangerous allergic reactions.

* Home test kits – To make sure there are no dangerous gases in your home, you may use home test kits. To determine if carbon monoxide is present in your home, you can use carbon monoxide detectors. A professional can be hired to evaluate your indoor air quality.

These products can be used, but there are other things you can do to improve and maintain the air quality in your home.

1. Use low-volatile organic compounds in household products to avoid bringing pollution into your home. These compounds can be found in many household products, including paint, cleaners, and cans of air fresheners.

2. Use non-toxic building materials if you’re planning on a home renovation.

3. Don’t use pesticides and toxic cleaning products in your home. Before purchasing any cleaning products and bringing them into your home, make sure you read the labels.

4. Indoor plants can be placed throughout your home. To help eliminate allergens from the home.  Choose plants that can absorb them. The indoor plants can also be used to freshen the air in the house. English Ivy and peace lily are some indoor plants you might consider. These plants can also be used to decorate your home.

5. To ensure your home is free from allergens, work with HVAC professionals who are certified and experienced.

Indoor air quality is important not only for allergy sufferers. It is important to ensure the health of your entire family. Too much exposure to allergens or volatile organic compounds can lead to a variety of health problems.

Florence HVAC Experts offers more information and tips on how to maintain high-quality indoor air. Call now and speak with one of our HVAC specialists.

Florence HVAC Experts
Florence, SC 29501

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