The air around us can be filled with particles that make it hard for us to breathe. This is especially true if you have a central air conditioning system, which can trap dust and other allergens inside the ducts. The problem is that these dust particles can build up over time and cause allergies or respiratory problems. Fortunately, there are simple ways to keep your ventilation clean, including installing a residential or commercial air purifier. Read on to learn more:
Install an Air Purifier
The air in your office or home is critical in determining how comfortable you feel. It’s important to be aware of the quality of the air and understand how to improve it if necessary. You can do this by installing a commercial air purifier.
Air purifiers remove dust particles and other allergens from the air you breathe. This can help reduce symptoms related to asthma or allergies, such as sneezing, coughing and congestion if these are issues for you (or someone else living with you).
There are two main air purifiers: portable and whole house. Portable ones can only filter one room at a time. However, they’re fairly inexpensive compared to whole house units, which often cost thousands of dollars but will clean all rooms using filters that need replacing less often than portable models do their pads (which cost around $20 per year).
Make Use of a Humidifier
Humidifiers can help prevent the spread of colds and flu. That’s because when your nasal passages are dry, it becomes easier for viruses like rhinovirus to enter your body through your nose and throat.
In addition, using a humidifier can also help relieve dry skin and chapped lips (which can be caused by low humidity). Also, you won’t be spending extra money on expensive lotions or chapsticks!
Have the Air Ducts Cleaned
If you have pets, you should have the air ducts cleaned by a professional every three to five years or more. You’ll know if your air ducts need cleaning when they start to smell stale or musty. You can also tell if they are dirty by examining them with a flashlight (or without one, in some cases). Visually inspecting your vents can help you determine whether or not they’re clogged with dust and debris and/or mould spores that are making their way into the rest of your home via the vents in the floorboards and walls.
Change Your HVAC Filter Regularly
Changing your HVAC filter regularly is the best way to keep your home’s air clean and healthy. You should change your filter monthly, whether or not it looks dirty.
If you notice a drop in air quality, such as an increase in dust or smelliness, it’s a good idea to replace the filter immediately. You can also swap out the old one with a new one (which you should have on hand).
Keep the AC Vents Open
If you want to keep your AC system working at its best, you should make sure that the vents are open. This will allow air to circulate and help reduce the amount of dust that can build up in your vents. You should also close off your vents if you don’t want cold drafts entering or exiting the room.
Maintaining clean ventilation is essential not only for your health but also for the health of your loved ones. By keeping these tips in mind, you can ensure that you and those around you are always safe from airborne irritants such as dust and pollen particles.