How To Maintain Clean Air

The quality of the air within your home is partly regulated by the HVAC system. So, if you have dusty air that is full of allergens, you want to make sure your HVAC system is functioning properly to help filter out this bad air or you may want to opt for a new air conditioner installation. A well functioning HVAC filtering system can also help reduce odors. This article explains a few things that homeowners can do to help reduce allergens and odors inside their home.

Maintaining Your Filtering System

The key to clean interior air is proper airflow and a healthy filtering system. If you want your filtering system to stay productive, you need to not do more than just change the old filter. The filter is usually in between the air return register and the furnace. The return register is usually the largest one on your wall. This is where the air is sucked into the duct system so it can be filtered and then recirculated by the furnace. So, you want to always make sure that the filter is replaced on a regular basis.

Filter Replacement

Most filters have a lifespan of anywhere from 3 to 12 months. Unfortunately, many homeowners don't even replace the air filter once a year. Obviously, if you are using your furnace regularly, the filter will need to be replaced more often than once a year. It also depends on the size and brand of your furnace. Nonetheless, the best thing is to visually check the filter and simply replace it if it is dirty. If you can remind yourself to check your filter at least twice a year, and replace it when it is dirty, there is a good chance that other important components within your HVAC and furnace system are going to stay cleaner.

For instance, if your filter is not working properly because it is too dirty, your furnace pump can start to malfunction. Ultimately, some of this dirty air can get recirculate into your home. This also greatly increases in the risk of mold formation and the recirculation of allergens throughout your home.

Duct Cleaning

It is also important to have your air ducts professionally cleaned on a regular basis. If your ducts are clean, there will be less risk of motor causing dust and mold buildup. Many homeowners will replace their own filters, and even clean their own air ducts.

Regardless of whether you do it yourself or hire professional, it is of the utmost importance that you keep your field filtering system working efficiently.