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Worried About Indoor Air Quality? Learn How to Improve it the Easy Way

April 20, 2018

Worried About Indoor Air Quality? Learn How to Improve it the Easy Way

Summer’s on its way and you’re likely thinking about making sure that your air conditioning system is working as well as it needs to. However, getting the temperature under control isn’t the only thing to do to prepare for warmer months. You also want to consider how to improve your indoor air quality. Call Econo West Heating, Air & Plumbing today at (661) 269-0308 to find out what your options are or read on to get some ideas. We are here to offer our years of experience to ensure your home is cozy and comfortable this summer and throughout the year.

Get rid of dust with an electronic air filter

Dust and dirt can greatly affect indoor air quality. This is even more of an issue during the summer when it gets drier outside. Your HVAC system already has a filter that’s made to filter dust and dirt. However, these filters can easily get dirty and they need to be replaced regularly. They also are not match for the tiniest particles, which can be a big issue for particularly sensitive family members.

The best solution to this problem is often an electronic air filter. The air that goes through it passes through an ionization chamber that charges the particles. It doesn’t matter how small the dirt or dust particles are, they will stick to a collection plate. The result is cleaner, easier to breathe air. This can also help your AC system to run with less friction and strain.

Use an UV air purifier to prevent germs from spreading

Some homeowners are more worried about germs spreading than dust. This is most commonly an issue for a household that includes elderly folks, infants, or people with other health issues. One of the best ways to handle germs in this situation is to have a UV air purifier. The UV light can actually sterilize the air. It’s entirely harmless to you and your pets, but it kills germs. If you choose a UV air purifier, it builds a field of UV light across your ducts, which kiss germs and bacteria that come through.

Reduce humidity through a dehumidifier

Many people who don’t live in California are shocked to learn that humidity can be an issue here but of course it can. An air conditioner will do something about the humidity, but remember that it’s set up to control the temperature – not humidity. As a result, it can end up going through a lot of effort just to get rid of humidity.

This is why some homeowners choose a whole-house dehumidifier. This can get rid of the problem right away and permanently. If your home feels stale, muggy, or uncomfortable, then a whole-house dehumidifier may be the best choice for you. If you’re wondering what the right choices are for your home then your next call should be to Econo West Heating, Air & Plumbing. We offer a wide range of services to help improve indoor air quality and we’re looking forward to helping you.

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