While having a well maintained furnace helps you to stay warm during the winter months, it does not guarantee that your indoor air is clean. Indoor air quality is very important during the winter because people spend most of their time inside. There are steps that you can take to make sure your indoor air quality is high. And be sure to contact our experts at CWS regarding any questions about AC repair in Killeen Texas so that you can breathe the cleanest air in your home.
Learn where your filters are, how many you have, their size and how to replace them. If you do not know this information, ask us at CWS services to show you. Once you learn what filter type you have and the interval to replace it, you should mark it on your calendar each year.
The inner walls of your ducts can get filled with particles that can contaminate the air in your home. This contamination can cause foul smells and may even contain bacteria and mold which can make you sick. Getting your duct professionally cleaned will get rid of this film and make it easier to breathe. The next time you consider AC repair in Killeen Texas, ask the technicians at CWS Services about duct cleaning.
Look into getting a HEPA filtration system if someone in your home suffers from respiratory problems or allergies. You can also look into upgrading your filter to a filter with higher MERV ratings. Doing this may increase your utility bill due to your HVAC system working harder.
Switch your thermostat to “fan on” mode instead of “auto” which will constantly replace your indoor air. The trade off for this is use of more energy but you will achieve a higher IAQ.
Vacuuming and dusting your home once a week will get rid of most airborne particles. Using a cheap digital hygrometer, check your indoor humidity levels. If humidity is above 50 percent, you may have an issue with mold and mildew. If humidity levels are under 30 percent, you may experience respiratory irritation due to the dry air.