Poor indoor air quality is a problem impacting homeowners in Lubbock, Texas, and across the nation. The air you breathe in your home could be substantially more polluted than anything you breathe outside, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Protect your family from the hazards of dirty indoor air in your home by considering the following HVAC add-ons and services.
An air purifier is one of the best ways to combat poor indoor air quality. A whole-home purifier connects to your HVAC system and uses a more capable filter to trap and capture tiny airborne particles. These particles may include pollen, pet hair, dander, dust, and other debris, which can lead to health symptoms like congestion, eye irritation, sore throats, headaches, and coughing.
If anyone in your home suffers from severe allergies or respiratory conditions, make sure to choose an air purifier that has a higher filtration rating and can remove a large percentage of the allergens from the air. Some air purifiers can also trap irritants like biological growth spores and human pathogens, helping your family to stay healthy.
A ventilator is designed to keep air moving throughout the space, ensuring that fresh, clean air can move into the house from the outdoors. Without proper ventilation, the air in your home will become stale and stagnant, resulting in odors and worsening air quality. A ventilator contains a filter that can trap particles found in the outdoor air before moving it inside. You can use this unit to minimize energy loss while maximizing the benefits of a well-ventilated home.
Routine maintenance is another service you should consider to keep your indoor air fresh and healthy. During a tune-up of your air conditioner or furnace, the service technician will inspect all components and make sure the air is flowing properly. Having HVAC service performed twice a year can improve the quality of the air you breathe.
For more information about indoor air quality add-ons and services, contact us at Duncan Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. & Plumbing by calling 806-221-3088.
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