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Improving Your Indoor Air Quality in the Spring

If your Lakewood Ranch, Florida, home’s indoor air quality is poor, you and your family could have to deal with headaches, nosebleeds, nausea, fatigue, trouble concentrating, asthma attacks, allergies, and other health problems. Pollutants like dust, pollen, or mold spores also shorten your HVAC system’s life and lower its efficiency. You can improve your indoor air quality in spring by using ventilation, adding an air cleaner, and maintaining your HVAC system.

Proper Ventilation

You can bring clean outdoor air into your home with good ventilation. Make sure your kitchen and bathrooms have exhaust fans to remove excess moisture, unpleasant odors, and pollutants. An energy recovery ventilation system can also save energy by cooling warm air as it comes into your home in spring and summer. These ventilators work like heat pumps, transferring heat to the outgoing cool air. They also dilute concentrations of contaminants in your home and increase your comfort. You can have a whole-home model installed easily by one of our professional technicians.

Adding an Air Cleaner

Air cleaners or air purifiers can filter dust, dirt, smoke, mold spores, pollen, and other pollutants from indoor air. They’re helpful for people with asthma, allergies, or weak immune systems because they can even remove some bacteria and viruses from the air. Choose an air cleaner with a high MERV, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value, for the best results. A germicidal UV lamp inside your evaporator coil or your ductwork can also give you extra protection.

Maintaining Your HVAC System

Have your HVAC system inspected by a professional at least once per year and change the filters for your air conditioner and your air purifier once per month. Dirty filters can waste energy and spread pollutants through your home. Fortunately, many programmable thermostats can remind you when it’s time to change your filters.

Aqua Plumbing & Air is a Factory Authorized Carrier Dealer with decades of experience. We can help you improve your indoor air quality by installing, maintaining, and repairing a variety of HVAC equipment. Call us anytime at 941-306-3715 for great service.

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