Protecting Your Home From Poor Air Quality
Despite the recent air quality warnings in Central Ohio, with the available whole-home clean air solutions, those warnings and accompanying health effects shouldn't impact you inside. You deserve to breathe easily in the comfort of your home!
We've spoken with our HVAC experts to compile the various clean air solutions available and their benefits, along with general tips to keep your home's air clean and smelling fresh despite the quality outside.
- UV Lights are installed in your home's HVAC equipment and can neutralize airborne viruses and bacteria before circulating through your home.
- iWave Air Purifiers are utilized for cleaning and deodorizing the air circulating in your home by removing particles containing viruses, volatile organic compounds, paint fumes, pesticides, pet dander, mold and even second-hand smoke.
- Whole-Home Humidifiers are used to add moisture to your home. This helps maintain the moisture level in your home's air to help with comfort levels and reduce most bacteria and viruses that can't survive in a dry environment.
- Whole-Home Dehumidifiers are primarily used in the spring and summer to help remove the moisture from your home caused by wet and humid weather. Like humidifiers, dehumidifiers help reduce and control your home's moisture level while further helping to restrict the growth of household allergens like dust mites, mildew, and mold.
- Duct Cleaning removes the dust, dirt and other pollutants that can build up in your ductwork and re-circulate throughout your indoor air. And when moisture collects in a dark environment, biological growth can develop. We have a dedicated team that cleans the supply runs that feed air throughout your home, the return ducts that pull air, and the registers that collect build up over time to remove the airborne particles that can affect your respiratory health. Check our dedicated blog for more information on duct cleaning for your HVAC system.
- Fresh-Air Ventilation is also an option to dilute contaminants in your home. Let Mother Nature help and throw open those windows for fresh air on occasion!
In addition to the above products, the best way to ensure good air quality in your home is to have a properly running HVAC system aided by a clean and debris-free air filter. Most air filters are either 1- or 4-inches thick, and as a general rule of thumb, you should replace 1-inch filters every month and 4-inch ones every 6 months. However, it depends on the number of people and pets living in the household. To learn more, watch How Often to Change a Furnace Filter on the Atlas Butler YouTube channel.
Ensuring proper air quality in your home makes it more comfortable and significantly healthier for you and your loved ones. Call Atlas Butler 24/7 at 1-800-FURNACE to speak with a representative or visit atlasbutler.com to schedule a duct cleaning or clean air consultation.