As the father of an autistic child, I have been faced with more than a few necessary home modifications projects. Unfortunately, with the high cost of raising a special needs child and my wife's decision to stay home and raise our son, there simply was no room in our budget to hire a contractor to complete these projects for us. Each weekend for nearly a year, I would pick a project to work on. This past month, I finally finished every project on my list. After learning more than I thought I would ever know about home construction and repair, I have a new found appreciation for the skills of general and specialty contractors. That is why I decided to start this blog to pay tribute to the job these contractors do, and help to empower more homeowners to take on the role of a contractor in their home.
The HVAC system in your home can distribute many allergens throughout your home, which is why there are things like dense filters that can be installed in your system. These filters cause a problem though, because, they restrict airflow in your system and need to be changed more often. This is why you may want to consider some improvements and air filtration systems to keep the air in your home clean. If you want to have cleaner air in your home, here are four things that you will want to keep in mind:
1. Things To Consider About Using Dense Air Filters
Air filters can be one way to reduce air pollutants in your home, but they can also cause problems. You may want to ask an HVAC technician about the type of filter your system is rated for, and the types of filters you can have installed in it. Most systems will have reduced efficiency when you install denser filters. The HVAC technician may be able to upgrade the blower to give your system more air flow when you have a denser filter installed. The best solution is to use a normal filter and have it changed more often.
2. Adding A Humidifier To Your HVAC System
You can also have a humidifier installed in your HVAC system. This will do a couple of things; one thing it will do is reduce how much your system reduces the humidity in your home. This is something that can help improve the air quality in your home. These humidifiers can be independent units, or they can be an addition to your existing HVAC system and work with your HVAC system.
3. Air Purification Systems For HVAC
Like humidifiers, there are also air purification systems that can be installed in your system. These combine a system for filtration of air and humidifier to provide your home with clean air. This type of upgrade to your HVAC system will not affect the airflow or efficiency of your system, which makes it a better solution than using air filters that are dense.
4. Cleaning Vents And Ducts In Your System Regularly
Another thing that you will want to have done to keep the air in your home clean is have the vents cleaned. You can have the vents and ducts in your HVAC system cleaned before you begin using the heating in your home in the winter. This will remove debris and dust that builds up in the system when you are not using it. You can also have the furnace and other parts cleaned to remove any debris in your system.
These are some things that you can have done to your HVAC system to keep the air in your home cleaner. If you want to start with improving the air quality in your home, you can start by contacting a vent cleaning service.Share
19 December 2014