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6 Tips for Improving Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) through HVAC

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Improving Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is essential for a healthy and comfortable indoor living environment. Smart HVAC product and system choices along with a regular maintenance routine can significantly enhance the quality of the air you breathe in your home.

Here are a few tips to help keep your indoor air healthy, clean, and comfortable:

  1. Regular Maintenance:
    Schedule routine maintenance for your HVAC system, including filter replacement, duct cleaning, and system inspections. A well-maintained system is safer, performs more efficiently, and circulates cleaner air.
  2. High-Quality Air Filters:
    Choose high-efficiency filters with a high MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) rating and change them regularly. Higher MERV-rated filters can capture smaller particles, including allergens and pollutants.
  3. Proper Ventilation:
    Ensure your HVAC system has adequate fresh air intake. Mechanical ventilation systems can help exchange indoor air with outdoor air, reducing the buildup of indoor pollutants.
  4. Humidity Control:
    Maintain an optimal indoor humidity level (30% – 50%). Whole-home humidifiers control excess humidity that can lead to mold and bacteria growth and low humidity which can cause discomfort and respiratory issues.
  5. Air Purifiers and Cleaners:
    Consider adding air purifiers or air cleaners to your HVAC system. These devices can help remove pollutants and improve the comfort and air quality in your home.
  6. UV Lights:
    UV germicidal lights can be installed in HVAC systems to kill bacteria and mold spores, further improving your home’s indoor air quality.

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