Winter can be a dangerous time for indoor air quality in Apple Valley, Victorville, and beyond. Here are the best ways to keep the air in your house safe for the holidays.
Filter Maintenance and Products
Winter tends to be a little short on fresh air – windows and doors tend to stay tightly shut. This means that the main method to clean your air is via your filter maintenance in your HVAC system. Typically filters should be replaced every several months to keep them operating effectively and keep the dust in your home low. However, if you do not know what filter to buy, then you should contact an HVAC professional at Elite Climate Control: HVAC units are designed to work best with particular types and sizes of filters, which must be installed correctly.
Use an Air Purifier
An air purifier is an effective filter device that is used to filter out very small particles, allergens that would otherwise escape normal filters. These are often used when allergies are a serious problem, or when people need a carefully controlled environment for health reasons. An air purifier can be either installed directly into an HVAC system or used as a standalone device, depending on the type. There are several different types of air purifiers based on what you are looking for.
There’s another way to make sure that your home is free of dust and allergens – clean them up yourself. When cleaning in winter, make sure to carefully vacuum, sweep, and dust: This allows you to clear away most of the static dust in your home – it will also stir dust into the air and through your HVAC ductwork, so keep this in mind when cleaning. Elite Climate Control can make sure your High Desert HVAC system is well-filtered and protected from dust.
Winter seems like an odd time to worry about humidity, but it is just as important. Moisture can help mold and mildew grow and send their spores into the air. Make sure you have no moisture spots, and that venting allows your attic to stay free of condensation.
Did you know that heaters can also produce particles? Natural gas also produces at least a small amount of fumes, which can help make allergies worse. Propane is somewhat better, and wood or pellet fires are much worse. Electric and heat pump units produce the fewest problems with air particles. Contact the professionals with Elite Climate Control to ensure your home has the best air quality possible.
Change the Big Things
If you are planning a renovation, stay away from fabrics and carpet. Choose something more modern like wooden floors and leather furniture to minimize dust. With our experience, we can help you choose the best central air system for all of your air quality needs.