Cold weather is not far off now, and people are starting to take steps to get their homes ready for winter. Staying warm is obviously a top priority during this time of year, but it shouldn’t be the only one.
You probably give quite a bit of thought and effort to maintaining the health of your climate control systems. Do you give as much effort to keeping your ducts in good shape, though?
Summer brings a lot of changes with it, especially in terms of your home’s indoor air quality. You probably shut all of your doors and windows, crank the air conditioner, and try to keep as cool as possible.
With summer starting to get into full swing, you’re probably going to be spending a fair bit of time in your home with the air conditioning on. That’s great for keeping cool, but it can cause your indoor air quality to degrade pretty quickly.
Spring is in full swing, and summer is not far off. People are starting to rely on their air conditioning systems more and more often in order to stay cool, which is becoming the top priority in terms of home comfort.
Think of the ductwork in your home as your HVAC system’s circulatory system. It needs to be in good condition, clean, and be well insulated in order to work properly.
Every time you take a breath, you are inhaling millions and millions of microscopic contaminants. These contaminants cover a wide range of materials, such as dust, pollen, dander, viruses, bacteria, and mold spores.
Winter is only a couple of months away, and before long you’ll be running your heater on a regular basis. Though it’s a good thing to have a reliable heating system installed in your home, there are a few things you should be aware of if you’re going to be running it frequently.
The average home’s air is teeming with millions of microscopic airborne contaminants. Some of these are relatively harmless, like dust and dirt.
Within the air you breathe float millions and millions of microscopic particles. You inhale these particles every time you take a breath, but you don’t notice them most of the time because they are either harmless or in such small amounts that your body can easily defend against them.